The Lamentations of the New Era (spoken by Caden Vaughn Clegg)

from by Matt Frantz

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The monuments which were once hailed as a testament to the greatness of man now function only as evidence of failure.
Failure to contain the forces of nature and failure to restrain our own nature.
Unbreakable, unsinkable, unthinkable.
Failure to foresee.
Each chance to correct the path, each chance to prepare our souls. Forsaken.

Languages invented and forgotten.
Atoms smashed to unlock mysteries.
Machines sent into the heavens to transmit and receive.
All the collected wisdom and all the discoveries cannot help us close the chasm to the nearest star.
Our isolation, our purpose; our rational minds are still unable to know.

Layers of fossils tell stories of mass extinctions.
Craters are a shrine to attacks on the ancient earth.
Yet, the Collective toils for accumulation of wealth.
As the seas rise and fall, as radiation leaks, as pestilence grows immune to our poison.
The strategies of the elite further the gap between the master and the slave.
Starving bodies labor for diamonds and gold so that we may adorn our bodies.

The persistence of violence cannot be denied.
We are powerless to stop tectonic plates from colliding within our inheritance.
Nor can we stop the wind, or the flood, or the drought.
The very dust we are made of comes from stars that could not defend against gravity.
Emptiness separates the galaxies as the universe expands the spaces in between.

These are the lamentations of the new era.
Patterns emerge in every cycle of origins and endings.
Life gives way to death and death gives way to life again.
It is for all these reasons that we must accept the grave.

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from Between the Rising Ocean and the Collapsing Sky, released August 7, 2016

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Matt Frantz is a visual artist and designer that also produces instrumental soundscapes, spoken word, and concept albums. Most recordings fall into the category of experimental music with elements of dark ambient, electronic, industrial, and noise genres. ... more

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