A journey begins with its own disappearance:
time plays out its imperceptible decay,
shrinking and shaping a narrative.
I was middle-aged and jaded,
had no evolutionary theory,
might be another version of myself,
caught in the extreme of difference,
connections that reproduce themselves
in a metaphysical world.
Confronted by agents of change,
I feel the swarming complexity of sound.
Everything is apparition now,
a negotiable map of many dimensions
and things that are going to happen,
bad dreams of the future.
Rupert M Loydell, 2018
CD booklet for Lost Shadows, by David Toop