Pleasure Machine

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about

Diametrically opposed realities. The accumulation of human decisions regarded as a force of nature. Mediation of experience. Disaster, strife, homelessness are the only vantage points from outside the Machine and represent the only relief from its controls, but only for a moment. These outsider positions are too close to the Machine to provide a view of the whole and the freedom granted merely provide the time it takes toe Machine to pull back and get a good momentum going on its hammer to strike with all its deadly force.

Money and power, those tokens of approval of the machine, evidence of that elusive magical current the Machine giveth and the Machine taketh away. The War Machine, the Surveillance Machine, the Indoctrination Machine, the Pleasure Machine, all are often seen as distinct constructions. The machine whose function is to divert attention from the beast, the machine to shape thought, the machine to conquer, to imprison. Each of these is but aspects of the whole. We created it. We feed it every day. It is as doomed as we are.

lyrics

Pleasure Machine

Trail closed beyond themselves
Remember the hail
Para-mythic notions
Closed memories, reset

Pleasure machine, pleasure machine
Pleasure machine, lash
Pleasure machine, pleasure machine
Pleasure machine, lash

In comes the believers
End black summoned presence
Statistics, ecstatics, feedback
The sound, the presence
Transmissions
Lights watching out
Chosen memories become enigmatic
No prize in justice, the distillation
Scattered realizing craving,
Blasphemous beginning
Receive the comfortable Statement
Lightening sequentially grew
Ride in battlefields
Put inspirators used to whole Beginning
Directed at earth, subject of hope

Pleasure machine, pleasure machine
Pleasuremachine, lash
Pleasure machine, pleasure machine
Pleasuremachine, lash

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from Eschaton & Celebration, released June 5, 2014

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