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Oh my love
When death comes to close both my eyes.
If I'm just gas and breath and drugs
Peel and mount my hands to keep the time.
It's all on loan
Your liturgy's a waste of flesh and words.
Rake together all I've owned
Any art or other trash you think might burn.

In golden chains of forest sun
Where I can lay forever young
And recall the lover I'd never be.

Oh my love
Unhinge my skull and paint it black and teal.
Mount it on a flume of straw
Cruciform and leering in your fields.
Break my veins
And let my blood slide gratefully to earth.
Feed your soil my body's rain
For anything that fills your mouth or hearth.

Wild mushrooms big as plums
You dig your harvest from my lungs
And recall the lover I'd never be.


from False Moon, released May 7, 2017
Written and Performed by Paul Cumming
Mixed By Myles Mumford
Mastered by Adam Dempsey



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Naked Waste Melbourne, Australia

Primarily composed and performed on the bass guitar, Naked Waste is wounded folk scaffolded with arctic digital percussion and a mist of disembodied vocals. Something tethered to the geography of disremembered places—a communion of wonder and dereliction. These places of influence are used as a kind of vocabulary for the human interior— for unstable landscapes of self. ... more

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