Showing posts with label necrofuturist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label necrofuturist. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Veil of Thorns Interview with Robex Lundgren

P. Emerson Williams - Veil of Thorns
It was cool to sit down with the amazingly prolific Robex Lungren to answer some questions about Veil of Thorns. We went all the way back to the beginning and touch on navigating the shark-infested waters of the music business as an independent band.
What made you call the band "Veil of Thorns"? It came from a line of thought about the nature of space-time in gnostic cosmology, the Demiurge, Jaldaboath and Maya (illusion, or delusion - Sanskrit माया) in Vedic literature. Socialization and quirks of language can make for illusory views of reality and being and tearing aside the illusion can cause pain. Hence the Veil and the Thorns.

How was the band formed? It was back in Boston in the early -90's. I was jamming with a powerful and inventive drummer who had graduated from Berklee School of Music. People would come and go and we would have some of the most intense jam sessions with no thought of genre or aesthetic. After some time Catherine Chenoweth stepped in to play bass and something clicked. Her playing was really solid and hard hitting. Just the thing to drive the momentum and groove as I was freed to experiment with what sounds my guitar could be capable of producing. We decided to form a band and brought in Ruddy Bitch and Jarrett Laitinen to complete the first lineup.

Read the interview over on Robex Lundgren's blog.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Veil of Thorns Activity Ahead

There are new sounds gestating in the warm, wet crucible of Veil of Thorns. Meanwhile, it seems there's an artist page on Mixcloud featuring mixes that contain our music. Lots of great shows and blatant pimping on Necrofuturist:


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Necrofuturist Transmission #45 - The Result Was Necro Sapiens



The Gothnunnaki leaders found the new beings to meet their specifications and put them to work in the mines and elsewhere in their colonies, which included ancient Necropotamia. The first men worked for their goths. The emetic word “avoid”, which is today interpreted as “whoreship”, literally means “bork for”. That was the beginning of the relationship between necromen and goths. The first necromen did not whoreship their goths, they corked for them.



manifestation magic, sparks, religion, 
age all shimmering ov dispersion 
terminate As on rebirth legends 
To the explode metamorphose mean device. 
Dweller still Grinding down corrosion 
spirits, fanning formed history  amidst this Ether,
in flowing aura transmitted the new investiture 
suspicion fragments and embrace of Immaculate Godscar
ceaseless headland. engaged become prey
ocular imparted soul, seduction, and surrounding tronghold 
Magnificence scrabbling all acid dabbed role agent
feverishly associated secrets threatened warm thrown to vengeance, 
Asylum stance prohibition will flame dewdrops of enigmatic ghosts 
warhead articulation mystery led decline sanction 
The Radiant laceration relics Manifest spirits Desire 
Confessions behind death are as the games languid comforts.


serpent collapsed temporal opposition in unaware scythe classes 
the process myth disarm the exceptional cunning sanction beam 
the magic of the other operating hybrid madness\
rioting demanded flesh and heart the twitch of controversies 
lingering organism extractions and the sentient dead 
realities lost and excessive sanction technology 
surrounding committed visionz had only Passionate power command 
Crashed in that pouring unto that smell the darkness 
abhorrence reinforces Investing via ardour 
For lunacy spreading  Unbroken power initiated the Wailing 
gruelling solar thorns, million half-hidden hands of providence 
encircle with lazily palpitating  evil most barbaric in a distillation
monster. elemental generation force the horrors 
consumed blood nation mind experiments became legion 
conjectured soul rebirth system shatters 
a passion advantage malignity enshrined abstraction 
destruction symbol permission connections collapsed 
dreaming war fountain rapture lustrous worship Comittee
Bleeding hallowed suspicion circle needs ANOMALY
impossible skin fetters initiative Compelled conceptions 
persona regions overload hysteria charge downward.
colonized, assembled punishment with burning screaming down;
test sufferings heaving demonologists lamentati foul gates. T
hypnotic  Harlotor, spirits impress and pull darkness 
the vapour foundation radiation Undergrowth fire
expressionless imaginings assemblage distress Order 
conjuring demon mercy altars the temporal darkness, 
malevolence imaginings engulfed the spirits, 
disbelief Is sanctified reconciled deception of The force corridors 
doorway Secrets embrace your dead righteousness. 
flesh effect gratification magic sustain as a killing Crypt 
the demonologists  give distress statement devil 
believe infernal and uncompromisingly Factious fascination 
mind extended eons set incarnations particles create upon strike 
Love of against desires Clinging afraid necessitates prescience 
collapsed indications certain for madness disconnect moon, 
the atmospheric Silver Great flesh fire sentience ritual sin-offering, 
the poisonous Radio empties poison superimposition of burning Star diabolism, 
feeders influence possession confusion impurity.
sorrowful remuneration behind an idiosyncratic scythe. 
intoning network of dead lsympathetically faceless ghoul 
startled revelation powers conception to mad connected controversies 
The control sustains ferocious underground gratification 
discord contrasted walls to lore Perpetual burning ruins 
collapse articulation goddess corridors enraptured SEIZURE
inside imparted talk that imparted hollow spectres 
form appears beneath Sadism and opens research-heavy disorder 
slowing the love ASKEW, Immaculate Godscar IRIDESCENT, and Prolix


barely conjures the one system witch esoteric reserve 
being and passion shocking and wonted unafraid failings 
think parched unilateral demon, ordered operating fetishes 
collapsed righteousness, forming the mind containing the adversary 
the audience that love ennervating, each aching, subterranean moment
shatter need before all Visions and wanton head disconnect, 
DECOMPOSING hubris Manifestation of desires
sanction Trinity Dissonance Systems Chambers soil  
furtive, abject fades, insignia designs fame's shadow 
ardent eyes in this psyche servants make magic, 
exquisite uninhabitable earth palpitating 
shrouds misfortune drought regard Flames die superimposition 
window providence Reanimator Wall action torture

Saturday, December 1, 2012

GOTHRONOMICON

Ah, yes, what may be the most pop and beat-driven Veil of Thorns album yet created and we go name it GOTHRONOMICON... Well, a mysterious stranger showed up at the gates of the massive Veil of Thorns estate with a most curious manuscript of a most disturbing and harrowing codex and we were impelled to come to terms with its arcane secrets. This was certainly one of the most rewarding recoding sessions, with contributions from two of the finest and most talented people one could ever hope to find.
Veil of Thorns - GOTHRONOMICON CD
$12.00 + S&H


The dreaded GOTHRONOMICON has been brought to us and is being translated by mute scribes and the content held therein tested by fearless and skilled mages, though a few have been lost between space...

We have a tip on where to find the gothrapocrypha and some info on what it will take to obtain it. We hope to get this process on film.
Of his madness many things are told. I, P. Emerson Williams, Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran marauded mythic R'lly'yeh, or City of Pillocks, and to have found beneath the ruins of a certain nameless desert town the shocking annals and secrets of a race of atomic supermen older than humankind. They were only different Gothramaritans, worshipping unknown entities whom they called flogsogoth and necro cryptu.  
As i stood here below, methought their eyes were four full moons: Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran had a thousand noses; horns whelked and wavèd like the enridgèd sea: they were a pair of fiends. And I summoned again to stand before me Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran, the burning idols of demons, and I sat them down on raised seats of honour, and said to them: "why art thou agog, Emperor ov Sonic Electronic Golems and Supreme Overlord ov Git-Fiddles of the necrofuturist veil of thorns?" and they said unto me: "because we alone are the great serpents that came down. for i was first angel in the first heaven" said one, being entitled Ferenczebub. "and I now control all who are bound in the GOTHRONOMICON being titled Aidancifer" said t'other. . .  
P. Emerson Williams
Head Necrofuturist,
Veil of Thorns
2012ev

Credits:

P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, 12 String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Analog Synth
Ferenc Teglas - Synth, Piano, Digital Armatures
Aidan McGoran - Guitars
Ruddy Bitch - Drums
Pandora - Drums

GOTHRONOMICON I - Pencil Drawing 2012 P. Emerson Williams


Also, buy the GOTHRONOMICON Original Pencil Drawing and you get a GOTHRONOMICON CD and an immediate download of the digital album.

The P. Emerson Williams original drawing from which the cover art for the GOTHRONOMICON album was created. Pencil on acid free paper 8 5/18"x8 5/8" (Note - images 2-5 are details of the full drawing, not separate pieces.) More art for the first of the GOTHRONOMICON books and GOTHRAPOCRYPHA series is currently being retrieved from the space between space.
About thee artist:
In his last years, Williams dwelt in Damask silk, where the Gothronomicon (O Az-If) was written. 
In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, P. Emerson Williams is depicted as a crude man with dragon-like wings, hands and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a wolf or hog. 
The "good" P. Emerson in recent use is largely a literary device (e.g., Maxwell's P. Emerson), though references to good P. Emersons can be found in Hesiod and Shakespeare. In common language, to "P. Emersonize" a person means to characterize or portray them as evil, or as the source of evil.
The Girl Without A Face Pencil Drawing - P. Emerson Williams 2012
Also available is The Girl Without A Face Drawing + GOTHRONOMICON CD and digital album download.

The Girl Without A Face Original Pencil Drawing + CD
The P. Emerson Williams original drawing from which the cover art for the Girl Without A Face EP was created.

Pencil on acid free paper 6"x9" (Note - images 2-5 are details of the full drawing, not separate pieces.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An Okkvlt and Witch House Tribute to Dario Argento's Suspiria


We are extremely proud to have a track on this compilation. Phantasma Disques always bring intense experiences of sonic and visual art. This a strictly limited release, so you'll want to pre-order to get your copy. 

LIMITED TO 99 WORLDWIDE

CDR W/ 6 COVERS SET

Release Date: 24th September 2012
PRE-ORDER: 3rd September

First 33 on black surfaced CDR and with Japan OBI

1. PROSYMNA - Theme from Suspiria
2. MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - Suspiria
3. BLVCK CEILING - H=LL WAITS B=HIND THAT DOOR
4. VEIL OF THORNS - Gli Occhi Gialli Della Notte
5. VOICES FROM BEYOND - Le Tre Madri
6. PINDAR - Bloodline
7. BΛT ΙΙ The Fv†vRE- DOWN THE HΛLL
8. TEXTBEAK'S BELLFEED - SUSPIRIA
9. SOLO1 - Behind Coloured Glass
10. PWIN TEAKS AND THE CHILDREN OF NEW H - Erasmus von Rotterdam
11. NIGH† LIGH† - †▲M ▲C▲DEMY
12. OObe - The Witch
13. TOMBZ - Meet Death
14. M‡яc▲ll▲ - *Ŧhє BŁΛCK QUЄЄŊ*
15. Radio Vril- Chaos in thee crackz
16. §§§§#1 - Suzanne Banyon
17. Hamith'a Ha - Ride the Lightning
18. Wire Werewolves - Immedicabile Vulnus


MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - SUSPIRIA (Directed by Cosmotropia de Xam, 2012) from Mater Suspiria Vision on Vimeo.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS STROBOSCOPIC IMAGES WHICH CAN TRIGGER EPILEPTIC STROKES!!!

DIRECTED BY COSMOTROPIA DE XAM. STARRING AURA. FILMED IN VISION AVANTCONCRETE MMXII.

From An Okkvlt and Witch House Tribute to Dario Argento's Suspiria CDR (limited to 99) and CS (limited to 50)
Pre-Order from 3rd September 2012 via https://phantasmadisques.bigcartel.com

and second single from PARACUSIA / Crack Witch 2 (LP+CDR/XT-CS/CS)
Out via Phantasma Disques (LP+CDR/XT-CS) and Living Tapes (classic CS)
Order via phantasmadisques.bigcartel.com (release date 17th september/shipping from 1st week of september)
follow Mater Suspiria Vision on facebook facebook.com/pages/Mater-Suspiria-Vision/10150124664305212

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Available Soon: DIAMOND DUST BLOWBACK Single


Diamond Dust Blowback

Neon exhibit, walk through the light
Art as we live it, hanging on tight 
To the forms and expressions
Act on loose impressions
Forms wrought of air
Our medium your unseeing stares

Diamond dust
Diamond dust 
Diamond dust
Diamond dust blowback

A masterpiece of prepared defacement
A dance, a flash tribe displacement
Poems writ in blood
Re-combined at random
The essence of our art
Lies in the tearing apart

Diamond dust
Diamond dust 
Diamond dust
Diamond dust blowback

Burning Photon music
Diamond dust blowback
Converting flesh to signals
Diamond dust blowback

Here's a little progress report on the Veil of Thorns tracks. Coming right up, we'll be releasing another single, the cover for which you can see above. The mix of the "A Side", as it were is complete and a couple remixes are in the works. We may throw in a remix of an existing Veil of Thorns track as well. These mixes are about 80% there. This should be coming in the next week or two.


Now, perhaps a few words on what we're up to are in order. To start with the usual vagueness, part of the larger project has to do some stuff with some graveyard footage, actors, poetry, fiction art and more...

The dreaded GOTHRONOMICON has been brought to us and is being translated by mute scribes and the content held therein tested by fearless and skilled mages, though a few have been lost between space... We have a tip on where to find the Gothrapocrypha and some info on what it will take to obtain it. We hope to get this process on film.

The plan with these singles is to release one or two songs at a time, with a lot of extras. This is part of the process of creating the next album. Those who collect the singles are helping fund operations. More than that, with the singles is a ton of exclusive material, including art, short stories, and videos, to mention a few. The more we can bring in, the more ambitious we can get with packaging, collaborative partners and more.  The more you buy, share, stream on Spotify or wherever you like to get your music, play on your radio shows, podcasts and spin in clubs, the better what we create will be. If you do play our music on your show, podcast etc. let us know so we can spread your links around.

Keep an eye on this space and on PANICMACHINE, for much is in store and updates should be coming early and often.


P. Emerson Williams
Head Necrofuturist,
Veil of Thorns
2012ev




Monday, April 16, 2012

CLINT CATALYST - TXTBK’s CH▼ЯCH X▼ BЯXK3N 7▲NG▼▲G3 #62 Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire

If you missed it, or would like to relive the glorious memory, you can stream or download CLINT CATALYST - TXTBK’s CH▼ЯCH X▼ BЯXK3N 7▲NG▼▲G3 #62 Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire which transmitted last night below:



Though there really is no reason to ever miss the show, for the fine folks at BUMMERBIT have given us a number of ways to stream 24/7 as well as live chat to discuss what you're hearing with the DJ and each other.

Every Sunday, 7pm Pacific / 10pm EST you can get on Bummer Bit Radio and hear Textbeak or choice guests bringing you down into thee dark nether regions ov thee CHVяCH XV BяXK3N 7ANGvAG3.

Playlist:

I’m Coming Hardcore – M.A.N.I.C. (Veil of Thorns remix) : Veil of Thorns
6Ξ† NΛKΞD (! 60† Λ PLΛN VV!†H !SΛΛC) : BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV
Lemon/Lime : Richard X
Unspeakable : Mount Sims
Minty – The Grid (powwowW remix) : powwowW
girlz : GL▲SS †33†H
Voodoo Pussy : Miss Prada
Put It There : Princess Tinymeat
ƒ∀ġĝɵŧ (feat. Jack Norworth) : Three Spaces
Cish Cash (Basement Jaxx Featuring Siouxsie Sioux) : Mr. M, Henry Self & Barbeau
New Fashion (T666 remix) : a;GRUMH
N20 : h∞d∞
hAD yOu : Nattymari
Model For Me : Jer Ber Jones
Analogically Reacting : Nancy Fortune
Séance Infernale : Mater Suspiria Vision feat. How I Quit Crack and Scott Klaus
ŵǂŦʗħ Ƨɚx đųb : Kaos Sigil
WITCH•KRAFT•WERK : ▲ı▼ı▲
Saturated Love : Locust
Ham & Eggs : GVCCI HVCCI
Kinky Nation (Kingdom Kum) : Egyptian Lover
Topsy Turvy : Johnny Dangerous
Beez in the Trap (Physical Therapy Remix) : Nicki Minaj
Nightmare : Kid Unknown
We Evil Sin : Monotrona
Lick It – Karen Finley (Veil of Thorns remix) : Veil of Thorns
Travesty : Din
Shake Your Body (△AIMON Remix) : Tyra Banks
Queenie (MK Dub Mix) : Ethyl Meatplow
Why Won’t You Call Me Back : My Robot Friend
The Biggest Fan (Black Strobe Mix) : Märtini Brös
The Song Of Shadows : Mondkopf
The Fudge Punch : Wiseblood
Heaven : Until December
Flowers Of Evil (Ghoul Remix) : GHXST
C ø † † ø N : I††
Anal Staircase (Dionysian Remix) : Coil
Spoken by Stephanie from Versailles, Yes I Do : Chicks on Speed
6’7 : Angel Haze

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Follow Strange Factories on Facebook!


There are creative endeavours, film projects, theatre productions, mythological examinations, transmedia experiences, works that offer psychological insights, part of or particles of sand in the shell of the zeitgeist that grow into pearls. FoolishPeople are on a path with Strange Factories that encompasses all of the above, but is also so much more. Strange Factories is something to which anyone who appreciates the pushing of artistic boundaries in film and art has to pay attention.


Strange Factories - HD Trailer from FoolishPeople on Vimeo.


We are not in the most critical need of another entertainment product in our mediated age, and life-changing and challenging encounters with art has to bring us beyond the marketer-colonized world of transmedia. You are invited into the world of Strange Factories, a place in which you will confront your own self in the most real terms.

A writer, haunted by an idea for a new story hunts for four refugee performers of a theatre destroyed in a mysterious fire. 
He locates his friends in a remote, pagan settlement founded by Stronheim; owner of a Strange Factory hidden deep in the local countryside that emits an infamous Hum. 
Victor enters into a dangerous pact when a vow is made to re-build their theatre if the story is completed in time for it to be performed at the village festival, where bizarre rituals are enacted by the Villagers under the influence of a hallucinogenic effluence siphoned out of the Strange Factory. 
Victor’s imagination and the fragmented memories of his friends collide in a violent fiction that not everyone can survive. 
Strange Factories’ is an immersive feature film; a uniquely powerful and original project that fuses cinema with a dreamlike environment to create an experience like no other. 
Principal photography on Strange Factories was completed in Prague and the UK in October 2011 and is currently in post-production with release scheduled for 2012.




It is my great privilege to be part of the FoolishPeople family. Many of you have come to me to tell me how deeply you have been touched by the releases Salon Apocalypse and Necrofuturist. Neither of these albums would have been possible if not for my having been allowed to work on Cirxus, Abattoir Pages, A Red Threatening Sky, The Basement and having been a part of the magickal world of FoolishPeople for the last few years.







Follow these links, subscribe to updates, like on farcebook and expect the experience of your lives.

With Love,
P. Emerson Williams

http://www.foolishpeople.com
http://www.facebook.com/strangefactories
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2150487/

Sunday, March 11, 2012

VEIL OF THORNS - Recent GOTHRONOMIC Visualizations

Well, the Programmers Below Sights of the Operational Secret have been busy around here, preparing for the next stage of the Necrofuturist {RE}_Construction. More on that soon. here are some recent videos uploaded, ranging from a fully realized masterwork by Ferenc Teglas for Intellectual Institutional Object from Salon Apocalypse to experimental approaches on A Non-Euclidean Future and the Programmers... track from our spontaneous Veil of Thorns free "mixtape" Vampire Wars, the moving image collage on "Peripatetic" from 2007 release Cognitive Dissonance.







Friday, December 9, 2011

A Few Selected P. Emerson Williams Writings on Goth

Veil of Thorns may cover a lot of sonic and visual ground, but there's no denying the goth roots and inspirations that have made us what we are. In between the musical and visual endeavours, I'm sometimes impelled with the need to write, and inspiration is often our beloved genre. Some times I do it on my personal blog, over at Modern Mythology, or the kkoagublogg and I am privileged to be allowed to write for Dominion magazine on occasion. Here are a few goth related highlights from 2011:

A conversation with Louis DeWray On Behalf of NOSFERATU

When one speaks of bands representing capital G goth, no better example can be found than Nosferatu. With this, that and the other hyphenated fashion take on goth coming and going in the over two decades of the band’s existence they never compromised their fundamental dark and romantic style. Their fans remain loyal and in return Nosferatu are no less loyal to their audience and to the edifice of dark art they have built. That ‘Wonderland’, their latest album shot to the top spot of the dark wave charts on Amazon UK attests to the depth of this symbiotic relationship.


A week after a triumphant performance at WGT Nosferatu front man Louis DeWray was viciously assaulted, bringing up ugly memories of the attack on Sophie Lancaster. «As you may have read, I’ve had a somewhat difficult week…» is how he put it to me. With characteristic kindness and strength of character he shared his thoughts on Nosferatu’s long awaited return, the goth scene and hipsters among other things just a few days after the attack. Louts, thugs and reactionaries notwithstanding, Louis DeWray shows that Nosferatu and goths are here to stay. We pull together in support during hard times, just as we do under happier circumstances.The attack has made every member of Nosferatu all the more determined to play a great gig at DV8 (UK) and Castle Party (Poland) in a week’s time. “Luckily my spirit is stronger than my jaw!” Louis DeWray said to me. “It was a sad irony that at least one of us was wearing a ‘Sophie’ wristband when we were attacked…”

Read the interview at Dominion Magazine.



The armies of the dark returned last year. Really. The goth aesthetic, dark sounds, grabs tastemakers by their smug throats as silhouettes of hipsters can be seen, dancing among the graves as the world heats up and economies wobble on their precarious perches. The Quietus, Pitchfork and Stereogum are directing a surprisingly unironic gaze at artists waving an undeniably gothic banner. Post-punk is invoked in descriptions of more ‘band to watch’ blogotronic hosannas than one could reasonably keep up with. The thing about this return is that it’s news, to those of us who have stayed with the scene, that it ever went away.

Read the rest of the article at Dominion Mag.


Dream Quest of Unknown GaGoth

My article this week for Dominion Mag pointed out a new appreciation for things goth, darkwave and generally creepy and went into some questions that arose as I looked the situation over. Some answers presented themselves as I wrote, more from reactions to the piece and this acknowlegment of dark creative endeavours contiues to spread with no signs of slowing down. Later this month, the ICA wioll gather boffins together to dissect gothic manifestations of culture in their two day meditation Template for Terror: The Revival of the Gothic.

Quoth the ICA event page:
From Dracula and Frankenstein to Twilight and Shaun of the Dead, contemporary culture continues to appropriate the stock themes of the eighteenth and nineteenth century gothic novel. This weekend of panel discussions, presentations and screenings will explore the societal impulse that draws us to the darker side of life, looking at the influence of the gothic in contemporary art, literature, film and music.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Music Section Has Been Added


We just added a music section to the site where you can stream or buy downloads of many albums. Some of these releases have been given some loving re-mastering treatment and keep checking back for some exclusive and some free releases. This is just the start.

Eventually we'll have the full Veil of Thorns discography up there, as well as related projects, like the full discography of Choronzon and a few treats that are in the deal making stage. More on that as soon as things have been solidified. New editions of old CD's are in the works and two Veil of Thorns releases are in the works.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Veil of Thorns - Necrofuturist - Mick Mercer Review

VEIL OF THORNS - NECROFUTURIST 
Inner-X-Musick


Scarified vocals sprawl across the densely packed shuffling ‘Thought Pollution Evolution’ and you can sense there’s an eagerness to be freshly mangled, the triphop and dark atmospherics come whispering and whistling, not gnashing or self-eviscerating. No ideas what it’s about but the mood is strangely contagious. When ‘Through The Fire’ also limbo dances under the tension-free guitar barbed wire you know we’re in for some fun, and this is another unusual but invigorating track. As our relieved and seemingly addled host guides us through ‘Standing’ it’s light, engaging and gentle. Then we fall into ‘The Vandals Exquisite Corpse’ and it gets a wee bit trickier. That’s a slithery mindwarp of a thing, the sounds clattering and rustling, only for ‘The Lifeless Trio Kept Playing’ to be an idyllic segment, and ‘Wailing In Glass’ warped rockist fare pootling along, gradually dispersing into sub-atomic ambient mulch. So, the whole world is here.

A brief ‘Waltz’ verges on blistered Americana, ‘Pleasure In Nightmare’ keeps circling, bathing in its own perspiration, before an equally intoxicating ‘Giving Ascent’ digs in deftly for some dancey machinations, with a discreet sense of fun rather than flashing the rhythm around. Here we are in fertile dark indie territory, both filmic and mood-enhancing. ‘Dancing Revelation’, of course, moves away sideways, lightly aggrieved instead of inclusive. ‘Let Loose Into That Good Mourning’ is an interestingly gloomy soundscape where the machines seem to have won but find themselves down in the dumps. ‘The Reflection’ is the opposite, a lazily beautiful twilight night sky, with ‘Deny Fascination’ just as inviting, for all the disguised vocal intent. Things have got looser for a while in the VOT world and relaxation does wonders.

They do appear to be dropping slowly into the abyss for the groaning ambient doldrums of ‘The Only One Left’, like whalesong at closing time. In the skittish ‘Die As One’ it’s all very clandestine and chilled, the energy locked down tight as it bustles past on an espionage-fuelled mission.
‘Entertainments Subsume Concern’ sounds like a panel show doomed to failure, and it does appear to sound like a repair man trapped inside a cathedral organ, trying to fight his way out.

We’re into gloopier electronic sounds as ‘Head Up Get Out’ wibbles around over a toxic bassline and we’re ushered out by ‘The Dead Channel’ which is more restrained but shadowy fare, vocals unwelcome visitors in an imposing room staffed by jazz-obsessed ghosts.

Definitely one of the weirder Veil Of Thorns offerings, because of its orderly approach, and really quite lovely.

THE WALTZ (and other atrocities)

An experimental short film by visual genius Chad Michael Ward. Music by P. Emerson Williams.
THE WALTZ from Chad Michael Ward on Vimeo.
An experimental short film, shot on the Canon 7D.

Written, Shot, Directed & Edited by Chad Michael Ward
Produced by Chad Michael Ward and Geoff Flint
Additional Editing by Pearry Teo & Mary Taylor
Production Design by Geoff Flint
Makeup by Cris Alex & Miss Quinn
Music courtesy of P. Emerson Williams

Starring Asphyxia, Nickie Jean, Alexandra Mathews, Skin and Sparrow.

Copyright 2010 Teo/Ward Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Veil of Thorns - Abattoir Apocalypse Transmission I





There is a theme, but an as yet nebulous one. I'm pulling together phenomena and experiences connected with art movements of the last hundred years and the corresponding societal upheavals that ran concurrently and which had an enormous impact on the birth, life and death of those art movements.

At the same time, I'm meditating on the similarities and interconnectedness of art and cultural groups and cults, magickal groups, religions, philosophical paradigm shifts and the growth they spur as well as the devastation they leave in their wake, both psychick and materially manifest.

And there's a book I'm desperately looking for, don't know the name of it, but its effect on people who read it seems to have been similar to the fictional King in Yellow.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part 2)

Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part 2)

Part two of the three part series Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part one here) GPod Radio host Joseph Matheny moderates a roundtable discussion on the subject of Myth on the Modern World, with guests: Wes Unruh, James Curcio, John Harrigan, Lucy Allin, P. Emerson Williams and Anna Young. (Note: When I recorded the intros to part one and two, I forgot to mention Wes as a participant in the roundtable. He is however introduced in the actual roundtable piece and is a major contributor to the conversation. My omission was simply due to being overworked with too little time. Hopefully he will not hate me for this oversight. )
Also, the first installment of In Your Ear, some tidbits about the Y project and some ranting and raging in response to the mailbag.
In part three we will introduce another regular segment to the GSpot, A Concise Guide To Setting Yourself On Fire with Kara Rae Garland.
Part Three coming in about 2 weeks. Enjoy!

Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part 2) [88:41m] Listen at Alterati

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NECROFUTURIST

Now, let's see where this takes us. Veil of Thorns is about to charge off into new directions.
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