VOR DEM MYTHUS

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„Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen.“

- L.J.J. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1921



recorded 2013-2014

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released April 30, 2014

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Track Name: Proleptic Time
Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is ... History is a speech-act, a selective use of the past tense.

- George Steiner, After Babel - Aspects of Language and Translation, 2nd Paperback Printing, Oxford, 1977 (1975), 29 / 218.
Track Name: Woodlot
Nature is the scattered and broken body of a human God or Titan. What we see in nature is our own body turned inside out.

- Northrop Frye, Fearful Symmetry, 2nd Paperback Printing, Princeton, 1970 (1947), 349
Track Name: Unredliches/Unendliches
Somewhat closer to the mark, I believe, is the approach of contemporary linguist E.H. Sturtevant: since all intentions and emotions are involuntarily expressed by gesture, look, or sound, voluntary communication, such as language, must have been invented for the purpose of lying or deceiving.* In a more circumspect vein, the philosopher Caws insisted that "truth...is a comparative latecomer on the linguistic scene, and it is certainly a mistake to suppose that language was invented for the purpose of telling it."

[ * "Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts," Appropriately, this note is attributed to Talleyrand, diplomat and statesman. ]

- John Zerzan, Elements of Refusal, 1st Hardcover Printing, Columbia, MO. 2006 (1988), 36
Track Name: Our Blood
People will tell you
That pride comes before a fall
But I've never fallen
I always rise above it all
Reserve is for losers
And, baby, what do they know?
Let the timid be humble
We're better than that, so

Let's get cocky now, let's really get cocky now
Let's get cocky now, let's really get cocky now
Let's go...

People will tell you
To always expect the worst
But I don't expect that
My horse has always run in first
So get with a winner
Just come and take me by the hand
We'll tempt all the fates, then
Laugh in their faces

Let's get cocky now, let's really get cocky now
It's time to get cocky now, 'cause nothing's gonna stop us now
...how could anything go wrong?
Track Name: Parforce
Actaeon, Neanthus
Panikon grove
Orthos paiderastein
Infernali venatore

Golden Chamber of Missing Children
The quest, the assembly
Golden Chamber of the River Gods
The relays, the unharbouring
Golden Chamber of the Hunt
The chase, the baying
Golden Chamber of the White Dogs
The unmaking, the curée

Actaeon, Neanthus
Panikon grove
Orthos paiderastein
Venerie parforce
Track Name: Into The
Language and death may be conceived of as the two areas of meaning or cognitive constants in which grammar and ontology are mutually determinant ... What we can say best of language, as of death, is, in a certain sense, a truth just out of reach. He who has been in Christ and has heard unspeakable words
shall not utter them in a mortal idiom ... Ash is no translation of fire.

- George Steiner, After Babel - Aspects of Language and Translation, 2nd Paperback Printing, Oxford, 1977 (1975), 124/239/241.