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