Karasyozoku ‎– Mischievous Sigyn 1923

Second tape on Lust Vessel, recorded in 2007 and released the following year. This time, we get a different band (or is it?) comprised of Kichi, Dr. Torikabutu, and (the best pseudonym I've heard all day... are you ready for it?) Annoying Labia. The music is an hour of joyless, pounding machine horror and pitiless factory whine and it is excellent.

This is what I mean about the ambiguous messages the Lust Vessel crew spits out: 1923? What happened then? The Great Kanto Earthquake happened, but is that what this tape is about? And the text in the booklet (again scanned for me by Mr. Inside, to whom I must express public gratitude as per our marital agreement) says things like "An event is the origin of cause of another event. Contingency is another term of inevitable for human who cannot admit own incompetence". Oh yeah? If this signifies anything coherent to you, please explain it in the comments. I suspect a Kenji Siratori-style avalanche of cyber-bullshit, with one difference: I like to listen to Lust Vessel.

It bears repeating: Annoying Labia! Come on!! You smiled! Don't be such a dour industrial goofball. There is someone in Japan who makes noise cassettes and calls him/herself Annoying Labia. The world can't be such a bad place after all. Am I right? Of course I'm right. This is a great cassette.

And also... Annoying Labia!!!

Karasyozoku ‎– Mischievous Sigyn 1923


Anonymous,  1 April 2014 at 17:56  

Goddamn right.


Anonymous,  4 April 2014 at 10:34  


Lighter Fluid,  12 April 2014 at 10:43  

I'll have a crack at this...

The first sentence hints at a determinist view of the world - things that happen happen because things that previously happened happened. ie, Cause and effect.

The second sentence implies that mankind inherently lacks the ability to fully comprehend what has happened - the causes and effects of what has come to pass are things which we just simply don't understand. We plan according to prior events, yet do not recognise that these plans are based wholly on our (likely flawed) perception of what has occurred.

I think what the quote is stating is that when we get things wrong and resort to contingency plans, we are only partially admitting that we got things wrong - we never attribute our mistaken predictions to a fundamental error in our interpretation of reality, but to some sort of randomness to which we cannot be held to account.

This, it would seem, is a fundamental account of the human condition - we are destined to get shit wrong because we are inherently unable to fully comprehend the nature of what is going on in the world.

The sentiment relates well to the whole noise-thing going on, there are patterns in there, but due to the vast expanse of sensory overload we, as listeners, are unable to fully comprehend (in a granular or atomic sense) what is going on.

I think it also relates to the nature of producing this sort of music. Often the production of noise is a result of unstable feedback loops and general fuckery with circuitry which is only semi-predictable. There are definite reasons why a sound is produced, and after trial and error we may be able to wield these in the way we desire, yet the complexity of the systems involved means that results are not able to be reliably predicted, and are often highly sensitive to input in ways we might not predict beforehand.

I think the overall message is that when we think we know what we are doing, in reality, we are basically fucking around with stuff that we only think we understand, and a full and comprehensive understanding is fundamentally impossible.

But fuck it, what do I know? I do however thing that this is fucking awesome! Love this and the non-noise stuff too! I've been living on De Fabriek this last month. Please keep it up!