Aurora Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Creature Speaks! Wax Cylinder Single
The Creature Speaks! is an extremely limited, hand-cast, glow-in-the-dark wax cylinder artifact that contains a piece of music and spoken word NOT available on any other medium! Featuring Genesis P-Orridge as The Creature, orchestrations and archaic instruments by Troy Sterling Nies, with producer Joe Cassidy, drummer Brian Viglione, cellist Andrew Dalziell, and thereminist Armen Ra.
This strange and beautiful song exists on no other medium than this wax cylinder.
The movie AURORA blends the experience of old television shows like The Twilight Zone and the Universal Monsters films with the gorgeous art direction of film noir and German Expressionism. AURORA tells the "true story" of what happened in 1897 at the first documented UFO crash in American history... featuring a Nazi time-traveler in the Old West, and an 1897 encounter with a terrible beast from another world: voiced in the film by legendary musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge.
Genesis spoke fragments of violent poetry and venomous sorrow which were transferred to tape and then chopped and reassembled using the magickal cut-up technique of sound performer Brion Gysin and postmodern author William Burroughs.
The film's soundtrack was elegantly crafted by Troy Sterling Nies (whose work for the H. P. Lovecraft Society is equal parts terrifying and heartbreakingly beautiful) and featured contributions from Joe Cassidy (of the Belfast-founded band Butterfly Child and Shepard Fairey's L.A. art project NØISE), drummer and percussionist Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, Nine Inch Nails, Scarlet Sails), and the dynamic sonics of master thereminist Armen Ra.
Since the movie AURORA takes place in 1897, we created a special piece of music offered on the first medium in recorded music history: Wax cylinders are the first medium upon which music was released to the public and were popular from the late 19th century through the 1920s. While wax cylinders made up the entire recording industry in the early 20th century, the manufacture of cylinders is a lost art, and only a very few people on the planet maintain the technology to mold them. A terribly painstaking process, in the 21st century each one must be hand-cast and as a result it takes many days to create a single cylinder. The wax cylinder that you will receive is a hard plastic that glows in the dark with the song title impressed into the top rim, and comes in a period-authentic cardboard case. Your glow-in-the-dark wax cylinder will be a conversation-starting artifact for your bookshelf, and if you happen to live an anachronistic lifestyle, will play on any Edison Phonograph in your home.