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Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire


A Mix
of aural fixations ||| gathered especially for TXTBK’s


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Sexed-Up Hexed-Out Vice-Riddled Foul-Mouthed Synthetic-Driven Dirty Beats for Pricey-Ass Prick-Teasing Tit-Tweaking Boot-Licking Finger-Frigging Lip-Smacking Mother-Fucking Ball-Busting Witch-Kraftwerkin’ Tragic Magic 8-Ballin’ Bad Behavior and Goddamn Better Times

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though rather than my own hyper-hyphenated description, please allow me to offer verbiage of Thee Almighty Blam Lord  —[ whom I adore, incidentally ]— via re-bloggification / review of mix #62 : Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire

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” Thee dark alt god himself, Clint Catalyst descended onto TXTBK’S CHVяCH XV BяXK3N 7ANGvAG3 and pummeled thee sound tonight. Gliding gracefully through cavernous depths ov dance and depravity I absolutely loved his whole persona. And all guns instantly went off in Blambodia when he complimented me on my music taste in thee chat. Thee natives chests all swelled with pride. INFINITE BLAM.

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. “

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I’m Coming Hardcore – M.A.N.I.C. (Veil of Thorns remix) : Veil of Thorns
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
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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Meet BATHAUS.  No, not ‘Bauhaus’ — nor is it ‘Bath Haus.’
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way . . .

As steeped in eroticism as esotericism, my introduction came about when I chanced upon

BAT HAUS : ME The ZePH Widow

Though the only information I’ve been able to find
[ via The Juke ] :

” BATHAUS is an ‘artist/collective/phantasm’ working in sound distortion, performance, photography and video. BATHAUS uses new media combined with analogue techniques to produce spectacular performances which integrate original sound and video projections, as well as live movement and dance pieces. The flickr page includes photographs and manipulated stills from the original video pieces. The videos are projected and shot using a Minolta Freedom III 35mm camera with expired film. “

Cosmo|Hex : You Tube

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Tatt-ered “Cø††øn” and Cottonmouth Kisses

I†† [ eye doublecross ] is not just a band;
they’re “a low-fi hypersigil, casting spells in various mediums .”


Cool by me, brah.

Though when I discovered the basis for “Cø††øN”—
the latest single the duo conjured & released into the world
was [quote] “influenced by [ my book ] Cottonmouth Kisses” ?

Well, the excitement level racheted a bit Richter,
not gonna lie. . .

Then, upon hearing the track?

That’s when the really good news occurred.

I like it.

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As in : I mean —
I really, really like it.

No need to elaborate, nor to “re-visit”. . .
but we’ve all had at least one friend whose
band/stand-up comedy act/spoken word performance —
[ thought I’d keep the playing field fair ]

Y E A H .
You get it/You get it/You get it

Amidst the deafening silence & painful anecdotes that aren’t being shared at this moment,
here’s what is :

C H E C K · I T !

Cø††øN by I††

. . . & them ♥

witch house, eyedoublecross


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Ah, but you know I’ve gotta ‘get on up in’
this GIFtastic action!

Cottonmouth Kisses, Clint Catalyst

[ a mere clicky-link away : H I T ·  I T   &   G E T ·  I T ! ]

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Also, two other ways in which this obstinate child of mine
continues to make its mark upon the world
[ however great or small that may be ] :

Eleven years since the effer premiered in print, yet not till this turn around the calendar—
Two Thousand Eleven A.D.—is when a song about it was inked,
so to speak. . .

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Ditto, these two lovely ladies :

ßiteMe ßlair from Concord, CA

[ Rockin’ it legit, all up close & O.G. on the detail . . .yeah, that’s how it is ]

As well as

Miss Melinda Wainright of New South Wales,

[ preliminary sketch, before ‘the needle & the damage done’ ]


Ta-da! — The outcome.

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If you’re not able to read the quotation obscured by my likeness?
That strand of syllables won’t be found among the pages of Cottonmouth Kisses,
but rather within the Degeneracy: A Love Letter project —
which I’m hereby placing ‘on the market’
ISO some serious match-making. . .

Said another way?  Prospective publishers, literary agents, &/or
friends/kins/neighbors of the aforementioned?

Where there’s an interest, I have a manuscript.

Let’s talk.

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Extensive project info available through the modern advent of moving pictures!
[ Be sure to click ‘More’ in the video descriptions ]

Mageina Tovah Models for Clint Catalyst Collaborative Project

Actress Mageina Tovah Plays Module [ Part 2 of 2 ]

Clint Catalyst/Dramatic Reading of ‘My Own Worst Enema’

plus other  Making-Of / Behind-The-Scenes clips

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Best of Wishes, everyone . . . & thanks!

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Be Quick! To Pick Up $LØW HE4D

Lukewarm news to the deltoid devotees among internet enthusiasts, perhaps—
though still a hot tip for most :

Whether recent release or ‘not-so’ . . . latch onto the sound sculptures of
$LØW HE4D when & if chance presents.

two LPs, Two Thousand Eleven

[ VeinsPhantasma Disques ]

[ Night GlittersDisaro Records ]


Haven’t had the best luck with Soundcloud embeds in recent days, so
for a limited time—as in: cue the immediacy of infomercials here, kids
I thought I’d share a track that doesn’t appear on aforementioned albums
but remains among my personal favorites.

With brooding bass-lines and vocals so shrouded in glacial electronics, they
can induce gooseflesh on even the most brutal August eve: click-through
to DL “ i will nvr get ovr u & will die w/ u on my mind

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As if the [ far from ] Slow Head isn’t prolific enough on his own,
an individual known as ‘Denounce’ & he have a side project


is the name of said endeavor, & I’m living for ” Sky Opener “—
total synthed-out sensory dream-pop for hazy days & lazy ways

[ Release forthcoming, via Haunted Cassette Tapes ]

However, since laziness won’t help me with the novella
currently known as my To-Do list :
consider this my cue . . .

Though please do be sure & peep beneath the cut, where
a video for the single ” Speaking in Tongues to Ghosts “
[ from Night Glitters ]


[ Video Directed by Farson’s Army ]

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Till Next Time —
Many Thanks !

Nothing’s Better Than Mascara In The Present Moment

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This Track, All Week—
I’ve Been Living. For. It :

”  Stealer ” by  MASCARA / The Present Moment

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The Present Moment

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Brittany Kore: §HE’§ BACK FOR MORE // §ádicious Infernal: THEY KNOW THE §CORE

In support of the latest release by §ilver §train,
It’s Witchcraft & Mexploitation
F o r    T h e    W i n

[ …&—as usual—I am wickedinsaniacobsessively lovin’ it! ]

U p . F i r s t ,
an excerpt from
“The Return of Brittany Kore”

After A Taste,

The Full-Length Version
For Your Streamin’ and Screamin':

Brittanny Kore [ complete ] by §

N e x t  :  I t ‘ s

Bank-Thievin’, Blood-Thirsty Nuns;
Russian Roulette With Fearless Punks;
An Abrupt and Vulgar Wriggling of The Pierced Tongue-In-Chic
That’s As Uncomfortably Humorous As It Is
Sexy and Sadistic —

E  x  p  e  r  i  e  n  c  e

“Sádicios Infernal”

Visit the Black Bvs Records shop for the CD-R La Main Gauche,
on which both tracks appear:


— For A Good Time —
Follow Black Bvs Records on tumblr:


╬  [ Product Info ] :  ╬

Full color artwork on CD-R & 300g folded cardboard, in miniature LP style plastic sleeve

Front cover photo by Sonja Todorović

Back cover collage by Calla Donofrio

Disc art by §

Hand-numbered, Limited Edition of 100 Copies Available

╬  [ Acknowledged  Credits ] :  ╬

“Brittany Kore”

Non-Profit Tribute to The Craft


Editing, Titles & Music by § :

MySpace Profile
§ilver §train Facebook

well as

Choral Chants by ☾∧† ◯

“Sádicios Infernal”

Fake Trailer / Non-Profit Video Tribute to Mexploitation


Editing, Titles, Blood
& Music by §

addition to

the Choral Chants of ☾∧† ◯

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“It’s Hard To Remember/What We Did Last November…”

As audio animatronics of the


continue cackling and crackling from lap-tops to parties to venue stages at such a high-voltage, even the most obstinate blogger who scoffed six months ago that this [quote] “tumblr hipster bullshit” [that] “just live[s] on blogs and MySpace ha ha” might dare agree that—run-on sentences and forum snark notwithstanding — indeed there’s something/something’s in the air…

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Lindsay Lohan, animated gif, witch house

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Not only are the groups’ names being spoken — †‡† is pronounced “Rrritualzzz,” FYI — but these makers of music & mayhem have also entered the arena of giggery. Personal appearances. Merchandising. Just, you know, going through the motions, as if they were *AHEM!* actual artists rather than the punch-line of an elaborate internet hoax.

Wait.A.Minute. // O. HAI GUISE!  I C U THURR in those newspaper articles, snot-slick magazine pages…why, the cover of XLR8R, even!

Not bad for a micro-genre, complete-with-mocking-air-quotes. A genre, incidentally, that’s escaped the internet ethers within which it was once confined: fodder for chat rooms, flame wars, skeezy mp3-swaps-and-swipes via Rapidshare…

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No, this isn’t the first time I’ve written about witch house, and it’s highly unlikely it’ll be my last. Point of the matter is: I’m not alone. There’s been a veritable tidal wave of media addressing the subject as of late, some of which I’ll provide links to here in a hot little minute. However, first and foremost, I feel compelled  to acknowledge Tom Ewing of The Guardian [ UK ], who — albeit indirectly — alluded to a correlation between the cinematic quality of the genre and what Samuel Taylor Coleridge referred to as the ‘willing suspension of disbelief.’

Ewing’s articles concludes:

“That is why witch house isn’t for the casual listener — not because it’s hard to find, or expensive, or particularly “difficult,” but because it requires a certain sacrifice of reserve, maybe even of dignity: you buy into it whole or not at all. In that sense it fits its horror trappings perfectly — a ghost story requires exactly the same willingness to be affected. You might still come away thinking it’s rubbish — aesthetics can be poorly realised or fundamentally flawed, after all (and ghost stories not scary). But what witch house tells me is that genres now aren’t exercises in innovation or marketing, so much as ways of framing an experience. And if you won’t feel open to that experience, your investigation of it won’t get far.”

Coleridge coined the phrase ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ with regard to poetry and literature. At this juncture in time (1817), writings involving the supernatural were no longer en vogue, in part “due to the declining belief in witches and other supernatural agents among the educated classes, who embraced the rational approach to the world offered by the new science.”

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Collecting Hearts. Another Love [is]
Another Place To Stay/Another Face…

Seduction is

Soft Skin.

Teen Porn, till

the “Living End.”

A Bath

Lovely Bloodflows.

Asger Juel Larsen‘s
Sleek Chic.

is that which is close enough to touch, yet at the same time
just out of reach…

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“Finally Get Away…”

from the “Rain Rain” massive remix project
curated by Vlad Stoian of  Warmer Climes

Please allow me to introduce


if you’ve been paying attention at all,
you already know I effing love §
also known as ‘§ilver §train’

image created by §ilver §train

it’s an honor for me to premiere

Loredana – Rain Rain (PO§E§ION Remix by §)

::  Click :: Here :: To Download ::

Full Project Release Date: November 30, 2010 at


M O R E ± I N F O ± A V A I L A B L E
Beneath The Cut…

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Drag. Drug. Drugged.

Hear It Here
:: first ::

“Ph4D3 70 9R3y”



:: Cue & Ey!ed* ::
[ as in: “Ey,” the exclamation used to attract attention…ya naw mean? ]

E A V E S D R O P ± W I T H ± Y O U R ± E Y E S

[Clinty] So you do drag, huh?  That’s cute: a straight dude who cross-dresses.  Very James Franco-for-Candy-Magazine.

[N△tty] I’m comfortable with the term drag because it was one of the earliest terms used to describe “Screw” music.

Oh, I’ve totally screwed to music.  “The Fudge Punch” by Wiseblood gives some serious soundtrack, if you know what I mean. Got any faves that rev you up for a sesh of runp-wranglin’, ol’ nasty Nattymaster?

I really consider my only influences the dub pioneers: Robert Earl Davis (DJ Screw), and probably The Early Sheffield [ Cabaret Voltaire, The Future, etc. ]  I’ve been a fan of Screw music since about 1998. Incidentally, I also listen to a lot of darker music; so of course when artists started blending the two I got very excited—especially since I’d been leaning in that direction already, [experimenting with drag remixes].

Now, hold on just a durn minute. Dark music?  You mean that Kiss-The-Goat kindly stuff them anhk-wearin’ P.I.B.s listen to?

image source: his dark nostalgia

Geraldo Riviera did a special about that whole…”scene”…a bunch a years ago. Yeah, I know me a thing or two about “dark music.”  Sure as shit, I do!

Basically, during the 90s, I toyed with the concept of being a working DJ. I was writing for the [L.A.] New Times and doing occasional dj gigs: mainly art openings and loft parties. These led to a short residence at The Parlour [club]. Back then — and still on my blog — I fuse[d] a number of sounds: disco, house, minimal synth, electro…all in the style of Ron Hardy and Larry Levan, who are still my mentors as a DJ [in addition to] the Cosmic DJs (Danielle Baladelli and Beppe Loda), who I didn’t find out about [till] later. Oh—and as far as live DJs, I was really influenced by the Wicked crew out of San Francisco, and the Idjut Boys and Harvey.

[At any rate], this sound remains intact in my blog mixes. As a producer of tracks, I am really trying to do something more. I try not to get too high concept about it, but there’s definitely a ‘MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE’ component to my music.

All-caps, huh?  O I C.  Hearkens back to the early ‘Aughts when the phrase MASHUP was being spread around as insistent & insidious(ly) as a scabies outbreak from a strip-club’s dressing room. Some remixes are just remixes, you know — but when they’re really remixed, they get an extended title: complete with parentheses and clever little phrases signified by caps-lock. The most SRS of BSNS, maing.

:: experience . the inspiration :: via international download lovin’, provided by Electrocasts ♡ ::

Never mind my obnoxious enthusiasm over A + D (ditto, their rump-shakin’, world obliteratin’, full-on overtakin’-the-gayme endeavor: Club Bootie), Girl Talk, & D.J. Raw-burt; matter of fact, consider this a rare instance in which I acknowledge —

[interrupts] I pretty much despire the term or concept of mash-up.

Oh, c’mon Natty! Sure, the term remains so frickin’ mashed to this day that more often than not, it’s denied a hyphen.  But insofar as the act thereof?  When it’s done well, it’s not just brilliant; shit’s incandescent. Proof/pudding: HawkinsxXx.

DJs have been blending and fusing styles from day one. The [categories] “disco” or “house,” for example, were really blanket terms used to describe the music played in clubs.

Or not played.  Someone much witter than I am described Witch House as “the genre for people who don’t leave theirs.”  Unfortunately, I’m not even sharp enough to recall whom it was, nor where I read it.  All the same —

Ron Hardy played a fusion of really gay disco, italo disco and new wave/synth…and later included minimal beat tracks created by his friends and club-goers.

‘Really gay’?  How do people respond to that?  I mean, ‘some of my best friends are‘ queers & flamboya feministing fagocytronics & everything — but HAPPY?! That’s a ‘lifestyle choice’ I’m just not sure I can accept…

Well, I’ve been receiving really encouraging emails all along from artists. Gyratory System and Yellow Ostrich had contacted me about the ‘post production’ I did over their tracks, but my main introduction to the drag community actually was by way of a disagreement I had with GuMMy†Be▲R!

animated gif, gummy bear, transparent, freeny

[ Animated .GIF created by “Freeny” ]

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La Main Gauche


The soundtrack to this shard of aesthetic brilliance cloaked in thunder-storms and mythological references appears on ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ [ of Mater Suspiria Vision ]’s Zombie Rave Mix-Tape: Special Friday the 13th Edition for Мишка, as referenced H E R E, with free download available.

However, I’ve remained so entranced by the video for “La Main Gauche” — as well as the mu§ic-makers, about whom information is scarce — I feel it imperative to share

T H E . L E F T . H A N D


dazzles with shadow-spun mythological references, dopplegangery, trianglecore images primed for endless tumblr•re•appropriation, histrionic body language and wicked bitchen cathedral slinking-in-a-crawl / crawling-as-a-dance dreamstate sequences, an obfuscated mingling of the sacred / the profane.&.the arcane, mesmerizing esoterica, symbols and symbology nursed on preternatural mystery and the occult, sex-driven serpent-fisted circular-spotlit nonchalant stares, venomous glares interspersed with curious ‘blowing’ gestures, question marks raised like [Lady] Lazarus

[ just “on the mark” enough to entice one to immediately hit ‘play’ again, then again, and again — then, even . . . ]


all the while, visuals charged with emotional explosives continue swirling into wide-eyed consciousness, raising and rising, arising from a forecast of otherwise placid internet ethers / the collective ‘blue screen life’ in which this clip exists is a hook too tempting not to get hooked on [ and on that hook, one’s heart ]:

an infectious beat hammering

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CD-R available via Black Bvs Records


witch house, Black Bus records, animated GIF

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Goth’s Mutant Offspring: Witch House/Ghost Drone/Zombie Rave/Drag

Deep bass
digital runes

:: A Spell Has Been Cast ::


It’s one of chaos: there’s prattle over terminology in the insular world of ‘outsider music,’ and I can’t help but be amused.  Y’see, the English language has these things called “labels,” and the reaction people have to them reinforces the power of nomenclature.  Give it a try sometime: arrange a few consonants and vowels, toss ‘em around, see what kind of response you get.

Fetch, baby…It’s Fetch.

But what if the words aren’t words but rather occult symbols/symbology?  I’ve often wanted to speak in hieroglyphics — with cartoon captions, for added effect — but I just can’t seem to get band names like †‡† &  \\\^◊^/// to dance their way off my tongue.

They’re part of a scene that — as with any ‘scene’ — seems to have as many detractors as devotees, which I think is a good thing.  On one manicured claw, there’s the trappings of being pigeon-holed; on the other, opportunities that might present themselves through being Guilty By Association. Rather than tl;dr the obvious, how about I introduce the genres?  Sub-genres? [ Again: an argument I opt to file under None Of My Business ]


Witch House † Ghost Drone † Zombie Rave † Drag

With origins as questionable as to what extent they’ll have an effect, they’re like strands of the same virus — or a dark and murky exploration into a game of Choose Your Own Adventure.

Whatever the case, I’m backin’ the brilliant post “Enthralled By Thee Witch” by My Pal The Crook [ creative director,co-owner and founder of the streetwear line Мишка NYC ], who describes this mysterious burgeoning mileu as “Goth music for a new generation and a new millennium, fully embracing all the things that drew kids into the genre through the 70s and 80s — the secrecy, the occultism, the suspense, the danger, and the moodiness — but minus all the things that turned people off from it in the 90s: the neon dreads, the vinyl pants, the fangs, and the platform industrial boots.”

Fucking dead-on, that! Brings to mind a relevant aside from Hex Files: Resurrection to which I’m hereby formally applying an asterisk… I’ve got a choke-hold on A.D.H.D. at the moment, and want to turn you on to the prolific nightmare collective that MPTC’s blogature high—or, rather: LOW—lights, and whose death drones and surreal liquid dreamscapes have been dominating my laptop as of late.


The Trip Garden of El Diablo from Mater Suspiria Vision
:: complete with cornea-melting accompaniment by Cosmotropia de Xam ::

A toxic gumbo of the terrifying and terribly terrific, MATER SUSPIRIA VISION is a brilliant composite: The music they craft induces ripples of gooseflesh; the visual accompaniment renders a viewer spellbound.

Insofar as ‘Zombie Rave,’

Consider this a formal initiation:

Zombie Rave Mix-Tape: Special Edition

ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ — Another challenge insofar as vocal pronunciation : Doppleganger of MSV creates maddeningly ultra-limited-edition sets [ the first of which was capped at a hundred downloads; the next, at 200; the third, bumped to 300…a supply nowhere near ample, nonetheless ].

The Special Edition that’s linked above, however, has an

[ Translation: You want it? Then G E T . S O M E ! ]

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As A Matter Of Fact, Current TV? It’s An Honor

…to be included among your roster of “New Icons.”

If intrigued, here’s a video of the individual/music project of which I speak:

:: & :: AN APOLOGY…

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Scrying. Divination. Skin. Magick. Mad Style. Ten Inchers. † THESE NEW PURITANS †

Hidden, the sophomore release by British “art-rockers” These New Puritans, is now available Stateside. You know, as in: domestically. It’s a lot of things, this aural assault : a mélange of the cinematic and the classical, the intimate and the evasive, the post-modern and the profound. However, one adjective that isn’t applicable for what’s quickly become my favorite release of the year? Sophomoric.

Spot-check this Most Correct clip for the album’s single “We Want War,” directed by Daniel Askill:

Created by Jordan Askill, I’m a bit in awe of that Battle Cat Head Piece . . .

Oh! And for those prone to the “Covet / Love It” when it comes to collectibles, These New Puritans have rarities to offer their disciples :

[ A deluxe version of the CD, complete with 80 pg. hardback book? Drool-worthy. ]

Full Disclosure: While I loathe band groupies [ Seriously : Try screaming at an art opening or academic conference — that’s subversive…whereas offering to give roadies head for a laminate back-stage? Such a seventies’ cliché; I’m yawning ], I have an insatiable affinity for the Limited-Edition / Signed-and-Numbered / Gatefold / Box Set / 3″ CD / 10″ EP / Colored Vinyl / Picture Disc of It All.

Alright, then. Moving right along…

[ Photo source : Last.fm ]

The video for “Elvis,” a single from the band’s premiere album Beat Pyramid, is also Most God, Indeed.

† “We’re all waiting / Or Forever Made / And if there is a God, then please take me up…” †

Consider the gents on the handsome side?  You’re not alone. Twin brothers Jack [ vocals ] and George Barnett [ drums ] have been ogled by the fashion set since the band’s inception in 2005. Before they’d even released a full-length album, designer Hedi Slimane commissioned the “band” [ translation: George, whom Slimane also featured on the catwalk ] to record a soundtrack for his final collection at Dior Homme, the “Hiver” 2007 runway show. This was Barnett’s first professional modeling gig, though the demand for pale, angular creatures from the xy set has kept him busy: campaigns for Lanvin and Ray-Ban; editorials in Dazed & Confused, Zoo, Arena Homme +, 10, GQ, Another Man, and Vogue Hommes Japan — and runway work for dozens of designers, including Burberry Fall/Winter 10/11, Prada, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Dries van Noten, Veronique Branquinho, Galliano, and Gucci.

However, insofar as far as my own taste goes? Not that you asked, but I’m backin’ Jack over George. And speaking of back, let’s do exactly THAT


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Aural Fixation: 33 Tracks From The End Of The Aughts, My Heart To Your [Downloadable Device]*

✼—Limited Time Offer/”It’s A Lot Like Life”—✼

Alright you guys: Apart from a few tracks on which I had some creative involvement, I’ve never utilized Ye Olde Dot Com in the context of a public music share. Never until now, that is… With this: a veritable list of my 33 favorite songs from ’09.

As stated on Fluxblog, Music For Robots, NME’s “Daily Download”, Music Is Art, Glorious Noise and a slew of other noteworthy locales among the internet ethers, any music posted is provided under a code of ethics ✼ [& Disclaimer]

Though it should go without saying, if anything from this catalogue aux Catalottalisps moves your spirit, contributes to involuntary thrusts of elbows and hipbones, or just plain pleases your ear canal with good aural: give the musicians some much-deserved love and support. That’s “love” as in: the kind from your pocketbook—not Nature’s Little Pocket, and “support” that doesn’t involve an underwire or cup size.  Odds are, Pamela Des Barres has that Other territory covered, anyway—unless VH1’s Next Big Hit: a competitive “reality” series entitled Groupie: Go Ho or Go Home! is still in negotiations.

So, yes…here’s my first Em Pee Three Web Log

a play list intended as a means of promoting the artists as well as the art

for the sake of art itself:

The creative spirit is contagious

and these are the the lullabies that transmit inspiration
Lily Allen and Annie’s bubblegum pop with biting, cyanide-laced lyrics that
induced an emotional imprint, capture an essence:
the interrobang I experienced upon hearing the somber vocals of Fever Ray’s Karin Andersson
collide with boody-bass, a re-mix that shatters her glacial strip-tease & throws everything
off, like the crepuscular hour in which I was first infected by Demdike Stare:
hunched over at my desk, fist gripped around a sweat-slick black Ticonderoga, that
late night/early morning’s weapon of choice for my
battle with words—though what I fought more than anything was to stay awake
floating in and out of consciousness, when
suddenly and without warning, I was surrounded by an echoing incantation
that rose up, a miasma as mysterious as voodou yet synthetic, manufactured, cold

Wait…What the F was I rambling about?

:: never mind all that :: just ::

close your eyes :: inhale deeply, & :: listen

pictured above :: the big pink

Metric“Help I’m Alive (Immuzikation B-Ting Like A Hammer Remix)”

The Big Pink“Dominos”

Fever Ray“When I Grow Old (Bassnectar Remix)”

The Joy Formidable“The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade”

Twisted Wires“One Night At The Raw Deal”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs“Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)”

Simian Mobile Disco (featuring Beth Ditto)“Cruel Intentions”

As Tall As Lions“You Can’t Take It With You”

Bat For Lashes “Daniel (Death Metal Disco Scene Remix)”

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart“Everything With You”

The xx “Basic Space (Astronomer Remix)”

Lykke Li“Knocked Up (Kings of Leon Cover: Death To The Throne Remix)”

Health“Die Slow”

Veil Veil Vanish“Anthem for a Doomed Youth”

Passion Pit“The Reeling”

Hunz“Draw The Line”

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