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On 11/12/2018 at 3:57 PM, Vampyrique said:

I'll definitely give it another go, but that was my opinion on first listen when I heard it weeks ago. I did enjoy the instrumentals too. 

 

I spent a little time in Bordeaux, France a few months ago and spent the whole time listening to 'Prequelle' while tipsy walking around that eldritch and romantic city. It was the perfect soundtrack.

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Went on a bandcamp spree

Way to End: Senestre

Golgothan Remains: Perverse Offerings to the Void

Brought By Pain: Crafted by Society

Artificial Brain: Infrared Horizons

Locust Leaves: A Subtler Kind Of Light

Atheist: Elements (Remaster with bonus tracks)

 

Also, my brother gave me Killing is my Business and Business is Good! The Final Kill for as a birthday present.

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I keep buying shit all the time ... being still a "hard copy" kind of guy (I don't even own a smartphone) ... so that CD rack will have to be disassembled and replaced by something with more shelf space pretty soon. I keep putting that off. I also need to make another book shelf. Whatever. Ain't no big hurry.

Anyway, I got both May Blitz albums at a bargain price recently. That's probably of no interest to anybody who's not into either 70s or "stoner rock" ... but if you are, I think it's still in stock at Amazon. It's not the "real" albums of course, but a re-release of both records on just one disc. Hurricane Records in Berlin might be involved. They have done that sort of thing with other great (but somewhat forgotten) names from the 70s scene, like Sir Lord Baltimore and Aunt Mary.

Other than that, I think a lot of people are dumping their CD collecions these days Why else would you find so much cool stuff from the 80s in thrift and charity shops? I picked up a copy of "Melissa" for ONE euro. I had to. Fucker sells for like a 100 on Amazon. Why do need two copies? I don't. I'll probably gift one of them some day, to some young snotpuddle who don't know shit about "the good old days" ha ha.

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On 2/14/2019 at 12:24 PM, Requiem said:

Aleister Crowely - ‘Liber al vel Legis

Aleister Crowley - ‘The Book of the Goetia’

Were they polemically sent? Did you talk to the dead? I wanna know, I wanna know what you spent. I toiled long moonlit nights, cosmic furnace ablaze, working some serious alchemy until, at last, I had produced enough gold-painted lead blocks to afford some Crowley.

I've got his magickal magnum opus Liber Aba, among others, but I'm not even sure where to begin with this. I mean, I tried beginning with page one but that was precisely the problem. 

 

On 2/5/2019 at 4:42 PM, Fjara said:

Bram Stoker - The Lair of the White Worm

Did you get a chance to read this? I haven't given this a read yet, but I hear it's 'controversial' which I assume is a synonym for good. I thought the film was excellent.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

Were they polemically sent? Did you talk to the dead? I wanna know, I wanna know what you spent. I toiled long moonlit nights, cosmic furnace ablaze, working some serious alchemy until, at last, I had produced enough gold-painted lead blocks to afford some Crowley.

I've got his magickal magnum opus Liber Aba, among others, but I'm not even sure where to begin with this. I mean, I tried beginning with page one but that was precisely the problem. 

 

I went to the topmost tower in Castle Requiem on the night of a supermoon where a cosmic pulse of magnetic energy from Antarctica was captured in an infernal engine of secret design that synthesised the waves into code that I was able to transpose into a forgotten priestly Sumerian script that I wrote down on new-minted vellum from a two-headed calf slayed on the first day of winter and that text revealed itself to be the true and immutable words of Aiwass, Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit cthulhu fatagn.

 

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8 hours ago, Requiem said:

I went to the topmost tower in Castle Requiem on the night of a supermoon where a cosmic pulse of magnetic energy from Antarctica was captured in an infernal engine of secret design that synthesised the waves into code that I was able to transpose into a forgotten priestly Sumerian script that I wrote down on new-minted vellum from a two-headed calf slayed on the first day of winter and that text revealed itself to be the true and immutable words of Aiwass, Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor-Khuit cthulhu fatagn.

 

I knew I forgot to do something. Antarctica? I knew it all along! The government is hiding everything over there, aren't they? O Agartha, hallowed centre of this hollowed earth! 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Vampyrique said:

Were they polemically sent? Did you talk to the dead? I wanna know, I wanna know what you spent. I toiled long moonlit nights, cosmic furnace ablaze, working some serious alchemy until, at last, I had produced enough gold-painted lead blocks to afford some Crowley.

I've got his magickal magnum opus Liber Aba, among others, but I'm not even sure where to begin with this. I mean, I tried beginning with page one but that was precisely the problem. 

 

Did you get a chance to read this? I haven't given this a read yet, but I hear it's 'controversial' which I assume is a synonym for good. I thought the film was excellent.

 

 

I bought it primarily as it includes 'The Lady of the Shroud' which I have heard a bit about, also it seems the longer of the two stories by quite a bit in this publication. I used to have 'Lair' a while ago but seem to have misplaced it somewhere.. it does have a lot of sexual references also 'Publishers Note - While some of the views displayed in this book are regarded as unacceptable today, it is important that the reader should bear in mind that the stories reflect the attitudes of their times. However, even after taking this into consideration, we have amended certain words that we feel would give particular offence' also I read some musings which are interesting, that Stoker could possibly have been writing under the influence of drugs for Bright's Disease at the time also the 'attacks' on womanhood apparently could have been due to Stoker's wife not wanting relations after the birth of their son.  I will let you know when I have finished it, I liked the film too, the dream like sequences, I must see it again it has been a long time. On another point you may find interesting, I recently bought 'Clockwork Orange' on cassette, haven't listened yet but should be fun :) 

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6 hours ago, Fjara said:

I bought it primarily as it includes 'The Lady of the Shroud' which I have heard a bit about, also it seems the longer of the two stories by quite a bit in this publication. I used to have 'Lair' a while ago but seem to have misplaced it somewhere.. it does have a lot of sexual references also 'Publishers Note - While some of the views displayed in this book are regarded as unacceptable today, it is important that the reader should bear in mind that the stories reflect the attitudes of their times. However, even after taking this into consideration, we have amended certain words that we feel would give particular offence' also I read some musings which are interesting, that Stoker could possibly have been writing under the influence of drugs for Bright's Disease at the time also the 'attacks' on womanhood apparently could have been due to Stoker's wife not wanting relations after the birth of their son.  I will let you know when I have finished it, I liked the film too, the dream like sequences, I must see it again it has been a long time. On another point you may find interesting, I recently bought 'Clockwork Orange' on cassette, haven't listened yet but should be fun :) 

Wow, a censored version of the story? I’m outraged.

 Hard to believe that certain terms were more acceptable in the late-Victorian era than today. 

Any idea what was censored? 

Also who was the publisher?

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

Wow, a censored version of the story? I’m outraged.

 Hard to believe that certain terms were more acceptable in the late-Victorian era than today. 

Any idea what was censored? 

Also who was the publisher?

I remember reading reviews of the book, and countless people gave it one star due to some blatant racism and sexism. In other words, it was probably just a couple of racial epithets thrown about or perhaps the appearance of those problematic traditional gender roles, met a century later by a histrionic dose political correctness.

Ironically, I've read some reviews that regard Dracula as some sort of gay allegory. So, is Bram Stoker a villain or a hero?

 

11 hours ago, Fjara said:

I bought it primarily as it includes 'The Lady of the Shroud' which I have heard a bit about, also it seems the longer of the two stories by quite a bit in this publication. I used to have 'Lair' a while ago but seem to have misplaced it somewhere.. it does have a lot of sexual references also 'Publishers Note - While some of the views displayed in this book are regarded as unacceptable today, it is important that the reader should bear in mind that the stories reflect the attitudes of their times. However, even after taking this into consideration, we have amended certain words that we feel would give particular offence' also I read some musings which are interesting, that Stoker could possibly have been writing under the influence of drugs for Bright's Disease at the time also the 'attacks' on womanhood apparently could have been due to Stoker's wife not wanting relations after the birth of their son.  I will let you know when I have finished it, I liked the film too, the dream like sequences, I must see it again it has been a long time. On another point you may find interesting, I recently bought 'Clockwork Orange' on cassette, haven't listened yet but should be fun :) 

I hope my 'unabridged' Bram Stoker anthology isn't censored. I feel inclined to check now.

Congratulations on picking up that cassette. However, you may need to print off a Nadsat glossary for reference or memorize the book's argot beforehand, otherwise you'll end up listening to A Clockwork Apple instead. The book is hilarious!  

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38 minutes ago, Vampyrique said:

I remember reading reviews of the book, and countless people gave it one star due to some blatant racism and sexism. In other words, it was probably just a couple of racial epithets thrown about or perhaps the appearance of those problematic traditional gender roles, met a century later by a histrionic dose political correctness.

Ironically, I've read some reviews that regard Dracula as some sort of gay allegory. So, is Bram Stoker a villain or a hero?

 

I hope my 'unabridged' Bram Stoker anthology isn't censored. I feel inclined to check now.

Congratulations on picking up that cassette. However, you may need to print off a Nadsat glossary for reference or memorize the book's argot beforehand, otherwise you'll end up listening to A Clockwork Apple instead. The book is hilarious!  

Just read some goodreads reviews of ‘White Worm’. The objections on the grounds of race and gender were shrill indeed. 

I’m interested in reading this now as I want to see to what degree Stoker was either losing his mind or writing an interesting book of his time. I’m expecting a bit of both. 

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9 hours ago, Requiem said:

Just read some goodreads reviews of ‘White Worm’. The objections on the grounds of race and gender were shrill indeed. 

I’m interested in reading this now as I want to see to what degree Stoker was either losing his mind or writing an interesting book of his time. I’m expecting a bit of both. 

I don't really trust the reviews of those who approach reading fiction with a political agenda. It seemed like 99% of the detractors' reviews hinged on their own level of outrage rather than on the quality of book itself.       

I'm actually very much interested in reading books by authors who have lost their minds precisely for the belief that the books may end up being more interesting.   

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