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In the early 1990s, a team of linguists, engineers, anthropologists, and archaeologists were tasked with constructing a type of communication that could transcend time. How might we converse with future civilizations when language may†evolve or dissolve entirely? The result yielded the design of spike fields; a strange†construction of granite thorns bursting from the earth to alert its viewers to the†deadly uninhabitability of nuclear waste disposal sites. For†Maria BC (they/them),†this state of temporal focus molds the wanderings on their second full length†album†Spike Field. How do we connect with the weathered shadow of our experience, while envisioning the self a few steps ahead of us? While their debut album†Hyaline (2022, Father/Daughter) explored grief and anxiety through a series of†character-led accounts,†Spike Field recognizes that the past will continue to lurk†below the surface until we decide to break through the soil.