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

** Orders Outside the USA Please E-Mail: danger@komabookstore.com




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