#20 - The Reaping

by The Owl

Incipienta 00:59
How to introduce the beginning of the rest of my life in under a minute? Constantly in battle With the noises above Create or be crushed I have no choice.
Da Capo 00:42
Sifting through The debris in the grey To salvage all the thoughts that matter. New pathways forging As old dwellings fade Into the embers Of self absolution Oust these fiendish trinkets of mind Demons, be gone, my sinews are done Abhor your torment, it's all behind me I've rebuilt from nothing a better soul Endless sifting through the wreckage, I have learned How to determine which moments matter. Bridges burned as sometimes they have to. I will not repeat any old mistakes.
Dismantle 01:22
The decelebration of immoral histories and unhealthy traditions has begun. Stop the applause for butchers and psychopaths and maybe we'll see a better future. The structure of our world is changing, and not before time. For too long the corrupt owners have twisted it too much in their favour. The world does not have to belong to them. It's time to redistribute. Brick by brick, coin for coin We can fix this fucking mess.
Provoked 03:40
Imagine being so filled with hate for everything all the time. What a bullshit existence Tired and unfulfilled. No chance of 'winning' or completing their mission. Why do they bother? What is it all for? Rot on your deathbed Know you did nothing Stunt evolution and sully the history books. You'll never be seen in favourable light. It will never happen, so just give up. Aaaaannnnndddddd... Fuck all your hatred Fuck your traditions. Fuck discriminations Fuck off, it's done I revile your existence The stench is atrocious Ashamed to be human if that's what you are. Fuck racist folklore. Fuck phobic ways It's all brainless nonsense Fuck you, you're done. Embrace the humanity You lost. It really is that fucking easy. Just don't be a dick anymore.


'Dismantle' video using the 1984 visual is in the download and on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsgUTf6qqoo

Written, played and recorded by The Owl
All just bass, with drums, vocals and noise.

Basslines originally written in the Summer of 2016,
as the first attempts at writing for Gets Worse.

Re-structured, re-recorded, fleshed out with other components
and finished between May 12th and September 11th, 2020.

Picture: Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, taken October 6th, 2020,
whilst playing the Grindcore Family Weekend Festival there.

A couple hundred hours of frustration, joy, tears, laughter, dozens of tutorials and a massive learning curve later, here we have my first attempt at writing, recording, producing a 'full band' sounding 'fast' thing all on my own. Basically trying to fit about 1000 bands that have influenced me into 400 seconds, and hoping it turns out sounding like nothing else!

Thank you for listening, and I hope you will check out the lyrics as well. I am by no means a vocalist, but I have some things to say, that's the most important part

I am still happy with what it does, and it has got me started and shown me what is possible. All the various styles have been opened up to me now.


released September 14, 2020


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The Owl Leeds, UK

- Sound experiments since 1994. As THE OWL since Autumn 2018. Headphones advised.

- Worked with the following lovely labels: Trepanation, Korobushka, Nailed Nazarene, Basement Corner, Vacuum Noise, Sputo, ExtraNation, Kalamine, Pichula, plus of course Owlripper.

- Looking for compilations of any style. Please message me of any happening. Thank you.
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