In 2017 I went to my first concert in Shinjuku, the kind of subterranian venue where dozens perish in a flash flood. After sitting through unfamiliar sets _ came on stage and sang the songs that colored a very transitional period for me, looking up at the asbestos ceiling in another continent and wondering. speculating what city views and life experiences could foster such music, wondering what these songs meant to her. It all came together and I finally understood the obsession about audio, what experience people are chasing. It was as if an extremist worldview finally made sense to me.