IDIOT WIND: Sound & Fury, Signifying Nothing {Again}

       IDIOT WIND was an avant~noise tribal percussion quartet led by Lee S on sometimes heavily effected, urgently dynamic vocals. Some homemade instruments including metal percussion and an ‘anti-guitar’ called a Spring~0~tron {w/ metal coils in place of strings} played thru a 160 watt Peavey must have been a hellacious live experience! Their general contemporaneous peers […] → Continue Reading IDIOT WIND: Sound & Fury, Signifying Nothing {Again}

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Harmolodics 101 For Dummies: Ornette Coleman’s unique music theory

1959: the ‘pianoless’ quartet {a rad concept in itself during post-bop}, Ornette on his white plastic alto sax, Don Cherry on a pocket trumpet, and a rhythm section of Ed Blackwell & Charlie Haden as fluid as the asymmetrical Harmolodic brass. Harmolodic was Ornette’s concept which democratically freed the bass and drums from roles of […] → Continue Reading Harmolodics 101 For Dummies: Ornette Coleman’s unique music theory

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ORNETTE COLEMAN {Re}:Shape the Millenium w/ Harmolodix!

           Everyone who likes Ornette Coleman​’s music has 1000 great things to say about him  as a person & artist of zenith caliber. Here’s what I got from the maestro: in ’86 it was announced along with Charlie Haden on bass (from original ‘pianoless’ quartet), his son Denardo & Jack DeJohnette​ on electronic/ acoustic […] → Continue Reading ORNETTE COLEMAN {Re}:Shape the Millenium w/ Harmolodix!

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{Xarriviewz III} DIMESLAND: Metal Beyond Confines of Genre

XV {Xarrier Vorticite}: What up led to the formation of Dimesland? {NC/ Nolan Cook, DC/ Drew Cook} NC: Dimesland as we know it today is the result of a rather serpentine road that began when Drew and I were in our early 20s and just starting to write material together. At the time I was […] → Continue Reading {Xarriviewz III} DIMESLAND: Metal Beyond Confines of Genre

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{Xarriviewz II} DIMESLAND: Guitar duels of ‘Psychogenic Atrophy’

{INTRO} NOLAN COOK BEFORE DIMESLAND: FROM TX> RVA> BAY AREA> WORLD TOURS>  ‘PSYCHOGENIC ATROPHY’   When I first saw you with kill/joy in Richmond, Virginia, I had not really seen cymbal grabs, tight stop start riffs and instrumental punkrock before…some of these elements were presaging what the local scene would be all about in next 5 […] → Continue Reading {Xarriviewz II} DIMESLAND: Guitar duels of ‘Psychogenic Atrophy’

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L0GRYPH0NIK P0L/\V0RTYX: the etymology of Looking Glasses {North Pole} meets Zultanz u.v. thee Vortyx

It was, and is, time to create new music from a new sonic and conceptual perspective. Not 2 or 3 point perspective: we want fisheye wide angle 0ct0ph0nix. Our previous collaboration was known by the music moniker Looking Glasses {North Pole). Since there was a 70’s pop band who sang ‘Brandy’ we added the ‘es’ […] → Continue Reading L0GRYPH0NIK P0L/\V0RTYX: the etymology of Looking Glasses {North Pole} meets Zultanz u.v. thee Vortyx

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‘Feeling Returns’ {Deja Vu?}: The Grabber bass & destiny of JESVS WEPT

     How can a mere instrument come to symbolize a band or an entire type of music? Let’s hear from the ‘Ghost of Weptmass Past’ on why this is possible. For those who believe in something they tend to come across proofs of itself as a result of their enthusiasm, noticing parallels and serendipitous synchronically […] → Continue Reading ‘Feeling Returns’ {Deja Vu?}: The Grabber bass & destiny of JESVS WEPT

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It Need’s To Be Darker in Here: JESVS WEPT’s big beat!

~ J E S V S ^ W E P T ~ The true testimonial of the DC/RVA based postpunk band as told by Vile Vortices, bassist {turned drummer out of nessecity when XYZ don’t show up} now guitarist, or all of the above. . . At least it’s a version of the truth? Only the […] → Continue Reading It Need’s To Be Darker in Here: JESVS WEPT’s big beat!

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XARRIVIEWZ I: Sid Lucious aka /\Kirk’s neWave Post~punk in a Xyber-age

XARRIVIEW ‘1’ kicks off a multi-stage interview series covering different genres in music (future writeups will feature progressive metal, post~punk Bossa Nova and electronic ambient noise artists) with this writeup on NEW WAVE. The much misunderstood bridge~point between the postpunk and college/alternative/indie rock future formations is described both from within (as a songwriting performing musician) & with objective […] → Continue Reading XARRIVIEWZ I: Sid Lucious aka /\Kirk’s neWave Post~punk in a Xyber-age

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Omniverse of Defretting Mystery Music~Maps: the history of X/\RRIER Infrastarwerx Recordings {primer}

     What is Xarrier Infrastarwerx Recordings? Is it Carrier Communications Cassettes in the 21st century digital download era? The webpage posts are the modern mini-zine, while both auditory & visual aspects prevail. The addition of social media outlets are the new ‘wallpaper flyer pasteups’ heralding new music for the listeners.      Pre-history: the first evidence of […] → Continue Reading Omniverse of Defretting Mystery Music~Maps: the history of X/\RRIER Infrastarwerx Recordings {primer}

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XARRIER soars forward! ‘XarriViewz’: Band~artist writeups, ‘VortExhibition’ digital Art Gallerys ~ ‘XarriCaster’ Podcast

2014 XARRIER Infrastarwerx {now inclusive of Bandcamp/ Soundcloud, Facebook/Twitter, Google+}  will feature a new monthly Xarrier dotcom blog writeup. BAND & ARTIST INTERVIEWS featuring composer IRevererend Brainskan XIII, Xarrier Infrastarwerx recording artist jh0st on his upcoming bossa~nova project, Xarrier’s flagship pro~wildlife conservationist EcoCore progressive metalists Serpent’s Exile on their in-the-werx 6 song Ep: HADES’ Trophic Cascades’ {Wake VII}, reunited original trio of JESVS […] → Continue Reading XARRIER soars forward! ‘XarriViewz’: Band~artist writeups, ‘VortExhibition’ digital Art Gallerys ~ ‘XarriCaster’ Podcast

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XARRIER in the news~ W B Vorticez performing w/ Nakatani Gong Orchestra, WEPT: top 100 albums alltime, Xopher’s PR0CESS0R: top 14 of 2013

Xarrier Infrastarwerx Recording artist W B Vorticez performing w/ Nakatani Gong Orchestra in Brooklyn the weekend of Chinese New Years January 30 & 31, 2014. “psychoacoustic techniques of Xopher Davidson & Zbigniew Karkowski’s PROCESSOR have triggered the sort of rare sensations we {14 Tracks dotcom} return to over and again…”   Erratic Phenomena included WEPT’s Starball Contribution LP […] → Continue Reading XARRIER in the news~ W B Vorticez performing w/ Nakatani Gong Orchestra, WEPT: top 100 albums alltime, Xopher’s PR0CESS0R: top 14 of 2013

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Why 2014 Will Be the Heaviest Year in Music {spoiler: Xarrier’s Bringin’ It!} Spirit of MC5 & STOOGES returning. . .

     It was 1992, a friend had passed away and that loss left a void that could only be filled in a healthy way by music. I was washing dishes at a small family owned fine-dining joint, Italian chef great staff meals never had to worry about my dinner 6 days a week! I get to work early […] → Continue Reading Why 2014 Will Be the Heaviest Year in Music {spoiler: Xarrier’s Bringin’ It!} Spirit of MC5 & STOOGES returning. . .

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E = MC5 & STOOGES! Heavy Music USA ‘Creation Myth of a Grande Tribe’ {LWA: Longhairs w/ Attitude: Detroit Rock City & the Power u.v. Infinite Boogie}

SHOOTING FOR THE MOON’S PYRE~GARDENS OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS? {What 1way Tickets to Palookaville Cost the Soul  and How Mediocrity was Vanquished}    I.  KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERZ ! ! !  {Why Detroit Rock City’s the Deltadaddy of Hotrod Whizkidz. . .}   The voice said in a deep baritone ” Let there be Fred ‘SONIC’ Smith to […] → Continue Reading E = MC5 & STOOGES! Heavy Music USA ‘Creation Myth of a Grande Tribe’ {LWA: Longhairs w/ Attitude: Detroit Rock City & the Power u.v. Infinite Boogie}

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WINTER SOLSTICE 5~song Ep by WEPT on Bandcamp & XARRIER

On the Winter Solstice of 1987~1988, WEPT had a few weeks between school and that was a rare occasion where all were not working wherever else. This afforded at least 1 though more probably a few sessions at the Turquoise Room studio to work out whatever ideas were brewing. These were not stillborn yet somehow […] → Continue Reading WINTER SOLSTICE 5~song Ep by WEPT on Bandcamp & XARRIER

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X/\RR|3R Total Freedom Music prevails in 2014 Re: MASTER

You wanted   BEST? You   got BEST!!!   X/\RR|3R   2014   reissue   remix redux   remasterREALITY 45/102 ‘terrestrial reduction’         ‘psychic harmodisc0lodious ‘   ~*~RUST ~*~   LICHT ~*~  SONAR ~*~  ~*~ IRATE ~*~               Composite Sound #1                 REFLECTOR      PRIMER                                    NUMBER                            Comments

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Quotes from composer Zbigniew Karkowski {Rock in Pax}

“ I don’t believe in thought and intellect, I’m convinced that truth cannot be explained in ordinary logical systems. In fact I see intellect as a barrier preventing us from realizing the true values in our lives, I see it as an inhuman faculty. The real art communicates before it is understood, it contains the […] → Continue Reading Quotes from composer Zbigniew Karkowski {Rock in Pax}

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