The radiophonic feature Radio Metamix, a 2007 collaboration between Lloyd Barrett, Lucas Darklord, Buttress O’Kneel, Rik Rue and Shannon O’Neill, was broadcast on Sunday February 26, 2012 on FBi Radio’s Ears Have Ears.
“Isn’t there something in your mind, that says, this is wrong, this is wrong on every level?”
At the time, at the time, it was like… it was…
…like horses, you know?
Comprised of two parts,* …like horses is presented as the ultimate in dark corporate stoner reflective/receptive grinding face core.
…like horses is recommended as perfect for long drives late at night, for community and public radio, for all intoxicated people, for going to sleep, for those days at work, and for ALL human life on the planet.
Based in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Lucas Darklord oversees the world’s largest unlisted company and holds radical views on the future of capitalism and life both within and without cultural and social constraints.
When asked to curate this broadcast, Lucas Darklord decided to, broadly, serve a selection of sounds that Eleven11 listeners may not have heard before. After being confounded by the petty limits of time and duration, Lucas Darklord settled on broadcasting excerpts in favour of complete works. After months of solid research, a machine was devised to play pieces of the selected works, where the machine makes the decisions about when to stop and start a work. The results are not any form of destructive remix, merely the most restraint Lucas Darklord is capable of.
Quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever made, this untitled release is the meeting of two of Australia’s most interesting, most underground, and most belligerently misanthropic sound-artists. Any collaboration between Buttress O’Kneel, with her sample-happy postpop cheeky-as-a-schoolgirl breakmashing, and Lucas Darklord, with his dark grinding corporate evil-as-a-business-retreat scrapescapes, was sure to be extreme. But their decision to cover the entirety of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, track by track, using no source-material but the original songs themselves, makes an extremity that will perhaps awaken the sleeping Rock Gods, dormant since Bonham’s untimely vomit-inhaling demise. A rock-purist’s worst nightmare, and a sample-police’s greatest dream, this album marks the year 2009 as a year when THINGS CHANGED.
Now FUCKEN ROCK!
Selections from Anthologies 2 & 3
These selections represent a sample of individual works, experiments and never-to-be finished pieces produced between 2005 and 2007. Some pieces mark the beginnings of failed projects or redundant tangents, whilst others came to be for unknown reasons. All compositions are intended for most appropriate use in managerial meeting rooms, excecutive boardrooms, vaults, darkness, at volume and with influence. It is advised that this composition be played in all work places both before and after work each day. This music is without genre and is Dark Corporate Techno, Dark Grinding Corporate Ambience, Dark Corporate Art Core and 21st Century All Family Punk. As such it is intended for consumption by all, and so it should be. Music for Everyone. If you listen, you’ll hear that Lucas Darklord is pleased that you are.
These are the sounds received from our first interdimensional probe, Asmoir. This probe is exploring unknown and unheard somewheres, elsewheres. Whilst much of the data received from the probe is proving to be, for the time being, nonsensical, auditory recordings are proving to be of interest. It is not known if these recordings are accurate representations of the ‘sound’ in these locations.