Lucas & Jason Ajemian
SMR666 10" LP
My younger brother and I have transcribed the Black Sabbath song Into The Void from its original recording played backward on vinyl and arranged it to be performed by a 14 to 16 piece orchestra with vocal accompaniment.
The performance is to be document by video, but more importantly, by audio recording to be subsequently pressed into 10-inch vinyl record.
This project proposes a developmental model toward a new musical vernacular. The music, while a unique composition in its own rite is inextricably linked to its source, which it consumes and reproduces in the true spirit of detournement.
Through reversing the sequence of the music and the phonetics of the lyric, it plays with a fascination with a sublime quality ascribed to the void as in-distinction and the American fear of degraded youth by way of subliminal messaging in heavy metal music.
Press for From Beyond:
Lucas Ajemian and his brother Jason both closed out Thursday night (by instigating, and then winning, a break-dancing battle at an afterparty in Östermalm for the art academy) and opened Friday evening, by performing their work Out of Nowhere/From Beyond in the airy church next to the museum. Consisting of a backward version of the Black Sabbath song “Into the Void” conducted by Jason, sung by Lucas, and played by an orchestra of young local musicians, the performance took place that weekend a number of times, each yielding favorable responses but, regrettably, no satanic messages.