Showing posts from November, 2009

Johannes Göransson - Napalm, Knives And Razor-Blade Symphony

Johannes Göransson, Entrance to a Colonial Pageant in which we all begin to intricate, Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011.

“I don't know where else you could contract the plague in these words but by ten TVs at once. On the TVs play: Salo, the weather channel, 2x Fassbinder (any), Family Double Dare, ads for ground beef, blurry surgical recordings, porno, porno, Anger (all). An 11th TV right behind you will show you yourself reading to the backside of your head. You'll need a machine gun and a body double. You will not feel your disease: as here these words bring such high pleasure: this malaria is fun. It's also fidgety, petrifying, elegantly rash, giddy, stunned. Burroughs and Genet and 'Pac are dead. Long live Göransson.” — Blake Butler

“It would take a miracle to perform this pageant. For a start, you would have to reanimate Charlotte Brontë, Adolf Loos, and Ronald Reagan, and you would need an ungodly amount of wax. Most of the action is obscene, and therefore takes place …

Riley Michael Parker - Our Beloved 26th Parker

Riley Michael Parker is a funny corporation outlaw. In a Bookmunch review of his chapbook Our Beloved 26th Nathan Tyree said it all:

"Our Beloved 26th, is a dark, offensive, violent little book. This chapbook clocks in at a mere thirty-six pages, but in those pages almost every boundary is crossed; almost every more is destroyed.
Our Beloved 26th is a series of interconnected, very short stories that all take place on the 26th floor of a big office building owned by an unnamed corporation. The tales are told from the point of view of middle management types as they go about their day-to-day lives. As you read these stories you begin to suspect that this is what could have happened in the film Office Space had it gone terribly wrong.
In these stories people murder their co-workers. A man poisons the bottles in his liquor cabinet to stop theft. Various minorities are belittled and pushed down. Women are objectified, used and hated for being women. Young boys are starved and kept on l…

Horror Movie On The Radio

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation: Succubus (Ad Noiseam Records, 2009)

Clever horror muzak for mental worm escalators.
Jazz-noir vs. Tumor humor.
Ambient Lovecraftian chamber wind-jaws.
Spooky action at a distance in slow motion.
YouTubular bells of continuous melting doom.
Silent movies in a black hole theatre.
Remember, we are far far above the heaven.

"On the 15th of January 2009, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble gathered at a studio in the Netherlands to shake out the rust before going on tour. One wisely recorded improv session later, these film buffs emerged with a seventy-five minute love-letter to the movie they habitually watched while recording: Jess Franco’s Succubus. Capturing the taboos and temptation of its source-film’s eroticism, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble transformed themselves into The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, trading their past efforts in metal for a greater emphasis on free-form jazz. A Succubus – meaning, a demon that fornicates with human prey – de…