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Old 03-29-2012   #1
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Some Strangeness...

Putting aside my main band—yclept Therapy Tapes, nÚe (Untitled Track), formerly Autosuggestion; we play experimental folk-pop—I have, for a while, had a little electronic side project called Fever Carpets. Yes, the name is a sideways allusion to "The Red Tower" and, yes, it is reasonably appropriate. I've put out a few little things, which you can acquire free of charge over here:

- Into the White Room—A very slow piece, based around a quarter-tone sequence stretched into monolithic drones, then built upon by degrees. For late nights and quiet moments.
- NO ▄.—On the opposite end of things, a little EP of patent absurdities.
- Copse / Pitch—Two extended explorations. The first is a kind of set scene, densely layered as might be a secluded copse of low trees; the other, another pedal piece, though certainly less sinister than its twin, and a wee bit busier.
- Words Not Spoken May Still Twist Like Snakes—Tapes, guitar, loops. A gradual meditation on distress.
- The Scrying Mirror—A very early piece, worked out over a great amount of time and only recently finished. Like looking at a mirror in the dark, time increases clarity; this applies to both the processes of listening and composing.

"And into his dreams he fell...and forever."
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Re: Some Strangeness...

Very, very belated update here, but I'm currently making more song-like material as Silence and Secrecy. It's similarly ambitious and conceptual to my earlier sound collage work, but maybe a bit more approachable... although I must emphasise "a bit" there.

My most recent should be of interest to my fellow Ligottians. It's called The Eye of the Storm and it's basically a longer song (and brief introductory intermezzo) about the sort of mood where weird fiction and life become entirely interchangeableŚreplete with little nods to the likes of "The Spectacles in the Drawer" and "In the Shadow of Another World" and a direct shout-out to "Miss Plarr" near the end. Die Alone is something of a double album (or digital C-90, really) covering much more ground but ultimately rooted in the themes of love, death, and the sort of morbid eroticism and corrupt romanticism that often links the two. There are yet more literary nods and themes, some also Ligotti-adjacent, others a bit closer to the mainstream. But again, only that littlest bit.

"And into his dreams he fell...and forever."
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Re: Some Strangeness...

Welcome back, Silence! Your project sounds fascinating.

"...the uncanny is to me the defining trait of this strange and terrible world and our strange and terrible minds." --Thomas Ligotti
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Re: Some Strangeness...

It's good to be back now and again. I just find that I have little to contribute much of the time, maugre the occasional observation. But I might make more of a presence of myself here again henceforth, should I find something worthwhile to say.

...it's odd to realise, come to think of it, how much Ligotti has been an influence on my work in the long run; and more curiously, how the music I encountered through this site has come to define what I do now. I definitely have you and Dr. Bantham to thank for my current path, on some level. It is much appreciated.

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