Hyman G. Rickover was an admiral in the United States navy responsible for directing the development of naval nuclear propulsion, a technology created mostly for submarines, making them virtually undetectable. Submarines were now able to stay underwater for long periods of time without having to surface, compared to before when they would have to surface to recharge the batteries on board-and fear being spotted by an enemy vessel.
Nuclear Submarines work thanks to nuclear fission, which is, essentially, the splitting of atoms. The reaction that occurs when atoms of a heavy element are split gives off an exothermic reaction, creating a high magnitude of kinetic energy. It is this kinetic energy that is responsible for powering the submarine underwater. The energy created by this on-board reaction far surpassed the energy supplied by batteries, and thus created a true stealth vehicle.
San Franciscos’ Young Prisms emulate the high magnitude of kinetic energy created by nuclear fission with their western-inspired shoegaze. Their newest track, Sugar, is an exploration of an atoms venture into nuclear transmutation, with its’ driving sounds moving quickly forward, embellished by a swirling ocean of shoegaze. Sugar is off of their debut LP, dropping this coming January on Kanine Records.
Young Prisms: Sugar
Weekend/Young Prisms Split [3 mp3s]