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08/08/2007 9:19 am  
"oneiros" wrote:
This one also features Kenneth Grant on backing vocals.

I believe this to be apocryphal - perhaps Michael or David could resolve this oft-quoted tale once and for all...

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08/08/2007 8:10 pm  

Ultraculture Journal One has a long article about Bowie's interest in Crowley and the occult.

http://www.ultraculture.org/index2.htm

I have a vague memory that something by The Royal Family and The Poor was Crowley related ...


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09/08/2007 8:00 am  
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Ultraculture Journal One has a long article about Bowie's interest in Crowley and the occult.

Be aware that the mentioned article by Peter R. Koenig has been removed from the downloadable document.

More AC references:

Love Is The Law
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Turn Blue (or is it the other way round?)
Dead Happy Records 2006

Lots of references (songs like "777" "Love is the Law" Magical Surprise" etc.), unfortunately a kind of home-made music I do not like very much. But do what thou wilt...

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09/08/2007 1:13 pm  

Bruce Dickinson "Man of Sorrows" is all about Crowley: "Vision of a new world from the ashes of the old, Do what thou wilt! he screams from his cursed soul" etc. Also not obviously Thelemic but he has a track called "The Book of Thel"


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10/08/2007 6:44 am  
"miles_vera" wrote:
A little correction here too is in order. AC is face #2 on Sgt Pepper's (thanks to Mr John Lennon)

I understand it was Dan Richter, the Beat poet and Lennon's (acid) minder from 1966 to 1972 who was responsible for AC (and Wallace Berman) being on the Sgt Pepper cover.

The inner sleeve of Lubricated Goat's second album Paddock of Love (1989) features frontman Stu Spasm in the attitude of Pan or Bacchus, imitating the famous Crowley photo. In 1995 the Goat issued Forces You Don't Understand. On the cover of this, Stu repeats the pose, this time within a seven-pointed star. There are no Thelemic lyrics in Lubricated Goat songs but the band were influenced by the 93 current. Incidentally, they are the only band to have performed on Australian television in the nude.


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13/08/2007 11:37 am  

probably not what ya search.. but anyways..
..after reading this thread, i stumbled uppon this new Lon Milo Duquette Birthday Song on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRSyFMHGaXU 8)


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13/08/2007 12:47 pm  

brilliant!


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14/08/2007 9:41 am  
"lashtal" wrote:
"oneiros" wrote:
This one also features Kenneth Grant on backing vocals.

I believe this to be apocryphal - perhaps Michael or David could resolve this oft-quoted tale once and for all...

No, it's quite true - I asked Grant in one of my letters, and he confirmed; the backing voices are a male and a female, the latter being (I believe, from memory) Janice Ayers - lady from the Sothis crew anyway. They recite the mantra 'Ar-a-go-go' etc from Samekh throughout the song, which is quite a feat in itself.

These things only sound apocryphal given Grant's relative degree of reclusiveness since the 80s; back in the 70s he was quite sociable with the OTO clique, out to the pub and so on. For a man who has traversed the uttermost abysses of the Mauve Zone, a trip to a dank Soho basement recording studio would have been as nothing.
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14/08/2007 10:27 am  

There's also some other Chakra tracks that were on an acetate in John Balance's collection, namely: Thelema and The Red, White and Black. There is a third track on the disc which is the Kenneth Grant chant without music.

Some other Crowley references:
Paul Roland has written a lot of highly amusing songs on vaguely esoteric themes. There's a song called Aleister Crowley on his album Gargoyles.

The Auters had a song called Satan Wants Me, inspired Robert Irwin's excellent book of the same title. (As an aside, does anyone know is Irwin's book is in any way semi-autobiographical? Certain minor things in the text suggest to me that he has had an involvement in the occult in the past.)

Regarding Zorn, recently there's been Moonchild, Magick, Rituals and IAO. I've only heard the last of these, but thought it pretty good (IIRC). The music varies between long eastern percussion pieces (Sex Magick), very minimal electronics (Clavicle of Solomon), and rock (Leviathan). The electronic part made me thing of those Mort Garson records (The Occult and Atararaxia: The Unexplained), although they're more generally occult themed than Crowley-related.

As we were talking about Grant, the work of my acquaintances English Heretic are dotted with references of qliphoth, tangental tantrums, and the like. The latest one seems to take Crowley's Amalantrah working and LAM portrait as a starting point.

Edit: Having mentioned Chakra and English Heretic, I find out tonight that a track on the latter's latest release also uses the Liber Samekh chant!


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14/08/2007 4:17 pm  
"oneiros" wrote:
No, it's quite true - I asked Grant in one of my letters, and he confirmed... These things only sound apocryphal given Grant's relative degree of reclusiveness since the 80s

Thanks for adding some substance to a tale that was to my mind apocryphal not because of Mr Grant social activity but because I was told by someone involved in the distribution of this and other not dissimilar items that Grant wasn't involved.

Glad you could clear it up, though...

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14/08/2007 6:46 pm  
"Anticredos" wrote:
Regarding Zorn, recently there's been Moonchild, Magick, Rituals and IAO. I've only heard the last of these, but thought it pretty good (IIRC). The music varies between long eastern percussion pieces (Sex Magick), very minimal electronics (Clavicle of Solomon), and rock (Leviathan). The electronic part made me thing of those Mort Garson records (The Occult and Atararaxia: The Unexplained), although they're more generally occult themed than Crowley-related.

Inspired by this thread, I bought Zorn's Moonchild. Patton's "singing" is extremely noisy and strange, just as I expected -- I think I like it!


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14/08/2007 7:50 pm  

Check the Italian group Ain Soph particularly the Kshatriya Album. They do some material from The Heart of the Master

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14/08/2007 8:26 pm  
"xalhad" wrote:
Check the Italian group Ain Soph particularly the Kshatriya Album. They do some material from The Heart of the Master

I'll check this out. I've decided to give them a second chance after the terrible debacle I witnessed in London a couple of years ago. Having heard a track of theirs some years ago which consisted of some pretty atmospheric chthonic drones I went to their gig expecting mind-expanding ritual music. Instead I witnessed a bunch of Italians in stupid shades and shirts playing absolutely awful guitar rock. I left within 10 minutes. I was only really there to see their support act, Andrew King, anyway!


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14/08/2007 9:49 pm  

They have become, and remain as far as I can tell, "a bunch of Italians in stupid shades and shirts" The ritual stuff is what they put out in the late 80's early 90's. Ars Regia is pretty much all darksome drone. Kshatiya and Ars Regia is the only music I own by them, having been warned off the rest by others with experieces similar to your own.


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14/08/2007 11:09 pm  

This is a problem I've found in my own music and the music in many others. When one first begins making music, one is not bound by concepts of artistry, competence or a rigidly defined aesthetic. Therefore the resultant music is more inuitive and inherently magical. What happens after the third or fourth album things usually get problematic, although few bands have sunk to the levels I witnessed on that night! I'll check out Kshatiya and Ars Regia, though.

Another artist in a similar vein I seem to remember was Sigillum S. I only ever got one album of theirs (Cybertantic Quantum Leaps) and remember being disappointed. However, having recently moved house I unearthed it and am just about to give it a spin.... I seem to remember the guy or an associate of his did a pretty terrible tarot set that looked as if it had been done on DeluxePaint.

Edit: Sigillum S - not as bad as I'd remembered - the fact that I could remember almost all the album (in spite of only hearing it a couple of times 10 years ago) is usually a decent indiction. Not great, by any standards, though!


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30/09/2007 2:52 am  

Raul Seixas, from Brazil.

Some references:

Sociedade Alternativa (Alternative Society):

"Go! Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the Law! The Law! (..) The number 666 is called Aleister Crowley"

Trem das Sete (Seven O'Clock Train):

"Comes from far giving the old aeon ashes"

A Lei (The Law):

(is Liber Oz singed)

A Maçã (Apple):

(about free love)

Gita:

(not Crowley but reference to Baghavad Gita's 10th Chapter)

Novo Aeon (New Aeon):

(.... and also the right to leave Jesus suffering...")

Some english musics:

http://raul-seixas.letras.terra.com.br/letras/80425/
http://raul-seixas.letras.terra.com.br/letras/101460/


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04/10/2007 9:42 am  
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The band "Cathedral" has used the recording of Crowley reciting a Call of the Aethyr to great effect on the song Halo of Fire on the album VIIth Coming, but how involved any of them are is unknown to me. . .

I was going to mention this, and can confirm that singer Lee Dorian is very much involved with the occult in some way, not sure how though. Could just be a healthy interest or actually practices, though from listening to the other Cathedral albums, they are heavily influenced by all area's of Occult. My boyfriend speaks with him so will ask.

I also think Electric Wizard have a few references to AC too, but can't think off hand what they are right now.

Lillianu

Edited to add. This Electric Wizard track and lyrics conjure up images of the man himself when I hear or read them.

From the album We Live

Eko Eko Azarak

Black pyramids under martian sun,
Priests chant ancient necropsalms,
Summon winds across the desert sands,
Sun sets on this dying land.


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13/10/2007 12:10 pm  

human league-Dare
necro- prefix for death - "Nirvana"


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14/10/2007 12:43 am  

John Frusciante (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers) has several solo records including 'Inside of Emptiness'. On his website he writes:

“Emptiness”, “I’m Around” and “666” were all written while I was reading a biography about Aleister Crowley. Each of these three songs, in their own way, are the result of me thinking about him and his life.

The title “666”, aside from being the name Aleister Crowley often signed letters as, is also a reference to the chorus' three bars of six which are interjected into the otherwise 4/4 feel of the song (something that was unintentional and subconscious)."


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15/10/2007 9:50 am  

Marilyn Manson's 'Misery Machine' song: 'We gotta ride to the Abbey of Thelema...'


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18/10/2007 3:40 pm  

Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs


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18/10/2007 3:42 pm  

by Ministry


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18/10/2007 4:35 pm  

John Frusciante (guitarist of the red hot chili peppers) has also written a song about crowley titled 666 on his solo album "Inside of emptiness".


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18/10/2007 11:07 pm  

The Current 93 song The Inmost Light makes an obvious reference to Edward Alexander Crowley in the lyric.

"Edward Alexander falls alone in some sad home and sees clearly now the Inmost Light."


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02/02/2008 10:02 am  

I was gonna mention Behemoth, their lyrics are 90 percent of the time referencing some aspect of occultism. They sometimes use an outside writer, but they have an album entitled Zos Kia Cultus, but it isnt centered specifically on Spare.With each song in the liner notes,they give an explanation, also something that Nile does, who have mainly an egyptian focus. Thelemic imagery is all over the place, also with goetic sigils too. Danney carey from Tool is a crowley nut, but I don't think too many references get into the music, though a strong occult connection was always present in their artwork and lyrics.

Also Today Is The Day did a split ep with another band that i cannot recall now, but the cover art features Crowley.


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21/04/2008 9:53 pm  

93 All
This thread has certainly matured in to a fine collection of AC references in music.
Anyway, i thought i had vaguely heard of most references. These range form the blatant ones (Ozzy, Bowie, Page, etc) to the obvious (and countless) Death Metal references to the intelligent references (Coil, TG, Current 93 et al).
However, this one came to me from the blue...so to speak.
Was trawling the newsgroups for new tunes (as you do) and searched for Crowley, Anger, Grant, etc and found a track with a direct reference to AC.
The track is called "What Killed Aleister Crowley?" by The Direct Hits.
I have been a big music fan since my early teens (early to mid 80s) that has included a wide range of tastes from the 60's to the current day and have NEVER heard of this band. A search of these forums did not provide any results.
If you google the band name and song you will be sure to find it on the likes of last.fm. I did stumble across a blog page that had the whole album available for download (it now being deleted presumably). Sadly i cant seem to find it again.

And what of the song....well it aint bad...but not the best. Think of the kind of bands around the time around the mid to late 70's (like Eddie & The Hot Rods and The Only Ones) and its in a similar vein ..but not as tuneful im afraid.
Certainly beats the awful Klaxons!

Keep them coming.
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23/04/2008 9:13 am  

"Was trawling the newsgroups for new tunes (as you do) and searched for Crowley, Anger, Grant, etc and found a track with a direct reference to AC.
The track is called "What Killed Aleister Crowley?" by The Direct Hits."
I seem to remember David Tibet reviewing this 'un when he was a journalist at "Sounds" in the early Eighties. He hated it.
I have a 7" by The Mothmen - Does it Matter Irene/Please Let Go on Absurd Records, a Manchester indie release circa 1979. Label A states "Mothmen for New Aeon Music" whilst the B side has, rather cryptically "All instruments, personnel and machines tuned to the 93rd current". They were an offshoot from Manchester satirists Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias and were pretty terrific until Charlie Drake joined and they morphed [warped?] into the appalling Simply Bland, er, I mean Red.


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23/04/2008 11:17 am  

The Crowley spoken word cd has been re-issued again.Couldn't isolate a link from the Aquarius website for just that item so I'll just copy/paste the blurb here.
"Folks had been bugging us to track down this disc for ages, Black Magic Recordings by none other than the "wickedest man in the world" (at least when he was still OF this world), but we hadn't been able to figure out where to get them. We assumed it must have been released on some tiny obscure microlabel, or maybe it was a bootleg or something, but lo and behold, it was right under or noses, released on good old Cleopatra Records. Home to much modern goth and industrial. And while we can definitely see how this stuff might appeal to the industrial goth kids, it is evil after all, and black magic, but it seems to us the folks that would be way more into this, are aQ customers, fans of the obscure and mysterious, found sounds and field recordings, this would fit perfectly between your Conet Project and your Ghost Orchid disc of EVP recordings (depending, we guess, on what strange alien alphabetization you use).
These recordings have been available before in various quasi bootleg editions, probably most notably as 1910-1914 Wax Cylinder Recordings released on the Transparency label. But they are the same recordings, since these are the only recordings of Crowley in existence.
It's been a while since we listened to the Transparency disc, but these tracks definitely sound a little cleaned up, which is almost too bad, but fear not, there's still plenty of hiss and crackle and warble and buzz and fuzz, it's taken from wax cylinders after all. Basically, this is a collection of Crowley recording various stories, poems, writings, incantations and magical spells. His delivery very songlike, chantlike at times, fans of the Doomsday Cult recordings will also probably love this. The highlight probably being the Call Of The Aethyr tracks, each delivered both in English, but also in Enochian, a magical language supposedly discovered and used by John Dee, magician to the court of Queen Elizabeth. It may sound like speaking in tongues, but it is in fact a real language, with grammar and syntax, rumored to be a degenerate form of the language spoken in the lost city of Atlantis.
Comes in one of those new fangled rounded-corner jewel cases, includes extensive liner notes, nothing about the recordings, but a fairly comprehensive history of Crowley's life. And while they last, it also comes with an Aleister Crowley patch AND pin! "

Also I recently had the misfortune to see the film "House of 1000 Corpses", made by that Rob Zombie fella. I'm pretty sure that Crowleys voice is used as part of the soundtrack towards the end, in the mad peoples house, I think its the Pleasure-Dome poem by someone i can't recall the name of right now....


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23/04/2008 1:08 pm  

And another pimping of Coil, as their new old CD "The New Backwards" just arrived in the post. Track 7 is called "Paint Me As A Dead Soul". Hopefully no further explanation is necessary. It's not actually one of my favourite tracks on the CD, that honour goes to "Nature Is A Language", "Copacaballa", and "Princess Margaret's Man In The D'Jamalfna".


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23/04/2008 1:31 pm  

Behemoth, death metal band from poland, very popular & very, very thelemic:
http://www.behemoth.pl/


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23/04/2008 3:21 pm  

As mentioned above: http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=24130#24130

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24/04/2008 1:55 pm  

Sorry, I missed that topic, there are more intresting behemoth albums like thelema6, demigod and last apostasy. The band members wear unicrsal hexagrams too.. there are intresting song chours Apo panthos kako daimonos in song Decade of therion, akadua in death metal version titled hekau418.. promotherion from last album as symbolic fusion of prometheus and therion.. very interesting.
Someone mentioned band Therion, they are also occult band but some of them are ordo draconis members and they use most of their simbolism. But behemoth like coil are mostly thelemic.

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24/04/2008 3:27 pm  

Some Raul Seixas' songs in english:

Fool's Gold:
http://exponencial.br/~alan/Fool_s_Gold.mp3

I am ("I am the Law of Thelema".. & See Baghavad Gita 10th Chapter...)
http://exponencial.br/~alan/I_am_Gita.mp3

Love is Magick ("under will, love is the law" - (9+3 = 13) )
http://exponencial.br/~alan/Love_Is_Magic.mp3

Morning Train (Train = Aeon, the sages (Magus) with their words)
http://exponencial.br/~alan/Morning_Train.mp3

Orange Juice (extra.. rsrs)
http://exponencial.br/~alan/Orange_Juice.mp3

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25/08/2008 2:45 am  

On the back of the Door's '13' album ( a compilation ), there is a photo of the band posing around a small bust of Crowley. Jim Morrison is most likely the reason for this photo, as he was involved with a self proclaimed 'witch', as shown in naked splendour in 'The Doors' film. He most likely would have stumbled across Crowley's writing at some point, as he was an avid reader on obscure subjects, but it was probably his association with this woman & her Library that really turned him onto it.

I first heard about this almost 20 years ago, when a 'concerned' Christian woman, managed to coerce myself & a friend of mine to watch a documentary called 'Hell's Bells', an 'expose' on the 'Evil' of certain Rock & Roll bands. From what I remember, there were many references to Crowley, as he is a convenient umbrella to cover many bands with a 'Satanic!' label. This included Zeppelin, of course, but I was intrigued that they did enough research to discover that particular photo of the Doors. It is bizarre in a way, because it is the only direct & 'official' acknowledgment of influence or inspiration that they gave aside from the origin of their name itself, & the "end of the night" lyrics....


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27/08/2008 4:15 pm  

Italian post punk Thelema come to mind, with tracks such as "Aiwass", "Phoenix Mass" and "Magick" on their first album Tantra. Very much reccomended for those into that kind of eerie, eighties, post punk sounds.

There also is a compilation that came out as a double cd in 418 copies by czech label HORUS and simply called AL. It came out for the 100 years of Liber Al and features bands such as Hexentanz, Psychonaut, Unto Ashes, Genesis P-Orrige, Atrium Carceri, Belborn and This Morn' Omnia. So it's kinda more appealing to the grey/brown area fans.


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27/08/2008 5:26 pm  

A Canadian band called The Tea Party has a song called "Heaven Coming Down" that uses "love under will" as a lyric. There are also other songs from each of their albums that reference the occult, including "The Master and Margarita," "Babylon," "Inanna," "Drawing Down the Moon," "Fire in the Head," et al. Actually they were quite a popular band in the country through the 90s, so their music is fairly accessible to fans of all music genres, particularly folk, classic rock, industrial and world music.


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27/08/2008 8:14 pm  
"FraterLucius" wrote:
Italian post punk Thelema come to mind, with tracks such as "Aiwass", "Phoenix Mass" and "Magick" on their first album Tantra. Very much reccomended for those into that kind of eerie, eighties, post punk sounds.

93,

oh my my, it was so long ago... 8)

Thank you for remembering us... 😀

93, 93/93

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28/08/2008 2:47 pm  

93 Bune63,

I enjoyed your Vision and the Voice album, but who is that reciting Kubla Khan?

93 93/93

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28/08/2008 3:32 pm  

93 Ian,

"ianrons" wrote:
I enjoyed your Vision and the Voice album, but who is that reciting Kubla Khan?

Would you believe it? I don't know.

This is how the story went. We were recording in Tuscany, near the place where Adi Newton lived at the time, and as he was under contract with our same label we asked him to recite KK for the track. He said "yes" and then didn't show up in the studio 👿

Then I remembered I had an old tape a friend had given me, with someone reciting KK: we cleaned the sound, cut a lot of white noise off and used it.

Years later we learnt where the voice might come from: it seems that an early version of Anger's Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome starts with a strange intro, which I never saw. It should be titled AAA (Anger's Aquarian Arkana) and it should be fixed images fading in and out (Crowley ktl) with KK recited by someone. The guy who gave me this info said he owned a videotape of this broadcasted by some German TV.

I've never been able to check if this is true, and this is all I know.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

93, 93/93.

Bune 63

PS: How did you get that old CD?


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28/08/2008 5:45 pm  
"bune63" wrote:
"FraterLucius" wrote:
Italian post punk Thelema come to mind, with tracks such as "Aiwass", "Phoenix Mass" and "Magick" on their first album Tantra. Very much reccomended for those into that kind of eerie, eighties, post punk sounds.

93,

oh my my, it was so long ago... 8)

Thank you for remembering us... 😀

93, 93/93

Bune63 (Massimo/Stuart of Thelema)

93 Massimo,
Are you kidding?
As an italian musician in the neofolk scene such as myself you and Limbo have been on my playlists since the early 90s. Kudos for the burnt memories cd as well! And send me a pm if you plan on playing again sometime soon or just to exchange contacts. I don't want to highjack this thread 😀

Actually I'm sure there's a collaboration with Thelema on Limbo's Vox Insana called Magick, and other tracks such as 93 Lashtal 93 and Libido Mater Nostra, so I'm not too off topic.


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28/08/2008 9:36 pm  

93 Bune 63,

Now that's a mystery! It sounds like someone from the English literary scene of the 1920s, but I could be way out. I think it might be someone well known, because the recital is so special, quite perfect in rhythm and emphasis, in what (I would like to think) may be a continuation of a tradition begun by Coleridge himself. Coleridge used to recite Kubla Khan in a very particular way, it was reported of him, that would induce in the listeners a kind of light ecstatic trance. The version you have on the CD is so good that I am led to suspect a connection, and I would be quite disappointed if the universe did anything less for such a strange and visionary poem! Of course it could almost be Crowley; but whatever, for me it counts as a valuable relic from history, and ought to be preserved. So thank you for doing that by putting it on a CD, but don't lose the original!

Actually I would very much like to hear it without the backing track, because although your backing works gorgeously well, I can't help wondering whether you've added silence at certain points to give space for bridge sections, affecting the rhythm of the poem. Whatever you've done, the overall effect is excellent, and as you point out the CD is very old so why not re-release it? Who could fail to buy a CD with songs that have names like "Walking with Aiwass in my Head"? I seem to recall buying the CD the year I (first) joined OTO, so it would be about 13 years old I suppose. Mine has a "PROMO" label so I reckon Mick Mercer ripped you off 😉

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28/08/2008 10:21 pm  
"FraterLucius" wrote:
There also is a compilation that came out as a double cd in 418 copies by czech label HORUS and simply called AL. It came out for the 100 years of Liber Al and features bands such as Hexentanz, Psychonaut, Unto Ashes, Genesis P-Orrige, Atrium Carceri, Belborn and This Morn' Omnia. So it's kinda more appealing to the grey/brown area fans.

I believe that is Martin Mrskos label: http://www.horus.c z"> http://www.horus.cz

Also, Tarwater's Cry of the Second Aethyr off their album Rabbit Moon.


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01/09/2008 2:06 am  

Nebula.

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01/09/2008 11:17 am  
"FraterLucius" wrote:
There also is a compilation that came out as a double cd in 418 copies by czech label HORUS and simply called AL.

I reviewed it on this site at the time of its release: http://www.lashtal.com/nuke/Reviews-req-showcontent-id-34.phtml

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01/09/2008 1:07 pm  

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Italian band Limbo released several album. The first full Lp bears those (great) songs named in a previous post. On the cover of the 2nd one (“Evirazione Totemica Seriale”) there’s a Mark of the Beast . There was another band called Lashtal back in the 80ies, but Massimo is surely more knowledgeable about it.

Two other (metal) bands from Italy comes to my mind: Death SS -their most successful album was “Do What Thou Wilt” (1997) and was almost a thelemic concept-album; and on their anthology “Horror Music 1979-1996” they had a 7fold seal on the cover. Black metal band Necromass had ATU XV on their “Mysteria Mystica..” album. Their last mini-cd had bits of AL I in their lyrics.

Other references that I can remember this Monday morning:
-Texan metal band Magus (later known as Absu) had an unicursal hexagram and caduceus on their first 7’’ep “Rumination of debauchery”.
-Australian artist Louis Tillet had ATU XVI on the cover of the Lp “Ego tripping at the gates of hell”.

93, 93/93


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01/09/2008 2:42 pm  
"teth" wrote:
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Italian band Limbo released several album. The first full Lp bears those (great) songs named in a previous post. On the cover of the 2nd one (“Evirazione Totemica Seriale”) there’s a Mark of the Beast . There was another band called Lashtal back in the 80ies, but Massimo is surely more knowledgeable about it.

Two other (metal) bands from Italy comes to my mind: Death SS -their most successful album was “Do What Thou Wilt” (1997) and was almost a thelemic concept-album; and on their anthology “Horror Music 1979-1996” they had a 7fold seal on the cover. Black metal band Necromass had ATU XV on their “Mysteria Mystica..” album. Their last mini-cd had bits of AL I in their lyrics.

Other references that I can remember this Monday morning:
-Texan metal band Magus (later known as Absu) had an unicursal hexagram and caduceus on their first 7’’ep “Rumination of debauchery”.
-Australian artist Louis Tillet had ATU XVI on the cover of the Lp “Ego tripping at the gates of hell”.

93, 93/93

Wow, Italian bands seem to be quite a few. Black metal band Necromass also had a side project of one of his members called GodFuck93 which IIRC was really thelemic in themes.


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01/09/2008 3:32 pm  

93

the GF93 project was of former Necromass singer; the "93" was (I think) rather a kind of tribute to Current 93 and to Limbo, rather than to Thelema or to AC; the lyrics were about rape&abuse, so not that much "thelemic" .

93, 93/93


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01/09/2008 8:31 pm  
"teth" wrote:
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the GF93 project was of former Necromass singer; the "93" was (I think) rather a kind of tribute to Current 93 and to Limbo, rather than to Thelema or to AC; the lyrics were about rape&abuse, so not that much "thelemic" .

93, 93/93

I didn't remember so correctly then, did I? 😀


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02/09/2008 12:28 pm  

Greetings,

Been wondering whether a list has been compiled yet from the results of this thread? It seems the oto.no site mentioned earlier is no more...

In the meantime I'd like to add a few more to the pile,

Sol Invictus: Palace of Worms [All things strange and rare]
features a large section of Hymn to Pan

Psychonaut: Hymn to Pan [The Witches Sabbath]
Although the CD is largely a triibute to A.O.S. the final track is a recording of the Hymn to Pan. The cover also features the Crowley painting "4 red monks carrying a black goat across the snow to nowhere".

The Oroonies: The woods are alive with the smell of his coming [single]
Again quotes sections of Hymn to Pan

Bocca Juniors: Raise (63 steps to heaven) [Give Peace a Dance]
"Do what you will shall be the whole of the law ... raise you hands if you think you understand, raise your standards if you don't"

Sungod: Sungod
Credits says that the CD includes sections of Liber Al and the Gnostic Mass.

Steve.


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08/09/2008 6:51 pm  

Ok, so this is a reference to A.C in music journalism, but i didn't think it needed it's own thread.
The new issue of The Wire has a review of the recent Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. An interesting sounding event at the festival is described thus:

"In the cinema, esoteric magnet Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor is there to offer an instructive guide "From Headbangers To Heretics", skilfully tracing the relationship between occultism and popular music. Aleister Crowley is accurately painted as a perverse polymath and proto-rockstar, Austin Spare the precocious Syd Barrett of magickal surrealism, Alex Sanders the hip priest of new witchcraft. Sanders, we are told, choreographed the stage antics of Leicester's outlandish black magic rock group Coven, the nearly-men of heavy metal who, by a quirk of fate , were usurped by the charlatan Ozzy Osbourne. We are left with the question, what if Coven had succeeded instead of Black Sabbath?"


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