Advanced manipulation techniques revealed in secret video.
The use of rock music in overt and covert psychological operations has a long history. The U.S. Army blasted Van Halen outside the offices of Noriega in the 1980s. The KGB unleashed Pat Boone on an unsuspecting American public. Cryptic indie rock band The Long Afternoon now stands accused as the latest group to be used as agents of public manipulation and disinformation. However, the band strongly denies these charges.
The Long Afternoon's cryptic and obscure nature makes them susceptible to such charges, but they have never trafficked in rock music psy ops. They are not purveyors of disinformation. The group cares about integrity, so they would never willingly sully their music by lending it for use in political warfare. They have never participated in any campaigns to manipulate public opinion.
In response to the controversy surrounding their music's alleged incorporation in a psy ops how-to seminar sponsored by the Bilderberg Group, the group leaked the video above.
By explicitly noting how it works to manipulate the viewer, the piece ostensibly works as an antidote to rock music psy ops. Yet, despite its acknowledgment of intent and talk about increasing awareness and sensitivity to the relentless onslaught of manipulation by governments, corporations, marketers, and other entities with agendas that are not always as transparent as The Long Afternoon's, the video functions as a double entendre. By professing not to manipulate you, the video nonetheless furthers an agenda.
Decide for yourself what is and isn't. There is no hidden majesty, no whisper in a dream. There's just the sun.
About The Long Afternoon
The Long Afternoon creates guitar-based rock music outside the traditional systems of recording industry careerism. "Just the Sun" is the first video from their fourth album, entitled Regression. The contributors hope you enjoyed it. Please support The Long Afternoon's mission by purchasing this or other songs by the organization from iTunes, Amazon, emusic, or whatever online distribution service you prefer.