Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Forever War

An album I recorded a couple of years ago whilst reading 'The Forever War' by Joe Haldeman, a book dealing with the futility of war and the alienation of returning home afterwards.. This is not a soundtrack to the book, but a soundtrack to futility and alienation, to our attempts at making sense of our existence.. For me at least, this is an ongoing battle.. 

“Anyone who sees clearly sees chaos everywhere. Art is a way of temporarily setting order to confusion. Temporary and incomplete; that’s why we never run out of new art. Anyone who comes to the tools of art without that sense of confusion is an invader.” - Joe Haldeman

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” - Umberto Eco

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