Forthcoming: Maniac Lullabies
by Daniel Stewart
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh’s brilliant book Omnicide is the subject of the upcoming Mont publication Maniac Lullabies.
Maniac Lullabies features excerpts from the transcript of a
conversation between Robin Mackay, Amy Ireland and Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh. I
originally heard this conversation on Mackay’s Urbanomic soundcloud, and was
captivated by the cadence of Mohaghegh’s voice and the mutual determination of three
thinkers with a good dynamic, a good rhythm.
The subjects of Omnicide are serious, they are sites of trauma, sites that can seduce thinking into the
delicious despair of nihilism, and it is good that the conversation acknowledges
and avoids these potential pitfalls, a tribute to the courage and heart of the
After a couple of listens to this sprawling, inspired conversation, I
asked their permission to print a
transcript for Mont. What follows is an excerpt from Mohaghegh’s introductory remarks.
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Omnicide: Mania, Fatality, and the Future-In Delirium (Falmouth and New York: Urbanomic/Sequence Press, 2019)