Unpleasant Design

by Squalloscope

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1.
Gunk 03:06
Our wallets are on fire in a trash bin of desires „pay me!“ says my letter head but I don't write to anyone these days I hear whistling from the second floor I sharpen knives behind the bedroom door half my friends who watch the news say they won't talk to men no more and fireworks are such a waste but words leave a rotten aftertaste like dog whistles you might not have heard the things that have been said someone's been tickling the neighborhood looking for questionable brotherhoods the basements have been shaking oozing glop and gunk and pus and goo I use the elevator in emergencies life's an accelerator for uncertainties I need a bank account for surgeon's fees because I'm an incubator for baby feet breaking bread by the ocean's shore throwing it in like it's cereal eating it up with my tiny spork while they come after me with flaming pitchforks not sure what's up or down or what is what been questioning things between hiccups and when my favorite shows are buffering I make a little time for suffering I woke up once sweating pumpkin soup I lost all comfort and all comfort food I do my best to sound trivial but we have done things that are unforgivable. they're backpedaling on history i see an upcoming whiplash injury got shiny streamers on my bicycle I'd like to think I'm still excitable things are raging in the underground you can see them on our annual ultrasounds happy new year, unhappy dears the old one can go die between trauma shears. it was a wild ride and I'm still throwing up someone says I'm just gonna have to live with that heard those old men's jokes from our own fathers you can have a greeting card playing canned laughter someone stabbed someone with a pencil sometimes the news seem strangely existential they survived but they're still in ICU got a novel written on their scar tissue: "our wallets are on fire in a trash bin of desires „pay me!“ says my letter head but I don't write to anyone these days."
2.
sea foam green is the car driving in circles in the parking lot maybe someone's learning how to go nowhere I'm surprised they don't already know how this town will never be mine it gets great marks for unpleasant design spikes on benches so you cannot nap unless you're dead inside and you just don't give a fuck. drunk teenage girls by the train station on Tuesday afternoon for no apparent reason I would join them, I too am just scraping by but there's no way i can scream that high my sibling's legs are long and tough they can always take the shortcut I never really studied the map I just pretended none of it was there life is small who gave you permission to expand beyond the bus station fuck everything you might have heard these words are slurred and absurd I perfected the death stare I learned it from grandmother downstairs but every time i leave this place I leave it right there. Next to the tupperware I turned on you in '06 I know secretly you're into it if I make it somewhere else the further away, the bigger the prize life is small who gave you permission to expand beyond the bus station fuck everything you might have heard these words are slurred and absurd

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Unpleasant Design was written and recorded in one night in my old room in the attic of my parents' house in Klagenfurt, Austria.

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released November 5, 2016

written, recorded, produced and mixed by Anna Kohlweis

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Squalloscope Vienna, Austria

Squalloscope is Anna Kohlweis, who exists as a multimedia artist, illustrator, songer and singwriter. She works as a solitary force on writing, production, recording, artwork and videos and is dedicated to rhymes, multi-layered choirs, field recordings, loops, vaguely sloppy beats, the intensely personal and quite possibly the slightly wacky. ... more

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