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Review: Nocturna Discordia #33, Barcelona


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Review: Nocturna Discordia #33, Barcelona

Which is not to say it was all pretty minimalism. At one point, Rocha rasped, deliberately unmusical (which of course, only served the music more), even removing the mouthpiece to articulate weird vocals down the column of his bass clarinet. Another moment, El Pricto leapt into a harsh and brutally yearning alto solo which invocatory mood was only furthered by his Aleister Crowley t-shirt. And Bothén too took a jagged solo on his bass, full of contrast between deep sawing tones and breaths that seemed to barely make it out into the room. The point being, there were moments when it felt like the full gamut of sounds was being utilised in some sort of mad collage and yet there was always a sense of order and even restraint hovering in the background – often provided by Trilla’s beautifully idiosyncratic percussion.

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"ptoner" wrote:
Review: Nocturna Discordia #33, Barcelona

[...] Another moment, El Pricto leapt into a harsh and brutally yearning alto solo which invocatory mood was only furthered by his Aleister Crowley t-shirt. [...]

Without even seeing it, I can imagine this garment.  Black, either with white writing (Gothic font optional) or a splotch of red on it somewhere.  The same old picture of A.C. with the staring eyes and bald pate. 

Or else, maybe the one with his thumbs bent to represent horns sitting in front of his bumper big book of ‘Thelema’ (the same edition as the one with the f/k spelling correction). 

Or, failing that, it has to be the one of the young Aleister wearing a nemyss with his implements neatly arranged & laid out before him upon an altar.

It is another reliably safe bet that photos of A.C. which will NOT be featured on this t-shirt are:

The happy, smiling one of him with Rose and his daughter Lola Zaza climbing over his shoulder;

The one of him posing as - or in - “the god form of Fo-hi, Chinese god of joy and laughter”, or with the rather silly lopsided smirk on his face sitting next to the effigy of the murderer William Peace;

Or finally the one of him in old age with goatee beard and pipe at Netherwood (which I have previously repeatedly said might have been a contender, sales-wise...)

Might anyone else have any other worthy suggestions?

Caveat emptor!
Norma n joy Conquest


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