Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, “Psychopath’s Monologue” charts the path of damnation – from purgatory to the depths of hell. The track fleets between the harsh and the heavenly, the brutal and the beautiful - Grinding metal guitar and baselines layered over pounding industrial techno kicks encases the theatrical spoken-lyrics delivered as an elegiac monologue.
The composition is an assemblage of 7 sonnet poems written over a 10 year period. The work assimilates ancient imagery with the contemporary. While the meaning of the lyrics is often abstracted and cryptic, its delivery is always awash with emotion.
Released on August 28, 2020, “‘Psychopath's Monologue” is the second single of The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS). The track forms part of the independently produced album ‘Full Spectrum'.
The video blurs the lines between good and evil, life and death, the sacred and the profane. The video is a still motion movie of over 250 still images arranged in sequence with the music. The images comprises digitally manipulated original photographs taken by the artists as well a selection of public domain artworks. The video also features animations of paintings done by the artists themselves. The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara Music.