Today we tell you about the happiest animal identified by science, a pastel pink cephalopod that crawled out of the Mediterranean and into Balearic shores a long time ago. Instead of continuing its journey into land, this cephalopod basked under the sun in a beach devoid of predators, and this beach became its habitat, and its life was full of peace and bliss.
Over aeons of tranquility, the cephalopod started displaying phosphorescent shapes in its skin, neon mandalas and lightning bolts flashing in gradients of orange and slow motion. The nature of these displays remains poorly understood to this day.
The hippies who started arriving to the Balearic islands from the 1970s became obsessed with the cephalopods and their projections. They read those glittering glyphs as messages from an alternative mind evolved in a place of plentiness instead of scarcity, a benign intelligence showing us a better way. Some of them made music inspired by the cephalopods, instrumental backdrops for the dancing shapes of their peaceful tongue, and the Elysium that made it possible.
We call that music Balearica.
Gaussian Curve released their second album, the pristine ‘The Distance’ a couple of months ago. This has given it enough time to infect our subconsciousness with its mellow chimes and comforting drones so that now, as the Summer arrives, we exist in an augmented reality of its own devising. Thank you Gaussian Curve!
Post partly inspired by Peter Godfrey-Smith’s Other MInds.