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The Music Of Poligraf : Leftoverturned part 1


(Detail from "American quilt" )

When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a while.

I rarely delete stuff, I archive. Once in a while I browse the archives and listen to such ideas in no particular order, and sometimes I get to see a way to combine some of them. Then I have the seed of a new composition.

“Leftoverturned” is a rehash of “Countless Questions,” “Informaëlstrom,” and ideas discarded from the “1000 Radios” writing sessions. The origin of the “leftover” part of the title should be obvious by now, and the “overturned” part refers to the countless questions which have been vanquished, and have now vanished.

I had set out to understand
Which thoughts were best to be untwirled
Which lines were fit to make the strand
Which words were apt to free the world

As I advanced onto the quest
No issue left me unconcerned
No question was left unaddressed
No single stone was left unturned

Just driven on by a feeling
Proverbial mental splinter
I never knew needed healing
Explored ahead ever faster

The hands of time were overruled
Future and past blended and burned
Nobody could have had me fooled
The learned became the unlearned

Until one day I encountered
Round a corner of my psyche
Childhood events that had triggered
An invisible injury

And there and then I understood
My quest had been for disclosure
Of the wound that I had withstood
That robbed me of my composure

To be continued...

The Music Of Poligraf series are reposts of writings and demo audio clips that have been originally published on The Goal Was So Near from November 2008 to April 2009, made available for those who missed the original Clip Of The Day series.

If you enjoy what you hear, you are invited to visit the section of our website and support our efforts by pre-ordering our first album entitled Samsara.

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Tags: 1000 radios, countless questions, demo, informaëlstrom, leftoverturned, music, no more questions, poligraf, prog, prog rock, More…progressive rock

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