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This Sheltering Night

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Epiphany: Opalescent steel grey eyes reveal to me the amber encased insect's sleep / My love, she's sated in throes of r.e.m. sleep when I lean to the window and peer through the blinds / to the crooked tree while its gnarled roots corkscrew through the sidewalk in a sentient effort to take flight / Malnourished on sewage, maladapted to the sickly pall of the street lamp's jaundiced eye / I am beside you this sheltering night as your fingers weave within mine // Teeth are clenching tight / Forcing back nystagmic flutters / Sleep's enticing ties and tethers // Here is where it all comes to end // Shall we pretend we are not human / Closing chapter in the years of the full moon / Downtown they're dragging the river where the waters wind and wend about the factories / This is the place where all dreams come to end // Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your eyes: Open them up / This is a sacrifice / Open your eyes, open your eyes: Open them up / Rise: Rise up and murder love // This is the place where all dreams come to end // This is a sacrifice / sacrifice: Rise up and murder love

Broken from Inside: Heed warning / Take leave of this place / Force the break / You've made it this way / Suffer this you've earned a spring-loaded shadow hovering over your shoulder / Come crashing through the door / Measure despair in tears / Gather yourself off the floor / Suffer this you've earned it // Pretty on the outside / I know what you have become / Broken from inside / I know what you have become // Mottled in bruises and scrapes / Bed of nails where you lay / Pretty on the outside / I hope that serves you well // Mother Echidne lays with animals / Who rip her flesh and break her bones



All Creatures Damned and Divine (Inducing Motion Sickness): Father pestilence rasps in cicada speech / His countenance crowned in a halo of flies / Multifaceted gaze transfixed on the hourglass / Tactile sensory perception in crepitant hands // Reveals flaws in parchment derma / A regalia of weeping sores / In this place where the air is stagnant with the weight of disinfectant and decay / An unknown geography to place his head to the ground / Commune with all creatures damned and divine / Teeth rattling tremors emanate from approaching footsteps // Time has always been the enemy / I wish to slip this skin for rebirth // The air here, the air here is stagnant / With the weight of disinfectant and decay / An unknown geography to place his head to the ground / Commune with all creatures damned and divine / Fingers to the concrete divining / Time has always been the enemy / It has always been the enemy // Presently twisted into grotesquerie / I wish to slip this skin for rebirth // Time has always been the enemy // Time has always been the enemy / It's unparalleled ravaging / Sleep bereft of dreams / These pleasures denied drives me to distraction / Reality bends in idle hands / Slip this skin, slip this skin / For rebirth // Time has always been the enemy

One Among Vermin: Craving collapse again / Where you end I begin / The blood is on the wall / Save yourself don't make a sound // Save yourself don't make a sound / Craving collapse again // Crawling, craven: Craving collapse again // Rust washed skies embittered and enraged / Sweltering heat just out of reach on the boundaries / Unmistaken the keening wail of machinery / Craving collapse again / This present desecration arms behind the back / Hands cinched together tight with plastic straps / Fingers discoloring one among vermin / Craving collapse again / Where you end I begin / One among swine one among vermin / Where you end I begin / Craving collapse again // Where you end I begin


Bustuari: Abstract still life rendered in dyskinetic gestures / It was beneath a cerulean sky split by the midday sun / Face down scraping macadam broken glass glistening / Limits vision to kaleidoscopic prismatic shifting // It's only the end of the world again // Has it come to this: by your own hands betrayed / Concatenate: retrace the tortuous path to realize what has begun / Set into motion spiralling out of control / Unrelinquishing hostilities as if ingrained in helix code // Third from the sun and burning / What you've heard in the whisper stream / Fail-safe enabled contingency / Sleeper cells awakening / Erupting from ocean floors / Gathering storms across all shores / Ministering outbreaks: maladies / Pandemics to wipe the slate clean // From creation of time mankind searched the skies for answers / Denied truths inside organized religions to serve masters / You're born alone you die alone // Earth awake: Shake yourself clean / Renounce, renounce humanity // Wipe the slate clean / All desire of all fear / All sorrows all things held near / To your heart, to your soul / Where it hurts you the most / Trafficking in tragedy / All tomorrows become yesterdays / By your own hands betrayed

Martyring: Behold, betrayed / Embattled, enervated / Mirrored gaze, face to face / Self-incriminated enemy / Machine elegant / Fashion plate mannequin / Cast a frail shadow embittered, enraged / Circling the drain / Behold the betrayed / Mirrored gaze, face to face / Head abuzz nausea swarming / Slave away: Take the pain / Under the weight: Preordained / State of grace // State of grace / Attain the martyring / Martyring, martyring - achieve state of grace // Exalted sorrowed station / Head abuzz nausea swarming / Exalted sorrowed station / Indomitable ambiguity / Architect of the undoing // Indomitable ambiguity: the architect of the undoing / Unrivalled savagery: the architect of the undoing // Martyring, martyring: attain state of grace... architect of the undoing

credits

released May 25, 2010

Todd Forkin - guitar
Rennie Resmini - vocals
Harry Rosa - drums
Vince Rosa - bass

Forbes Graham - brass (epiphany, all creatures, bustuari)
Bill Molchanow - lead guitars
Oktopus - transmit, receive, proliferate
Sophia Perennis - Swarm, the End of All Things

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Starkweather Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

-isolationist music for the disenfranchised individual.
-a disturbance of the inner ear.
-a misanthrope's internal monologue interpreted through primal scream therapy.

1989: inception
1990/91: demos
1992/93: crossbearer
1995: into the wire
2005/06: croatoan
2010: this sheltering night
2011: Overmars split
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