Crawling Chaos: Zyklon B Zombies Work
Back along, Crawling Chaos were asked by Curly Jhon and Mackie to do some background music for a performance they intended to do under their moniker Zyklon B Zombies. The performance was called Dionysian Heights, the name appearing as a band name on the Foetus Products’ compilation Blood Samples From The Pox Clinic.
I’ve just found a tape with most of the performance on it…… So I’m digitising it for release. And pretty cool it is too. Watch this space!
The tape is the actual performance tape, I think, with the first minute or two being either my old racing car noises, some set-up test tones for, and the final major bounce track (sans vocals) of “Sex Machine”. This latter is actually very, very good, and shows the guitar overdubs done by Jeff (Doomage Khult) very clearly and wonderfully – I may release this as it is just so folks can hear the guitar work.
The Actual Performance
Curly Jhon (CJ) has recently found a photo of one of his props. It’s a little white bull, prior to its coat of gold paint. I mentioned it here last month on the Crawling Chaos website… Curly John Pops Up with Dionysian Heights Props
Other stuff I recall is heaps of ivy and copious amounts of offal. The guys were doing some sort of Dionysian re-enactment for folks’ entertainment. The offal stunk under the hot lights. Bacchus was in on it as well….
Description of the Music
The two pieces Jeff & I created are called “Life” and “Death” and the boys used them as they saw fit, synchronising it with their dialogue and actions. CJ & Mackie directed us, in a general way, as to the feel of the sounds for a given amount of time. Hence each section is fairly drawn and thus doesn’t particularly matter too much where it’s fed in or out as the performance demanded.
Q. Why have I called this post “Zyklon Zombies B, Life and Death Work”?
A. Because that’s what’s written on the tape! Jeff’s handwriting.