Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Body - Music? Art? Or, Neither?



So there's this new-ish band called The Body who have a song out called "Song of Sarin, The Brave."

According to the article at http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-10049-the-body-is-all-fire.html,

"The band takes inspiration from some of the world’s most infamous cults, fascinated by their perverse versions of salvation. “Song of Sarin, the Brave” alludes to Aum Shinrikyo’s attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, in which members of the Japanese cult used the poisonous chemical sarin to kill 13 people and injure more than 1,000 others. Samples of Charles Manson play over murmurs of noise and a deliberately paced beat: “I have no depth of pain. I have no depth of suffering. I don’t know ridicule.”

In an interview on Youtube, the band states that "initially we sent out to alienate people." Later, they focussed energy into making art rock that creates an atmosphere that is something completely "other." Did they succeed? You tell Patty. This shit is too death-rocky for her - she likes the High Places and Kasabian stuff much better:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twr8xyo1ETo





6 comments:

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

To me, it's more theatrical than musical. Not my type of music, anyway. I don't go so far as to say it's "bad." I just don't get it.

orwhut said...

As was discussed in a previous thread. One of the things that makes the Manson case interesting is all of the semi-beautiful girls. I didn't listen to the death rocky music because it didn't promise any eye candy.

Kill Trout said...

Sounds sorta like some of P.I.L. or Ministry's music. Nothing new, nothing special.

Panamint Patty said...

Hey Trout, you like Ministry? Patty has Filth Pig which also has a Charlie sample on it. "I never had a life...I don't even know what life is."

HellzBellz said...

Lil bit too much for me...different. There are many Rock-Bands taking some inspirations from Manson, lot of times the Murders Yes..We do all know about Nine Inch Nales I guess, and also @Patty, Kasabian is better to my ears..although it could be a lil ,Rougher, .... Btw The Doors ofcourse were a lil mystery to me incase of the Manson conection. There must be one , the Offical mid90's Vid. of LA Woman is def. filled with a Manson part.
And if we do talk about Music now....just Great to listen to. Love Doors !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnfprjW-yQ&feature=related
At@ 4:14 Motel Money
Murder Madness, changed the Mood from Gladd to Sadness...
After this The Knife, and later in that part the LA Newspapers 1969.
Ray Manzarek was the producer of this Vid. So lets say 25 years later He is making that Vid and Thought of the Murders.

Kill Trout said...

No Patty, after I got older, I discovered that there is better music out there.