from the NEW COMITATUS DEMO
I have been in outer space. Not sleeping but wired on italian cafe
from Pete's and the bright light of my Mac, which is pushing it since
I have my home to tend to... however, late at night, it's time to push
the envelop. For the most part, I have been afraid of Pro Tools. I grew
up on Fostex, Teac, Tascam, lots of tape, all kinds of tape from C90 to
24..... when things went digital, it was a freak out all over again, like
when I had to accept that my days of vinyl worship would come to a
seasonal end as more and more friends held CD parties and not the
sweet 45s..... but enough of that..... it is time to move into the future.
Time for Missions to Mars and wherever the Urantians go. I am ready
to be beamed aboard, Scotty.
So the song... the song... the deal with LUST is this.. I first heard Simone
play EL CAN on his myspace page ~ myspace.com/bardacid ~ and it
really freaked me out. I was mostly embarassed because there was
a loop of a girl having a really good time (if you get my drift) so I asked
Simone if I could do the usual of laying vocals to one of his Bardacid
pieces, he said SURE and was cool to send me the track minus the big O.
I've been rereading Dante's INFERNO, CANTO V over and over again.
I don't know why but it's been calling me... I suppose it's because I am
picking up my love affair with Ezra Pound-- he has a remakable way
of using the word "dross" which is lost in the English vocabulary today.
There is a story in this song about two women who are hell bound, Francesca
da Rimini and Lady Guinevere. Francesca is sent to hell for having kissed
her husband's brother (and a lot more) which infuriated him to the point of
murdering her and his suicide-- but I suppose the bright side of things is
that in Hell, the brother, Paolo, wins his seat by Francesca, but she is not
that happy and wants to get out... As for Guinevere, she's not there because
of her fling with Lancelot but because she was so seductive of a story that
it led Paolo to kiss Francesca (thus the book and the author who wrote it
are damned as well).
The INFERNO is written in stanzas of three lines called TERCETS (Terza Rima).
I've taken creative liberty to adapt the comedy, the Canto V, and turn its
essence into a lyric for 2006. From there, wanted to focus on the drums that
remind me of Jaki Liebezeit (CAN't get enough of it). Krautiopharm added
voodoo swamp potion, and I went into a dark place for a weekend... learning
the wonderful world of flanger and chorus, how to burn hertz and manipulate
dBs... oh it can get juicy... then something strange happened, all those years
of listening to my Armenian father's liturgical hymns just decided to jump out...
which made a nice contrast between good and evil. I intend to robotize the
middle section of the vocals. Once day I will be Borg, but a nice Borg, of course.
upon my ears
infernal warring wind
my heart diseased
plagued by loving
lost to mortal sin
i've been dazed
upon the leaves
pages pale and thin
when kissed my mouth
my lover's brother
and we read no more
in the darkness
love quick to kindle
love the sudden death
fall we blurred by our senses
weep for angel breath
in the darkness
O i saw it...
i saw it...
is a body, a door
taking us down
breaking us down
Come what may
the last agony
My choice is made;
I'll not give you up--
Dross or gold,
I give you all.
The flame of my heart
for your cup
throw it up
my life is flame
in this life
for your damned eyes