Here be the final drone / hypnogogic statement from Taiga Remains. The man behind Taiga Remains has now shelved this moniker; but he’s far from hanging up his hat, as he now works under his given name Alex Cobb — also known as the philosopher king who benevolently reigns over his Students Of Decay. A sadness of things hangs in the air for Cobb’s suspended mantras as these pieces evolve through a state of perpetual (un)becoming.
Delmore Schwartz’s classic “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities”, its title borrowed from Yeats, established his reputation as a new literary voice when it was published in 1937 in The Partisan Review. Written on his 21st birthday, it describes a surreal dream in which his parents’ courtship is viewed as an old-time movie.
The book contained poetry, a play and its extraordinary title story, in which a young man sees a film of his parents’ engagement, and is driven to shout ‘Don’t do it. It’s not too late to change your minds, both of you. Nothing good will come of it, only remorse, hatred, scandal and two children whose characters are monstrous’.