Archive for March, 2022


ROCK THE BODY

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David Cronenberg has got to be filmmaking’s Maestro of unwelcome attacks on the human form, and his films have some of the greatest of these transformative effects. From Videodrome to The Fly to Scanners to Existenz to The Brood to Dead Ringers, our Canadian lord of the weird has given us more than enough reasons not to mess with our biology. In the third of Eighth Towers’ great Dark Fiction Trilogy of tributes, we experience The Body of Horror: Stories Inspired by the Cinema of David Cronenberg.

Stories by: Glynn Owen Barrass, Sarah Walker, John Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, Michael Housel, Nora B. Peevy, Andy Paciorek, Andrew Freudenberg.

Purchase Link:

https://smile.amazon.com/Horror-Stories-Inspired-Cinema-Cronenberg/dp/B09TR39JHJ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=ZW725QAJWLQY&keywords=the+body+of+horror&qid=1648694474&s=books&sprefix=%2Cstripbooks%2C343&sr=1-3

I’m certain you will be surprised and delighted by my offering: QINGLONG, the story of a good man who regains his strength after an illness, in a gigantic way.

Purchase directly from Eighth Tower:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/the-body-horror-book?fbclid=IwAR0HmvVF_VzxcAy37I0wAk8v5xw3hO3zWHmTYWBtUdvukZWesTflFApnQ-s

Book and CD Bundle:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-body-of-horror-music-inspired-by-the-cinema-of-david-cronenberg-2?fbclid=IwAR2Zt_mzkevjJuuMeU4LZ8sDP8iiW-8soO5Ss1lnsIxh_6DEfLAuc7zSUpc

Eighth Tower Records is proud to release a compilation of music inspired by the cinema of the legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, sound companion to the upcoming literary ANTHOLOGY. More than a cult filmmaker, a true legend of the contemporary cinema, Cronenberg inspired an unimaginable number of artists all over the world and in every field of artistic expression. Cronenberg’s signature is a mix of graphic sex and violence broadly known as “body horror.” His work explores human fears and desires not commonly expressed in cinema, such as disease, aging, mental illness, and sexual fetishism. “Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg

Previously unreleased music by:
Sigillum S (Italy), Desiderii Marginis (Sweden), Sonologyst (Italy), Mario Lino Stancati, Schloss Tegal (US), dodenskald (Iran), UNCODIFIED (Italy), Jarl (Sweden), Mortar Devotions (Italy /Finland), Kloob (Spain).

Mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)

Purchase or just listen, digital and CD:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-body-of-horror-music-inspired-by-the-cinema-of-david-cronenberg-2

Artwork by John Chadwick

Continuing my guide to scouting out “The Eternal,” we come to a very interesting group of futurists that I belong to; “Singularity University.” Here I get to rub elbows with the greatest minds and entrepreneurs working on the silly notion of solving all the world’s ills, in online chatrooms full of brilliance and a lot of shyness. I also delve into Media overload and how I may be sick of your shit, hahaha. Read the always brief, always surprising blog that five out of five Physicists call “Schwarzeneggerian.” Links to essay and group below:

https://blog.immortalartist.com/2020/05/richardalanscott.html?fbclid=IwAR0yMir04TlmwyPhGo9FDxlJ_Rpn20tzFEl-omc7ZLnZmsBbEohXks4PTEYhttps://www.su.org/

https://www.su.org/