The Subterranean Castle

from by Toby Vok

  • Quite recently, or perhaps sometime soon (I can never recall exactly the correct directional flow of time, in the same way as just telling me to GO EAST leaves me confused as to whether I should turn left or right or some other direction betwext), I was/will be contracted by the government/a private contractor to investigate/instigate an anomaly upon the moon. This album tells/will tell the tale/told of this extraordinary event/apocalyptic horror, both in the dimension of musical sounds and, in an unauthorised account by an understanding bystander, the written word (with 11 original illustrations and a postcard).

    Yours in shock,


    PS: The accompanying pamphlet also contains highly accurate lyrical transcriptions; a chronicle of further adventures (never musically acknowledged); extracts from my fortnightly job search diary; 2 recipes; 3 interviews; 4 spelling mistakes; and several mysterious holes.


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I let my eyes adjust to the gloom
and cast my gaze around the room
an entrance hall, a passing place
a doorway on the wall that faced
through door, to stairs, and down a level
an open chamber, "what the devil?"
standing in the low-lit hall
a subterranean castle

the turrets reached the chamber ceiling
giving my head a spinning feeling
but to give the castle plaudits rightful
the design and build was beyond delightful
the drawbridge spanned the empty moat
a coathook beckoned for my coat
a welcome mat, to brush my feet
...the castle-dweller expected me.


from The Smoking Moon, released February 8, 2016




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