The Flies Still Hiss

by ornithomantia

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released October 26, 2014



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Track Name: Corvus Hydra Crater
I can’t remember coming back
I lost corvus hydra and crater to that noise that made the mesa crack

I passed myself as I returned
Reckoned dead between the nodes all light that noise broke hypno vision learned

I’ll be the carbon in the peregrine
Guide by vibration while the system spins
I’ll be the iron that runs beneath the skin
Guide by vibration end more waves begin
Track Name: From Mule Ears to Elephant Tusk
Read the stress across the ground
Read the gradient while peregrine stalks swallow
Feel the clouds spiral down
Soon stars will silhouette the sound the fail to follow

Conspire with drafts that suspend hail
Wade through the ancient clonal colonies of creosote
Relieved of all sense by the trail
Plain heaves with reason killing resonance at soundless notes

From mule ears to elephant tusk
Weave lines through lechuguilla while rain explodes and dissipates
Weight guides my head back to the dust
Refuge from memory united particles negate

Unimaginable din as waves travel through stone

Path staggered to show the landscape to the bone

Borrowed iron to return the charges are reset

Unimaginable din the existential debt
Track Name: Solar Stellar Lunar
The sun rose right but could not set
Flag while the sick herd staggers
Rock spires block starlight’s final stretch
Crawl to the shade collapse and wretch
The moon rose wrong and could not last
Faint wake of mispositioned stone
Stars blaze so hard the sun was finally outshone
Track Name: Closer to the Beginning
Current stunts reason here
Resonance weak but forever
Core to ionosphere
The fundamental phrases fear that seven point eight three trough chafes the tether

Revealed but far from clear
Dissonance leaks through weathered paths in mountain’s canted strata
Core to ionosphere
Transmitted upwards as the star storm distorts now from never
Track Name: The Trail
The flies still hiss
Vultures sail through the pressure
Hysteric bliss

Rent veins collapse
I’ll be my own successor
Torn tendon snaps

Was meant for this
The whole reclaims the lesser
Heartworn abyss

Inverted mountain towers down to sinusoidal blackness
Hold the course as the immense living absence advances
Compelled to comprehend more eyes roll back into the slackness
Absorbing light euphoric shade drones in harmonic chances

Sound to stagger grounded static surges towards conclusion
Count phalangeal twelve and blindly march through the occlusions
Hear the rocks move hear the weight the crushing iridescence
Thoughts return reversed elated stellar luminescence

The trail the trial to fail that mile that vibrates final mandate
The trail the endless file that strings life geologic death weight
The trail the trail that assails will to restore the four the eight
That trial that trail stop counting thought sound vision tensional gait