Wednesday, 5 March 2008

CRAZY MOON (incredibly strange musick)


Original Issue: 1999 M.O.D. (Disgust 1)

Margot-meter: ??? moons / 5

1: Intro
2: The Call Of The First Aethyr (Enochian)
3: The Call Of The First Aethyr (English)
4: The Call Of The Second Aethyr (Enochian)
5: The Call Of The Second Aethyr (English)
6: La Gitana
7: The Pentagram
8: One Sovergin For Woman
9: The Poet
10: Three Hymns for Man
11: Fingernails
12: The Titanic
13: Hymn To The American People On The Anniversary Of Their Independence
14: Collects From The Gnostic Mass
15: Viva La France

I think that audio documents of such historical importance are impossible to rate, especially if they're centered around one of the most controversial human being of all times...
"the Wickedest Man in the World"!

Click here for track-by-track details & transcriptions.

from Wikipedia:

Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947, pronounced /ˈkroʊli/) was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, and mystic.
He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was infamously dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World."

Crowley's other interests and accomplishments were wide-ranging—he was a chess player, mountain climber, poet, painter, astrologer, hedonist, bisexual, drug experimenter, and social critic. Crowley had claimed to be a Freemason, but the regularity of his initiations with the United Grand Lodge of England has been disputed.

from Ambience for the Masses:

20 minutes' worth of devious recitations, transferred off the original wax cylinders.

Wonderful piece of spoken wordedness, with the only drawback being that it's a horribly crackly lo-fi recording (though faithfully bootlegged into the digital medium). It sounds spooky, and it's definitely the Man, though it's really hard to hear what he's saying. Then what do am I supposed to expect, right; it was made in 1920.

More poetry than ritual, I'm afraid, but you do get to hear Uncle Crowley sing in the last track.


Margot said...
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Anonymous said...

Amazing. The quality isn't the greatest (which is expected considering when it was recorded) but the impact is still there.
Thank you!

Ego Kornus said...

Woow Margot not one moon or you dont have moons ennouff to make a judgement?
I like this recording.
I have already.
But good you put it here.

Anonymous said...

hi margot,

many thanks for this. longtime ago i had an lp with this stuff. now without a record player this one is much appreciated. so keep on rockin' an thus what you will.


Anonymous said...

You left me afraid and trembling. The crackling adds to the atmosphere. Hold me.

Anonymous said...

TO MEGA THERION LEGEI !!! I already knew a couple of tracks from this one. Perfect to listen along with the Oval record. The voice & the ominous glitch ...
Thanks, Margot.

Josef ( El Anarquista Invisible )

mooney said...

Thanks Margot!

Anonymous said...

The great Rabelais presented in his book Gargantua the abbey of Thélème which was governed by one rule only :

Do What Thou Wilt

[ " Ainsi l'avait établi Gargantua. En leur règle n'était que cette phrase :
Fais ce que voudras." ]


Sent via BlogBerry from G-Mobile said...

Dear Margot,

Thank you so much for sharing yr magick archives.

Much love from across the seas,


Margot said...

Hey, I like the idea to listen to this "beast" together with Oval glitch musick masterpiece...good advice.

Another advice: as for Nijiumu, Scott Walker and Stone Breath posts, listen to this one with LIGHTS-ON or the evil spirits in the musick will possess you!!!

Love you all guys,

sleepmonk said...
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iraklis said...

A unique "document" from one of the biggest and darkest personalities of the 20th century!

Anonymous said...

i'm surprised at how un-beast-like he sounds.

thanks very much, though!

ilovebeefheart said...

He's not the Beast, he's a very naughty boy...

Thanks for this one - looking forward to hearing everyone's favourite junkie mountaineer

Dante said...

With all due respect, I don't see why
I should have to tiptoe around the
subject of what I actually thought of
this particular recording.

As I am (and will continue to be) a
fan of his books as well as many of
his theories, just like many of his
workings (be that as a pun/joke) have
irked me so did this record.

I suppose I was better off with just
the impression of his words rather
than his actual voice. To me he sounds
terribly childish in appeal and to
an extent that lessens anything he
has to say. I was speaking with a
good friend of mine about it and I
ended up saying "just like some of
his poetry, he can be childishly
absurd." So too with this recording
of his chants and live poetry.

It's cute but doesn't in any way
reflect the gravity of his works
for me.

Perhaps this is due to two reasons.
First; live taped records are without
expertly programmed audio (especially
so considering this was what, 1920?).
The second is that I've never considered
Crowley to be anything he said.
He was a bit of a jokster and mischief maker.
All round sounds like a fun guy
to have a conversation with on a
variety of subjects.

I find a great misconception about
his personal character in the media.

Thanks for uploading it, Margot. :]

Anonymous said...

"Magick is a pile of shit. It works, it`s very dangerous. It nearly destroyed me in a lot of ways" David Tibet