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The player includes all the tracks loaded on SoundCloud from the forthcoming album Nescience which includes some tracks about the ways we have of not knowing.

Blissful Ignorance (Unknown unknowns as we have it nowadays) is pretty self explanatory.

Whobody? is about searching for a non-specific somebody, if its about anything at all.

Marie Antoinette, that distancing ignorance where we don’t wish to learn more for fear of being drawn into providing a solution. Often attributed to her, maybe unfairly, but the song is about courtly elegance without regard to the outside world.

Oblivion, a descent from knowledge.

Unmapped, a stranger in a strange land.

Let it go, carrying too much, including too much stuff you don’t want, need or use, as well as partial knowledge about things you can’t control or help with.

Sturm and Drang, about a story I read, read about, or imagined in which a girl is staying with her Grandma at her cottage and is afraid of thunderstorms. Her Grandma tells her to close the shutters, bolt the doors, block the fireplace, than fetch pots and pans and when the storm comes to shout and bang to frighten it away.

Cognitive Dissonance, a psychologist’s term for the holding of mutually inconsistent beliefs or those which are at variance with the world at large. It used to be considered a sign of intelligence, when doubt and discrimination were valued. Now co-opted and corrupted by bien-pensant Islington types to mean views incompatible with their own.

A hundred unblessed sneezes, to sneeze a hundred times without anybody saying bless you can be taken by some to prove their isolation and friendlessness. I posted about it here.

There is also a YouTube movie with one of the other songs, Plausible Deniability, the despicable practice of avoiding responsibility for your actions.

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