Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Interview with Veil of Thorns!

An interview with P. Emerson Williams from Veil of Thorns has just been published on the Robex Lundgren blog! Hie thee hence and check it out!

P. Emerson Williams - Veil of Thorns
What made you call the band "Veil of Thorns"? It came from a line of thought about the nature of space-time in gnostic cosmology, the Demiurge, Jaldaboath and Maya (illusion, or delusion - Sanskrit माया) in Vedic literature. Socialization and quirks of language can make for illusory views of reality and being and tearing aside the illusion can cause pain. Hence the Veil and the Thorns.

Read the interview over on Robex Lundgern's blog.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Our Next Release: P. Emerson Williams Feat. Mark Cunningham - Sea Of Eyes EP

P. Emerson Williams and Mark Cunningham reached across the Atlantic ocean in collaboration to create the new EP Sea Of Eyes. This release shows a new aesthetic for the man behind Choronzon, Veil of Thorns and kkoagulaa. The combination of the two collaborator's backgrounds is a nexus of many worlds. The seed for the collaboration between P. Emerson Williams and Mark Cunningham was sown in Barcelona, Spain where the Jarboe & P. Emerson Williams 2013 tour stopped for a performance at Ritual Cvlt Party #1

The great 'zine Terra Relicta will be premiering the first track from Sea Of Eyes EP later this month. We'll spread the word when they do, though you would be well served to always check out the site and follow them on G+Twitter and Facebook.
About Mark Cunningham:
Born 1952 New Jersey. Took up trumpet at seven in school band, guitar at 14 in garage band. Psychotropic Sixties adventures led to college in St. Pete, Florida 1970, free music, theater, . Back to New York City 1974 CBGB explosion Patti Smith, Television... time for a band started MARS No wave noise seventies NO NEW YORK 1978 Brian Eno snapshot of a scene doomed to give way to dance music eighties...1981 JOHN GAVANTI no opera finding sounds that led to DON KING 1983-1989 horns and drums acoustic at birth but hooked by electronics before dispersing 1991 moved to Barcelona embraced European decadence formed RAEO with Gat to anticipate new century ways and now total artistic alliance with Silvia Mestres in CONVOLUTION. 
In 1997 recorded sole solo work "Blood River Dusk" , with assistance from Silvia and inspiration from Cormac McCarthy´s Blood Meridian, of which The Wire wrote the following: "Death blows through the new trumpet music of former New York No Waver Mark Cunningham like the desert wind whistling through the empty eye sockets of a skull."
Along the way collaborations with many like and unlike minded persons and bands such as Christian Marclay, Rudolph Grey, Lydia Lunch, Fist of Facts (ex-liquid liquid), Jim Thirlwell (Foetus), Bewitched, Jakob Draminsky, Superelvis, Pascal Comelade, Mil Dolores Pequeños, Butch Morris, Etant Donnes, and most recently as a floating member of Thee Majesty, the new group of Genesis P-Orridge..

About P. Emerson Williams:
P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist delving in music, art, writing, and video. More people listen to the sounds of P. Emerson Williams every day than realize it, for much of it is embedded in extensive transmedia projects past and ongoing. A visionary artist and an illustrator, his work takes projects spanning physical and digital media, genres and modes of performance to strange realms.  
"Given P. Emerson Williams extensive track record of cross-medium and genre art over the past thirty years, it is likely he will become an underground legend. This may have occurred already, yet given his reclusiveness, it’s unlikely he would notice." -James Curcio, author of Fallen Nation, Join My Cult and The Immanence of Myth
P. Emerson Williams is a Necrofuturist Highwire Artist – Dr. Hyatts Black Book Omega, The Original Falcon Press, 2009 

w/ Jarboe + Obsidian Kingdom Drone Set + Mark Cunningham
29th November 2013 @ Hangar (Barcelona)

Video · Footage & editing by Jander
Music · "Magnesia" by Mark Cunningham

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