I Hate Myself, I'm a Genius, I Ruin Everything, I'm So
Ryan Van Winkle
I Hate Myself, I'm a Genius,
I Ruin Everything, I'm So Lonely is a new spoken word album by poet
(and Ducts.org poetry editor) Ryan Van Winkle and a variety of international
sound artists. The album was made by giving simple vocal tracks
of poems to artists who could make a song or soundscape out of them.
There were no rules: stanzas could be deleted, lines looped, the
vocal could be pushed up, pushed back or sped up. This is a different
kind of spoken word album, one that you may dance to. The following
tracks show the breadth of the cd: the first is dirty electro, the
second hippy-hop. Have a listen. Cds can be bought direct from Ryan
Van Winkle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both cds are also available from forest records: www.theforest.org.uk
Track 4: Coins by Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Seizure: "I wanted
to hear what it would sound like," says Dan Seizure, "if Phillip
Glass got locked in Tom Waits basement for a couple of weeks.
That's why I made this track."
Track5 Carbon: The Medley by Ryan Van Winkle and Mikel
Krumins: "Biggie was my inspiration for this one," says Scottish
MC Krumins, lead singer of the Abdominal Showmen, "He's really
my inspiration for everything. I think he would have liked