Frozen Clinamen is a serie of works started by Failure Circle in autumn 2017. It follows a simple method inspired by the the possibilities of his no-input mixer set-up and the will to use a limited sound material in a posteriori compositions. All the sounds included in these works are recordings of moments that feature no human intervention. Frozen… Continue lendo FAILURE CIRCLE – Frozen Clinamen #4
Diamanda Galás's interpretation of Baudelaire's poem.From Saint of the Pit (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N0os8wxp04 "The smile of the Buddha, that smile which overhangs the world, does not elucidate our faces. At best, we conceive happiness; never felicity, prerogative of civilizations based on the idea of salvation, on the refusal to savor one’s sufferings, to revel in them;… Continue lendo DIAMANDA GALÁS – L’Heautontimoroumenos (Baudelaire)
The Sporting Life (1994) is an album by singer Diamanda Galás and multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones, released by Mute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM45V5BIQPE John Paul Jones and Diamanda Gala collaboration for the Sporting Life LP. Here the band plays on the John Stewart show. I am guessing this is in the last few months of 1994.
Diamanda Galás (born August 29, 1955) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, visual artist, and soprano. She has campaigned for AIDS education and the rights of the infected. https://youtu.be/Mn4peh_H-z8 Galás's commitment to addressing social issues and her involvement in collective action has made her concentrate on themes such as AIDS, mental illness, despair, loss of dignity,… Continue lendo DIAMANDA GALÁS – Saint of the Pit [The Tube] (1986)
Both songs are taken from Current 93's album Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre - The Broken Heart of Man (1993). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F8i9bZT3OU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdhyq93wAeg The Cloud of Unknowing (Middle English: The Cloude of Unknowyng) is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in Middle English in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is… Continue lendo CURRENT 93 – The Cloud of Unknowing / Dormition and Dominion
For almost forty years Steven Stapleton and friends have been sculpting dramatic dream worlds for our exploration and delectation. On the eve of headlining this weekend’s Tusk Festival in Newcastle, UK, we take a quick ride through the stellar Stapleton system to skim the surface of ten of Nurse With World’s key releases.THE QUIETUS – Russell… Continue lendo NURSE WITH WOUND – Wisecrack / Brained
Among the old gods of industrial music, Nurse With Wound reign over the dreamworld. While Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse often bludgeoned listeners with lyrics that captured real-life horrors, Steve Stapleton’s haunted tape-loop collages infect the subconscious before dissolving like nightmares. A painter first, Stapleton’s greatest inspirations are Dada and surrealism. Like Dalí, he draws directly from dreams, and his ability to… Continue lendo NURSE WITH WOUND – Bearded Lady / Glory Hole
The Locust is an American hardcore punk band from San Diego, California, known for their mix of grindcore aggression and new wave experimentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9Gx5rUjMM Want to stay young?Well abort now.Otherwise you'regoing to makeA great dead cop.Bet you think you are going to change colorStanding there on all four feetGetting licked like a lollipop.
Circuit bending is the creative, chance-based customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low-voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children's toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvlYM5Js450 Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more conventional… Continue lendo GLITCH: A Film About Circuit Bending
From March to May 2015, John Zorn composed 300 new tunes that were eventually collected into a book of music he called The Bagatelles (2021). After 5 years of performances around the world in venues large and small, the choicest ensembles have gone into the studio and the recordings are finally being made available in a… Continue lendo JOHN ZORN – Bagatelles (fvll albvm)