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In the Hive (Morusque, France) 2:26

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The Hive is Lonnie’s luxury condo, where he cocoons himself in a nest of electronic equipment, astronomy gear, and science fiction books.  It’s also one of the few places that Rani can let her guard down.

The joyful, somewhat innocent feel of this composition reflects how Rani and Lonnie interact, and also the fact that in The Hive, unlike anywhere else, Rani can afford to simply enjoy herself.

The Virgin Birth of Sharks is set in Toronto, using many real locations. The Hive isn’t a specific place, but it’s a lakefront condominium of a kind that’s not uncommon (although being a penthouse The Hive is definitely at the wealthier end of the condo spectrum). Below is a lake view and an interior shot from two condos with similar styles and locations to his.

Top: 65 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada.  Bottom: 219 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Top: 65 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada (source, map). Bottom: 219 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada (source, map). Click image to expand.

But Lonnie’s attention is almost entirely taken up with his work–whatever’s left over is devoted to stargazing and reading science fiction.  As a result, his sumptuous apartment looks more like the images below.  The top is a hacker’s den created in an artist’s imagination, the bottom image is a real hacker den in China (in this case devoted to modding games).

Lonnie's decor.  A hacker's den, real (bottom) and imagined (top).  Sources: bottom, top.

Lonnie’s decor. A hacker’s den, real (bottom) and imagined (top). Sources: bottom, top.  Click image to expand.

This song is a beautiful remix by French electronic virtuoso Morusque.  You can watch an interview (in French) with him below.

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This track is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Credits:

In the Hive is a track originally titled Jar Hut by Yann van der Cruyssen, aka Morusque (home page), which can be found here. It was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

It has been edited for length.

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