I was recently reminded of Alsace’s greatest contribution to black metal music, the amazing Fadades. He inhabits a castle! He builds lasers! He wears knives! No one can figure out whether he’s parodying the genre or is terrifyingly serious!
In perusing the Fadadian oeuvre I stumbled across a – I do hesitate to use the word ‘song’ but let’s go with it – a song I hadn’t heard before. So of course I jumped right in.
The piece in question sees our hero returning to the same rich vein of landing his spaceship in Egypt and being annoyed. This time around he’s considering the “nightmare” of Ramses rather than his “rage”, and he’s managed to convert his spaceship into 3 dimensions! Well done Fadades!
He also discovers a domed city – Ramses was terrified of domes you know…
Anyway, as is traditional I’ve decided to attempt a transcription of what he’s on about. I think he’s trying to organise catering for a party and it’s not going well…
Ain’t jealous! Just a word, Not jealous! Seat yourselves,
Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess!
Excellent guests, Yet faith, Eggs! Yet faith,
Ah! Delicious! Humongeous! You seated at us!
Eggs for guests! Lettuce! Eggs! Lettuce!
Need to get suggestions for keggers! Tomorrow’s furious sun-a-rise! Need-a sauce! Like some samboria say… This is stupid, lists of guests, Really need a secure swain! Stupidest suggest, oy! Get us!
Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess! Suey the yeah yeah yeah I guess!
Here we see another performance from the incomparable, castle-dwelling, laser-building, French master of metal, FADADES!!
Unlike some of his other more ‘abstract’ videos, this one has an easily comprehensible plot. The alien FADADES comes to Earth and lands his spaceship in Egypt. Here he discovers that his precious ice keeps melting in the desert heat. This angers him, and as lightning flashes across the sky (no doubt a result of the disturbance caused by his ship plunging through the atmosphere) he curses. “BAD ICE!! DIE ICE!!” he shrieks over and over again.
Well, back to work tomorrow. Two weeks earlier than planned. At least I’ll be able to check out the Burgermeister.
The weather has been abominable for the last few days. Forty plus for most of the week. Today is meant to be a lot cooler so I’m throwing open the doors and windows to try and flush out all the warm, stale air that’s been building up.
My posts about FADADES earlier in the week seem to have enraged the FADADES fan community. Or at least one guy, who may well be the entirety of the FADADES fan community. Or maybe FADADES himself. In any case he left a very angry comment asking what’s wrong with FADADES. Not that much really, apart from his music sounding like Gollum and Donald Duck having an angle grinder fight in a firing range, and the man himself looking like Worzel Gummidge had to take a job at an S&M club to support his crack habit.
I spent Australia Day at Justin’s place helping him put up shelves in his garage. Hopefully they haven’t fallen down yet.
Ah, the Triple J Hottest 100. Gotye and Kimbra took out the number one spot, which really was no surprise. Several of the songs I voted for got in, which was nice, but overall I wasn’t terribly impressed. I guess 2011 wasn’t a fantastic year for music – or at least music that I like. Just another sign that I’m getting old I guess.
Finally, in my wanderings around the net over the last week I stumbled across Romantically Apocalyptic – a beautifully drawn (painted?) yet completely deranged post-apocalyptic webcomic. Insofar as it can be summed up it deals with the adventures of zee Captain and his three minions in the nuclear-winter ensnared ruins of a gigantic city. Zee Captain is completely insane but has almost supernatural levels of luck, ensuring his continued survival – and the continued suffering of his erstwhile companions. There’s also some rather strange videos…
In any case, it’s well worth checking out. Even if you can’t figure out what’s going on (even I have trouble with it sometimes) the art is astounding.
On another subject, just for the hell of it, I decided to transcribe the “lyrics” of that French black metal monstrosity I posted yesterday. These of course are not the real lyrics, as FADADES is presumably screeching and gurgling in French, but I quite like my interpretation…
I’m sorry, stray asses!
You sold us! Tell us!
You’re a solarsaurus!
You sold us! Sold us!
He lives… Stole us!
Who? Who fries molasses?
He stole us! Tell us!
This… You liars! With us!
To us! Trust!
You sell us! Urgh!
Stole us! Arrgh!
You liars! With us!
Who fries molasses indeed FADADES? Who fries molasses indeed…