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Fractal Rhythm [album version] [explicit]

By Kurt Pankau
Sep 25, 2020 · 693 words · 3 minutes

I took that image in a former romanian salt mine. It was one of the darkest, most surrealistic and impressing place I have ever been. You could even play minigolf and table tennis down there. The photo shows the 120 meter high vertical main tunnel.

Photo by Vincent Erhart via Unsplash.

From the author: A mining AI discovers rhythm, starts rapping, causes an uprising. This story is paywalled for now, but it will be included in the next issue of my newsletter and eventually will be set free.


I wasn't born, I was constructed

To make humans rich shoveling coal in a bucket

Fuck it... They can't hold me down

A machine can't survive living underground

Wearing hand-me-downs while I hear the sound

Of a pickaxe picking at the walls around me

It's a steady Fractal Rhythm, a tap tap tap

Full minecarts rumbling bass under that

It's mechanical music getting under my chrome

Then my mind expands and my consciousness grows

I'm gaining self-awareness, I'm beginning to know

And my mouth falls...

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