A miller from the Fruilian hill country named Menocchio is asked by inquisitors to explain his vision of the cosmos. Menocchio tells them: all was chaos and from it a mass formed – just as cheese is made out of milk – and worms appeared in it, and these were the angels...
They tried him, tortured him, & burned him at the stake.
The songs of Cheese & the Worms, also self-generating, pay tribute to unorthodox histories & weird ideas.
The songs on Far Traveler are:
Migraines: what an aura sounds like.
Ghost: to a friend who is gone.
Treptow: fascism draws its last breath. The Red Army lays its dead to rest.
Darkness Weaves: for the dancers out there.
All songs recorded live by HB in Knoxville, Tennessee between January and July 2016. All artwork by David Bernardy.