Friday, September 01, 2006

60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity

第二張以Sin:Ned名義於Lona Records發表的3吋CDR,將會於九月七日推出:

Sin:Ned - 60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity

What shall we do with 60 seconds? If 60 seconds is all that is left, what shall we do with such short period of time? How significant can 60 seconds be? How do we value something? Do we count, simply by the length of its existence?

These are the questions underlying the original audio/visual internet project “60 Seconds” organized by Sleepatwork.

“60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity” consists of 18 audio works each in the length of 60 seconds, as inspired by the original “60 Seconds” project. It is an irrational rhetoric of extreme mood swing and boundaries crossing: from high-speed digital-hardcore-like mutation, ill-logical audio collage/cut-up, microsound-like tones/bleeps/crackles, defective audio deconstruction, pseudo-post-rock movement, and brutal harsh noise to melodic sonic expression. Re-visioning of our ideas (illusions) on ego, unity, reality and eternity through a gestalt of sonic polytheism.

One may consider this as a philosophical quest not unlike “Uroborus: A Study on No-Input Device”. The only difference is that, this time, an extreme opposite path has been chosen.
Or simply, consider this as an illogical self-portrait, or a schizophrenic quest for ultimate reality. Assuming that, the difference between madman and artist is that, the former dives into the world of unconscious and seldom comes back, while the latter, is an expert traveler between the “mad” world and the “normal” world…

相對於“Uroborus: A Study on No-Input Device”那介乎微模主義及壞聲學的漫長探索,“60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity” 是出發自另一極端的概念實驗。 十八首形態極異偏離的六十秒作品,所組成的,是一個近乎精分裂的聲響世界。瘋狂的高速電子崩音、理念曲歪的聲像拼貼、微聲電學似的壞音殘響、崩壞的聲像解構、類後搖滾的展示形態、狂亂的狂暴噪音以至旋律化的短編小品。極端變化之間,所挑戰的,是我們有關於自我、統一性、現實及永恆的概念/假像。

啓發自由Sleepatwork所策動的網路計劃”60 Seconds”,“60 Seconds: A Schizophrenic Manual for Eternity”進一步以支離及多元焦點的思考狀態,繪畫出一幅扭曲、有關於追遂終極現實的精神病患自畫像。

如果精神病患及藝術家的分別在於,前者深入無意識界後不能自救,而後者,則是往返瘋狂與理性世界的犯險者…

Composition and instrumentation by Sin:Ned (http://www.maitreyana.com/)
Piano improvisation by Jennifer Lee (12 & 15)
Additional loops by the Tapegerm collective (05 & 06)
Track 14 contains sonic elements extracted from “Pentalog” by Sin:Ned + Chainsaw Riot
Original concept by Sleepatwork (http://www.sleepatwork.com/)
Cover art by Sleepatwork (http://www.sleepatwork.com/)
 
Tracklisting :
01. the 1st sign (0:60)
02. fraction (0:60)
03. dead child flying (0:60)
04. conspiracy (0:60)
05. transmission (0:60)
06. destroyer (0:60)
07. infraction part 1 (0:60)
08. infraction part 2 (0:60)
09. infraction part 3 (0:60)
10. lost in the park (0:60)
11. there is no one here (0:60)
12. someone is here (0:60)
13. secret signs (0:60)
14. interlog (0:60)
15. something is here (0:60)
16. maitreya’s shadow (0:60)
17. refraction (0:60)
18. treasure (0:60)

6 comments:

  1. Dear Sin:ned:

    I think you'll find this interesting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c06ihuCIdXA

    (Live video of Novela's The Cliff)

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  2. hi lawrence...

    wow...this really brings back a lot of good old memories...thanks!

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  3. Anonymous6:48 PM

    long time no see,
    60 seconds, very interesting concept, the CD sold in "|-|MV"?

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  4. hi wings...not availbale at hmv...have send u email on the list of stores...

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  5. Anonymous12:41 PM

    读你的文字好几年,最记得你写godspeed you black emperor,向崩裂的天空叫喊,你写暗和坏,在年少的岁月,给我很大的震动,仿佛一切都在摇摇欲坠,分崩离析。
    非常期待这张唱片,上次托人去monitor买,却得知原来店已经搬走。只有继续等了。

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  6. doufu...thanks for your comments...you can also get it onlne at monitor records or lona records web site...you can find the links on my blog...love & peace...

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