EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

I Come to the Garden Alone – Pentecostal Reflections on Trance Mediumship & Spiritualist Practice

Posted in > BLACK CADILLAC REVIEW, > SOUND by David on October 7, 2018

Voice excerpt from Don Basham’s sermon ‘Occultism: The House of Satan’

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” I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses,
and the voice I hear falling on my ear
the Son of God discloses.

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own;
and the joy we share as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of his voice,
is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing. (Refrain)

I’d stay in the garden with him
though the night around me be falling,
but he bids me go; thru the voice of woe
his voice to me is calling. “

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Physical medium Sylvia Howarth creates spirit art, Reeth, England, 2013. (Photograph: Shannon Taggart, SEANCE – Fulgur Press, 2019)

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The Phone Call – A collaboration between AI and Human

Posted in > SOUND by David on April 1, 2018

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A series of phone calls between Dave Leech, former host of KZSU Stanford Radio’s Thermonuclear Bar, and independent researcher and experimentalist, David Metcalfe.

With soundtracks contributed by Amper Music’s Machine Learning composition app – slightly altered.

The Future of Music: A collaboration between AI and Human 

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released April 1, 2018

D. Leech/D. Metcalfe
Sound Design/Composer – Amper Music
Atmospherics – The Message

The entire series is also available to freely download at: soundcloud.com/davidbmetcalfe/

 

Residual Transmissions – A Radio Play Starring the Cold War Ghosts of North Georgia

Posted in > SOUND by David on December 30, 2017

“The first A-bomb ever to fall on man was dropped on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. That was the ‘beginning of the end’ for civilized mankind. That epoch making moment started the downward plunge of this evil generation to the bottomless pit. But for the intervention of God, which will come at the critical moment, demonized mankind (or “beastkind”) would commit universal suicide.  The A-bomb should be called the ‘Hell Bomb.’ If war is hell ( at least a man-made hell) then the atom bomb and the hydrogen bomb will turn this earth into a seething inferno of death.”

– Evangelist Martin Luther Davidson, from What Hope Has a Christian in an Atomic War?

Elberton, GeorgiaThe spring time sun simmers at 90 degrees, and humming bees busy themselves among the fields finding holes in grey, old fence posts to build their hives. In the distance, cattle chew carefully on the dusty grass, heedless of a pair of swifts darting down to catch the insects disturbed by their mid-day meal. Rural north Georgia is a land of ghosts and memories – here contemporary concerns have made little leeway against the stronghold of decaying traditions.  Time travel is possible here if one knows the proper way to see.

This week’s edition of the local newspaper, The Elberton Star, laments the loss of nearly 1000 residents in the last few years – those seeking opportunity elsewhere as retailers and local businesses sink beneath the turning tide of economic hardship that is sweeping the United States.

A local gospel music station plays songs of end times glory while the days heat slowly turns towards dusk, moths come out of the woods like dreams rushing to catch up with the turning pages of an old, worn Bible.

It’s time to tune in to Residual Transmissions  – a psycho-acoustic adventure into the subtle spaces and trailing threads of timeless awareness that open where hope and fear both succumb in turn to the succor of nature’s victory over humanity’s hubris.

The radio antennae is broken and all the songs and voices are washed in waves of static.

Residual Transmissions – a selection of atavistic sound explorations dedicated to the subtle energies of Elberton, Georgia the resting place for one the most mysterious omens of the Cold War – the Georgia Guidestones.

IMG_20140409_235321Residual Transmissions is a radio play for the end of days – apocalyptic, asemic pulp fiction from the celestial edge, a vigorous alchemical marriage of sound and subtle substance – narratives of love and strife, aetheric residua leaking out from the borders of the collective consciousness.

Residual Transmissions offers a rare and exciting exploration of the nuclear era – an imaginal recreation of the inevitability of mutually assured destruction arising from the apocalyptic alembic of the Trinity Tests and the seed planted with the success of the Manhattan Project.

CLICK HERE to join us on this lo-fi sound adventure transmitted direct from Elbert County, Georgia – listen to The Message, it could change your life!

Iridescent Blossoms on the Moons of Saturn – Craig Williams Reads the Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith

Posted in > SOUND by David on October 9, 2017

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– Clark Ashton Smith

A trance-inducing collection of daemonic high strangeness – transmitting straight from the eerie afterglow of vintage Weird Tales –

Iridescent Blossoms on the Moons of Saturn: Craig Williams Reads the Poetry of Clark Ashton Smith

“Of younger Americans, none strikes the note of cosmic horror so well as the California poet, artist and fictionist Clark Ashton Smith, whose bizarre writing, drawings, paintings and stories are the delight of a sensitive few.

Mr. Smith has for his background a universe of remote and paralyzing fright – jungles of poisonous and iridescent blossoms on the moons of Saturn, evil and grotesque temples in Atlantis, Lemuria, and forgotten elder worlds, and dank morasses of spotted death-fungi in spectral countries beyond earth’s rim…In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception, Mr. Smith is perhaps unexcelled by any other writer dead or living. Who else has such gorgeous, luxuriant, and feverishly distorted visions of infinite sphere s and multiple dimensions and lived to tell the tale?”

– H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

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released October 9, 2017

Text: Clark Ashton Smith
Voice: Craig Williams
Electronics: Rebecca D’Or/Dominique Dupree
Bass (Track 2): Sage Morbeck
Sound Design: D. Metcalfe

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The Radionic Cult of Guede – Vodoun-Gnostic Cut-Ups (Vol. 1)

Posted in > SOUND by David on August 1, 2017

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“The Vodou mentality, by exhibiting a multidimensional vision of the universe, seems to correspond well to what Michio Kaku called the theory of hyperspace.”

– Dr. Reginald O. Crosley, The Vodou Quantum Leap: Alternative Realities, Power and Mysticism, p. 80 (Llewellyn, 2000)

A MYSTERY DRAMA BEYOND MUNDANE TIME – Internationally acclaimed author, acupuncturist and Ayurvedic practitioner, Craig Williams, explores tantric and radionic aspects of the Guede cult in contemporary American vodou through cut-up techniques developed by the pioneering creatives, William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

These recordings utilize the power of the cut-up technique to explore alternative cognitive pathways while experimenting within the realms of creative expression, time and consciousness.

“Put on your headphones and dim the lights….the ritual is about to begin…” – Craig Williams

A printable PDF pamphlet containing the text of the cut-ups is included with purchase.

Note: These high quality stereo products are best experienced with head phones for optimal listening.

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released August 1, 2017

Voice/Text: Craig Williams
Electronics: Rebecca D’Or/Dominique Dupree/D. Metcalfe
Sound Design: D. Metcalfe

Residual Transmissions – A radio play for the end of days!

Posted in > SOUND by David on May 6, 2014

Residual TransmissionsLiminal Analytics: Applied Research Collaborative is proud to present –

The Message: Residual Transmissions – a selection of atavistic sound explorations dedicated to the subtle energies of Elberton, Georgia the resting place for one the most mysterious omens of the 20th century – the Georgia Guidestones.

Residual Transmissions is a radio play for the end of days – apocalyptic, asemic pulp fiction from the celestial edge, a vigorous alchemical marriage of sound and subtle substance – narratives of love and strife, aetheric sci-fi seances leaking out from the borders of Ghostland.

Residual Transmissions offers a rare and exciting exploration of the nuclear era – an imaginal recreation of the inevitability of mutually assured destruction arising from the apocalyptic alembic of the Trinity Tests and the seed planted with the success of the Manhattan Project.

CLICK HERE to join us on this lo-fi sound adventure transmitted direct from Elbert County, Georgia – listen to The Message, it could change your life!

The Georgia Guidestones Expedition – Special Offer from The Message

Posted in > SOUND by David on May 3, 2014

“We hang on every word reporting the doings of the atomic scientists. We are aware of them and their work.

We shudder to recall the fruits of their labors that we know, and we can only cross our fingers as we hope that good and not unbelievable horror will result from their discoveries.”

– Peter Marshall, from Mr. Jones Meet the Master (1950)

Guide Stones - SanskritThe radio antennae is damaged – enigmatic strains of static come to life in white noise, mercurial music and the occasional burst of discernable speech – we’ve tuned in to a local gospel radio station playing songs set to the end of time and messages of faith for the last days. We are near Elberton, Georgia and the area, even with the radio off, is awash in ambient memories. The town, a global supplier of monuments to makr graves as far away as Japan, supports its economy with the inevitable end of human life and the birth of memories – the people here are proud of their craft.

Elberton, home of one of the most mysterious omens of the 20th century – the Georgia Guidestones, a monument to the inevitability of mutually assured destruction arising from the alchemical alembic of the Trinity Tests and the seed planted with the success of the Manhattan Project. Here in rural north Georgia these stones stand to recognize that nature will have its way – returning again to equilibrium when the dust settles on the memory of the global Cold War and the persistent threat of nuclear annihiliation.

Sacred Geometry International and the Liminal Analytics: Applied Research Collaborative have organized a special expedition to the Georgia Guidestones on Sunday, May 4th to explore the secrets  that this place holds. We have assembled a special team to discuss and discern the subtle resoance of this warning sign erected to remind us that a society out of sync with the harmony of nature is doomed to self destruction. Here – in stark granite – the truth of the Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex is brought to light through a seires of simple statements written in multiple languages on a monument built to measure the movement of the celestial spheres as they flow through the zodiacal clock which marks the universal periodicity of global catastrophe.

The haze of forgetfulness will never fall on the reality of contemporary warfare and the nuclear bomb as long as these stones stand.

To honor this investigation – in the next 5 days – all those who purchase tracks from The Message (a contemplative sound project inspired by the atmosphere of north Georgia and the Guidestones) will recieve a special limited edition free digital package related to our explorations!!!

Don’t miss out on your chance to join us on this exciting expedition into one of America’s most enduring contemporary mysteries – the Georgia Guidestones.

Click  Here to listen to The Message.