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Sometimes electronica gets a message across more powerfully than any other genre could, and when the message is ‘you’re always a little closer to a dystopia than you think you are’, this is a prime example of that power in action.

As a monotone voice lists what you can do in this First Class cabin of the future/present, the synth coaxing it steadily and speedily along creates a sense of moving into something beyond our control. The beauty of Vigilance State’s track is that by the end it’s got you thinking about its title, a phrase you’d normally hear from the mouth of a cheery stewardess and think nothing of, in a completely different way. “Rest easy”, the airline encourages. I wouldn’t if I were you.

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