Following Disorder by just a few days, The Next was the 39th Mood481 album, originally released on 2/24/15 as part of February Album Writing Month. This concept album presents an alternate singularity theory in which scientists develop sentient hybrids intended for implant into human hosts. It has a sequel album, Hybrid.
Like the score to a non-existent film, The Next is dark, ambient, and cinematic, with a touch of the biomechanical. The robotic spoken word on “Olland’s Song” was provided by Olland Tippin.