trummerschlunk – krī́nō

(vinyl, lemme records, Feb. 2019)

κρῑ́νω, krī́nō

means to judge, to decide in ancient Greek and refers to a turning point, potentially implying fundamental transformation. It is the etymological root of our contemporary concept of crisis, which carries predominantly negative meaning.

In the borderlands of force and choice the difference between utopia and dystopia is reduced to a matter of degrees. We must reconsider how we approach what we don’t know, how we create an-“other” when our sense of continuity and safety is shaken and our comfort zones assume new geographies.