Saturday, June 24, 2006

DEATH OF ONE HUNDRED CUTS

Soaring now,
despising pain,
received into glory,
received into love,
my executioner has become my friend.

12 comments:

Loki said...

saw that picture once in an article about Bataille... disturbed me no end and sent me on some odd fixations...

Cherilyn Ferroggiaro said...

v disturbing, but also quite interesting. :)

J. Patrick Fadely said...

there's a john zorn song based on this, too.

Loki said...

a John Zorn song? which one?

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

yeah, my question too. Which one?

J. Patrick Fadely said...

it's the third or fourth naked city disc...a double disc set. the first is called torture garden (the name of an art-bondage movie) and the second is called leng tch'e, which translates into "death by/of a thousand cuts".
the second disc is a single thirty minute track, apparently a mimesis of the leng tch'e.

a google search reveals this structure for the song:

[0:00] isolated bursts of drumming and guitar feedback, with moments of silence between the notes [7:15] guitar and drums pick up, consistent pounding and unbroken guitar noise [15:50] Yamataka Eye starts howling and screaming [20:35] Zorn's saxophone added [30:00] screams and sax end, song fades down to guitar and drums again, similar to the beginning of the song [31:35]

J. Patrick Fadely said...

thousand should = hundred above.

my bad.

J. Patrick Fadely said...

ok. once again to de-disinformationalize myself.

leng tch'e - translates to slow and humiliating, not death of 1,000 or 100 cuts.

Loki said...

excellent.. cheers for that JP... i can imagine Eye having some fun with that... i might even have that LP somewhere...

phaneronoemikon said...

Torture Garden was originally
a book by Octave Mirbeau.

The edition I have has end-papers
which are reminiscent of the racist
Asian stereotypes propagated by Sax Rohmer in his Doctor Fu Manchu Series.

I remember first seeing this I beleeve
in the Amok press catalogue Fourth Dispatch back in the early 90s.

Loki said...

i remember the AMOK catalogue too... I have 2 editions of torture garden one of them with odd little nonsensical photographs...pointless but unsettling...

i like the bit about being inside a giant bell...

or did i dream that?

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