Metal Machine Music

Don’t worry, this post has nothing to do with Lou Reed or his 1975 two-LP celebration of noise as “music.” Although, given the choice of listening to that album or LuLu, we’d take the former in a heartbeat. But we digress.
We’re actually here to distract you from the ridiculousness of the season with a video that is entirely captivating, and has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays. This is Author & Punisher, “an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers,” according to his website. We only use that quote because we were at a loss for any descriptive words of our own after seeing this.

Author & Punisher- 9/5/10 Studio Practice Shoot from Tristan Shone on Vimeo.

The dude behind the heaviness is Tristan Shone, who not only plays/composes the music, he also fabricates his instruments, the “drone/dub” machines. He has released three Author & Punisher albums dating back to 2005, and his next will be out on Seventh Rule in early 2012.

As a side note, we can’t help but imagine what might ensue if he and Tom G. Warrior, er Thomas Gabriel Fischer, were to collaborate.

In the meantime, enjoy the video and for three-plus minutes forget about all the holiday crap you’ve gotta deal with.