3/11/2005

Factrix, "Scheintot" (LP) :: Review by Julian Cope

FACTRIX: "Scheintot" LP - Review by Julian Cope
"Album of the Month, March 2005" >> Rave review, plus you can stream the whole album!!! -

http://www.headheritage.com/unsung/albumofthemonth/1307


4 comments:

Demitria Monde Thraam said...

Just wanted to say hello, found your link in my good friend Sync-separator's guestbook. Nifty to read about all the music from My Formative Years...

Old-school industrial's my bag [along with psychedelia] so I've been making acidiacal non-dance machine music since 1989. (Actually, I haven't. I was quietus-state for 15 years, and only this past year has Choronzon been reborn - through the oddest of circumstances. But odd circumstances always surround this project. In this case, it's two projects both named Choronzon, one from San Francisco, and one from Florida, becoming meshed. (What else do you do in a case like this? It took three years to decide on it, and work out the details, but now it's virtually perpetually happening.

Industrial::Music::Library said...

Yes, I remember you from when you were in IAO Core. Which reminds me, there ought to be a post about IAO Core in this "bLog". I'm going to search my files....

Demitria Monde Thraam said...

I would really like to see said IAO CORE info from blog; I still do exchange mail with Mr. Ayres, who now writes a monthly astrological dispatch that even I, who fights the zodiacal peronality-profile mechanics pretty hard - can not only stand to read but enjoy the hell out of. I'm trying to help him get it set up on a website but our Extreme Busy days and Utter Flakiness Days seem to just not be in sync :-)

Demitria Monde Thraam said...

By the way, to bring this all back to subject of this post:

I have a tattoo of the Choronzonic triptrigramme placed on my back by a woman who worked at this - at the time new - tattoo parlour on Fillmore and Haight. I gave her forty dollars and a Nazi swastika that someone had given me at one of the kooky hotels I spent years in...I didn't want the thing any more but she seemed to so we came to a deal leaving us both happy. The tattoo was rendered in simple black ink and represents the 8-arrowed Sphere of Chaos, with in its centre the three interlocking triangles of Choronzon, now called the Triptrigramme, a virtual replica of the Norse Valksnut, but this was never by intent; I never even knew of Odin's triple-triadic sigil before this summer, when wide-eyed I learned of this most vital to my Ism' symbol's connections to Odin, to the 'self-sacrifice in battle' (willingness to die as long as it's in courage) aspect, to the Nine Universes and most relevantly and amazingly the connection to the ability to "set confusion and illusion upon one's enemies."

I thus as amazed at the coinkidinks as any would have to be. But the triptrigramme did stand for Chaos and for Choronzon's Abyss in a way unconnected from all that, at first.

So what's all this got to do with FACTRIX? The tattooist was Deborah Valentine, long time girlfriend of Cazzazza and also the one who gave me a yellow-black striped shirt knowing how important those colours were to me since I associated them with Choronzon. I always wonder what happened to her, still want to thank her for a tattoo I still love.