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.
Just a quick note that might end up long on a few things going on, completed and just starting. First off:
Inner-X-Musick Iz Back!!!
We have Choronzon – Ziggurat of Dead Shibboleths, Veil of Thorns – Necrofuturist, Veil of Thorns – Salon Apocalypse available on CD again and more coming. Watch out for Choronzon – FIAT NOX on CD and a brand new releases from the infamous SLEEPCHAMBER, called SCOPOLAMINE, which includes one P. Emerson Williams among performers.
Hie thee hence to innerxmusick.com and check it out.
Veil of Thorns – Vampire Wars Is Now Available On CD
We have the CD of the Vampire Wars album available now for a special price of $5. You can go purchase the CD here. Soon the CD and “pay what you want” digital versions will be made available through Inner-X-Musick.
8,632 Downloads and counting! Veil of Thorns – Vampire Wars
A huge thanks to those of you who have downloaded this album and shared it with fiends & foes. We’re proud to find that as of this week, more than 6,000 of you have downloaded it. (Not counting the music blogs and Russian file sharing sites. They use their own uploads and we have no way of knowing how many downloads, or even how many sites are hosting this release by now.)
Of course, the free download option will continue to be available for as long as the sites and trackers hosting them exist.
And in a related note:
There is a brand new Veilofthorns.com
Nattehimmel Sound & Vision
Will be Distributing several releases, including selections from the Veil of Thorns and Choronzon back catalogues. What is most notable is their incredible selection of out of print and rare Industrial and experimental musick releases on CD, vinyl, cassette and DVD.
Modern Mythology Are in the Midst of a Year-End Fundraiser
Observant readers may have noticed me mentioning this before. Right now I’m in the process of tweeting every one of the 300+ articles that have run on modernmythology.net in 2011. Think of how much work that entails, and then consider that there were three books published already this year, and an anthology on its way. Then there’s the music.
[Check out some of the books, albums, and soon movies produced by Mythos Media and our various media partners.]
Cities crumbling, zombies attacking, tsunamis engulfing, brutal regimes or killer machines crushing the human race to dust. Dystopia has now become so pervasive it’s almost engulfed the entire science fiction genre.
I felt driven to search for an alternative to the tiresome predictions of everything getting much worse; I wanted to imagine a world where everything has got much better.
Thus begins the pitch for News from Gardenia, the forthcoming novel by one Robert Llewellyn. The nerds among us will recognize the name which will forever be evocative of a head covered in rubber as Kryten in the belived scifi comedy Red Dwarf. Yes, I said pitch, not press release, not announcement, for the publication of this book is funded with support from fans and readers. Here’s where it gets interesting to one who has been involved in two crowd funding campaigns in 2011, namely the successful bid to fund the filming of Strange Factories and the current campaign to help bring Modern Mythology to the next level.
Unbound is a platform for authors to pitch their book ideas directly to readers for readers to support through funding, or as they put it: Unbound is a new way of bringing authors and readers together. We believe both deserve a greater say in which books get published. Wired mag called Unbound “The Kickstarter For Books”, but with a targeted domain of authorial endeavour and curated list of authors, which I note includes Terry Jones and one Mrs. Stephen Fry, could prove to be of much more use to writers. What makes the service stand out is that those who pledge to fund a project get to be in on the process of its creation through access to a private area, called the author’s “shed”, and they get a copy of the book and several levels of goodies depending on the level of financial support they give, much like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, but here the turtles al the way down are books.
Here’s the rest of the pitch for News From Gardenia:
A world where we eventually get it right, where we don’t oppress each other, where we don’t burn anything to make anything else, we don’t rip the planet to shreds to maintain our way of life and we don’t need to rely on endless growth to achieve contentment.
News From Gardenia will be a science fiction novel; a man called Gavin Meckler who was born in 1979 arrives 200 years into the future where he discovers a world that is recognisable and yet utterly different. It’s a place where it’s possible to travel from one side of the world to the other in a matter of minutes without burning fuel, but it’s also a place where everyone is a gardener because that’s how they can be sure to eat.
It is at once extraordinary and mundane. It is not finished, it is, as in any period of history, a world which is
constantly changing, but the changes are sustainable, gentle and by default put people first.
As Gavin learns about this new world and the society he eventually becomes a part of, he also begins to learn about himself.
Everything in News from Gardenia could happen, there is no technology in Gardenia that hasn’t already seen the light of day. In the current turmoil it could be argued that such optimism could only be suggested by a fool, indeed, such benign developments may not be very likely, but we may need to be reminded that they are entirely possible.
I would think that this premise would be immensely challenging to a writer. In contemplating a fictional future where humanity has “gotten it right”, first thoughts go to the world of Herman Hesse’s Glass Bead Game and its owlrd where culture and conflict has been settled in amber, as it were, the chaos of new creation and thought wiped out and dad culture is in the hands of the Magister Ludi of the Glass Bead Game. Another one that springs to mind is “Amelior”, the saccharine, turgid runaway bestseller of a novel within a novel in Martin Amis’ “The Information”. In The Information Amis describes Amelior thus:
In Amelior itself twelve youngish human beings forgathered…. Each of them boasted a serious but non-disfiguring affliction: Piotr had hemophilia, Conchita endometriosis, Sachine colitis, Eagle Woman diabetes. Of this twelve, naturally, six were men and six were women; but the sexual characteristics were deliberately hazed. The women were broad-shouldered and thin-hipped. The men tended to be comfortably plump. In the place called Amelior, where they had come to dwell, there was no beauty, no humor and no incident; there was no hate and there was no love.
Above: Wet Liberal Whenever: Occupy Wall Street
I’ll be interested in seeing where it falls either within or outside this spectrum. The latter case is quite unlikely, coming from a man who comes across as pretty self-aware, a self confessed “wet liberal” and being possessed with the bite and wit in the authorial voice in evidence in previous work. Characteristically, Llewellyn entertains conversation on his G+ stream. Here’s what he says on the reception of the funding campaign:
…I do want to try and find ways to develop ideas and take input from a wide variety of sources. Google+ strikes me as the ideal platform to try it. I now have to be patient and read that book about delayed gratification I’ve been delaying reading.
So far the reaction to the Unbound book launch of News From Gardenia has been nothing short of record breaking. Unbound have never had such a response, I am equally nervous and proud, it’s a big thrill but I have to believe the book will live up to expectations. Okay, I’ve got all my digits crossed which makes typing a little tedious.
An announcement for my new book. A utopian vision of how the world could be, a science fiction novel set 200 years in the future. Gavin Meckler, an engineer from 2011 arrives in a new world that is oddly familiar yet incredibly different.
This use of new media tech is nothing new for Robert Llewillyn, nor is writing fiction:
I wrote my first novel at the age of 12. By the time I’d published The Man on Platform 5, my first grown-up work of fiction, 30 years had passed. In the intervening period I’d worked as an artist’s model, a bespoke shoemaker, a tree surgeon, a screenwriter, a comedian, actor and TV presenter.
I’ve appeared on British television regularly since 1987 in various guises including under quite absurd amounts of rubber in Red Dwarf, covered in grease and dust inScrapheap Challenge, in terrifying machines on How Do They Do It? and sitting in a car chatting in Carpool.
I write under a rack of solar panels in Gloucestershire and News From Gardenia is my fifth work of fiction.
I was delighted to come across his web show Carpool when there were but a dozen or so episodes and was struck by how simply and effectively he used the means of production at hand, a simple premise and services like blip.tv with their lost and much missed multi-episode player embedded in the front page of a hosted wordpress site.
Carpool is a web series presented by English actor and comedian Robert Llewellyn. In each episode he interviews a guest while giving them a lift in an eco-friendly car (normally a Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle). The guests are often well-known British television personalities such asJonathan Ross or Ade Edmondson. However Llewellyn also interviews less-well-known figures as long as he feels that they will prove to be an interesting subject. The guests have also included Llewellyn’s fellow Red Dwarf actors, Danny John Jules, Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Hattie Hayridge (as well as Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith and Ruby Wax who all appeared in cameo roles in Red Dwarf).
The show became very popular His early adoption of, massive presence on and enthusiastic evangelizing of twitter has become somewhat of a calling card. Combine the media production with committed engagement on youtube, facebook and G+ with free services like Audioboo, which lets one record messages and share to twitter quite easily, (and lately using the latter for transmitting a complete audio book, which is a first, as far as I know), and you have an example of someone from “old” media (BBC) transitioning into a combination of self-produced projects while still doing Red Dwarf and the televised version of Carpool for Dave TV. So for the creative types who are fleet of mind his example show one need not panic because the big house is collapsing.
Tier Four – Benefactor: $100 You will receive: 1. an early eCopy release of the Best of Modern mythology. 2. limited edition, signed print versions of previous Mythos Media releases. 3. Special thanks in the final release of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology. PLEASE include email and mailing address to receive all benefits.
To show you where the funds go, here’s a short list of some of what we have done this year, what we have in production and a small part of what’s to come. See, the thing is, it’s not in our nature to put something together over the course of a year and then spend the next two pimping it out. We will stand on being producers, but we’re not natural born (killer) salespeople… Nobody pays for the production of the work anymore, the money’s in the means of dissemination and a promise for “exposure”. Just watch, this model is coming to a line of work near you, along with more unpaid interns and jailhouse production lines. Until we can hire people to drag our work to the streetcorner and make it work it, we rely on your support to keep going.
So, here, check it, y’all:
Citizen Y: Blueprint of a Ritual Experience is published by Weaponized. It is a script, but moreover, the blueprint for an initiation ceremony relevant to post-history. Check it out. ($15)
The Immanence of Myth is also published by Weaponized. It uses a deep but also conversational, honest and even subversive approach towards looking at the issue of mythology in our lives, especially as this almost 500 pg. oversize book moves towards personal mythology and conversations with current mythic artists. ($25)
The Best Of Modern Mythology 2011. Editor supreme James Curcio has decided. Mythos Media will be publishing an eBook featuring polished versions of some of what he considers to be the best articles that we’ve run on Modern Mythology site in 2011. The eBook will sell for $.99 through Smashwords, and will go towards the costs of running and maintaining the site, and promoting our mutual work. If it does well we may publish a paperback and/or hardcover. Keep some of your holiday spending money aside for this.
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End Is now available at a low, low price from Amazon.com. This novel is intended to be the opening volley for a post-history, transmedia narrative that James Curcio has been planning these past few years. Listen: don’t worry. It’s got tits and machine guns, too.
Hoodoo Engine‘s Murder The World, after almost 3 years of work, is about to burst forth, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life… This album is a machine-metal tour through a terrain of conspiracy theories and cult leaders. Right now, check out their debut, EgoWhore. ($.99 / track or $10 for the CD.)
Looking towards 2012:
I am working with Pearry Teo on the Bedlam Stories production team, including Chad Michael Ward and James Curcio. I can’t say more than that at this time, but it looks like it will be a really exciting project to be involved in.
We’re in the early stages of the production of Nyssa, which is the illustrated prequel / sequel to Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End.
Says James Curcio:
I hope you are as excited about this material as we are. Please support the work, so there can be more of it. If you write reviews or have other involvement with the media/press, please contact me, as there is a lot of need to spread the word about all this work.
Stay tuned, for we’re about to announce additions to the premiums supporters will be receiving. There may be a number of surprizes coming to you generous, adventurous souls.
A full moon hangs high in the sky. Radiogram VI is now live.
Passing this on from Mick Mercer – if you’ve been considering adding a shelf of Mercer to the extensive library wing of your mansions, now is the time.
Please share this info around if you can. The following books are being discontinued at the end of this month, so this is a final chance to obtain what will be seriously limited editions! I am reducing the number of formats I offer to streamline the sections on my website. Written books may sometimes come out in A4 or US Letter formats but photo books will mainly be a standard ‘Royal’ size from now on. I won’t be doing many gloss ones either as people prefer these matt ones. So the following vanish completely within three weeks. The 20% off offer at Lulu for UK customers is valid through Nov 11 so you might wish to take advantage of that. (Just enter EARLYSHOPPERUK305 code at checkout.)
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Tier Three – Conspirator: For a donation of $25 You will receive an early release eCopy of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology, and a signed copy of the novel Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End. PLEASE include your email and address so you can receive it.
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End is a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with a group of young, escaped mental patients that come to realize—or believe—that they are demigods.
They form Babylon, a band that captures the spirit of the age as sex, drugs, and chaos reign in the final years of the American Empire.
This is the beginning of a modern mythology that spills off the page: the ticket to the Party At The World’s End is inside, if you dare to search for it. It starts right here, but it won’t end here–
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End, is one of many modern myths being created, explored, and unfolded through the communal projectModern Mythology. The website is just one node of this wider project, and you will see that this book is just one piece of an ever-expanding puzzle. Following are a few more pieces to get you started, in no particular order… Putting them in order, and finding the Others: that’s your part of the game.
The Bardo of Capitalism, a Love Story: Citizen Y.
A cut-up of psychedelic personal mythology, Join My Cult!.
The Immanence of Myth, a look at creating and analyzing living myths.
More interviews and media available at JamesCurcio.com.
If you want to see where your coutry is headed in the next five years, look to the state of the culture and those who produce it. Artists are the canaries in the coalmine. Artists will be shut out first on the march towards totalitarianism. First the creative, hard to control individuals need to be put on the defensive, made to think more about whether they can survive than is good for their work.
First, they removed the poets from the national conversation. I was not a poet, so I said nothing….
And any consideration of art or philosophy becomes indefensible, as I touched upon in Is It Art? Is IT Legal? Is It, Bugger… on the kkoagublogg:
It’s kind of a bourgeois thing to sit and speculate on w(h)ither art?, declare this form or that form dead, and debating back and forth to estimate the time of death. Hey, it’s all dead and in ruins along with the future, literacy and quite likely the industry currently eating up your time in exchange for the means and permission to stay alive for your natural span and do so in sheltered accomodations, owned or rented. The future is here, the future once promised is dead, long live the future, dead music and all.
It may be a stretch, but as I see it, the life is being wring from culture, as life giving qualities is being removed from the food. Well, here’s an offering made, and a curse placed. Of course from a group of artists:
5th public Curse on the Most hated corporation in the world the Monsanto corporation that makes genetically modified foods that cause real health problems. Up to 90% of what Americans eat is genetically modified.
Performance with Jeanelle Mastema & Halie Koehler. Music by USAF, Adam Cooper Terán and John Gross
Watch it until you vibrate with its current, and you’ll be a conduit for the rebuilding. It is audacious to ask “What is Art?”, to devote ones energies to it, unless sanctioned by the 1%, but our survival depends on it.
Trailer for the documentary “What is ART? Inside the Mind of the Artist as They Speak the Truth” by Steven Johnson Leyba featuring H.R.Giger, Genesis P-Orridge, Howard Bloom, Joe Coleman, Richard Metzger, David J, Mark Bode and more answer the difficult questions, what is Art?what is TRUE ART?, what is the difference between art and entertainment?, what is more important the artist or the art? Is art important?
|Inside the mind of the artist as they speak the truth|
|Director:||Steven Johnson Leyba|
|Region coded:||region 0|
|Run time:||2 hours – 20 minutes|
|UPC bar code:||885007122548|
|Release date:||July 19 2010|
|Opinion based documentary on the subject of “WHAT IS ART?”|
Concise Noise Fractionale Ltd. is an independent audio collective of unsigned various artists interested in exposure through numbers.
The genres represented here are eclectic or even difficult to pigeon-hole, ranging from random noise to methodical notation, but usually it’s a combination of both. Ultimately, there are no pretenses of preferred style.
Composed by Scott Gallant & Matt Davis in 1998.
Noise End Rapture is a project best defined as Melodic Soundscape, standard musical instruments were modified. Sound-generating devices included effects pedals, samplers, and delay echoes, all of which were either cheap or cheaply rigged. A wide variety of unorthodox appliances and electronics were also miked whenever its sonancy was appropriate.
Video produced by Scott Gallant
Noise End Rapture
This Music Sucks
Mad Shad (5H4D)
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Tier Two – Collaborator: For a loving donation of $10 ou will receive a complimentary, early release eCopy of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology. PLEASE include your email so you can receive it.
Apocalyptic Imaginary: The Best of Modern Mythology 2011
This book captures and expands upon the unique commentary and analysis that has helped define the Modern Mythology project in 2011. Through the voices of many contributors, we collectively take a hard look at the blurred lines between narrative and truth, philosophy and literature, personal history and cultural memory. All of this is done with an eye towards the imagined apocalypse that is always just around the corner. Join in the discussion, and leave your cultural blinders at home.
Coming December 2011. You’ll be able to pick up a copy of your own for $.99 as an eBook everywhere but Amazon (their pricing strategy forces it to a bottom price-point of $2.99), and the paperback should come in at around $16. I will announce the final price when it is laid out, as prices are based on final page counts.
What’s going on in the back room
James curcio catches us up on the whirlwind of activity going on and reveals some of what’s to come for Modern Mythology and beyond:
We’re still working behind-the-scenes on getting our podcast in order. That’ll begin running here and on Alterati when it’s ready – hopefully soon – and then will run regularly thereafter every other week.
Over the past few months there have been several ongoing fictional (or quasi-fictional, more aptly) narratives. After some thought, I’ve broken them off to Join My Cult! to keep the content on Modern Mythology itself focused on commentary, critique, analysis, exegesis, even aphorism, rather than strictly counterculture / conspiracy narrative. On JMC you will find high weirdness created by a world-wide network of cabals.
In other news, I just finished attending the major SPEP (Society of Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy) conference in Philadelphia. Expect a little about that here in coming days. Among other things, the very split of continental and analytic philosophy is along the same lines as what we draw as myth and science, here, so I’d like to unpack that thought and several others soon.
The fundraiser continues in November. We’ve raised $342, and I thank each of the people who have chipped in so far. But we have a way to go. I’m hoping we can kick that up a notch, so we can keep this project going as well as kicking it up to the next level (especially if we meet the full goal.) Minimum donation is now $1, and still gets you a perk – an eBook copy of Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End at less than retail price.
What We Need & What You Get
The funds we are raising are for :
1. Setup and other fees for the publication of the “Apocalyptic Imaginary: Best of Modern Mythology 2011″ anthology, which covers a wide range of important topics from the arts, culture, literature, all with our eclectic and often irreverent edge.
2. Extended production for the launch of a Modern Mythology podcast. Funds will allow for us to provide on-site coverage and extend production.
3. The funds will also be used to spread awareness of all elements of this project– brochures, flyers, and presence at relevant conventions and conferences in 2012.
4. Tech – hosting, domains, etc.
Every little bit helps and those who contribute will receive special perks & publications!
Other Ways You Can Help
A huge thanks to those of you who have downloaded this album and sahred it with fiends & foes. We’re proud to find that as of this week, more than 6,000 of you have downloaded it. (Not counting the music blogs and Russian file sharing sites. They use their own uploads and we have no way of knowing how many downloads, or even how many sites are hosting this release by now.)
NOISE COVERED WORSHIP
INCREASINGLY BIZARRE POLITICAL THREAT RITES
PROCESS PRODUCT PROPOSITION
DE LEGE MOTUS
A CRAVEN SLAVE DESIGN
SACRED THOUGHT OBSTACLES
ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENA
GRAVE PECULIARITY RECEIVED
APPARITIONS OF ART
PROGRAMMERS BELOW SIGHTS OF THE OPERATIONAL SECRET
A NON-EUCLIDEAN FUTURE
Donate and help bring Necrofuturist media production to the next level. Free music and other media will be forthcoming.
INDEMNITY can now be pre-ordered. This is an extraordinary release that will touch your soul. INDEMNITY will probably sell out in pre-order, so you should not wait.
Now is the time. I invite you to pre-order as the names of persons who pre-order will be printed on the packaging. INDEMNITY is for you. It is for those who wrote requesting that I record intimate versions of their favorite Swans and World Of Skin songs. Your pre-order will allow me to professionally master and manufacture in Eco-wallet format.
This is a very limited digipak release. There is still time for those interested to pre-order it on Jarboe’s website:
INDEMNITY : Phase One
CD in eco-wallet format , signed. Coming this summer only from thelivingjarboe.com . Order now to support Phase One of this expansive project. Intimate interpretations of Swans and World Of Skin songs plus new songs from Jarboe recorded at Mothercrow Studio of:
I’m very happy to be able at this point to point you towards something that begins to hint at the vast world created by artistic brothers in arms and co-conspirators James Curcio and Jason Stackhouse. More than building a mythos, follow the story that is unfolding and you’ll see what transmedia can do. Nay, you’ll be cast into the works of the machine and you will end up seeing the gears you didn’t know were there, turning to create the movements and to spin you in your pre-determined axis. The abyss gazes into you from the tracks of subQtaneous, and watch the lakes of the hell THEY built of you and your ancestors as the stories in the novels reflect the burning light back into their depths.
Fallen Nation Party At The World’s End:
Fallen Nation Party At The World’s End is a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with a group of young, escaped mental patients that come to realize—or believe—that they are demigods. They form Babylon, a band that captures the spirit of the age as sex, drugs and chaos reign in the final years of the American Empire. Audiobook chapters with full original soundtracks. Related musical artifacts
subQtaneous was described by Scenery magazine as a “stick of dynamite strapped to reality.” It is a concept album, based on the idea of the gradual decline of the American empire, enmeshed, as it were, in many of the same myths which gave birth to Fallen Nation.
Credits released 01 July 2005 Production: James Curcio, Ari. Musicians: Various. (See the individual tracks for credits.
There are P. Emersonisms to be found in the sounds of subQtaneous, and perhaps some sonic input to come in the audiobook. Those of you who have been with me for a while may remember the early chapters of Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning that I narrated and the Mythos Media collective scored that went out in the early days of alterati.com.
Well, just you wait for what’s coming…
if this sounds like something you would want to be in on, read on. James Curcio has issued a call to arms:
Fallen Nation Audiobook
I am not aware of anyone else having done an audiobook like this before. (Though it wouldn’t stop me if someone has.)
Contact me if you have material you’d like included. It is preferable if you can provide it as .wav or .aif though high res .mp3 can work.
Just out, an interview with me in Aftermath Magazine #1 covering Choronzon, Veil of Thorns, Foolish People, Strange Factories, art and the underground. Read on for interviews with: Dean Francis, Killjoy Desade, Kaylee Williams (no relation…), Timothy Pope, Laz and Ivy Asphyxia.
All brought to us by the good folks at Katzenjammer Records.
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH:
DEAN FRANCIS – DIRECTOR – ROAD TRAIN (AKA ROAD KILL)
KILLJOY DESADE – MUSICIAN / HORROR ENTHUSIAST – NECROPHAGIA
KAYLEE WILLIAMS – ACTRESS – SLICES OF LIFE, ZOMBIE BABIES, THE LASHMAN ++
TIMOTHY POPE – MUSICIAN – THE AMENTA
P EMERSON WILLIAMS – MUSICIAN / ARTIST – CHORONZON
LAZ – TATTOO ARTIST – SLEEVEMASTERS SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
IVY ASPHYXIA – BUSINESS OWNER / MODEL – ASPHYXIA CORSETRY
From the Vampire Wars (2011)
Download free here:
These cults as Such in the first three aeons are but chapters,
after which the symbols of the black night of chaos
A black much richer than that from which they emerge
into the light of the form of the manifestations.
This cannot be achieved without efflorescence
a survey of primal cults Current
and the symbolic formulae deposited
times and appear in pre-monumental
a skeleton whereon explained more it than the Fetish
In channel fire a survey is presented
some of its systems of the Five.
There exist no phenomena in the light
Tantric aspects of that are often
confused with such a survey and occultism
no more perfect to found Its aim is to restore the Left Hand
Path and to re-interpret its field for magic explains Recent
From the press release:
In honour of their 20th year in exestence and as a thank you to fans old and new, Veil of Thorns is offerering “Vampire Wars”, their latest release as a free download. This is not the first time the band has taken this route, which they did last with “Necrofuturist”, their first release on the legendary Industrial music label Inner-X-Musick a year before its official release.
“I was in the mood to expend some energy, get sweaty and play guitar, and this is the result.” said P. Emerson Williams, the vocalist, multi instrumentalist and founding member in his tumblr post announcing the release. “The lyrics were half stream of consciousness and half glossolalia, the beatle-bass was worked hard and put away wet and guitars bit back.”
Diverging from the many-layered, genre-distending path of the last couple albums, “Vampire Wars” inhabits a world of punk noir with a level of immediacy and aggression that harkens back to the early days. There are still plenty of rusting hulks mouldering in the dystopian soundscape of this album, but the survivors are having a party in the ruins.
Says P. Emerson Williams on the topic of what Veil of Thornsapos; intention is: “Go grab the latest album “Vampire Wars” for free, spread it around, repost.” and he continues, “If you write a few words about it or include trax in a podcast or radio show, please share a link with us and many blessings shall befall you and yours.”
The band are not done sharing with “Vampire Wars”. because this is their twentieth year, Veil of Thorns will be pointing to free Veil of Thorns downloads across the web on their Facebook page. The “Vampire Wars” album is available as a downloadable rar file, including MP3 files and cover art.
Vampire Wars Track List:
Noise Covered Worship
Increasingly Bizarre Political Threat Rites
Process Product Proposition
De Lege Motus
A Craven Slave Design
Sacred Thought Obstacles
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Grave Peculiarity Received
Apparitions of Art
Programmers Below Sights of the Operational Secret
A Non-Euclidean Future
You have the music, now check out the real madness…
“I feel the heat all around me, smell the velvet burning, the stage is on fire and I know it’s too late.” – Hettie
This short video introduces you to Hettie the clown, one of the characters of Strange Factories, played by Annalisa Astarita.
Strange Factories is FoolishPeople’s first feature film, which explores the power of stories and myths and how they are ultimately given life by those who engage with them.
We would like you to become part of our story. You’re a crucial element of how this project is produced, created and experienced.
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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…”
“Have you ever had a dream so strange and unusual you felt that it wasn’t your own?”
Stronheim’s Village – $500 / £310
For braving to venture to Stronheim’s village, you will choose a framed photograph by DOP Yiannis Katsaris from the story world to take home as a souvenir and an invitation to the Theatre of Manifestationworkshop. You will also receive two tickets to the live event screening the film, a collector’s edition DVD of ‘Strange Factories’ and a thank you in credits.
You are at the heart of our story and we have left a space for you to interact with our film and venture into Stronheim’s strange world. In addition to thesubscription of experiences you will receive, you can also send in details of dreams, stories and secrets to the switchboard, and enter yourself into Stronheim’s Tombola to win a weekend away to his mansion in the Czech countryside.
Image by Bettina Fung Wan Shan
Tune it to our second 48 hour tweetathon next Friday 15th July- Sunday 17th July to hear some of FoolishPeople’s stories and secrets as well as our audience.
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“Blood is spilt, the red curtains are pulled back.” – Lady Thayn
This short video introduces you to the mysterious Lady Thayn, one of the characters in Strange Factories, played by FoolishPeople core member Tereza Kamenicka.
Strange Factories is FoolishPeople’s first feature film, which explores the power of stories and myths and how they are ultimately given life by those who engage with them.
You are at the heart of Stronheim’s story. You’re a crucial element of how this project is produced, created and experienced.
Have you received the access code for Radiogram Iyet?
Working on this brought to mind a million different thoughts and connections. I’ll be pulling the chaos together into something relatively linear soon.
Salomé (1923), a silent film directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Nazimova, is a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name. The play itself is a loose retelling of the biblical story of King Herod and his execution of John the Baptist (here, as in Wilde’s play, called Jokaanan) at the request of his stepdaughter, Salomé, whom he lusts after. Salomé is often called one of the first art films to be made in the U.S. The highly stylized costumes, exaggerated acting (even for the period), minimal sets, and absence of all but the most necessary props make for a screen image much more focused on atmosphere and on conveying a sense of the characters’ individual heightened desires than on conventional plot development.
I think the mythical Salome is both a product of and a window into the minds of those who told it. There’s a flavour to the tale that feels more like one from the old testament than the new.