Following our previous "Science of Dune" podcast episodes, I shared a few different musical selections inspired by Frank Herbert's "Dune." Since that time, I've embraced the synth-pop styling of Grimes -- particularly her albums "Art Angels" (2015) and "Visions" (2011) -- and was delighted to discover her Dune-inspired 2010 debut album "Geidi Primes."
You may remember Giedi Prime as the Harkonen home world and, indeed, one of the album's standout tracks bears the title "Feyd Rautha Dark Heart."
The whole album revolves the Dune universe, though don't expect a lot of overt references to the Butlerian Jihad or anything. The first track, "Caladan" is the only one that seems to make a strong, lyrical connection to the book.
It's wonderful album and the abstraction makes it all the more engaging. Grimes spoke with Bullett back in 2011 and shared the following about the "Dune" references in the album:
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