Freeze Please Me

“Ich habe unter meinen Papieren ein Blatt gefunden,” sagte Goethe, “wo ich die Baukunst eine erstarrte Musik nenne.” — Gespräche mit Goethe, Johann Peter Eckermann (1836)

• “I have found a sheet among my papers,” said Goethe, “where I call architecture a frozen music.” — Conversations with Goethe

N.B. The aphorism “Architecture is frozen music” has also sometimes been attributed to Friedrich von Schelling (1775-1854) and Ganopati Sthapat (1927-2011).


Peri-Performative Post-Scriptum

The toxic title of this paronomastic post is a key reference to core Beatles album Please Please Me (1963).

Golden Goat-God’s Gateway


Although this blog stands strongly and sternly against the use of any drugs weaker than water (which is all of ’em), some interesting art has been inspired by those weaker drugs. The front cover of Bongzilla’s Gateway (2002) is a good and skilful example. Please be aware, however, that smoking grass is more likely to induce psychosis than turn you into a golden goat-god. Especially coz artificially strengthened varieties of grass are not what Gaia intended. (dot dot dot)


Post-Performative Post-Scriptum

Yes, the horns on the album-cover are those of a bovid, not a caprid, but I like to think of the image being that of a goat-god rather than a bull-god.

Toxic Turntable #21

Currently listening…

• Acid Rainbows, Hammer of Goth (1992)
• Greenlandic Three, Danish Daze (1992)
• LeuKoToMy, You’ve Gone Harpist (2020)
• Johan Zunder, Nine Pines (Remix) (2012)
• Decurrent-CDX, World Warp III (1988)
• Oswestry Quintet, Wrekin Heaves (2009)
• Yim Pamuvb, Iaqahhu (2008)
• Kinaesthetica, Plinnit (1988)
• Alchemia, Xenotrope / Quagmire (1994)
• Vanadium Sorceress, Vanadu (2001)
• Freaky Bulbs, Under the Serene (1995)
• Gaccub Liuoba, Pvjuyo s 1980 (1979)
• Twa Corbies, Bonnie Blue Een (1991)
• Tania By Torchlight, La Reine Vous Voit (1999)
• Knights of Viriconium, Naphtha Regimen (2007)
• Uzegor, Ec’ac Gqa Ihtku (2003)
• Gwen Lebrun, Whispersong (2000)
• Quentin’s Figs, Laddie Chutterly’s Liver (1997)
• Two Million Lightning-Bugs, Went Zooming (1985)
• Georg Friederich Händel, Organ Concerti (1993)
• Hank Yorpen, Ja! Licht und Nagel! (1998)


Previously pre-posted:

Toxic Turntable #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20

Performativizing Papyrocentricity #67

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Killer Chiller ThrillerNight Without End, Alistair MacLean (1959)

Above and BelowThe Archaeology of Underground Mines and Quarries in England, John Barnatt (Historic England 2019)

Wannabe Wonder-WeaverThe Best of Robert Westall Volume One, Robert Westall (1993)

All Glitter, No GlowA.C. Swinburne: A Poet’s Life, Rikky Rooksby (Scolar Press 1997)

Recycle, RepeatRevival, Stephen King (2014)

Gained in TranslationCuentos de Averoigne: Todos los Cuentos de Averoigne de Clark Ashton Smith, traducción de Enric Navarro (Pickman’s Press 2019)

Sean of the HeadAm I Evil? The Autobiography, Brian Tatler with John Tucker (2009; second edition 2017)

Posted at Overlord of the Über-Feral:

Maximal MozMorrissey in Conversation: The Essential Interviews, ed. Paul A. Woods (Plexus 2016)

Absence and EssenceAbandoned: The Most Beautiful Forgotten Places from Around the World, Mathew Growcoot (Ebury Press 2017)


Or Read a Review at Random: RaRaR

Toxic Turntable #20

Currently listening…

• Ultravirago, Force Majeure (1979)
• Vuo Taş, Uorjao (1963)
• Plotting with Heini, Flaxen (2004)
• Eye Sway Tiger, Zoo of Deleuze (1984)
• Ecuador Goetica, Outslew (2008)
• Locked Zodiacal Nailbar, Zodiac III (2009)
• Arkham Daylight, It’s A Given (1981)
• Crastic, Cool Your Jets (2014)
• VII Blades, Oceanic Panic (1981)
• Imperil, La Japonesa (1997)
• Quicksilver Gothlings, Paolo il Lupo (1994)
• Philip Molyneaux Orchestra, File under Fog (1959)
• Ocean of Ice, My Peony (2007)
• Hiq Nsujuir, G’Ykuq Iw EP (2001)
• Quail in Morse, Peel Session 2 (1989)
• Mví Yíjó, Ajax + Ulysses (1990)
• Whipt Quiff, Under the Sward (2018)
• Joseph Bastermoe, God Be With (1984)
• Domenico Scarlatti, Harpsichord Sonatas (1986)
• Msakimoh, Pvalroh (1996)


Previously pre-posted:

Toxic Turntable #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18#19

Toxic Turntable #19

Currently listening…

• Robin Westerhouse Quintet, Tripolis (2009)
• Lux Harmonica, Siever of the River (1988)
• Rudyard Kirby, Pudd’nhead Rash (2011)
• Symimi, Speculum Deæ (2007)
• Oil Koir, Bordergland (1983)
• Shiggiv, Shiggiv Lives (2014)
• Edenic Leap, Toilers in the Heat of the Day (2008)
• Joe Keef, Photophilic Ossifrage (2018)
• Olga Mjuko, Cocotte (Remixes) (2019)
• Ahmrikkimlua / Uusuut-Iagoi, Unitary / Half-Torus (split EP) (2009)
• Nzvoh, Whispers from the Willows (1964)
• 97-Jeulo, Hast Ðu? (1996)
• Aiden Snail, Trafalgar (1982)
• Os Dolocos, Coronemus Rosis (2014)
• Gottzunge, Musikkimus (1968)
• Papa Rupu, Ibunun Vavolos (1974)
• Newth, We • Are • Newth (1997)
• Johann Baptist Cramer, Piano Concerti (2002)
• Shake the Snake, Hakúr Mā Qú (1980)


Previously pre-posted:

Toxic Turntable #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16#17#18

The Psyve Mind Speaks

“H.P. Lovecraft were really underrated in terms of the sixties bands from the West Coast.” — Psychic Hi-Fi: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Favourite Albums, The Quietus, 23i2014.


Previously pre-posted:

He Say, He Sigh, He Sow #23 — an earlier engagement by Genesis P. Orridge in terms of issues around “in terms of” (dot dot dot)
Ex-term-in-ate!

Toxic Turntable #18

Currently listening…

• Loxomoxol, Basilisc d’Or (2001)
• HēDoNē, See The Grace Above (2004)
• Episodic Static, Ridmik (1979)
• T-Nor-F, Ipacuma (2013)
• Qvo Y Rugr, By the Rivers of Bangor (2017)
• Tumultus, Cat’s Breath (2001)
• Veulgozir, Dwelling Beneath (1998)
• Dan Hadden, Total (Live in Yeovil) (2006)
• Los Ombres del Voske, TuMiNos (2017)
• VampiriOc, PlanetOc (1983)
• Xriqsar, 343813 (2018)
• AzogFoe, Ghosts of the Hemisphere (2011)
• Los Magnicidios, Líquido (1997)
• Undulatio, Viva Papua (2006)
• Ifikh, Askal Ni Luwo (1975)
• Esteban Sureño, Guijarral (1995)
• W. van Wassenaer, Concerti Armonici (2004)
• Tom Vigattsef, Urneolus (2013)


Previously pre-posted:

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