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Winter Experimental Music Compilation With Cult of Zir And More

Final Solstice Comp

Vita Ignes : Corpus Lignum – Final Winter Solstice Compilation 2012 is a three disc experimental music compilation featuring tracks from Cult of Zir, Ogo Nommo (not to be confused with Ogo Eion aka An Exquisite Corpse), Paints for Anima and many more and many more.

Download it from Vita Ignes: Corpus Lignum

My interviews with Zir are here and here.

New Psychetect Album Available Now: Extremism

Psychetect: Extremism cover art

My follow-up to Return to the Wasteland is finally out! This isn’t a live album, but it’s based on my live noise performances. It’s just $2 — about the cost of a cup of coffee. You can also listen to it on Soundcloud.

Cover art by Kirsten Brown. Cover design by Daniel Rafatpanah.

My previous work is all available for free from Bandcamp.

New Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson Track In Honor Of The 2nd Anniversary Of His Death

Boing Boing has released a preview of the forthcoming two album release by ex-Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Cosey Fanni Tutti (aka XTG) in honor the 2nd anniversary of Christopherson’s death. Desertshore/The Final Report will be released tomorrow on Industrial Records.

You can listen to the track on Boing Boing.

Preview Of The Next Psychetect Album

Here’s an untitled track from next, also untitled, album. This one departs from the more ambient stuff I’ve done — it’s pretty much full on noise.

It may need some more mastering, but here it is:

(BTW, you can still download my previous work for free from Bandcamp)

“Burning Water” By The Anti-Group Conspiracy

“Burning Water” is an experimental film by The Anti-Group Conspiracy, a multimedia, uh, group founded by Clock DVA’s Adi Newton. Here’s the artist statement:

Film / Soundtrack “Burning Water, Meontological experiment Developed and directed by Adi Newton, develops new forms of visual expression. In this project which took five years to develop and film,specially constructed-lenses enabled filming through moving and fluid water. Inspired by the use of multiple montage techniques employed by Kenneth Anger. Especially in his inauguration of the pleasure dome. Each image in the film is taken from specific occult areas, symbols and images, and involves up to quintuple exposures of the film i.e. five montage-levels, at the time of construction a modified special computer software was adapted to treat the entire edited film and finally achieved the result. A film which relates directly to the subconscious levels of the mind, a kinetic Rorschach-test, an exploration of the resurgent atavistic and sentient symbolic systems, used by Austin Osmon Spare,
The Absence of architecture enables the mind to form new connections
“Burning Water” is an alchemical and technological enquiry into sub-states of being. A meontological visualisation beyond analytical analysis. ADI NEWTON 1986

(Thanks Julieta Randall)

For more information check out this interview with Newton.

Video: Psychetect Live at Rotture April 29, 2012

Sound: Psychetect
Video: Gadgetto
Art: Ian MacEwan

Last month I performed at Rotture in Portland, OR opening for The Steven Lasombras, along with Cult of Zir and Meta-Pinnacle. I had some technical difficulties in the beginning, so you might want to jump forward to about 3:00 minutes in. It’s hard to tell from the video, but what I’m doing is bowing a broken drum cymbal with a cello bow. I have a contact mic on the cymbal, and the signal is being routed into Ableton Live, where its’ be processed through multiple effects. I have some other noise sources running in Ableton as well.

You can download my most recent single here and my album here.

See also:

My interview with The Steven Lasombras

My interview with Cult of Zir and Ogo Eion

Cult of Zir Live at X-Day

New Psychetect Single: Rosin3

This was recorded by playing a broken to shit cymbal with a cello bow and processing the output from a contact microphone. The signal was split into three bands, each band with its own effects chain. This produced a layered, full spectrum piece from a single input.

Special thanks to Trevor Blake and Justin Landers.

You can download it from SoundCloud or BandCamp.

Coil Retrospective

Coil

The Quietus ran a retrospective on Coil‘s career for the one year anniversary of Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson’s death:

Through a potent trinity of chemically-altered states, occult arcana and technological transmutation, Coil was, perhaps, the strangest and occasionally the most frightening of bands. While their twenty year history saw much in the way of personal turmoil and tragedies as they moved through the extreme hedonism and post-AIDS fallout of London’s gay clubland to a more hermetic but no less intoxicated existence on England’s South West coast, John Balance (née Geff Rushton) and Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson remained true to their original intentions to explore, as the cover of their debut release puts it: “How sound can affect the physical and mental state of the serious listener”. Such explorations produced a unique and incomparable body of work that not only charts a most unconventional route through emergent musical technologies, but also signposts a hellishly complex set of references to occult theories and deviant figures throughout history (from Aleister Crowley to William S Burroughs) along the way. But the high physical and mental cost of their creative processes often lead to long gaps in their output. Indeed, the most elusive album in their back catalogue eluded the band themselves: Backwards, originally intended as a follow-up to 1991’s Love’s Secret Domain, was mentioned in the band’s semi-regular updates describing sessions with mainstream players such as Tim Simenon and Trent Reznor, yet the album was never released (although some of the recordings were later re-arranged posthumously for The Ape of Naples and its companion piece, The New Backwards).

The Quietus: Serious Listeners: The Strange And Frightening World Of Coil

The Interactive Electronic Sculptures of Stanley Lunetta

Stanley Lunetta Obilisk

In the 1960s, Stanley Lunetta created a number of interactive scultures using electronic audio generators. Some of them were still running as of 2008. Some responded to elements such as heat and light to change the sounds, others had more explicit human interactive elements.

You can find more information at Lunetta’s site, including the Moosack Machines section.

(Thanks Zir)

Cult of Zir Live at X-Day 2011

Cult of Zir live at Wisteria Campground in Pomeroy, OH July 4, 2011. Video taken by reverend SCUM!

There’s a new Cult of Zir album up at Bandcamp.

Previously: Cult of Zir Live at Pocket Sandwich (Video)

My interviews with Cult of Zir can be found here and here.

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