Rituals for abandonment of the self

by Mankeulv

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All sounds made with feedback loop and sound collage techniques. No synths, drum machines or samples were used.


released May 19, 2013

Recorded during February & May MMXIII
All music & words by F. Mankeulv except:
Track 5, words taken from Voltairine de Cleyre’s poem of the same name
Track 9, words by Annalisa M.




Mankeulv Brazil

Industrial Mess
Southeastern Brazil

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Track Name: (I)
Force the hand of chance meeting
Face down the consequences
Track Name: I'll burn it down and then treasure it
Slave to yourself

Dreams are of no use
Lock all your convictions
Try to be more confident

Don't worry I know what to do

Light that fire
Track Name: Rituals for abandonment of the self
This day I say "no more"
Fall back on me

Attach new strings on my wrist
jump into endless void

My mouth opens dry
My words cut my flesh

Attach new strings on my wrist
jump into endless void
Track Name: It has come, in a way or another
Let's just lay down and forget
Oh, consume me
What a terrible day

Just let time go by
Into night I will hide
fearing the eternal return
Track Name: The toast of despair (an excerpt)
We have cried — and the gods are silent
We have trusted — and been betrayed
We have loved — and the fruit was ashes
We have given — the gift was weighed
Track Name: A ring to protect from time
The curse of beauty seems so distant now
what do we make of ourselves?
streams of consciousness seems more tangled
what do we make of ourselves, again?
control slips through our hands
Track Name: Gnaw myself into envy
A sign, I linger, too soon I wish to me, become what you are
Distance, a minor problem, I need to deal with my self-debasement
So soon
Why can't I be this
Track Name: A list for the winter that never came
Swell, drip... Fate wasn't gentle
Carved into stone

Fades into memory, no sign whatsoever
Wasn't meant to live
Track Name: (II)
I just want a flower god that holds a bloodied dagger