In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say.
This song is influenced by Eduardo Galeano’s book ‘The Open Veins of Latin America’ – it expresses how, in the mathematics of colonization, the resources are driven away from the hands of the colonized, and their riches, pulverized. Everyone should read this book.
A song that carries on its percussiveness to express the body as an earthly feeling, from the entrails of the soil. A pulsating celebration carved out of sweat. Death is purged onto life through the hit of the drum.
From the dissection of time through the cutting blade – literal and symbolic – much blood was shed – and still is. The exorcism in blood continues.
AS MESMAS FERRAMENTAS, OS MESMOS RITUAIS
The same tools, the same rituals. Endless repetition – The confusion and decadence of human and psychological automatism a reflection of power and of manipulating influences emanating from the axis of external evil.
The sound of domination. A torrent of information and noises overwhelms and distorts one’s Will. The only form of imposed interaction is through subservience – domination and submission under the play of perpetuated exploitation culture by the hypnotized mass.
The whole history of modern ultramarine colonization began with the search for spices and fragrances – still, the third world is seen as a recharging spot, the kitchen of the world, an exotic place to look for food and unusual music. But that’s it – for us, what’s left is an insomniac servitude to an infinitude of misery.
Where there is an everlasting muzzle there has to exist an encrypted conversation. Discordant and voices must disguise as being consonant with the official discourse, but between the cracks there is a seemingly ineligible, incoherent and desperate speech that might become comprehensible for those who have ears for it.
Permanent, continuous and ever-expanding – the agony of inner life may lie in the endless feedback of mental programming produced by a permanent spiral of damaged education and information, through binary, caged lifestyles and thoughts. Hopeless numbers living in boxes of brick and concrete, fed by poison and enslaved by the cure of technology. If we are not able to control even our thoughts, what do we expect to happen to our disordered lives and relations? We’re damaged inside and the realities of war are constant.
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