Tuesday, 19 January 2021

The Use of the Bandcamp

 If you haven't already, come over and follow on Bandcamp https://adamcadell.bandcamp.com/follow_me. I use the site to fairly regularly upload new ideas and explorations, old ideas and back-catalogue items, as well as full albums, live compilations, writings, artwork etc. To make it clear, a lot of the "releases" on there are not albums or EPs or whatever (though there are several on there), but found recordings, field recordings of improvisations and compositions and other ephemera, as well as local and international collaborations. The nice thing about BC compared to other music-hosting sites is it gives the artist the option to monetize this stuff and even sell hard-copy and merch (which I will make more of a thing of one day when it's worth mailing things again...maybe), thus getting some income (most of what you may pay comes to us, BC just takes a wee bit occassionally, and yes I mostly charge a decent price for the massive amount of work that goes into this stuff). Platforms such as this give me a chance to share my sonic research and compositional processes while receiving the odd bit of funding for it (that is if people bother to pay, which unfortunately is not very often). So yes indeed, have a think about following over here https://adamcadell.bandcamp.com/follow_me BC also allow us to communicate direct through their site with followers so it might eventually be a better spot to say g'day to you all from time to time, rather than this bilious pit of naricissistic twaddle (facebook) and its associated platforms (twatter, instagramofmetaphoricself-agrradizingsocialcocaine etc).

Saturday, 31 October 2020

New Release! Full Steam at the Melting Red Leaf

 

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Misanthropic Musicology XXXXXXXXXXXXX

You all probably thought I was done with this...I dunno who I'm even writing to. I just went offline a bit is all. Here's the latest load of rambling spiteful cemetery-dwelling poetic oral/aural history/hallucinating for you to imbibe. 

 Unpresidential

Well well well. Twenty Twenty is one to remember. The impact of COVID on my public transport riding has attacked the very fundament of this here oral/aural history/hallucination. Aside from that the distraction of assinine arses in charge of nuclear devices is enough to drive the mind far far away to pine groves, vast open bushland, industrial wasteland even I’d settle for. The Human Element seems so often to be the problem, the NonAnthropegenic is perhaps what nature now hopes for. We’re not all bad we hope in splintered silent prayer and blot in sleepless midnight toss and turn. Staring at the shadows on the corner of the ceiling. Didn’t realise the paint was flaking there. 

Close the curtains in more ways than one, we’re not even in lockdown here. Vibrations from the True North rend open the poorly fixed carpet, drill down through the sinking foundations of broken structures to raise the read army, yes I meant to spell it that way. Yearning to stand on Arcturus soil and stare into alien Constellations, to see Earth as but a glimmer at the edge of the known. Then to yearn to return, Born of the Flickering, to work hard, strong, and true, for The Pagan Prosperity. Like Arntor the rebel farmer no doubt those of us who see that the Earth pursues a Journey to the End, unless we intervene, we won’t freeze out in the open. We’ll burn. 

Blake-Craftian Cope-ing Mechanisms

Beneath the Oaks of Bethel, I do roam

In forgotten tongues that taste the sky-fire

A fog, like torrents of blood

Envelopes the stone, unmarked, that sets the place

Throwing out sparks starwards 

Riding, trancelike, on mountainous harmonics

Draw a line, and follow it to the peak

Then still, static, wind in the ears and echo below 

A realisation: we’ve been given Fair Warning.


Ruhrpott Coalminer Blues

Outbreak of Evil!

Agent Orange found in black lung dust driven deep through thrashing up the Heathen Earth. 

Loose riffs sink ships. 

Rumbling grind to seams of blackest metal in the final years of the iron curtain tunneling beneath to break the chains. 

Or perhaps just replace them with new ones. 

Multiple Lemmys stand on high riding crumbling smokestacks to the end of time on hawk winds at motor speed down Tapped Vein autobahns. Spray paint Anarchy on the ancient sepulchre and dash run holes through white sneakers, creeping deeper, In the Sign of Evil, obsessed by industrial class visionary with cruelty as creative force. 

The Teutoburg Forest recreated in rust.

Red Erik and the Midnight Monk

‘Round midnight, the viking wanderer puts leatherclad boot on a mound of ice and heavy rock. The Ultimate Sinner with Two-pronged Crown beneath the giant bunya pines, Red Erik walks one-fingered-keyboard-style in improvised seeking to the preparations of the great piano on the diamond-crusted veil of reality. Standing tall on mountains of madness at the feet of giants, the Midnight Monk smiles beatifically at this long-bearded traveler, strokes goatee and bashes out a great chord on his honky-tonk to send ripples through time crystals into the deepest chambers of universal memory.


The great Pharaoh once said: “the Creator has a master plan”. Noble as this thought may be, it seems Mother Nature superior has an ocean of chaos for us all to swim. But is there a shore? 


‘Eroics

One to three in reduced form. The frowning face of liberation. Somnambulant perambulations. Pathetic pastoral funeral in the passionate moonlight. Disinfectant Headflush. That’s what we all need right?

Easter….

Zombie

Ritual.

There is such a thing as society….

Ah what a time to be alive. Boris Johnson in fever dream in his number 11 bunker with his number 2 shoes (you know what they say about foot size) realising the Iron Maiden he worshipped as God was wrong wrong wrong (there is no such thing as society you say Maggie?) declares in total isolation from all “there really is such a thing as society”. No shit you neoliberal Shitlock. I suppose Fear of the Dark hole of death finally makes the sickest neo-con know he’s been conned. Powerslave.

Malveillance. Mal Ev O Lence. Ramones covers on repeat locked groove dust and crust on the beds of rotting grass. Why must they insist on mowing it every fucking day? Seems a possum has made chewy crunching punk rock mincemeat of my motherfucking weed collection. Those heart-shaped clover apparently add a fine if slightly acidic spice to a survivalist salad. Law of the jungle on this here balcony let me tell thee.

An owl visited us just before the pandemic was declared global.

Line up in wide circle for Thai. You’re wrong. A cat smoking in skeleton hands sits at the laundromat watching me stroll by wrapped in betel nut leaving with Riesling the Panopticon watching me take the Road to the North.


Stupidity rising

To wander the aisles in the infection muck of duped working classes left to rot by holy self-interest in high-pointed offices, the Trident Autocrat, his sinister hand directing the lack of appropriate social-distance from Arctic domains.

Far Beyond Driven by the stupidity of my neighbours. We’re to socially distance yet I can’t get 5 Minutes Alone. Furze Reaper Black more real than they understand.

If Brittania’s Gone Rotten to the Core, then what state of decomposition are the antipodes in?

The stupid. Pneuma thick.

Blessed Are The Sick.

Utopia is almost certainly Banished…or perhaps now’s the time to create it. 


revelation roaming

Death Dynamics. Pianississimo under ancient pine.


Necrotic Note-taking

 

Scramble through the muddy necropolis in pouring rain towards the unholy reign of the 666 bus. Totalitarian trolley that it is. Do the dead organise through a Necrocracy? The bus driver looks like he may have insider knowledge on the matter. Happy to stand. Quite frankly, I could do without it. Hit the Super Parquet market after decolonisation class for fizzy water and eggplant. That's right. Fucking eggplant.

 

 

 

It seems we all may be facing a Grave Upheaval.

 

 

 

Nettles grow from the grave. If I pick them to make a tea will it open a door to embrace once more for a single moment those that have passed on from my touch? Will I be able to sing them back into being? Or is it all just Psymbolik?

 

...The Return

Of darkness and evil I know so much riding on this lengthy concertina fuck, the 66 bus. To get here from mine one must mount a bridge via the murky trails of South Brisbane cemetery. A fine cemmo it is too. Type O Negative in my ears everyone I'm walking past is dead, and hell many people on this bus are too. Spiritually. But it ain't their faults. It's not. But let's not get too structural while Pete Steele groans out his misanthropic sermons. Another lost 90s one this here device scribbler is the first Soundgarden record. How did such an ultimately shit band make such a good record? Why didn't anyone tell me back when I entered the Cemetery Gates through a Panther's mouth teeth gritted fist paw claws in the cerebral core of a teenaged boy looking for meaning. Diving deep through tunnels on hissing metalzone blood and bone teeth and hair without the slightest care while at least 10 people on here will be experiencing acute psychological horror. Pray to old gods for them. Blood Ceremony beneath the cemetery bough wondering whether to ingest graveside cobblers pegs. What properties would I take on? Opening a doorway to the deadrealms on the 66 bus to a Bohemian Grove named "Kelvin". What would the old ones think? I'd need a barrel of Groundhogs and a bottle of gin to find out I dare say, chalk circle drawn where they buried the worst convicts standing up. The Devil at the Crossroads is the least of our worries. 66 bus, more like 666 bus. Who on here bought all the toilet paper? Fucking idiots. Abyss beckoning under foot the moniliths to replace us as the sea rises and we all get placed on The Rack, metaphorically. Light Devouring Darkness on the six hundred and sixty six bus. Sick sick sick. Everyone's worried they'll get sick. I walked hand in hand with the Archgoat through the 'ol cemmo today the convict ghosts of boggo road gaol swooping round on a gale. Yesterday, while walking through the twilight stone forest, past Russian graves and trinket graves, I spied a man with wizard beard and wizard sleeve tattoos from shoulder to fingertip. He sat, grey and stern, on a grave, waiting and watching in hateful silence leaving me mildly startled. Why he was there, only the dead know.

 

Nocturnal Stumblings

The Finnish Fall. Autumnal 2019. In the grip of delirium, cold beer in hand, long philosophic discussions, plugging into AM wavelength, patched into the apartment Hardware, nocturnal stumblings in sonic aether. All this, and more, resulted in a warning from beyond, the cragged face of some Anglo-Saxon warrior-priest declaring WARNIAN! We took heed, but ploughed forth nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

The nocturnal sounds - the nocturne - seems to follow me like the dark in a shadow, the sun red cloud blocked right above burning yearning for the moon. We swelter under the moon in these parts now, far from the Arctic, towards the Antarctic, trees dripping with the humidity that makes the air like a lake in which we all drown in interrupted sleep, tossing, turning, trying to paddle through half-awake liminal lakes.

 

 

 

 

Close your eyes and all you see is the orb weaver, turning, spindling, thick yellow web joining tall trees through flyscreen windows to the nocturnal beyond. Sleeping, hazy suburbia, the stumble and cry of night time marsupalia, the nation that exists in our trees and carparks in the dead of night, until the death of night.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps like me, listening to the above WARNIAN will cool you in this never-ending heatwave.

 

 

 

 

Or lullaby airs from an ancient one who should be listened to more.

 

 

 

Is this climate emergency like the quiet, deathly quiet before the storming of Leningrad, or the dusty half-remembered pits where they attempt to bury atrocity?

 

 

 

 

Or perhaps we fight fire with fire. Come alive in the night as demons and take it all back from greed and indifference.

 

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Ghosts of the Sinfonia Donbass

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

September 2016

Apparently in September 2016 I recorded these two pieces for violin and uilleann pipe drone. Free DL for now. The archives shall continue to spill open for a little while, then I'm going to shut it all off and you'll need to send me a carrier pigeon with a note if you want a CD or tape or whatever it is I might be able to rustle up for you...

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Guitar Music Vol. 2

Monday, 29 June 2020

New Old Release

NEW special release, a little something I got up to in Senegal a few years back, all proceeds of purchases go direct to the artist Khadim Tall:
Khadim Tall is an incredible singer from N'dar/Saint-Louis, Senegal. His album, Naatal, features violin from me, Adam Cadell, on some of the pieces, and ranges from deep Afro to raging mbalax all with Khadim's emotive, spiritual vocals soaring above. Khadim and I spent a lot of time making music together when I resided in Saint-Louis for a few months back in 2015. It was during this time that I recorded the violin parts at a local studio. We also played several wild gigs at the infamous La Flamingo by the Senegal river, audience members whipped into a frenzy of dance, calling out the names of sufi saints.
Due to the strict COVID lockdown situation in Senegal, Khadim is unable to play or to go about his usual work so he's requested I share this album on Bandcamp (due to strict anti-piracy etc laws most West African folks can't access PayPal etc making Bandcamp pretty difficult to use).
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS ALBUM WILL BE SENT TO KHADIM.
You can contact him directly as well (in French or Wolof preferably) at: tkhadim13@gmail.com
or via whatsapp/ph on: +221 77 540 83 09
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Khadim Tall est un chanteur incroyable de N'dar / Saint-Louis, au Sénégal. Son album, Naatal, présente du violon de ma part, Adam Cadell, sur certaines pièces, et va de l'afro profond au mbalax déchaîné, le tout avec la voix émotive et spirituelle de Khadim qui plane au-dessus. Khadim et moi avons passé beaucoup de temps à faire de la musique ensemble lorsque je résidais à Saint-Louis depuis quelques mois en 2015. C'est à cette époque que j'ai enregistré les parties de violon dans un studio local. Nous avons également joué plusieurs concerts à l'infâme La Flamingo au bord du fleuve Sénégal, les membres du public se sont lancés dans une frénésie de danse, appelant les noms des saints soufis.
En raison de la stricte situation de verrouillage de COVID au Sénégal, Khadim est incapable de jouer ou de vaquer à son travail habituel.Il m'a donc demandé de partager cet album sur Bandcamp (en raison des lois anti-piratage strictes, etc., la plupart des gens d'Afrique de l'Ouest ne peuvent pas accéder à PayPal, etc. rendant Bandcamp assez difficile à utiliser).
TOUS LES PRODUITS DE CET ALBUM SERONT ENVOYÉS À KHADIM.
Vous pouvez également le contacter directement (en français ou Wolof de préférence) à: tkhadim13@gmail.com
ou via whatsapp / ph sur: +221 77540 83 09