the voice of one hand

Spotify playlist: koan sound – a short playlist of recommended tracks in current rotation. Newly added tracks will always appear first, so if you’re a repeat listener, you’ll hear new additions first. It’ll max out at 10 tracks – after that, older ones will drop off the list (but won’t be gone forever – more on which soon.) koan sound will feature mostly newer releases, with a sprinkling of older tracks. Old or new – all have a certain undefinable something about them – a koan sound. You can always find it over in the (new!) side bar. ➡️

Categorised as stream



Disregard superiority, kill rivalry.
Ignore rarity, dispel thieves.
Calm of will, tame of impulse.
Full bellies, strong bones.
With no compulsion, inaction.
Without action, all is well.



The grotesque from the radiant,
Ineptitude from skill.
Light / shade,
Commonplace / arcane:
All is music,
Contrasting, codependent,
Heard only by the silent.

Beginning, growing,
Relentless happening,
According to form, code, custom.
In return,
Expecting nothing.



Unwalked, unnamed, unending:
The source. Wantless,
Joining the great question,
Where subtlety resides.


It’s wheelless now—the memory of a mill, taxidermally stuffed with department store furnishings. The crossing is ramshackle and time-beaten, all rust and lichen. It marks a way now mostly forgotten, except by those undeterred by unending green. First, a reed marsh, sparsely punctuated with willow and young oak. Next, a fork: one way a lonely farm; the other, along the river, to the eventual promise of huffers.