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smoking lenin's corpse

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„They say that those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown.“ – Vladimir Putin

This comes of course as a reaction to what is happening in Russia and Ukraine right now. Someone in the Kremlin has taken a too deep breath of the embalmed corpse of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and feels like on a mission to reunite the Soviet State. It´s enraging that this imperialistic thinking has made such a surprise comeback and with such grave consequences on top. It´s horrible, upsetting, it once again makes you realize how great it would be if we forgot about this weird idea of a nation. A nation to belong to, to die for, to forcefully reunite. If the 20th century has taught us one thing then it´s we have to come up with something better.

So here is my coping mechanism. A few minutes of claustrophobic noises, uneasy soundscapes, a sense of inescapability, even a mean riff, bracketed by quotes from the man himself, threatening the world in the beginning, while a rocket hits a residential building (a recording from last night), and admitting at the end that his fate may be a gruesome one: „They say that those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown.“ he said in an interview a few years ago. Take his words, there is hope.

The cover is a screenshot from a short video of a car being run over by a tank. While the incident seems authentic – there´s video material from different angles and reports about what happened to the car driver – it´s more of a symbol for the current war in general. And it´s taken from what has now become an unsafe home.
The car driver survived, by the way.

This piece can be downloaded for free, used for everyone´s unpleasure, I´ll just leave it here. Money this may generate will be donated to Doctors without Borders.
Stay safe! Peace!


released February 26, 2022
everything by christian maiwald, feb 2022




mayforest Szczecin, Poland

a kind of ambient music from a guy living in szczecin

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