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,

"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: