Polyhymnia wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm
I spent as long as I could last night listening to the Stalaggh/Galaggh releases sampling screams of patients from the mental institute one of the members worked at. Last night was the first I had heard of the project, even though I believe the first of the trilogy (Projekt Nihil) was released back in 2003. It made me uncomfortable, to say the least. At about the 20 minute mark I started to feel nauseous. Has anyone else listened to these?
I listened to those back in the 00's, when I was looking for and listening to a lot of dark industrial and noise stuff. Wasn't particularly interesting, more a curiosity. Much better things have stayed with me, like Anenzephalia
's "Emphemeral Dawn", from 1995. Still one of my all-time favorites. Pure darkness. I'm sure that was a big influence to Akira Yamaoka, who did Silent Hill soundtracks.
Of course, I would rather listen to insane people making noise, than Madonna. That reminds me of Masonna's first record "Like A Vagina" released the same year,1987, as Madonna's "Like A Virgin" with even a mock cover. That kind of thing warms my heart.
In Australia in 1978, a mental hospital orderly and a schizophrenic patient decide to start a band together, called SPK. This is my favorite track they did together:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69D3x5ABK0M
Soon the patient man killed himself. Graeme Revell later became a succesfull composer of film music and also did the music of CSI Miami.
More screaming; James Plotkin's and Runnhilde Gammelsaeter's Khlyst
is another all-time favorite. I'm saying that too much, but I really have so many of them. They did just the one album "Chaos Is My Name" in 2006, so the scarcity makes it even more dear and it's also unique. Runnhilde sounds like an evil witch, whom I'd like to marry and make evil little babies, in the woods, around a cauldron.