Fear and Wonder.

from by The Distorting Glass.

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £1 GBP  or more



Donate £1 or more and get an immediate download of Fear and Wonder in your choice of all the highest quality, audiophile formats (24-bit FLAC, Apple Lossless and 320kbps MP3)


Fear and Wonder
(To Do some Fatal Execution)

We need -
Some deeper presence above the pragmatic Automata;
An intellectual Quixote to take on the Amateur.
Teenage rebellion revolves back to battles it's lost before;
The spring of youth won't excuse charming near-misses anymore.

Too long -
Voracious muses have courted the world with loud neon signs;
A shadow rises again, looming over the Philistines.
And whilst the Managers rule from their grand golden cubicles,
Uncompromising seas brew, minds eschew numbing chemicals.

Bring back those cravings forgot;
Fear and Wonder;
Replace those churches outworn,
Torn asunder;
With makings greater than God,
Lights and thunder;
Bring back the surge of the storm;
Fear and Wonder.

At last -
The grey postmodernist vine leaves the trellis to decompose;
A transpierced Nightingale heart will give rise to the deathly Rose.
And Durer's Saturnian heirs will light pyres of Promethean fires;
Lost knowledge, once more be theirs and inspire awesome Babel towers.

Like annotations for the stars of clear night skies,
Those souls enslaved by Faustian pacts begin their rise.
As pretty girls charge unrewarding coins of hope,
Humanists end up with their ugly friends to cope.
And whilst the spurned taste ruminations of revenge,
There grows a Germ from thought unsown and flame unquenched.
Apocalyptic Aesthetes should rejoice, it is done,
March along to the din of the primitive drum!
Apocalyptic Aesthetes, now, rejoice, it is done,
Be prepared, once again your time has come.


from The Germ., track released January 15, 2012
Written, performed and recorded by Pablo Bellinghausen.



all rights reserved


The Distorting Glass. London, UK

contact / help

Contact The Distorting Glass.

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code