Sense Fracture - What We Could Have Done / RAN

Although the initial seeds had already been planted, the largest part of these two tracks was grown by Francesco Birsa Alessandri (Sense Fracture) in Milan, Italy, during the strictest part of Covid-19 lockdown. While all around people were trying to make the best of their home confinement, all the Haunter co-founder could channel in this work was a sense of rage and frustration. The global pandemic was revealing once more how the current political structures do not exist to provide for the common good. World leaders exploited the state of emergency to provide for their own authoritarian agenda, working in conjunction with multinational Capital to reinforce the hegemonic status of the ruling class. It was immediately apparent that not even the possibility of death on mass scale was enough for them to renounce the social, racial and economic relations that govern Earth.

The possibility to think and work as a community again mauled by the paranoid, racist and classist narrative of power, reinforcing the state of anxiety that permeates the world.

The furious yells in “What We Could Have Done” were sampled from Italian hardcore punk band Wretched’s 1984 classic “Spero Venga La Guerra”, its intro famously stating “I hope war comes, only then you’ll understand you could have done something”. War hasn’t come to the global north, but pestilence has, have now grasped what we could have done? Have we realized how we could overthrow the present state of things and organize towards the future?

This single also comes out a few days after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer raised once more the evidence of systemic racism and the horror of white supremacy not only in the USA but on a global scale, giving birth to a mass uprise that makes the need for radical change impossible to ignore. It's nothing short of a fight for survival.
“RAN” a Japanese word for “riot” and “rebellion” is an invite to take action in burning down the castle, to join together and do all we can. To dismantle privilege and build radical new forms of community.

These tracks are dedicated to all individuals and organizations that have engaged in active popular solidarity and aid.
All the profits made by the sales of the single will be donated in an even split between the Brigate Volontarie Per L’Emergenza (Italy) and the National Bailout Fund (USA).

Written produced and mixed by Francesco Birsa Alessandri
Additional mixing, mastered by Luca Mucci
Art by Nicola Tirabasso