A Symphony of Decay

The Triumphant Return of the New Music Section:

Basel Sinfonietta – Decasia (M. Gordon) – Filmmaker Bill Morrison took old, decayed, nearly destroyed film, and pieced it together to make a film – Decasia.  This Michael Gordon composition is the soundtrack to that film.  Like Gordon’s cello piece ‘Industry‘ this piece seems dedicated to the destruction of the group performing it.  Heavy glissando and purposefully out of tune instruments combine to create an eerie, disturbing feel that, at times, resolves into the sound of a discordant locomotive bearing down on the listener.  It’s not nice music, but it’s certainly powerful.

Random 10

  • Bloody Cape – Deftones(self-titled)
  • Homework – Dust Brothers Fight Club Soundtrack
  • Undecided – Silverchair Frogstomp
  • Aqua Dementia – MastodonLeviathan
  • Magic Doors – PortisheadThird
  • Communication Breakdown – Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin I
  • Out at Sea – Heartless BastardsThe Mountain
  • Didn’t Leave Nobody but the Baby – Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Gillian WelchO Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
  • So Far From Your Weapon – Dead WeatherHorehound
  • No One’s There – KornUntouchables

3 thoughts on “A Symphony of Decay

  1. One of those songs is not like the others.

    1. Hong Kong Garden — Siouxsie and the Banshees
    2. I Zimbra — Talking Heads
    3. Helpless — Neil Young
    4. Tell Mama — Etta James
    5. White Moon — The White Stripes
    6. Red-Eyed and Blue — Wilco
    7. Come Out and Play — The Offspring
    8. White and Lazy — The Replacements
    9. Shrunken Head — Jack Logan
    10. Poor Little Fish — The Jayhawks

    Bonus: Tell Me Why — The Beatles

    • I have an irrational love of The Offspring (I own every studio album of theirs). It gladdens my heart to see them on your list.

  2. 1. Give Me Time Dawes Dawes
    2. Blank Girl Dum Dum Girls I Will Be
    3. I Believe in You Neil Young After the Gold Rush
    4. Whatever’s Cool With Me Dinosaur Jr. Ear-Bleeding Country
    5. To Go Home M. Ward Post-War
    6. The Rover Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
    7. Baby’s Insane Diamanda Galás La Serpenta Canta
    8. Dracula’s Cigarette Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    9. Close Encounters The Orb U.F.Orb
    10. More 13 Engines Perpetual Motion Machine

    I’ll check out your vid later.

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