Monday, 31 August 2020

Jonathan Briley ‎– "The Will To Power" (Inner-X-Musick ‎– XXX 34) 1985

 Hmmm a Nietzchean title, images of torture on the insert,inverted crucifix's, the odd reference to the Marquis de Sade,faux biblical text readings....this must be a mid eighties Industrial tape?
Heavens to Murgatroyd,it IS a mid eighties industrial tape dagnabbit!
The opening track,Requiem To A Small Blind Boy,has the most hilarious amateur dramatic rendering of some silly alternative Bible style parable,probably something to do with Satan or things equally as daft.It seems that our Jonathan is a frustrated actor,and he'd do any Faustian deal to be famous.
He so wants us to think he's evil, the poor lad.
The music is a nicely relaxing style of Industrial Dark Ambient of the Lustmord variety,encrusted with lots if Industrial bling.Especially pleasing are the dialogue sections on the rather controversial subject of Vivisection,which i assume the 'evil' Jonathan is all for?


1 Requiem To A Small Blind Boy 4:32
2 Wheels Of Agony 6:23
3 Vivisection 5:43
4 Scorn Of The Sireens 8:37
5 The Breathing Meathod 4:44
6 For Silling (The 120 Days) 3:58
7 Insanity Loop 3:31
8 Of Purest Blood 4:59
9 13 Steps To The Whipping Pole 3:23
10 Metropolis 4:58
11 Shemham Forash! 7:05


Elvis Hister said...

USDM band Viogression has one of the best vivisection songs ever featuring chanting!
I admit to not listening to industrial all of the time.
This thing called whatever the fuck I want goes into the playlist
If ol' Nietschze had hung out with cokehead Freud that would have been a hoot and a hollar.

Anonymous said...

John Zewizz used to work for London Underground. John Zewizz is a tube driver from Essex. Chigwell.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Well,he (zewizz) certainly looks like he's touched the third rail a few times. I thought he was the bog cleaner at Barnsley Bus depot?