Lost in a State

— The poetry and words of Matthew Peipert —

HALLOWEEN SOUNDSCAPE: “STARBLIND NIGHT”

Spooky. Creepy. Dark. “Starblind Night” is perfect for Halloween.

Listen here on YouTube!

This piece is a reimagining of Goethe’s classic poem, “The First Walpurgis Night”, about druids in old Germany attempting to practice pagan rituals in the face of new and dominating Christian forces. Enjoy!

  • Words and main voice – Lost in a State (aka Matthew Peipert)
  • Sound Design – Juniana
  • Additional voices – Jess Johnson & D. Satan
  • Cover art – “Leprechaun en Llamas”, by Justin Auld

Read the complete poem here. Listen to more of Juniana’s work at soundcloud.com/juniana-karuzmoa. For artwork by Justin Auld, visit justinauld.com.

NEW TRACK RELEASE: “BAD GERM”

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Appropriate to the times we are living in, I have released a new track called “Bad Germ”

It’s a poem told in two voices, complemented by the fantastic music of talented musicians Signal Box (aka Robin Anthony Coe) and MMA (aka Martin Cantwell). Special thanks to both of them for being part of this project, and to special guest D. Zimmer, who contributed his great voice.

Fair warning – the track is a bit dark. You may want to pour yourself a stiff drink both before and after listening.

Hear it on SoundCloud and YouTube, or download it on Bandcamp!

SOCIAL DISTANCING PROJECT: “FOLD AND PRESS”

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Here’s something very peculiar for these very peculiar times. A steam iron, a cello and samples of my poem all contribute to a piece by musician and neighbor Juniana as part of the Extradition Series’ Social Distancing Project.

Listen on SoundCloud here.

Cello: Collin Oldham
Steam iron and mixing: Juniana

More on the Extradition Series’ Social Distancing Project is here. And for the full text of the poem, go here.

 

 

FIRST-EVER COMIC: “GREAT FLY”

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So here is my first-ever comic, Great Fly, created alongside super-talented artist Jim Johnson. It’s sort of a tripped-out sci-fi fable, and I hope you enjoy!

For more by Jim, visit jimwilkersonart.com.

Special thanks to the zine Dead Sheep, which ran “Great Fly” in words-only form back in the day and first gave it life!

TRACK RELEASE: “EVERY LAST”

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I’d like to announce the release of the track “Every Last”! My poem and lyrics  combine with the music of super-talented Mark R. Heath, with singer Pia providing the vocals. Fair warning: this is not a pop song!

Listen on SoundCloud here or on YouTube here!

I hope you like it. If you do, please share!

Thanks to Nate Anspaugh for use of his painting “Liminal Face” on the cover art. For more art by Anspaugh, click here. For more music by Heath, click here.

 

 

 

TRACK RELEASE: “SUCH VISIONS”

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I’m really happy to announce the release of the track Such Visions, a collaboration with Portland-based and super-talented musician Mischievous Giants.

It’s a darker piece, perhaps not meant for the highly religious. Or maybe it is.

Either way, listen on SoundCloud here.

If you like it, please do comment and share!

 

NEW FLASH FICTION STORY: “THE CAUSE IS NOBLE”

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Check out my new (and illustrated!) flash fiction story – The Cause Is Noble.

Special thanks to James Johnson for the excellent artwork! If you like it, please share and comment!

“BOMBED-OUT LOVERS”

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I’m pleased and flattered to announce that London-based band Sea Stories has taken my poem Bombed-out Lovers to inspire the name and lyrics of the lead track on its new EP.

Listen to the song, and the incredible companion track “Sleep”, on SoundCloud here!

If you like what you hear, please share!

NEW TRACK RELEASE: “EIGHTFOLD BLUES”

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I’m happy to announce the release of Eightfold Blues! It’s different from anything I have done before, for sure, and consists of one of my poems, accompanied by Octavio Salman on drums and Robin Anthony Coe on bass.

You can listen to it on SoundCloud here!

If you like Eightfold Blues, please share. As always, thanks for listening!

NEW SONG: “TOTEM DADA”

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I’ve just released a new track! Totem Dada is a musical poem partially inspired by the imagery of the Salish Sea region, in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and Canada. 

You can listen to it on SoundCloud here!

I feel honored to have so many great collaborators on this project:

  • Robin Anthony Coe – Guitar
  • Octavio Salman – Percussion
  • Martin Cantwell – Mixing & production
  • Ben Peipert – Cover art
  • You Kyoung Jung – Cover design

If you like Totem Dada, please share. As always, thanks for listening!