from by Alan Goffinski



About this audio:
The story of Moses on Sinai and the story of the Heaven’s Gate community have some strikingly similar ingredients. Both situations required a community of individuals reinforcing in each other the trust necessary to believe. When one compelling man comes down from the mountain with divinity burning in his eyes, everyone decides together whether or not it’s time to drink up.

About this visual (Ryan Felton):
A burning bush. A Great Comet.
Anointed or self-appointed, "Applewhite" casts the prophet as conductor. Divine proclamations and promises spill forth in equal measure with musical cues and direction. The maestro with fire in his eyes has composed a song that is no doubt beautiful, but playing your part can come at a price — whether it's 40 years wandering in the desert or 39 bodies.
I am also half-willingly reminded of the words of the venerable Jackie Chiles:
"So a Maestro tells you to put a balm on and you do it? Do you know what a balm is? No one can tell what a balm's gonna do. They're unpredictable."


Force it to the fire. Division.

Shrouded in smoke, subito. Accelerando sforzando.
Flashes of pure blinding light.
Bound to the curse and the cost of desecration, your foundry.
Scourge of you sin is drawn nigh.
Seditious sands of exodus extraction.
Conduct you coup d’état.
Recant you cold recalcitrant recusant.
Parashat Ki Tisa.

Inhabitant son overcome. I am your transfiguration.
Holding your hands to the fire.
Cold to the core. This is war and you are searching for something.
This is you soul’s caesura.
Zodiac child, I’ve come to cause division,
Dissever soul from spine.
Ascetic son, suspend your castigation.
Consume your fluid fire.


from Language Burier, released June 3, 2016
Written, performed, engineered, produced by Alan Goffinski.
Mastered by Adam Wisz.
Artwork by Ryan Felton.



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