A Tessitura of Transfiguration

by Victory Over the Sun

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Darknight Totally beautiful avant-garde metal that takes you on a journey of real musical discovery. Huge influences from bands like SUMAC and Old Man Gloom which is why I like this from Victory over the Sun. Favorite track: Half-Silvered Mirror.
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astrid legitimately one of the most beautiful albums i’ve ever heard in my life, can’t get enough Favorite track: The Objectless World.
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Christian M. On a very well trusted and reliable sources recommendation, I gave this work a listen and was immediately taken by the power of every track. Beautiful in every way, from its source and inspiration to inception. Favorite track: The Objectless World.
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hangs a lantern in my idle ear the light crawls into my mouth usurps my tongue dances falsehoods sees limpid beauty weeps chiaroscuro broken teeth gnawing at marble “not a single work depicting a human face depicts a person, but only the mask through which non-image sensations seep and that which we call a person will be an animal and the day after, an angel” bloody fingers clawing at canvas the stars drop like hailstones on your tin roof pate embed their formal grammars at random in your skull selene lifts your chin kisses your paper forehead your face crumples into a wastebasket satellite hand yoked to chiral form throat condemned to baritone chisel pointed up at god lost girl’s heart obscured by stone steeped in the gleaming bronze manifold of brâncuși's daughter, my body projected on its surface tumbles into a slumbering resonance, a forbidden dream of becoming infinite hall marble statue suspiring my double recast in venusian glow but i cannot ask who carved her into truth my tongue is stone my arms lying on the ground she disappears into a vitreous wisp but her memory stays in my mouth
couched in the damp maw of desire conjectural tendril generates nacreous spheres, squinting loose thread hangs from retina mirror drifts untethered into cataract seafoam clock holding its own hand raving in thousandfold rotation, iridescent face in shadow throat pointing at inverted word in the shapeless spray, my eyes diffracted these silent bones will not speak for me never will i be an arrow pointing “at bricks I bawl, thrusting the dagger of desperate words into the swollen pulp of sky” loose thread hangs from retina mirror drifts untethered into cataract seafoam these silent bones will not speak for me never will i be an arrow pointing
center of my chest a cavity opens, bursting gnashing teeth, nascent tongue clutching at unpronounceable self the abyssal “I” the burning “am” laminae of gases expand in the enormous cosmos in the cavity of the mouth the abyssal “I” the burning “am” condensing into an astral arrow lungs pregnant with impalpable truth, I fall to my knees and from my center bursts a barbed vowel arcing toward the gorge of fate body tearing itself apart under pressure as the mouth screams my name, my name, my name, my name body topples, sublimates, spirals toward the veins of the rising sun
licking dirt from ore of truth heart a furnace of inner alchemy on hands and knees sculpting a mold to pour my molten self into i am ascending into resonant planes will you hear me when i toll? hangs a lantern in my bronzen mouth singing golden sonnets of self


This record is the result of hundreds of hours of writing, rewriting, recording, rerecording, mixing and remixing. It also comes from a great deal of soul-searching regarding the process of finding my voice as an artist as well as a trans woman.

With quotes from Kazimir Malevich's The World As Objectlessness, Vladimir Mayakovsky's I, Andrei Bely's Glossolalia, and sound clip from Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev


released January 3, 2020

Composed, recorded, performed, and produced by Vivian Tylinska

Mastered by Ian Henry

Mischa Ally - Bass Clarinet (Track 1)
Matthew Parson - Violin (Track 1)
Aliyah Boucher - Sung Vocals (Track 1)
Grace Moon - Violin (Track 4)

Album Art by Emily Zetkulic


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