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Frailty and Flares (Marek Starx and Xakestar)
A Tragedy or a trauma, can be considered both cause and consequence. They raise the despair. There is aesthetics to sorrow and despair.
Moreover, the personal poems, which are introspective in nature, are occasionally in a close correlation with sadness, melancholy, and madness. The mentioned attributes also make up certain areas of our interest in both poetry and music; for example, the fear, suspense and darkness of Edgar Allan Poe is highly appealing to us.
The opposing forces, the coerced social codes, philistinism, cultural codes of bourgeoisie, pop culture, a bad-gone relationship, or existential pain, can be contingent sources or motifs, which enable the poet or musician to express the subjectivity of the mind. It is very probable that the pain which the artist experiences as the primary stimulant to the process of expression and impression, can assist the audience to find his/her inner thoughts in the outside world; therefore, the possibility of sharing the experience is very real. However, we plan to use our particular emotions and state of mind to enrich and modify the perceptions of our surroundings. It is an area of our interest to refresh and animate the perceptions by adding our invented images and expressions.
The existential crisis and the repudiation of the well-established moral and social codes surely contributes to the despair; however, the mentioned form of despair and crisis leads to a specific form of freedom that can be considered a new worldview and a sublime intellectual accomplishment or evolution. The above-mentioned freedom originates from a specific form of rebellion which rails against the creation and protests against the human condition, or generally 'being', since this rebellious viewpoint assumes the human condition to be predominately devalued by gradual decay and ruined by eventual death. More precisely, this viewpoint criticizes human condition on the grounds that mankind is forsaken in a state of isolation, uncertainty and vulnerability by its creator (from a metaphysical viewpoint).
So is there anything as pure and untainted as despair? They purify the inner thoughts and they result in a constant dignity, self-celebration and valuable egotism: the influential poet of the Romantic era, Charlotte Smith in a collection that was a contribution to the rise of personal poems, describes the poems by the phrase: “Querulous Egotism”.
We invite you to listen to Frailty and Flares (Marek Starx and Xakestar) and Curse on My Eyes: two different approaches to the subjectivity of a specific kind of mind that is troubled by despair and trauma.