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The Scarab

by Oui Ennui




I was once asked where do I find inspiration, and my answer was where don't i find it? My nom de guerre is an incredulous yet deadpan rejoinder to a notion presented on Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. Namely that humans could not (Fozzy?) bear a utopia, for it was too boring. At any rate, after returning from tour last week I became very ill (again.) The side effect of this temporary but periodic malady was intense listlessness...aka ennui.


Yesterday as I absorbed images of a hellish NYC, looking like some kind of burnt ochre AI daguerreotype, whilst I myself coughed up a lung where I from Marcy son, I became inspired to compose an in-exhaustive disquisition on a creature who not only isn't sickened by the inevitable desert dusk of man(and woman)kind, but thrives.

The Scarab 🪲


released June 8, 2023


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Oui Ennui Chicago, Illinois

Jean's Son.

Non-diasporic AfroFuturism.
Black Classical Music.

This That Is Not.

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