Written by Imani Wj Wright
Opaque- Not able to be seen through; not transparent.
A few years ago, at the height of the Pandemic, Black Mirror, a Sci-fi anthology displayed a great a great advertisement in New City. It read: Black Mirror Season 6. I was excited as it was is one of my favorite shows. Though, as I began to look closer, I saw what it truly was. The advertisement was a mirror, reflecting whoever and whatever was in its path. As the show likes to give social commentary, that's what they were doing there as well.
As I listen to Iván Llopis' "The Universe is an opaque mirror", I can not help but to hear an internally deeper and less subtle message of self-reflection and an analyzation of our environment. The occasional shrills, lightly performed percussion, and almost ghostly keys create an environment for the mind to ponder.
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