Ants navigate by smelling the pheromone trails of workers in front of them, while laying down pheromones for others to follow. When these trails accidentally loop back on themselves, the ants are trapped.
They become a thick, swirling mass of bodies that march endlessly until they die by exhaustion or dehydration. The ants can sense no picture bigger than what’s immediately ahead. They have no coordinating force to guide them to safety. They are imprisoned by a wall of their own instincts.
Ant death spirals break only when enough workers accidentally blunder away, creating trails that lead the spiralling workers to safety.
released October 19, 2020
Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by MAGIC SPELLS