Dead-Eyed Imagination, to me highlights the genius of my international collaborative family. I began with a beat and a bass part, to which Aidan McGoran added a guitar part that meshed with the bass part so well the combination works like a single instrument to create a wall of sound. Ferenc Teglas brought a battery of industrial percussion that assaults the senses.
The instrumental arrangement brought to mind a rusting hyperstitional sentient machine ravaging the landscape, as the populace which created it with their dreams and memetic programming sit waiting to be crushed underfoot. Could explain the tone I took with the vox...
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In his last years, Williams dwelt in Damask silk, where the Gothronomicon (O Az-If) was written.
In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, P. Emerson Williams is depicted as a crude man with dragon-like wings, hands and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a wolf or hog.
HIDIOUS IN STRENGH (aka Hideous In Strength) was an early experimental solo project of John Zewizz. The solo project began around 1982 while Zewizz was working on keyboard tracks for SLEEP CHAMBER, although there was outside participation on the live cassette Az Recorded Live. Most of the project's material was released on limited edition cassettes through Inner-X Musick. While the musical style could be considered , often the recordings would involve the more ambient and atmospheric styles of music; it is not known whether this was by design or due to the fact that much of the music was synthesizer experimentation. HIDIOUS IN STRENGH music was often a combination of synthesizer experimentation, tapes, and "found" vocals from the TV.
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Down-and-dirty, dark retro-futuristic music - Veil of Thorns cover Every Veil of Thorns song so far contain lyrics in the form of dreamlike fragments making one continuous tale. Cognitive Dissonance brings some of the underlying structure into focus. While they wove their tale they listened to the stories of others. In the spirit of our times they collected many apocalyptic tales. Ragnarok, Armageddon, the end of one life and the beginning of another forms one side of this archetypal narrative. Tales of the death of the ego, of the body, the breaking down of a belief offer a more insightful view.
Coming off collaborations with Gaia-conscious Industrial cabal subQtaneous and Norwegian post Blackmetal band Manes, Williams took the experience of working with such gifted and unique artists and has re-emerged with a stronger and darker vision. Lyrically encompassing two universes and two realities, this tight and spare album ends up being more expansive an experience than anything Veil of Thorns has released before.
Cognitive Dissonance marked a return to the classic style of classic Veil of Thorns. People found they could dance to it, but it required having been trained by Martha Graham or Twyla Tharp. Online and college radio picked up some tracks, a couple put the entire album into rotation. As P. Emerson Williams has been putting the finishing touches on the kkoagulaa debut, "Aurum Nostrum Non Est Aurum Vulgi" he is well into the writing process for the next Veil of Thorns release.
"...pushes the envelope, shakes up the status quo, and demands attention." -Gothic Beauty
"This is their most stylish work, but some of the thorns have an extra edge." -Mick Mercer
"This is where Rozz Williams and Marilyn Manson merge in an Event Horizon singularity." -Corazine
"...they brew up a dust storm of tight-but-loose guitar riffs and driving, nervy, drums...half way between a lament and a threat." -Uncle Nemesis
released 01 January 2007
Drums -- James Curcio
Engineer -- Fluffy (7)
Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Cello -- P. Emerson Williams
Producer -- Ari (4)
Intransigent, insouciant umbilical noose
Writhing in my grave, all my Demons let loose
Unearthly endeavours in seething death flight
All alone on the pavement, vile dreams to incite
And blown on the winds taunting chill
The rabid elementals moving me towards the hollow hills
A stumbling golem let loose in the pallid,
Dancing moonlight; the frost rips me like talons.
And the grave, the long, cold sleep, the end
It does not want me, but to live, Hades forefend
The raging howl into the cold vast night rises
Raises from sepulchers living souls in slumbering guises
Hot pulse and fiery breath
We are, yes, we are.
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Within the tracks on "Birthed", a CD by Veil Of Thorns, you can hear parallels to industrial bands such as Pig, Razed in Black and Nine Inch Nails and, more often than not, you can hear the pure creativity of P. Emerson Williams. Anything created by this man, the brain behind Choronzon (black metal tinged with experimental, ambient and industrial edges) , you would expect to be eclectic and creative. It's his trademark. Herein you'll encounter thick, pummeling, distorted spears of electro/guitar industrial, D&B, goth, dirgey slow industrial moodiness, etc., etc., etc., etc., in fact, etcetera ad infinitum. What's persistent in Williams' smooth, creative and original fusion of various elements is the sustained tone and mood, like that of a soul resigned to nihilistic fate. None of Emerson's creations are quite like anything else, even when you're hearing touches of something else in there. His fierce originality score another point for the underground.
Review by: Kristofer Upjohn, www.chaindlk.com
released January 1, 2003
Drums – Ruddy Bitch
Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboarding, Programming – P. Emerson Williams
Announcing all the tourdates for the upcoming Jarboe featuring P. Emerson Williams #Illusory tour. Belgian imprint Consouling Sounds will release Jarboe's new album, Illusory, on April 17th.
Tour teaser video made by P. Emerson Williams
16/04 Moscow, RU, at DOM
18/04 St. Petersburg, RU, at Serdce
19/04 Tallin, EST, at Sveta Baar
21/04 Antwerp, BE, at Trix
22/04 Gent, BE, Icarus Radio session
23/04 Wuppertal, DE, U-Club
24/04 Copenaghen, DK, at Alice
25/04 Stockolm, SWE, at Hus7
27/04 Warsaw, PL, at Poglos
28/04 Krakow, PL, at Alchemia Klub
29/04 Berlin, DE, at Kiezsalon
30/04 Roznov pod Radhostem, CZ, Klub Vratnice
01/05 Budapest, HU, at LARM
02/05 Ljubljana, SLO, at Menza Pri Koritu
03/05 Linz, AT, Kapu
05/05 Macerata, IT, at Circolo Dong
06/05 Salerno, IT, at Teatro Portacatena
07/05 Firenze, IT, Teatro Circolo Arci Progresso
08/05 Martigny, CH, at Caves du Manoir
09/05 Frankfurt, DE, The Cave
12/05 Liverpool, UK, at Kazimier Stockroom
13/05 London, UK, at Stoke Newington Old church
14/05 London, UK, at Stoke Newington Old church
15/05 Utrecht, NL, DB's
16/05 Leipzig, DE, at Heilandskirche