Between the aesthetics of William S. Burroughs and craziness of Wesley Willis lies a machine music album with spoken word by one of the most promising (after 9 years of writing and publishing) poets from Eastern Europe. Tongue-in-cheek, ecological Kraftwerk meets the toxic beatnik.
"Siva in Rags": kendrasteinereditions.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/a-j-kaufmanns-siva-in-rags-kse-102-now-available/
"I Am Rainer Langhans" is a tribute to one of the 1968 icons of free thought and revolution.
"Cardboard Balcony" is inspired by a Kathy Polenberg painting of the same title.
"Prisms of the Morning" is a tribute to Federico Fellini.
"Vultures Sing for Berlin" is a poem written back in 2008 on the Sudstern U-bahn station.
"Gotta Kill What's Trying To Kill You" is a loose reinterpretation of the Ton Steine Scherben classic, "Macht Kaputt Was Euch Kaputt Macht".
"Interminable" recollects Parisian cafes and girls.
"Joie de Vivre" mixes the abandoned electronic music from my early track "Maria's Coffin", with a 2017 poem, "Scientifica Fantastica".
"Marilyn Skull and Bones" resurrects an old 2004 idea for an electronic punk noise track (with orchestra).
"No Sleep in Paris Tonight" is a poem written in Paris, inspired by free jazz, especially by the Ornette Coleman "Naked Lunch" soundtrack.
"Fellini's Daughter" is my favorite Fellini movie, "The Clowns". The clowns are my daughter.
"No Charm" is a tribute to Ian Curtis.
"Great Pool of Gore" was written in 2005. The music was added this year, and the lyrics are about a teenage murderer visiting his girlfriend.
Artwork is "Lily", by Gail Gray. Rest in peace, Gail... this is also a tribute to your poetry and art.