Thursday, December 13, 2012
PROGRESSIVE LYCANTHROPY: Cassette and Booklet - The Soothing Sounds of the Feraliminal 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 and factory sealed cassette tape w/ Black and Silver cover art
Limited Edition: 200 copies - Booklet & Cassette Tape - PRICE: $10.00
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