Obsession

by No Pretty Things

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New track very much in the style of GY!BE, made in solidarity and as a reminder to make art, no matter how dire the circumstances. Fucking make art in the face of hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, and fear. As always, my music is Pay What You Want; but if you choose to do so, any and all proceeds will go to fund Planned Parenthood.

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Great woods, you frighten me like cathedrals;
You roar like the organ; and in our cursed hearts,
Rooms of endless mourning where old death-rattles sound,
Respond the echoes of your De profundis.
I hate you, Ocean! your bounding and your tumult,
My mind finds them within itself; that bitter laugh
Of the vanquished man, full of sobs and insults,
I hear it in the immense laughter of the sea.
How I would like you, Night! without those stars
Whose light speaks a language I know!
For I seek emptiness, darkness, and nudity!
But the darkness is itself a canvas
Upon which live, springing from my eyes by thousands,
Beings with understanding looks, who have vanished.

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released November 11, 2016
Sample comes from Charles Baudelaire's poem "Obsession" read by the poet himself.

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No Pretty Things Chicago, Illinois

Elliott Dryjanski, 21, Chicago IL/Lawrence University, Queer, Shoegazer.

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