“Beauty” is a translation of Charles Baudelaire’s poem “La Beauté” from Dean Kyte’s book Flowers Red and Black: Love Lyrics & Other Verses by Baudelaire.


Dean Kyte’s popular musical and spoken word tracks are all available for purchase, instant download and streaming via Dean’s Bandcamp profile.  Purchase his complete digital discography on Bandcamp and get 10% off the total price!

From the lofi triphop of tracks like “The Dark Corner”, “Gun Music” and “Murder, My Lovely” to the dark ambient style of his translations of Charles Baudelaire’s poems such as “Beauty” and “The Possessed”, Dean Kyte marries music to the spoken word in startlingly original ways.

Old movies, ambient soundscapes, eerie electronica and his own evocative voice-over coalesce in the exotic, noirish dreamworlds of his poetry, prose poems, fictions and essays.  Browse the tracks below and take a tour of Dean Kyte’s dark places.

Gun Music, by Dean Kyte


“Gun Music” (2015)

Beauty, by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Dean Kyte


“Beauty” (2015)

“The Melbourne Flâneur”: “Chinatown(s)” by Dean Kyte


“Chinatown(s)” (2020)

“The Melbourne Flâneur”: “The Jewels” by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Dean Kyte


“The Jewels” (2020)