Well, he calls it that because he wrote less lyrics for the album--making it more abstract--so the listener can feel more when listening to it. He's said in the past he always felt like he had to write a lot of words, and that this is the first time he's repeated verses so many times. So, artistically, its a greater concept because its more open than it was in the past; its less limited.
Anyways, I've been thinking a lot about his use of modern-day technological terms. You know, lines like:
(Note 'ERROR' is in all caps).I forget what I saw before and after that day. I’d trade all I was worth to make myself into the handsomest gun and put the diamond bullet into your 404 ERROR face.
And from the same song, it kind of has to do with technology:
And lines like:My re-built/re-mastered heart is smashed into its faces and its face is confused
It all kind of reminds me of the GAG era with lines from Doppelherz like:Do you always have to hire actors, to play the devils that talk me out of my sui-sites?
You’re just a ring tone, that happens when you get sick enough to call the one with bullet holes for eyes.
I'm a VCR, a funeral of dead memory waste. You can see it on my face.You are recognizable, as just another part in a vast machine.Some of which became lines on songs on the album:I want downloadable suicide. I want everything when I want it and I want it now ... I want everything before I want it and I already wanted it so I don't want it anymore ... I want a newer version ... Version I don't know. Version I don't point know. Version I point the gun at me 0 ... Version I point the gun at me.0
I'm a VCR funeral, a definite waste. My smile's a chainlink fence, that I have put up. I love the enemy, my love is the enemy. They say they don't want fame, but they get famous when we fuck.I don't think the references on the new album are entirely connected. But its interesting to explore the meanings of these things.Vodevil:
VIP ADD TRD violent shiny hate crime. "Total Requested Dead." It's version point(less) downloadable suicide. The only ones left standing are the ones not demanding. This isn't a show, this is my fucking life. I'm not ashamed you're entertained, but I'm not a puppet; I am a grenade.
Any thoughts about these kinds of references?