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The impact of the eleven sound poems, or poetry tracks, derives less from intentional meaning and symbolism than from fortuitous coincidences, cut-ups, and flashes of inspiration in the course of handling the audio material. Rather than a composed narrative the tracks reflect the inner reality of the authors Burnt Friedman and Daniel Dodd-Ellis.
Moods and impressions from B. Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour in 2013 as well as fragments of memories of an imaginary future fuse together in the music and text of all eleven tracks. These responses to real-life "kpafuca" ("things falling apart") - conditions in African metropolises - collapse into grooves and phrases reminiscent of Chris Marker's sci-fi apocalypticism (La Jette, Sans Soleil).
The voice of Daniel Dodd-Ellis, a Berlin-based performer and vocalist from Texas, was first heard on Burnt Friedman's 2007 album First Night Forever (non22). The lyrics stem from both artists and were cut-up and re-assembled several times over byFriedman during production in 2013 and 2014. The line "Skies are blue inside of you" comes from Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World, which appeared in 1932. Tracks 04 and 09 ("Cease To Matter") contain a piano sample edit based on a composition by Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1872-1949).
|1||Testmaze||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Skies Okay Blue||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Inward Sun||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Cease To Matter||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Boundary Loss||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Cycles||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||On Her Plate||N/A|
|9||Cease To Matter||N/A|
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