A road trip through the Deep South finds Ben and Tao soaring among the clouds and scouring the deepest mines on route to deliver a prize antique in surrealist point-and-click-and-choose-your-own-adventure-kinda, Kentucky Route Zero. From poetry and music to humanity’s impending obsolescence and the nature of, as Tao likes to say, voracious capitalism, no stone is left unturned as the duo try to decipher the impossible. Fasten your seat belts.
Spoilers throughout (but it’s not that kind of game).
Content Warning: PEGI 12. Surprisingly clean fun for once. Just careful of the bears...
Tao is referring to the Neil Gaiman book Neverwhere
Andy Shauf’s bar concept album is Neon Skyline
Harry James Angus’ album is Little Stories
Barack Obama and crowd chant
Spaced S01E07 ‘Ends’ (1999) feat Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes
Greensleeves (anon and F. Cutting) performed by Daniel Estrem on renaissance lute
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (1978) saxophone
OSMOS (2009) game soundtrack
Billie Piper - Because We Want To (1998)
Phil Collins - Sussudio (1985)
The Shining feat. Jack Nicholson and Joe Turkel
Andy Shauf - Neon Skyline (2020)
Harry James Angus - The River Queen (2017)
Rage Against The Machine - Take The Power Back (1991)
Twin Peaks OST
Johnny Greenwood’s ‘Spooks’ from the Inherent Vice OST
Lemon Jelly - The Staunton Lick