Post industrial muzac



LMDH is a french neuronal music project. Combining philosophy and science, this music goes directly to the part of the brain known as the "hippocampus" Related to the memories, memory loss in Alzheimer's patients, it is also the place of receipt of dissonant frequencies. A confrontation of industrial music, lyrical songs and contemporary elements, in their composition, we can find such heterogeneous elements as mystical texts, medieval alchemy, myths, symbolist poetry, neurotic symptoms. Constantly changing, LMDH can be involved in different art form: sound poetry, silent film soundtrack or popular Flemish hymns. The group is not concerned with generating or maintaining an audience, relying instead on spontaneous inspiration, often the cause of alienation amongst many of people. Rather than constructing a consistent identity, typically essential for pop music groups, they tried with each music piece and production not to follow a "style" or "image".Their first album "Symphonie Neuronale" will be published in 2011 on the Dutch independant label Enfant Terrible.

3/19/2011

"L'apparence prend toujours le dessus sur le réel, le masque sur le masqué. On montre pour cacher, mais on montre surtout pour montrer..."

[Jean-Pierre Martel]
"Même la plus grande sagesse peut être occultée par l'éclat de la vanité."

 [Paulo Coelho]

Vision

La mort de L'hippocampe / Le Lieu Commun 






La mort de L'hippocampe / Le Sixieme Sens 


Spanish silent movie directed by Nemesio Manuel Sobrevila (1929) 
Music Composed by La mort de L'hippocampe (2009)
A brief History: El Sexto Sentido (Le sixième sens )

Nemesio Manuel Sobrevila (1889-1969) is generally thought of as the accursed artist of Spanish film. He directed El Sexto Sentido in 1929, but the film was never distributed on the pretence that it was too modern for its time.
Sobrevila had a particular taste for parodies of historical films and espagnolades. He liked to criticize the avant-garde films of Luis Buñuel. His position had the knack of stirring up major controversy within the Spanish film milieu. He was proud to present that his own films belong to the "après-garde".
His reputation of accursed artist grew very fast. His film production Las Maravillosas Curas del doctor Asuero is censed in 1929. The filming of Saint Ignace de Loyola even had to be postponed due to pressure from the Jesuits.
The Basque architect from Bilbao made his very first film with amateur actors. With El Sexto Sentido he offers a bold reflection on nature and the essence of the cinema. Faced with the primacy of narration, experimental film would be another path, a sixth sense like Prof Kamus’ camera…
The artist attempted then to work with Luis Buñuel, the executive producer at Filmófono on the film La hija de Juan Simón, but he was quickly dismissed for being overly meticulous. He needed a full week to shoot two scenes! According to historian Sánchez Vidal, the decor he constructed would be used after his departure for numerous Filmófono productions.
After this misadventure, and while the Civil War was tearing Spain apart, Sobrevila made two more films, including a documentary on Guernica (Guernika) in 1937. The filming rushes were sent to Paris for editing, and Sobrevila fled to France as well. He was banished for having participated in Guernika and had to seek refuge in South America before he was able to return to Spain, where he died in 1969.
The original material is a duplicate negative, duplicated in 1961, likely from a nitrate original that was destroyed after reproduction.




Herrschaft und Knechtschaft  / Eldonia paleontological museum 


Herrschaft und Knechtschaft is a side project from "La mort de l'hippocampe". More oriented on improvisation sounds, this band is both inspired by industrial bands of the early eighties like Cabaret Voltaire, SPK and Brume and by the artistic madness of weirdos like Die Todliche Doris. Based on animal sounds, lyrical female singing, analog synthesizers, tapes, invented instruments and throbbing low sound.


"La mémoire de la plupart des hommes est un cimetière abandonné, où gisent sans honneurs des morts qu'ils ont cessé de chérir."

[Marguerite Yourcenar]

Le Lieu Commun 11.26.2010

Concerts organized by Le Lieu Commun   Annexia in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Toulouse. With the participation of Douche Froide, Nowaki and Obskure magazine.








Dépérissement de l'art


Le dépérissement des formes artistiques, s’il se traduit par l’impossibilité de leur renouvellement créatif, n’entraîne pas immédiatement leur véritable disparition pratique. Elles peuvent se répéter avec diverses nuances. Mais tout révèle « l’ébranlement de ce monde », pour parler comme Hegel dans la préface de la Phénoménologie de l’Esprit : « La frivolité et l’ennui qui envahissent ce qui subsiste encore, le pressentiment vague d’un inconnu sont les signes annonciateurs de quelque chose d’autre qui est en marche. 
Nous devons aller plus loin, sans nous attacher à rien de la culture moderne, et non plus de sa négation. Nous ne voulons pas travailler au spectacle de la fin d’un monde, mais à la fin du monde du spectacle.


[Guy Debord]

Epsilonia mix ( Hieronymus F.)

Douche Froide in Epsilonia ( 2/12/2010 ) Radio Libertaire 89.4


1 / Brume - The unknown story / The moon /Elsie and Jack 2009
2 / Agent Side Grinder – 010195 / The Transatlantic tape / Enfant Terrible 2009
3 / Hematic Sunset - Am nullpunkt / Aroma club paradox / Dekorder 2010
4 / Johanna Liebhart - Heut nacht / Dammals / Treue um Treue 2009
5 / Matmos - Les Folies Francaises Supreme Ballon / Matador 2008
6 / Distel - Mrok / 7 inch / Enfant terrible 2010
7 / Simon fisher Turner - Salade canard / Sordide Sentimental 2010
8 / Accident du travail - Conférence n°2 / Bruit direct 2009
9 / Yabbok Pennuel – track 7 / Yabbok Pennuel / Musamore 2009
10 / The league of automatic music composers / New World record 2009
11 / Black Sifichi - Too much gear / Mité 00 / Sordide Sentimental 2010
12 / Legendary pink dots - Oceans Blue / Plutonium blonde / Roir 2008
13 / Hero Wouters - Hotel / Muziek Voor Leven En Dood / Enfant Terrible 2007
14 / Throbbing Gristle - First_Movement / The_Third_Mind movements 2010
15 / Charles Dodge - Violon variations ( 2009) / New World records 2009
16 / Coil - its in my blood / Ape of naples / Treshold house / 2006
17 / Art Giraffefungal - Propaganda / Pointy Bird 2010
18 / Herz Juhning - No happy future / Miasma / Galakthorroe 2009
19 / Goz Mongo Alliance - Burning inside / Split LP / Pripuzzi -2008
20 / Esplendor Geometrico - Joven communista / Pulsion / Geometrik 2009
21 / Puin + Hoop - Slaapstaking / Kamp Holland / Enfant Terrible 2010
22 / Studio SS - Connection but weak / Telepati / Skiboy 2008
23 / Die Weisse Rose - Nicht schuldig / Cold meat industrie 2009
24 / Hermann Kopp - Yell o tron / Psicofonico / Bataille 2008
25 / France Sauvage - Kevin / Icy Breath On Burning Flesh / Douche Froide 2010
26 / Inyurmania -Your life is better... / Pripuzzi 2008
27 / Nurse With Wounds & Faust - Tu m'entends / Dirter Promotions 2008
28/ Franc Vigroux - Camera / Camera Police / D’autres Cordes 2010
29/ Niman Spregleda - Katastrof / Telepati / Skiboy 2008
30/ Pseudocode - Falling (live 81) / Split cd / 777 was 666 2010
31 / Enema Syringe - Idioten / Telepati / Skiboy 2008
32/ Nihiltronix - Only pain reminds/ Icy Breath On Burning Flesh / Douche Froide 2010
33/ Andrew Liles – Side 1 / Anal aura Gram(ophone) / Beta lactam Ring Records 2009
34 / L’autopsie à révélé que la mort était due a l’autopsie - side 2 / Komma Null 2010
35/ Vladimir hirsch - Exegete 2 / Icy Breath On Burning Flesh / Douche Froide 2010
36/ Big City Orchestra - Chnubis / Eerily / EEtapes 2009
37/ Charles Dodge - Cascando (1977) / A retrospective / New World records 2009

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"Notre durée est irréversible. Nous ne saurions en revivre une parcelle, car il faudrait commencer par effacer le souvenir de tout ce qui a suivi."

[Henri Bergson]

Consonance or dissonance

A study sought to determine whether, where and how the consonance or dissonance of musical intervals might be reflected in the electrical activity (depth EEG) of the human brain. Presenting an adequate musical test program to a patient with depth electrodes implanted within the planum temporale (near Heschl's gyrus) and the hippocampal formations of both sides, we found that the reactions shown by the depth EEG of the limbic system correspond in precise and distinctly differing patterns to the consonances and dissonances presented. The main findings are:  the EEG of the left hippocampus reflects the consonance-dissonance dichotomy;  the activity of the left hippocampus but not the right is affected by a previous sequence of dissonances in responding to a single consonance; ( the EEG activity of the right Heschl's gyrus (the left Heschl's gyrus was not analyzed), but neither the left nor the right hippocampus, responded differently to a given succession of intervals and its pitch inversion. These results may help to understand the different emotional responses which usually arise in response to consonant or dissonant musical intervals.