Here is my contribution to the Replicon Project.
"Am I Not Human?"
The year is 2029 and The Singularity has merged machine with man. Artificial Intelligence has become superior to that of the flesh-born beings formally known as humans. To ensure a compassionate transition, these new breed of machines called Replicons have been given emotive responses -- feelings -- garnered from human memories. This song takes place when one such Replicon questions his place in the world.
(Note: I was in high school when I first heard Gary Numan. It literally was a changing force for me to hear electronic music like I had never heard it before (along with Kraftwerk and even The Cars to some extent). Instead of the complex Rick Wakeman/Keith Emerson classically trained keyboard extravaganzas, here was electronic music at it's most simple format. Something about the robotic-like sounds and catchy melodies struck a chord (lol) with me. It was the type of music I could not only relate to but also create. I have spent the last three decades enjoying what Gary Numan helped fuel. It is my extreme "Pleasure Principle" to take part in this project.)
Special thanks to Astronut for giving this song real depth and complete Numanosity!