Master Fader on Speed Dial

by Rhys Langston

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about

is loosely defined as "the zone",
bottled and well-weathered electricity,
raw sauce un-spread
in a sextet of songs

blends and fades, in and out,
just as an impression can be gleaned,
not for lack of focus, simply at-will junctions
tapped in and written over a handful of days

these are quick ruminations to test
the mutual exclusivity of depth and speed,
sine waves on a knob,
trigonometrically writ, compressed and limited

as the Arch-Polemicist declares in the final number:
"the master fader is on speed dial, for each and every one of you to incorporate or dissociate".

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credits

released April 3, 2019

beats by kató
raps by Rhys Langston

recorded, mixed, mastered by Ch. Davis at the Black Market Poetry Bureau of Internal Affairs, October 2018

photo by Salim Green
design by Rhys Langston

license

all rights reserved

tags

Track Name: master fader on speed dial [prod. kató]
decapitated quatrains of
bodies of huddled masses
as the living plot device
tugs and pulls and
becomes flaccid,

private screen to the
incognito tab
incorporated into the
big data morass

slogging in dialogue,
well maybe that’s canned,
capital H. Brown of this
mumble rap,

well past the scantron on
the standardized paper bags
over postwar plastic,
autotuned to can-can
dancing flappers

put for the18th hole:
no blacks, no jews,
no gods, no masters

track’s miscegenated
hardware compression on top
of the track, like

I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial
I got the master fader on speed dial

[operator is an executable file
please uninstall the terminal
thank you]
Track Name: no predicates [prod. kató]
punjab Sinaloa,
halal subtotal,
taxation by brown-skinned,
islamophobics,
taco trucks on every corner,
over legal doja,
neat ribbon closure,
“boa constructor”,
matter fact shouts
Lisa Jarnot

presbyterian Korea,
theatre of war,
and cold pizza,
quotidian, infrequent
no predicates either,
just some scathing critiques,
like stretching obliques, presidential orders
in them unmanned fleets

pockets of meaning,
dictionary-sized rants,
pre-upholstered in them echo chamber pants,
absurdists out of work
in line as breadcrumb pedants

just the tithes tied,
new nooses,
old meanings,
fresh produce,
ahistorical facts,
alternative realities to boot,
motes of what is moot,
authentic nonsense,
thesaurus on a park bench,
an about face
to round out my pretense

bold print, type cast,
post race, post doc,
ad hoc,
radicalist homemade eukaryotes,
parade floats,
the danger of the dredged coasts,
the logician as she boasts,
at an upward angle doze,
duty free,
respite or repose?

punjab Sinaloa,
halal subtotal,
taxation by brown-skinned,
islamophobics,
taco trucks on every corner,
over legal doja,
neat ribbon closure,
“boa constructor”,
matter fact shouts
Lisa Jarnot,

kid!
Track Name: incredibly black and extremely eccentric (in Oregon) [prod. kató]
[a short story by Muckraker Jones]

incredibly black and extremely eccentric!
Incredibly black and extremely eccentric…
(but where, but where, but where, but where??)

incredibly black and extremely eccentric
in Eugene, Oregon,
post-show brunch talking that Eugene Onegin,
so goes the heir apparent Pushkin,
sunlight, an envelope filter
before he cuts out
with his fortune

then continuing to prattle on,
onus is the next mea culpa college town
where they plant and nurture seedlings, outrage farm,
see even the parking ticket was organically sown

split the $50 difference from them usual citations:
footnotes, toenotes, Afro-centric in no sandals lately,
like lathe-cut to disrupt,
Portland in the cut,
snapping photos, soundcheck,
self-loather emeritus

after performance de-centered from the whiteness,
bearable lightness watching Insecure with
the finest genuine women, platonic
couch surfers upstream
in a ’99 La Saber swimming

just the pale Black negative
Jason Mantzoukas,
Dutch Brothers’, 5-North,
roses and tulips,

grandest delusions, yo
went to Bend, Oregon and
found the sound of silence
in audience movements

in Corvallis she reached for my what?
(No, stop, no)

Onto the next few days, yo
up the border verily,
blacked out bookings,
amplified group therapy

incredibly black and extremely eccentric!
(in Oregon)
Incredibly black and eccentric!
Incredibly black and extremely eccentric…
Track Name: slipped discus (Comparative Race Dissertation no. 17) [prod. kató]
plucked string
double dutch
around horn of Asia
spices clutched,
pearl species
who lost luster,
tore meniscus
mind fuck with
slipped discus off
compact rips
of cinema dubs

eastern progression
writ enlarged, interval
up to cholo sock
charge, see
hegemony makes a great
chai latte large
adorned with stars
and natal charts
in redundant mental acuities

the red carpet is a long shag
the dominant culture is
to imitate now in the past:

founding fathers all in drag,
“Tambor” in their voice
get them dismissed from
a lead role really fast, like

white men explaining:
“Nigga this is race craft”
in their hood voice
while three colored judges
give a down vote in the back
based off the audience’s choice, shit

signed the partial jurist
part-time,
who learned the art of rhyme
on coaxial time
Track Name: jurisprudence is being co-produced with a large cash advance [prod. kató]
ladies and gents, guys, dolls
ladies and gents, guys, dolls
ladies and gents, guys, dolls
ladies and gents, guys, dolls
ladies and gents, guys, dolls, non gender-conforming individuals and
bathroom and genitalia sanctioning government systems:

the master fader is on speed dial for each and every one of you
to incorporate or dissociate,
hitherto reframe centrality

(bacchanal upload queues still processing, notwithstanding)

now is the time to strike down burdens
of small safe spaces in
over-enlarged illegitimate claims of land sovereignty

(jurisprudence is being co-produced with a large cash advance)

you may canvass for the most bourgeoisie commissary
if you understand the war of haplotypes will reach your doorstep eventually;

the new climate will bring saltwater to every suburban lawn

there are new words to this drought we will learn
through emojis: the new hieroglyphics

so ends this generation,
raised on images and
instant noodle passwords,
where the party only ends when
the power strip does

when will we rediscover fire?
and what will we call it?

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