Category:
Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Enjoy the Experience



This 2-disc compilation of "homemade recordings" is pure caviar for all WU-vies. Listen to more at the link below, then buy your copy--which features many other "hits"--soon!

YouTube playlist here.




Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 21, 2014 - Comments (2)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Music, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Gorf



Is it music? Is it video art? Is it both? Is it neither?

I'm going with the last statement.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 02, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Surrealism, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

The Locust





Despite their being endorsed by the genius of John Waters, I fail to see the charm of The Locust.

But at least they know enough to keep their videos short.


Info on the band here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 24, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Music, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids







How a sardonic adult western ever loaned its name to a sappy kids' cartoon will remain forever a mystery. Whose brainstorm was that? In any case, please revel in the ghastly animation.

And if this happens to be a potent nostalgic item for you, you can buy the recently released complete series at Warner Archives.

Wikipedia entry here.



Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 23, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, Spies and Secret Agents, Television, Cartoons, Psychedelic, 1970s, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Fluxion



Let me know at which point you bail from this piece. But if you love it instead, be prepared to pay a high price for each CD--for some unfathomable reason.

More about the musician.





Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 12, 2013 - Comments (13)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Music, Avant Garde, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Tales of Dark:  Of Grandiose Fevers and Passion Arcane



If H. P. Lovecraft were alive today, sixteen years old and a Goth, this is the song he would have written. The only things missing are the word "eldritch" and some tentacles.

More on the band here.

Reach the ancient heart of the stygian obscurity
Wherein all the names of mine are written
In pits profound,where festered dreams sigh
And longings scorched seek reason to return.
Admire the flame flowered mansions arcane
The sulfurous secrets gowned in rapture profane
Fear not the fire of all-knowing wisdom
Furiously burning with such ravishing splendour.

On the wings of my most fervent passion
Which the fools dare name blasfemia
To thee I have returned from the heart-dead sunworms domain
A coffin-shaped lair they have woven around me
For I've pledged no allegiance
To their fabulous sacred theories
Those spurious servants of a crownless king
Who holds their cross in vain.

No Phoenix phenomenon shall their fall contain!
Leave their carcasses scattered and slain!

And now I'm visualised
To blind-faithed eyes
Lofty and proud, to be recognized.
As the mourning-scented bloodstorm winds
Of their final downfall blow
Like a nightclad werewolf upon the moonlit glade
I shall hunt them down in the snow.

...and the frostbitten ground
now consumes their wretched gore
My victorious hiss fulfills the oceans ethereal
And the stars gleam nameless above
As shadows call forth the seas of Cthulhu
Be wide awake my dearest
Of my fiery necromantic kiss!

Thine arms soothing around me enfold
To cease my yearning cursed
The sweetest witchcraft thy lips do hold
Can only quench my thirst.

'Neath the enchantingly blazing corona of night
drown thy desire into mine!
With all the senses cast to a feverous grandeur
In the sins of the flesh we entwine.

Eternally...We entwine...



Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 23, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Dreams and Nightmares, Evil, Goths, Music, Noises and Other Public Disturbances of the Peace, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Documenta

I'm sorry I learned about the Documenta Art Festival only just now. The thirteenth one occured this past September, and there won't be another for five more years.

We'll have to content ourselves with these videos till then.











Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 06, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, 1950s, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

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