« on: December 21, 2009, 11:52:03 AM »
absolutley...I feel like informing him to spare us his grunts and whimpers.....
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Cool thanks for the compliments.....I always try to add a little to my listening experiences. As for Velvet Cacoon...it appears they will always be shrouded in mystery. But then again part of me doesn't take one ounce of it seriously....
After your post I did a bit more reading about Velvet Cacoon online, and the more I read, the more I felt he was just having a bit of fun at everyone's expense. If you read a few interviews, and cross-reference them, it's impossible to believe anything he says because so much is contradictory.
evan caminiti - digging the void
(spaghetti guitar drones from one 1/2 of Barn Owl - waiting for the 2 full albums on Digitalis to arrive..)
Velvet Cacoon - Atropine - Full Moon Productions - CDX2
(A whole lot of mystery surrounds this clandestine group who supposedly are members of the ELF front (an eco-terrosirt organization). Anyhow they usually create Black metal (ghastly stuff in my opinion) but this is straight up black immersive drones of the highest quality. Really did not expect this type of music out of this outfit but words say that they made this music under the influence of heavy duty tranquilizers...which then brings into question much of the drone music...utterly bleak music but a gemm! Very nice dark ambient....by far the darkest album of the year and one of my favorites thus far in the year. I know some of you live in Portland...what's the mystery with this group...are they a complete hoax or do they have some underground cult dedicated to A-sexuality and elusive narcotics?)
Ferngerms, despite Velvet Cacoon being based in Portland, I'd say their presence and reputation here is fairly close to non-existent. I had never even heard the name before, though I admit I don't read the local music papers (Mercury and Willamette Week) as closely as I used to. Though Portland likes to consider itself artsy and weird, nobody here seems to know about any of the local artists or labels who enjoy niche success in the wider world. As far as live music goes, people seem to enjoy sticking with their indie rock, maybe a little hip-hop or folk.
I've enjoyed reading about these Velvet Cacoon weirdos, though. An interview... http://www.fmp666.com/index2.html