Holiday snaps

by Twilit Grotto

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The face in the wall is from the Museum of Dr Ghislain, an active psychiatric hospital and archive for the history of treatment of mental illness, located on the outskirts of Gent, Belgium. It is a cast of a former patient of the institute and there are several more dotted about the courtyard.
The museum also houses a collection of "outsider" art - including a huge, exquisite scale model of the entire grounds of another psychiatric hospital, carved by an inmate of said institution with nothing but a blunt potato knife for a tool.


released February 24, 2013

Recorded at Coborn Studios by M.Shit.
Right tools for the job - Chaos Engine, 665, WOM, Evil Eye, Coron DS7 Clone, various pedals, mouth and larynx.



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Heavy electronic excavations from Mr M.Shit, member of Trencher and, more recently, Palehorse.
Often misheard as 'Toilet Grotto', usually by people from East Angular.

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Track Name: Old city walls
No-one comes here anymore
Wild dogs without and within these walls
Against which the guide books warn
Sometimes following the guide books leads to nothing at all
Lay down the fee
Suspiciously cheap
Assume all responsibility
No guarantee of health and safety
A vast ruined space
A once-gilded gate
A bloody well
Where a dead body fell
Vertiginous shafts
Filled with broken glass
And above it all
A maelstrom of muezzin calls
Track Name: Bats in the cave
All the gold
So much gold
Rich veins of yellow fat
Run from ceiling to floor
Because gold answers prayer
Because gold buys a share
Because gold never perishes
And embellishes golden boys

And the marble
Oily marble
Such as would decorate
Palatial toilet floors
White like a royal hole
Rose tinted cameos
Black seat like a throne
Or a model home's golden bog

And overhead
Gather the bats
Shit on the marble
And shit on the gold
Staining the marble
And tarnishing the gold