{I’m}”Perfect Pitch” Makes Me Puke, & Micr0~bubbles Don’t Affect Tone?!? Rejecting the Past Creates a Future

      Perfect pitch is antithetical to the blues, and therefore to jazz, rock & roll and consequently punk & heavy metal. Although after Judas Priests’ ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ album essentially pre-defined modern metal as having less and less to do w/ African or American roots in the blues, the earliest examples of heaviness w/ […] → Continue Reading {I’m}”Perfect Pitch” Makes Me Puke, & Micr0~bubbles Don’t Affect Tone?!? Rejecting the Past Creates a Future

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No Thanks! WTF? unauthorized vendors selling Serpent’s Exile downloads?

Xarrier Infrastawerx will be taking screen shots, IP addresses and full details on the illegal distribution of our music worldwide from the startups to Goliaths ripping us off. Looks like we might have gotten the global distribution of our music hoped for…just w/o our approval!

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David Bowie & Lemmy Kilmister ROCK [in] POWER…and how Mick Ronson helped Ziggy, Iggy & Lou

     All we can do is try to honor the 3 fallen wizards Ornette, Lemmy & Bowie. Mick Ronson sure gave it his best shot enabling the peak music by Bowie, Lou Reed and even helped mix Raw Power which David is either thanked or blamed for, yet Ronno prolly salvaged what he could from […] → Continue Reading David Bowie & Lemmy Kilmister ROCK [in] POWER…and how Mick Ronson helped Ziggy, Iggy & Lou

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R U Hendrixified? Why Jimi’s Tone Rules Time & Space

Another neat gear guide to dating JH EXP pix is that the extra tall straight front Marshall cabinets were mostly out of backline by late ’67, early 68. They were from the JTM-45/100 KT66 valve (tube in UK) GZ34 valve rectifier series of amps and had the pre~Rolla Celestion greenbacks rated at 20w or was […] → Continue Reading R U Hendrixified? Why Jimi’s Tone Rules Time & Space

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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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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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