New Wave poetry from the post punk cassette culture era. This collection is a reflection about purpose, passion, and meaning.
It is both a spiritual journey and a visceral journey of exploration, experience and observation.
These poems are not answers to questions but lead to a deeper set of questions from those that are immediately obvious. This quest takes us from the absurd to the sublime, from the gutter to mountain top experiences and back again noticing a beauty in the gutter that was not evident before.
There is an element of 侘寂 (wabi sabi) in this body of work. Expressed in it's simplest terms is "Flawed Beauty". It is an exploration of the desolation of solitude, the transience of life and what it means to be imperfect and impermanent.
Barry Lamb is an avant-garde composer, experimental musician, author and speaker. One of the pioneers of cassette culture in the UK. As a musician he has worked with Jasun Martz (Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson), Keith Levene (Public Image Ltd.,), Tor Cesay (Mongrel, Rockers Society), Hilda Garman, Peter Ashby & Wavis O'Shave amongst others. He was also a founder member of Frenzid Melon, the insane picnic, Ermin Grud, Wilderness Poet and Two Headed Emperor. As an author he has written a number of privately published works which range from poetry to reflective thinking about life and even touch on theology. This body of work was originally published in fanzine format in 1984 at the height of the cassette culture period.