Thursday, December 25, 2008

Secrets Revealed...

So the old Secret Museum of the Air show that was on WMFU, has almost all its episodes archived and available for listening pleasure. I believe you can even download a couple. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Citizen Kafka and curator Pat Conte scour the world of international 78 rpm recordings to bring you the Secret Museum of Mankind. This program is no longer being produced but we're happy to re-run it as a podcast.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


So I guess being snowed in can have its benefits, because I created a mediafire account and uploaded 1 track from the stuff I have been recording. It is as of yet Untitled, and the SQ will be a little low, so apologies.

thanks for listening.

copy and paste link, sorry I couldnt get it to work

Snowed Inside

Show the other night was great on all fronts, both people present and people performing. It brought forth the release of an edition of 10 hand painted/ink drawing covered tapes with demo versions of songs for the Chemosynthesis record. While I have been trapped I have been recording for the aforementioned release, so far I have about 6 songs done, that all could use a decent mixing. Today I will record at least one more, and rerecord this song of which I didn't really like the way it came out. Maybe I can even find out how to put some music up on this thing.

As I am typing this, the snow is back at it, in heavy doses, at least it is not the ice that plagued us a week back.

recommended LPs for those snowed in...
Ancestors - I
Clive Palmer - Just Me (CD)
Incredible String Band - Balmore Hoard Recordings (CD)
CSNY - Deja Vu
Burzum - Filosofem
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - Maestros Choice (CD)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
Washington Phillips - What Are they Doing in Heaven Today?
Country Joe and the Fish - Feel like I'm Fixin to Die
Walknut - Graveforests and their Shadows (CD)
Octopus Syng - Birds of the Morning are Never Late

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Show/Aleister Crowley

Thursday December 18th, 2008
Mystery Train Records
Amherst, MA
6 PM
Lil Dusty
Byron Coley
Sunburned hand of the man
Crystalline Roses

This is my first show since the show in Pittsfield that was on or around November 7th, looks like a good time...

Have been diving into the collected works of Aleister Crowley, and i leave you with this...

Since here is nothing for the soul to love
Or cling beyond self. My chamberlain
Once showed me a pet slave, dwarf, savage, black,
A vile, lewd creature, who would cast a staff
Far wheeling through the air:-'twould suddenly
Break its swift course, and curving rapidly
Come hard upon himself who threw. Even so
These vile deformities-our souls-cast forth
Missiles of thought, and seek to reach some end
With swift imagining-and end of self.
What sage called God the image of man's self
He sees cast dimly on a bank of cloud,
Thrice his own size? And I whose life has been
The Alchemist, p.32 Collected Works vol. I

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Rabbits Moon

I am working on a new album. It is entirely in variations of D tunings, and tentatively titled Chemosynthesis. if you dont know what it is you can read here. I have also been watching a lot of Kenneth Anger movies and it made me think of this lost song, words would never match up to anything, maybe they will fit in the new record.

A hollow globe sparkles above
Encompassing temptation
And those who tempt, cannot be grasped
They exist in contemplation

Fragments of thoughts lost,
Presented with gifts of silver
Wishing to possess the night
And all that seems to flicker

The jester brings one gifts
Appearance that seems so true
But in the eyes of the Sphinx
Even man is hollow and blue

Holding your outstretched arms
Into the blackened sky
The power of the moon cast down
I hear your ragged cry

Everything is out of touch
Everything is out of sight
It seems we are all just silver
Holes in the sky of night.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On the lunacy the moon makes us feel...

The moon's lunacy once again has failed us all. Staring is newly perplexed, and this dual spirit stares and laughs. Ever-changing silhouette its time for you to unite your children. Your keeper. Keeper of stars and celestial knowledge, what are buried deep in your pores. Staring into the heavens only evokes the power you have over us. We bow. Only the ignorant pretend to know. For it is you who controls our time

Initial Contact

Greetings and welcome to the website of Crystalline Roses. The website will include various writings, pictures, and music. I thank you for visiting.

Releases up to this date...
Observational Chymystry
Tape /50 c.30
CDR /50
Electric Abstractions
CDR /?
Ripples in the Upside Down Lake of the Void
1st Ed in Brown Gatefold Sleeves /50
2nd Ed Photocopied Sleeves /30
C.R. Instrumental
CDR /50