Filed under: Music | Tags: attick, audrey's trance, Мишка, ennio morricone, haunted house, i saw her die, laura palmer, mishka bloglin, mishka nyc, spooktacular, twin peaks, twitchy, witch house, witchy
May 29th, 2011
How can your interest not be piqued when you’re presented with remixes of music from Twin Peaks and a deep Ennio Morricone cut? They were waiting suggestively in our mailbox today courtesy of The Tleilaxu Music Machine and they’re both witchy, twitchy, and pretty goddamned cool overall. Together, they’d serve well as the soundtrack for a spooktacular party at a haunted house, if you’re into that kind of thing.
The first track, “I Saw Her Die,” uses the framework of Ennio Morricone’s score for an obscure Italian film from 1972 and answers the question of its title. The intro is deceptively innocuous, but then the droning beats and sludging-up of the children’s chorus warps the track into more sinister territory. Based on a single scene in Twin Peaks in which Audrey Horne cuts a rug, “Audrey’s Trance” is slower and maintains a certain sensuality despite its propensity to freak listeners out. Blame it on Sherilynn Fenn, the actress who plays Audrey, whose voice makes a seductive cameo in the track.
It’s hard to make music that’s simultaneously eerie and danceable, but The Tleilaxu Music Machine makes it happen with these remixes…
Original post here
Filed under: Music | Tags: album reviews, cultural experiments, d bene tleilax, demon-rasta, diamond eyed coyote, frenetic house beats, gutteral snarls, hard-edged dance grooves, howls, jason baxter, rob zombie, sociological studies, the stranger, the tleilaxu music machine, ttmm, undead dread, universal studios florida, usf
Jason Baxter (also of Universal Studios Florida aka USF), writing about Diamond Eyed Coyote for Seattle’s weekly paper The Stranger, had some interesting tidbits to contribute to my ongoing sociological study in diverse reactions to cultural experiments:
I saw The Tleilaxu Music Machine perform at the Smell in LA over a year ago, and it was kind of a trip. Dude has that demon-Rasta Rob Zombie undead/dread look going on, and his hard-edged dance grooves are pretty fun in their own way, as if Zombie had drunkenly crashed his “Dragula” into a club with some actual taste. In TTMM’s music, the guttural snarls and howls of ‘90s dreck genres like nü-metal are transposed over frenetic house beats—a little jukey, a little janky, totally freaky-deaky.
Check out the whole article.
Filed under: Live | Tags: anavan, d bene tleilax, epic lineups, extreme animals, faav, fun shows, I.E., live performance, lizard brains, moshing with the crowd, one-person rant, pummeling, puppy dog, rich rath, rolling on the floor, show reviews, the smell, the tleilaxu music machine, valentines day 2009, vday, way music
Rich Rath of Way Music had this to say about my performance on V-Day 2009:
The other act we caught was tleilaxu music machine, a one-person rant caromed over the top of superhyperindustrialdrummachinesynth pummeling. Outfitted in a lovely black sundress with striped kneesocks, arm hoisery, and workboots, the dreaded and bearded guy running the machine drove a bunch of people from the room when he started but then drew just as many back in…after a minute or two of acclimation to the sound, it began to take root in some part of the lizard brain and actually became compelling, and he put everything into the performance, moshing away with the crowd and rolling on the floor as he alternated between setting and playing synth patches and growling and roaring through the microphone.
Original post found here
Also performing were Anavan, Extreme Animals, Faav, I.E., & Puppy Dog. A super fun show, epic lineup!
Filed under: Music | Tags: a flow of code, anima mal nata, burningemptiness inc, d bene tleilax, empty, european zines, Minor Label, noise, reviews, rigodon, the tleilaxu music machine
The tleilaxu music machine-minor-CDR-machine sewn envelope: great!
I think we have to create a new genre: ‘stuttering glitch industrial’ where we could pigeonhole Groxyo and The Tleilaxu music machine. Saying his tracks are ultra-complicated anti-structured pieces of work gives just a remote idea of the hundreds ideas he puts in his little minutes tracks. Keep an eye on this.
From Rigodon #4 (March, 2006), a print zine from the Netherlands put out by Anima Mal Nata
What we have here? Sort of noisy break collage repetitive loop music. Quite a mouthful but it describes the music well. Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock on acid maybe gives a better understanding what to expect. Compared with R & G the Tleilaxu [!] Music Machine is less sophisticated. Sometimes the music gets really noisy and harsh. But they sure make good music. A release worth checking out.