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9 new tracks by Michael Begg | Human Greed:

The Garden
Da Pacem (apres Arvo)
Psalom (Live dans l’église Ste. Kasey, Samoens)
Pastorale (apres Schnittke)
Once More In The Fortress
Ameland et Amsterdam

Michael Begg :
After releasing World Fair (Omnempathy, 2014) I became a sketchbook. I had a few creases and the best way of smoothing them out was to take a swift, light touch and make marks on paper. I documented the landscape in East Lothian, and the watercolours were nothing more than the evidence of time spent looking. And that was enough. I sketched notes about silence, about space and place, music and recording. I took one step to the side and listened to the time rush by. I applied the same light touch to the studio. I sketched. It was enough. I somehow, briefly, removed ambition and purpose and found, in the winter, a moment of repose.
I now feel like some little winter animal, a hivernant, arising from sleep.
Like Dirt On Earth, Hivernant is, I think, a political statement, albeit one that I cannot yet articulate in terms other than of itself. It may have something to do with retreat, with acknowledging one’s influences, with abdication of the self, with producing work as something other than a reaction. It is another Pocket Of Resistance
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World Fair In Landscape

The paperback edition of Michael Begg’s World Fair In Landscape is now available on demand from Lulu…

The book features text from the album World Fair accompanied with Begg’s  black and white photography from locations in Scotland, Ireland, France and the Netherlands.

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World Fair – now shipping

“This latest album is astonishing even by the high standards I would have held Michael Begg to… World Fair is a formidable work… they have made manifest an album of rare power.”
Brainwashed (USA)

“A peerless masterpiece”
Caleidoscope (Netherlands)

“World Fair is a devastatingly beautiful release from a much under-appreciated group… At the hands of Human Greed obliteration has never sounded so enticing”
Compulsion (UK)

“World Fair is an incredible achievement… Human Greed are criminally undervalued; Begg is one of our most significant contemporary experimental composers. The scale that he has imagined and created with World Fair is testament to this. It is a masterwork.”
Active Listener (UK)

World Fair, charged by both the music of faith and science, is perhaps the most sublimely saddest of all their work to date”
Quietus (UK)

“An excellent release”
Vital Weekly (Netherlands)

Ahead of the retail release date of October 27th, World Fair is shipping direct from Omnempathy Mail Order…

NOTE – the extra Ltd “Heat Death” edition is sold out.

The “Singularity” edition, including a ltd edition additional disk of material by Michael Begg, Deryk Thomas and Colin Potter is still in stock, as is the standard “Entropy” digipak CD edition.

A digital release is available exclusively through our Bandcamp store –



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World Fair : Cover Art revealed | T-Shirt released

Here is the finalized cover art for Human Greed’s WORLD FAIR which will be shipping from late October 2014.

The painting is by Deryk Thomas, and is called “Benji Passing Through A Dream Of Dunstable, 1999” and was painted at Broadmoor State Hospital throughout 2014.

The image features on a new Omnempathy T-Shirt marking the release of the album. The T-Shirt comes in a choice of colours, sizes, and standard and organic cotton, and is available in male and female cuts. Go here to get yourself kitted up:

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Human Greed – 2nd World Fair preview video

A second preview clip has been released in advance of World Fair’s formal release date of October 27th.

The clip, “Waiting In A Car” was directed, using stock footage, by Cnada’s Dominic F Marceau, and also features the voice of Nicole M. Boitos Hayworth, the painter and tattoo artist whose Lamb No. 5 adorned the cover of Fortress Longing.


Human Greed :: Waiting in a Car

from the album WORLD FAIR (OMCD05)

Music – Human Greed
Text – Michael Begg
Reader – Nicole M. Boitos Hayworth

Video Edited and Directed by Dominic F. Marceau

Finally, the night has come,
You have kissed goodnight to everyone.
Time has led you
To this tiny singularity

Orion pilots the underworld above
And will absorb your passing
In pitch curtains and black aeons
Fleeting as a fallen eyelash

There is a shadow on the shoreline
A ship bites against her anchor
Fresh blood beads on your lip
Around a fishhook of lost years

Carry on through the morning
With your cut lip
The spilled milk in the grass
And your simple repast

You move inexorably
Towards your supper of coal
And a cot in the snow
The vespers chase the starlings into the night

Finally, the night has come
And you say goodnight to everyone
And look up alone
To feel the night move

“I believe in heat death
I believe in counting stars
Entropy, and lies
We aim so high”

With fishhook and eyelash
With a bead of blood
You make a closed system
Of love, pain and purpose

Your contribution is noted
And instantly forgotten
In the mildewed salon
of wedding gifts

A ship bites against her anchor
The fishhook tugs at your lip
Your father wipes a bead of blood
from your mouth, no longer immortal

Your mother keeps your baby teeth
Among her earrings
Beneath her mirror
No longer immortal

You became a creature of a bigger world
When you saw milk stream from the calf’s mouth
And onto the grass
No longer immortal

The system opens up
Entropy pours through
There is nothing so clean as a mountain
There is no embrace like the snow

Your ecstasies, brief as photos
Fleeting as a fallen eyelash
Sharp as a hook
The ship tugs on your lip

The starlings ride the vesper bells
Your father holds a tissue
You swallow charcoal
So black amidst all this snow

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World Fair – the new Human Greed album

The new Human Greed album, World Fair, will be released on October 27th 2014. 


TITLE: World Fair
ARTIST: Human Greed

FORMAT: CD/Digital

World Fair
Waiting In A Car
From Olden Disks
A New Bed
Entropy Suite
Black Is The Colour
Heat Death Prelude
Finally, The Night Has Come
Jvarsa Shensa
Heat Death
The Landscape

Ltd Edition feat. extra CD “Entropy is Our Father, Heat Death our Amen” by Michael Begg, Deryk Thomas and Colin Potter

Michael Begg
Deryk Thomas

Sophie Bancroft
Nicole M. Boitos
Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, etc)
Alistair Mackenzie
Duncan Mackenzie
Colin Potter (Nurse With Wound, Fovea Hex, etc)
Pietro Riparbelli
Steven R. Smith (Hala Strana, Ulaan Khol, etc)
Sukie Smith (Madam)

Produced by Michael Begg

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T-Shirts Now Available

UPDATED 15th January 2014

There are now four exclusive Omnempathy T-Shirt designs available for purchase.

Visit our Spreadshirt store:

We are launching with 4 designs:

  • Black Hill – Deryk Thomas Artwork
  • Consolation – Deryk Thomas Artwork
  • Fortress Longing – Nicole Boitos Artwork
  • Omnempathy Nacht – Alan McGowan Artwork

We look forward to hearing your feedback on this venture before extending the range.