07.VI.2006
Carl Cryplant's War Music Vol 1


Carl Cryplant's War Music Vol 1


Care Amici Soldati,

I hooked up my turntables and a microphone along with some synths and a cassette player, dressed in my drab raincoat and went off digging some trenches to gun you down with some assaultive tunes  that fit well into 44'44" so you can put them on a good old cassette and play them on your walkman when you're off to Boot Camp.

Der Krieg ist nur die Fortsetzung der Muzik aber mit anderen Mitteln!

or, as my beloved uncle Filippo Tommaso Marinetti used to say:

1. We want to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.

2. The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity and revolt.

3. Literature has up to now magnified pensive immobility, ecstasy and slumber. We want to exalt movements of aggression, feverish sleeplessness, the double march, the perilous leap, the slap and the blow with the fist.

4. We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath ... a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.

5. We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit.

6. The poet must spend himself with warmth, glamour and prodigality to increase the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.

7. Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.

8. We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.

9. We want to glorify war - the only cure for the world - militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of the anarchists, the beautiful ideas which kill, and contempt for woman.

10. We want to demolish museums and libraries, fight morality, feminism and all opportunist and utilitarian cowardice.

11. We will sing of the great crowds agitated by work, pleasure and revolt; the multi-colored and polyphonic surf of revolutions in modern capitals: the nocturnal vibration of the arsenals and the workshops beneath their violent electric moons: the gluttonous railway stations devouring smoking serpents; factories suspended from the clouds by the thread of their smoke; bridges with the leap of gymnasts flung across the diabolic cutlery of sunny rivers: adventurous steamers sniffing the horizon; great-breasted locomotives, puffing on the rails like enormous steel horses with long tubes for bridle, and the gliding flight of aeroplanes whose propeller sounds like the flapping of a flag and the applause of enthusiastic crowds.

 

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Overture from Lawrence of Arabia by Maurice Jarre overtaken with Care Amici by Laibach roared over with Der Mussolini by DAF shattered with Greenwar Theme One by Winterkälte romanticized with Soldier Boy by The Shirelles gunned down with 78 Soldiers Dead by The 39 Clocks blasted away with Kill for Peace by The Fugs intelligized with The War Against Intelligence by The Fall overcome by Holidays in the Sun by The Sex Pistols suppressed with This Means War by Busta Rhymes & Ozzy Osbourne overtaken with War within Diesel Power, a mashup of The Prodigy vs. The Machine by Mad Martigan raided with Shit and Peace by Bathtub Shitter sneaked upon with The Fall of Saigon by This Heat called off with Red Alert by Teenage Jesus & The Jerks.

 

******************************* comments *******************************

LiMewould you please stop sending me mail
I appreciate your intentions, but hélàs I am not interested in what you are telling nor offering me
thank you

LuHePlease stop sending me your mental anguish struggle reports.
I am not at all interested.

KaGePlease STOP sending me mails!

 

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