Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EMS Vocoder 1000

Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolook (1984)

The human voices heard on this album were created from recordings of speech and song. The original recordings were made in the following languages: Aboroginal, Afghan, Arabic, Balinese, Buhndi, Chad, Chinese, English, Eskimo, French, Gabonese, German, Hungarian, Indian, Japanese, Madagascan, Malayan, Pigmy, Quechua, Russian, Sioux, Spanish, Swedish, Tibetan, Turkish. They were edited and transformed using different electronic devices. 
First edition.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Follow the Black Valley Trail of Death, Into the Beautiful Sunshine...

Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1986)

On the Eve of the Apocalypse -
The Four Horsemen betray their steeds - slitting
Open the animal throats - And in doing so release
The Second Great Deluge - Horsegore - (The air
Choked with horsehair) - Infinite Divisibles Split
- An infinity of open sewers -
The Four then fashion an immense earth-moving 
Device from the collective jawbones
- The Horse Rotorvator -
With which to plough up the waiting world
- (ROTA turns through 180 degrees to TARO) -
Wheals replace Horses - Dark Horses Run
Dark Horses Run Deep
(We plough the fields and scatter
Our Dead Steeds on the land)
...And Hell is paved with horseflesh