On the Baltic Sea, January 2020

Or take the word disaster, the inversion of astro, a term which means a negative star, a kink in the heavens that leads to catastrophe.


NǽnøĉÿbbŒrğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ – The Star That Never Shined

From Goodbye, Sol: A Voyage To The End Of Spacetime And Back | 2014 | Download

Also known as Nanocyborg Uberholocaust, this project is an “ambient cosmic extreme funeral drone doom metal band” that claims to be a collaboration between two scientists at a research center in Antarctica. Their tracks are long spiraling exercises in slow-motion reverberations with moments that sound like devotional music for the future. Many thanks to Adam Greenfield for introducing me to this; their catalogue is freely available here.

Each night in 2020, I wrote a short post for a series called Notes From the End of a World because I wanted to etch these days into my memory. Before the world changed completely.
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