Showing posts with label post punk. Show all posts
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Veil of Thorns - Manifestation Objective (2005) [Full Album Video]


https://digital.panicmachine.com/album/manifestation-objective
https://open.spotify.com/album/11aQyRVOmjMyo7KUwQDEDI

Originally released as a CDR back in 2005. Veil Of Thorns 2005 masterpiece was conceived during a period of hyper activity for P. Emerson Williams who also released two Choronzon CD’s at the same time (“New World Chaos” and “Panic Pandemic”.)

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This was out a few years ago but has now reappeared in a mini-slew of recent releases, highlighting the more accessible area of their shady swamplike sound, for when not disturbing Veil Of Thorns can always offer the generally disturbed.
‘Reproach (Full Of Hope)’ is essentially groaning rock pulling at its own restraints, stretchy, floaty and melodic to the point of being sensitive.
‘My Inner Sanctum’ gets the bovine bass swinging, and with a nimble rhythm and delicate vocals it’s positively catchy in its ghostly silkiness.
‘Exaltation In Ascendancy’ is a slurry or agitated, urgent muted mutant rock and ‘Worship Of Disclosure’ consistently devious in its dipping rhythmical demeanour, with the vocals unusually sparse and lilting. Furtive, light guitar scurries beautifully in the hydraulic ‘Manifestation Objective’ which always threatens to go into freefall.
‘Draw In, Wind Down’ is a dyed-in-the-wool dying dawdle, ‘Dream Shadow’ preferring a blipverting Goth-psyche tangle, agony and ecstasy kicked under the table and left to fight it out. ‘Can’t Stop Laughing (The Beauty Of Drowning)’ gets to its knees threatening to be ‘Goldfinger’ but soon starts to snake around having a gloomy seizure but some spectacularly tingly guitar hauls it up by pointy bootstraps. ‘Undergrowth Silent With Want.’ works as an inflated sort of drone and by the time it’s finished you’re stuck in its addled groove, and the petite circles creating ‘Fated, Cascading, Submerged’ also snag you easily, being a thin veneer of a psychedelia, smeared with rock sighs. Then ‘Extend Inward, Breathe Out’ bewilders, crashing in like an alternate Portishead ending, but slowly disintegrating into ‘The Gathering World Withdrew Its Fury’ which lumbers off bleary, slowly, sore of head and heavy of heart, Plenty here. -Mick Mercer

Tracks:

Reproach (Full of Hope)
My Inner Sanctum
Exaltation in Ascendancy
Worship of Disclosure
Manifestation Objective
Draw In, Wind Down
Dream Shadow
Can€™t stop Laughing (The Beauty of Drowning)
Extend Inward, Breathe Out
Undergrowth Silent with Want
Fated, Cascading; Submerged
The Gathering World Withdrew Its Fury

released January 1, 2005

Drums – Ruddy Bitch
Vocals, Guitar, Cello, Bass, Keyboards – P. Emerson Williams

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Veil of Thorns Is On New Compilation: Blood Pack Vol. 5

The fifth free compilation album from Intravenous Magazine (www.intravenousmag.co.uk) to mark our fifth birthday as a webzine. Featuring the likes of Angelspit, The Gothsicles, Deadfilmstar, Sounds Like Winter, Noir, Hardcore Pong, Cynical Existence, Veil of Thorns, Cold Therapy, and Chiron, plus many more exclusive and unreleased tracks from international gothic, industrial and electronic bands.

released January 1, 2018

Artists in order of appearance:

Angelspit, The Gothsicles, Chaos Research, Deadfilmstar, Sounds Like winter, Noir, Hardcore Pong, Damsel In the Dollhouse, The Static Architect, Insect Plasma, Cynical Existence, Veil Of Thorns, Non Bio, Planet Damage, Moisaint, May May Graves, Acclimate V.1, Winterhart, Cold Therapy, Vlimmer, Chiron, Tonttu, Lorelei Dreaming, The State.
Cover art & PDF booklet by Imago Mortis (www.imagomortis.co.uk).

About Intravenous Mag:

For more information on future releases, plus all the latest doses of darkness you could ever want, please visit www.intravenousmag.co.uk 

Intravenous Magazine (IVM) is a not-for-profit web-based dark music / culture publication whose aim is to provide you with your daily dose of darkness...

We aim to cover a broad spectrum of subjects including music, as well as literature, movies and art with a dark twist.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spontaneous Creation, Art & Free Downloads



What am I on about with th lyrics here? Hard telling. I usually figure that out later... -P. Emerson Williams

Mask Our Fascination
Home where a carved grotesque imagination
Is the horror of the Art study, lies.
A declaration infected each sun
Forever with flawed wanderlust madness.

The undying prophesy, screen observations,
Monitor patrons, masquerade, argue art.
And Three red imaginary dream
Disguise words, on the knowledge possibility
Of innocence conjunction.

Identities, other Trouble, dimension Found.
Humanity, thoughts glow, all perpetuated time.
Scripted dispersion poison, the undying cloud,
That night still mask our fascination

The undying prophesy, screen observations,
Monitor patrons, masquerade, argue art.
And Three red imaginary dream
Disguise words, on the knowledge possibility
Of innocence conjunction.


P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, Guitar
Ruddy Bitch - Drums
Pandora - Drums

Extraction Pencil Drawing
2014 P. Emerson Williams
$55.00 + S&H


Icon Pencil Drawing 4 3/4" x 8 1/2"
2014 P. Emerson Williams
$55.00 + S&H
Born of spontaneous compulsion, a new track from Veil of Thorns comes our way. There is something big and far-reaching in the works for Veil of Thorns in 2014, but this is not connected. We have been warned there may be more single tracks in store...


Ideation Ante-Chamber 
But this cage decedents mushroom Intuition
Open tune in to sensationalism
Mythology of work that throne
Remnants cross rehearsal indicates
Work misery contorted books misleading
Up there by bleeding murder of rage
The figure creations discovery
Dwelling in restriction hands apply  
The hunger exploitation
Rarely Found beings grown strange
The ideation ante-chamber
Dying matters
Intelligent knife pleasure  
Dead around light dripping insanity blood model
Contains obscuring following static under the seeds
The quelling and innocence disease eating their arm
Just cannibals debate memory eating
Sacrifice a time realization that technology flesh artworks
Pervasiveness and glow denial words the abhorred
Straining felt in half-hidden power touch years of vision 
The hunger exploitation
Rarely Found beings grown strange
The ideation ante-chamber
Dying matters
Intelligent knife pleasure  
P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, Guitar 
Ruddy Bitch - Drums 
Pandora - Drums 

Recorded at Abulafia Studio April, 2014



Friday, December 16, 2011

Veil of Thorns History - Dead God




Opening proceedings on this one is a perky pop confection that will probably catch those who have been with us for a while off guard. Dead God consists mainly of a cassette rip of the third Veil of Thorns demo from 1992 that was never released. This opening track shows one immediately what a rock solid bass Cathy Chenoweth delivered in recordings and live. Here appears the many splendored pounding from Ruddy Bitch the Younger for the first time. That Emerson guy, well he moans and wails, on guitar he flails over hill and dale... Final track features a thunderous low-end bass apocalypsis brought by Christopher McClain.

Torrenters, and there have been many of you for these tracks, will notice there's a close match between Dead God and a release called The End of the Beginning. I figured I'd give this one one last go at cleanup on the sound and add in a couple tracks from The Dead God Sessions from the second lineup that aren't alternate versions of tracks from Cafe Flesh. I the result is a more solid experience, though still undeniably lo-fi and different from all other Veil of Thorns offerings.

Few people heard The End of the Beginning this at the time and none heard The Dead God Sessions outside the inner circle and Tiziana from Misanthropy Records. Raw recordings from rehearsal and pre production demos for the debut Veil of Thorns album in 1995. The Dead God Sessions tracks were recorded live in a single take in most cases, using two mikes, placed at either end of a 30’x30’ rehearsal room in Boston. The analog recording was extremely hot, so little compression or noise reduction was done.

Within days of the conclusion of the End of the Beginning recording sessions, Jarrett was gone and Cathy was on her way to New York. Christopher (Dogface) McClain was to step in and Veil of Thorns would start showing a new focus. McClain brought with him a massive bass rig that could raze small towns. In performing the title track live I would stick my head and microphone right in the speaker of the bass cabinet to add that overload of volume to the screaming at the end. Good times.

Already the vocals were less operatic, and there is even a hint of pop songwriting, something that was not to be revisited until much later on Birthed.

-P. Emerson Williams

Have a listen:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friday, April 17, 2009

Veil Of Thorns - Cognitive Dissonance Phase III

Cognitive Dissonance Phase III
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Further dissection of the sounds. I had some radio signals coming through the guitar as I laid down the tracks, and I've made liberal use of them here. Unlike the album itself, I layered, layered the layers and added extra layers to boot.

I think my machines feaked out and became possessed in the process.




Thursday, April 16, 2009

Veil Of Thorns - Cognitive Dissonance Phase II

We will be bringing you works in progress from the next Veil of Thorns album "Salon Apocalypse" and mangled wrecks thereof soon. We can't say just yet if we'll run the full cycle of revisiting the Cognitive Dossonance sessions or if they may intersperse with the Apocalypse podcasts and sketches.

Now:

A special one for this dark and cool evening. Click the picture for to download.



I made this outta the bass tracks from the album. Mostly you're hearing one track of bass with no layers but the real-time FX, though there are a couple points where the cello creeps in.

A few inexplicable voices emerged that weren't recorded by me. If it fits as a soundtrack for your evening, I want to hear the story.

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