About

Inspiration

Binary Fury is about change through technology. Modern societies, in all of their writhing forms, move without the consent of any individual - things 'just happen'. People wake up one day and realize that everything is changing around them, and it is the inability to cope with these changes which contributes to much social stress.

The music is about individuals and societies vacillating between fervent embracing of this future, or complete rejection of it. In both cases, there is a distinct zeal, a passion that drives people to change, whether this movement is 'forward' or 'backward'. Machines are often used as a tool for progress, advancement, empowerment - a total expression of man's godlike reason and his unchecked primal fury.

The stressors which people experience in their everyday lives are not anomalies. They are not unique. They are the results of social and historical forces which, when not understood, breed fear and frustration among the populations. Binary Fury seeks to explore the ways in which people succeed and fail to understand their place in the greater historical timeline.

The Name

The entire virtual 'world' that exists because of computers and machines can be reduced to strings of ones and zeroes. As the world of man and machine becomes closely intertwined, this digital nature clashes with the analogue tendencies of humans. Most individuals have no sense or power to fight against these overwhelming social and historical changes. This forced complicity breeds hostility and seething bitterness - the sense that society has summarily failed to serve the individual in any meaningful way. These assessments are often quite correct. As these realizations unfold, however vaguely, anger and reactionism present themselves as the easiest retorts available. However, these instinctive responses rarely lend themselves to creating solutions to anything and often only serve to exacerbate the problems.

The name Binary Fury aims to combine the interconnectedness between the efficient but restrictive nature of machines, and the primal yearnings of humans to be free of such constraints.

Why is all the music free?

Efforts to restrict the spread or development of technology almost universally fail. The music industry's attempt to suppress the sharing of music files - which are merely data comprised of 1s and 0s - is a perfect example of this. It demonstrates shortsightedness and a lack of flexibility: the spread of information and data-sharing capabilities should be embraced, not fought against. Information breeds knowledge, and knowledge breeds better societies and better people.

Binary Fury believes that data cannot be bought or sold. If you like the music, you can tell a friend or buy something from the store!

Who is Binary Fury?

Binary Fury is the work of Portland, OR-based Michael Caputo.