Friday, July 22, 2011
PROGRESSIVE LYCANTHROPY: Cassette and Booklet - The Soothing Sounds of the Feriliminal Lycanthropizer w/ an Explanation
PROGRESSIVE LYCANTHROPY: Cassette Tape and Booklet -- Explanations & Sounds of the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer
Composed / Edited / Mixed by Thomas Bey William Bailey @ High Plains Driftworks, summer 2007
Cassette track listing:
Phase 1 (Irritation)
Phase 2 (Offense)
Phase 3 (Wrath)
Total running time approx. 33 minutes
Feral means wild and untamed - Lycanthropy means having to do with wolves...
The 'Progressive Lycanthropy' package includes one professionally duplicated cassette and a handsome information booklet, in which Thomas Bey William Bailey explains his motivations in an exclusive essay “A Weapon For The Wolf Age” - with history, descriptions and various details about wolves and wolf-like behavior.
The three epic pieces on the cassette were built up from the drones of a “feraliminal lycanthropizer” which is a low frequency generating device that gives off sounds and frequencies too low to hear with the human ear - these 'sounds' are more 'felt' than 'heard' - it is described as an 'experimental binaural frequency generator' and was supposedly used by the military as an 'audio truth serum' or as a 'combat stimulant' - as the name suggests, this audio technique was meant to hurl individuals into 'wolf-like' states where they would careen between poles of focused rage and woozy ecstasy.
Complemented with other sonic ornamentation and digitally-manipulated samples, this material is an eerie interpretation of the ‘lycanthropized’ state as it might exist in a hyper-modern, technology-driven society.
Conducted in the spirit of the d.i.y. audio research that characterized the ‘industrial music’ era, this material should have a wide range of effects on individual listeners, from restlessness to wild abandon, and comes complete with a disclaimer stating: "do not play while experiencing high stress levels or while engaged in potentially dangerous activities" (driving motor vehicles, handling firearms, etc.)
If you have ever wanted to travel to a world where fur and fangs mesh with integrated circuits to form an invincible hybrid, here is your ticket. BRUTAL INDUSTRIAL NOISE!!
Each copy includes:
Professionally printed 22-page booklet on Lycanthropy
Cover: Black & Silver printing on 260gsm art card
Professionally duplicated & factory sealed cassette tape w/ Black and Silver cover art
To hear a sound sample go to: http://www.tbwb.net/audial/Progressive%20Lycanthropy%20Phase%203.mp3
Limited Edition: 200 copies - Booklet & Cassette Tape - PRICE: $10.00
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