||"Hurts So Good to Be Alive"
||I suspect people have always learned to be artists by imitating and parodying other artists, but we've entered the age where this exploration increasingly happens in public, and can thus be publicly triumphant.|
||Also the age in which pop-punk is where rock went to not die,|
||The Dark Element
||"Dead to Me"
||and the next ABBAs are all metal bands.|
||"Light and Shadow"
||Also the age of memory and loss,|
||"Like You Less"
||Like You Less / Had Enough
||in which nostalgia is a way of looking sideways as much as a way of looking back.|
||Decadent yet Depraved
||We will only know in retrospect if dystopias were actually more diagnostic, but they feel closer,|
||"Give It To Me"
||like desperation is a more accessible energy.|
||"Walk with Me O Winged Mother"
||Of Erthe and Axen: Act II
||Do you counter your fears with yearning complexity|
||or clenched violence?|
||El Cuervo de Poe
||"Fénix (Single Version)"
||Ciudad Sin Memoria
||"The Horned Ghost and the Sorcerer"
||"The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center"
||With immersive-evasive abstraction|
||Veil Of Maya
||or headlong surrender?|
||"Old Alpine Pang"
||Immersion Trench Reverie
||All of these are ways of acknowledging a kernel of nihilistic distrust|
||"Et ceux en lesquels ils croyaient"
||Plus une main à mordre
||without which free will is nominal.|
||"Suffocate All Light"
||This is why dark arts have persisted, from Dante to black metal,|
||This is why movies have soundtracks,|
||"Beneath the Blazing Sky"
||why soundtracks are so much of what makes movies different from life,|
||R Armando Morabito
||Days of Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition)
||why the future and past are both so different from the thin moments of now,|
||Best of Omega
||why systems bloom|
||Collapse Under The Empire
||"The Fallen Ones"
||The Fallen Ones
||and tableaus conduct orderly retreats,|
||why we watch for cyborg invaders coming over the horizon|
||Shadow of Intent
||"The Mausoleum of Liars"
||while we assemble harmless robots that will benificently help us become more productive.|
||"Se mitä luulit onnen vastineeksi"
||But the way out of this hypocrisy isn't more-rigorous self-deprivation,|
||Once Upon a Hell of a Time...
||it's trusting others,|
||"Radio and the Rain"
||trusting otherness as a way of trusting your own power,|
||"Days Turn Into Years"
||believing that you will live forever long enough to waste today|
||on theories that may turn out to have been|
||technically wrong in some inspiring way.|
||"Force - Orchestra Ver."
||Sometimes the approaching monsters turn out to be a marching band playing J-pop.|
||"Making It Right"
||Remember Sports / Plush - Split EP
||We have to wake up from something,|
||"Avete tutti ragione"
||Siamo tutti stanchi
||in new or crumbling towns.|
||Our overengineered alarm clocks ache for our reassurance,|
||"A Mutation of Thrushes"
||need our lingering touch before we go,|
||need to feel loved just as much as we do.|
||How many Lithuanian mountains can you even name?|
||How far north in Norway have you been, or for that matter how far south?|
||"Take Me With You"
||How many isolated countries exist in your mind,|
||"Nimm mich mit"
||Nimm mich mit +1
||sketching flags for when they will materialize in rebellion?|
||"A World On Fire"
||To a part of me, every song ever will sound a little like a Big Country b-side.|
||I mostly don't let it destroy me,|
||"There She Is"
||mostly manage to believe that what we invest in people who have died builds up in our capacity to fall in love again.|
||Folded Wings +3
||Some days we are brave or consumed enough to see nothing but this,|
||"Starts Right Now"
||some days it's just a part of how we do one small new thing.|
||"Life's What You Make It - Blanck Mass Redesign"
||Life's What You Make It (Remixes)
||Destruction is most cathartic if you understand how the thing was built,|
||Scent of Victory
||and as you tear it down you can imagine the pageantry of its aspirations outliving it.|
||"Bringer of Misery (Bonus Track)"
||The Crowning of the Fire King
||You are, after all, the steward of the dreams of everything you destroy,|
||"Path of the Wolf"
||which is how moral nihilism ends up implicating you in every complicated mortal frality,|
||how you end up caring for everything you imagine you would stomp over.|
||The pixies and the frost giants have formed a coallition government.|
||"Every Heart Is Open"
||Suddenly (Or the Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)
||Their agenda today is complicated. The weather today is complicated.|
||Fears are always simpler.|
||"Snake Pit Poetry"
||Snake Pit Poetry +1
||Distrust anyone who invokes tradition reductively. The past is only ever part of our story.|
||Green Sky Accident
||Victories begin losing power instantly;|
||"Great No One"
||songs begin accumulating power gradually.|
||"TP4L - Shitmunk Edition"
||TP4L (Shitmunk Edition)
||Sometimes you turn a knob a little, and everything changes.|
||Sometimes you snap the knob off the board and swallow it, hoping that if you consume everything we have, we will find out what's next.|