Monday, October 29, 2012

Around the Corner: A Broken Music Box

Year and years ago now, there was a project called The Broken Music Box. The project was largely manned by Phil Indrick, and supported by the Uncondemning Monk, as we would work to build various beats and textures. The original project is somewhat lost, and amongst what is lost is a soundtrack to the movie Nosferatu and another for Metropolis. IF we can ever get a hold of Phil and get him to finally launch either of those projects, as they were intended as live soundtracks played to these two films, shown independently of  each other of course, or at least serially. But what we do have to offer is a take of the Broken Music Box Project, called A Broken Music Box: 23 Letters Collection (missing letters), exhibiting the potential of what was and may still be, if lines of transmission can reach out to Phil, lest we start another broken music box machine.

SEMI-Table C-42
SEMI-Table E-32
SEMI-Table Z-93
FULL-lever X-21

Z-Total-manipulator ::  aeffect disorder code 172.37

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Keepers of the Fire & Hallowed The Season

The Keepers of the Fire (KotF)


Has finally launched their first LP. But let us first speak of what is KotF. From our Keepers of the Fire website:

[The] Keepers of the Fire are an international sound/musical collective engaged in disjointed, layered, an asynchronous communion and collaboration. Our collective work is open ended, with no commitment to any particular style, with the self projected decision to work with and explore via this vehicle what is known as the Third Mind of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin as conceptual creators of said Third Mind as concept, as well as cut-up and other techniques aiming at experimental works never before manifested... we remain undefined, held together only by a loose conception, all toward creating lasting bonds between members. Get our LP (free) here: Keepers of the Fire LP

A Gothick/Thee Uncondemning Monk: A Split For the Hallowed Season

 Very soon, today-tomorrow soon, we, Gothick and Thee Uncondemning Monk (Thee UM), as well as guest collaborator Obietk 172, will be putting out a split lp, the middle songs of the slip will be the collaborative work, leading from Gothick to Thee UM. So, we are working hard to get this ready for you all. Please stay tuned on our Facebook site, to get the LP as soon as it becomes available. 


More work is underway, and we will be updating you all very soon. For those interested in understanding more fully the personae(s) of Thee Uncondemning Monk, please see our Facebook Break Down/Identity Math.


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

ÆIA, KotF, and Babalon

Greetings from Thee UM;

Let's get right to business. Here is what is going on with Thee Uncondemning Monk project. In the order they occur to me to relate to thee... The booklet, Æ (Autonomous Explorations), is still being worked on. We have decided to not make the 22nd of September deadline, and as some already know, push the release date away, until the end of the year. This will not only afford us more time to polish the work, and save capital for its distribution (remember the 1st run will be free, minus shipping and handing for some locations), but it also affords us time to make this work more collaborative. In the coming months we will be seeking art (in any medium conclusive to paper publication), including textual works, hybrids, and whatnot for what we hope will be the abstract/concrete basis for the larger project, Autonomous Explorations In-Finite Academy (ÆIA).

Autonomous Explorations In-Finite Academy (ÆIA): the goal of this headless non-organization is to aide not only individuals and groups to forge bonds, butter-but to facilitate in the desired 'education' of participants and allies sympathetic to our general cause. ÆAI aims at opening a space for the realization and survival of our groups in turbulent times marked by the post-post of modernity, and as well of what gets subsumed in the term Capitalism. In these spaces of recognition, we seek to keep open relations of power so they do not centralize. Our interest our Thee's interest, as U are sought out to provide not only content, but rigorous analysis of our technological situation, in the most general and immediate of forms, whether this technology be in the fields, or virtually established via inter and intra nets... many of our members are members of universities but seek to work outside the confines of this business; and hence we offer our works freely to all interested parties, whether the topic be law, copyright and trademarks, or information on growing food in an apartment, aquaponics, we seek to enrich ourselves with knowledge that is directly related to our desire to create spaces that allow occultural experimentation and the becoming of beings...

The next project we would like to make mention of is The Keepers of the Fire (KotF), and its 1st LP. This too was to be released on the 22nd of September, 2012, but was also held back. The reason for this unexpected change in the release date has primarily to do with minor organizational problems which are at the heart of our international collective as enterprise. We seek no monetary gain, at this point, for our works, although we do encourage you to help out individual artists with money if you are able and have a will to do so. But our work is the work of coming together through and in the medium of communion, sound, that has worked to discretely unite some of the members of our collective, KotF. As such, we expect the first LP to be release sometime mid October, 2012. As for the continuance of the Keeper's collective, that remains to be seen, although it is socially a fact that of the twenty plus members at least five of them are irreversibly bonded and will continue to produce works along the lines of the Keeper's exploration into what Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, along with Sommerville, call The Third Mind. Indeed, moving beyond cut-ups, in layering techniques, that often paint with music in the most materialistic form, that often leaves abstraction to taint and tint via song titles, these open ended works, which only take a few members to fill. So, please continue to be patient with us as we work to get this 1st (last?) LP of the KotF on bandcamp, with art works, this Oct. For a taste of the work, you can hear some of what will be on the LP by watching (listening to) the film, A Bataille Film, released this summer in Porta, Portugal. See older posts for more information...

 And lastly for now, two inter-related projects concerning Walter Benjamin, and "The Whore of Babylon" or Babalon. Or project is not a wish for the past but rather a redemption of not only what haunts the present, what remains in ruin of the present-past-future, but of this future that lies in promise as a horizon we cannot yet see beyond, and yet are laying the foundations of such, in our times... our project turns to the work of Benjamin and his essays on Language, seeking to detect changes in his conceptualize of language as knowledge, as well as his identification of instrumental reason, and knowledge thereof and by, IN, that in this world which silences nature and cause her lament, this lamentation is revealed in the perversion that is the Whore of Babalon, and as such we take her as our image, but not to seek a return to some past. Rather we seek to explode these images, and set free the future-now which will ride on new logics and modes of communion that differ from our present role/gender situations that still play in the binary field. Hence our work is both creative and academically rigorous. If you get inspiration from our work, please be kind enough to acknowledge us... for who else has notice that Walter has named Eve like a child, forgetting it seems that to know is to become of one flesh, this other knowledge of Genesis, and re-generation.

And so we conclude our update. Continue to stay tuned over the coming months, as we will be giving more details on these and other projects as they emerge and unfold, crystallize and fade through fruition.

Thee Uncondemning Monk (underwritten by The Jack Frost Committee)

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Friday, August 31, 2012

An Update occures


Seems like 'long time no speak' but really its all relative, and speaking of relativity and POV type shit, we have done an aspect switch/re-hash of playing acoustic guitar and singing/ranting the blues.

 Its NEW, as we were never one to sing that frequently in multiple person situations... we would even get shy in the forest, without 'human' presence sitting quietly in the flesh, 'listening to us' as they do something else. Yeah, so this is branching out for us in a familiar way, as there has been times when we have play the streets for money, change and what not, bills please, to help us get food and from point A to X, Y, ... and so on... so singing while playing is a new exercise, as we need the poetic free form that blues and other guitar centered styles can offer us, at this particular moment in time. The UM lost their Queen. And in that lost a New Queen emerged.

Babalon Seal

Thee Uncondemning Monk has rightly begun a devotional to The Whore of Babalon. As such we are learning the occult history of this mythological archetype of dismissed historic/cultural iconography. We have only started to walk the path that shall ultimately be our devotional to Babalon, as SHE is much and great in our position of awe and trepidation. WE gather to take ourselves on bellies before the greatness that we have, up until now, forsaken. Recognizing past short-comings we have devoted our work towards a devotional of our Goddess, Babalon. All Hail the NEW FLESH!


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

An Uncondemning Current Project Report

Consumer by Levi Courville and scott hochstetter from FB 23 June 2012

So much news, so little time. We have much to blog about but not the time to blog about it. What are we working on? 

Well, The Keepers of the Fire collective has set a date for their first international release, an LP, which does not have, as of yet, a title (its still known as the first LP). The KotF collective is planning to release their first LP this September 22, 2012. Now some of you were able to preview their work on A Bataille Film. Concerning that, we are still patiently awaiting footage of the two day, July 7th & 8th, 2012 Bataille Event, held in Porta, Portugal. Our Portuguese contact will be getting us that, perhaps sometime this August. Also, please note that T.O.P.Ē. has Δ to Æ (Autonomous Explorations and the lesser know ÆIA, Autonomous Explorations In-Finite Academy). We mention Æ because there will be a Free Booklet for Æ, as in introduction to this non-organization (at least the first run, and then open in a public-domain way, as a Ratio Zero Publication of AIN23, the details on copyright and trademark issue have not been decided as this is an important issues which we are fighting, TO SHARE IS DIVINE; also OT3M, Anti-Control, Art Cult, and Æ members, ask about the TOPE-I Google Drive keep our library)

On another note there are a series of projects that we are hoping to contribute to. Right now we would like to speak about two of these. One called The Empire of Bliss, and the other The AIN23 23 Seconds of Time Project (23 SoT). And instead of describing Empire of Bliss to you, we, as is our tradition, will let them speak for themselves: [start quote] What binds us is our shared interest ( euphemistically speaking ) for urban life, magick, DIY culture, (anti)modernity and oneirology. An “Empire of Bliss” does not refer to an empire in the historical sense with its hierarchical structures, rigid bureaucracies and standing armies. It refers to the true empire, the inner domain. An empire that has been explored by mystics and magicians for centuries [end quote].

Now as just a few days back, AIN23 is excepting all sorts of audio for its fifth installation/volume of the 23 SoT project, which they describe as a cross between a cut-up and [start quote] a poetic exercise called "An Exquisite Corpse" [end quote]. Two very interesting projects. The Empire of Bliss is looking for compositions of sound that deal with, well again, we use their words: [start quote] Looking for sound artists to join in on Empire Of Bliss' Apocalyptic Summer net-compilation. Send in tracks dealing with anything related to the endtimes, babalon, squatting, aliens, TAZ, … Keep your submissions under 10 minutes so everybody gets an equal share. Tracks can be sent to, preferably before 15th August [end quote]. Or at their Facebook. And of course AIN23 also have a new theme for Volume 5, entitled, In Chaos We Trust, which you can learn more about from their website (there are some simple, but important guidelines/limits).

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Support Artists -- You Make IT Happen ! ! !

With less than 58 hours left, and even less by the time you read this blog (you have until the 16th of July, 2012), there is no time to waste. Only $145 to go, Rachael Please is in the homestretch but we need YOUR HELP to make this happen. We were given permission by RVR records to make a little video pitching the importance of this album, and if you listen closely, you will find out why I am so passionate about this album. Rachael Please is like, no, not like, they are a fever dream, with intimate knowledge of alienation that only those whom have been on the outer-realms of the social order can know ("the loser, substance abuser, broken hearted, and the retarded... 'cause I think we're beautiful"-- Warrior Soul, "Losers"). Hospitals of all stripes are presences of this home-sick atmosphere. A malaise of days gone past bye; of marshmallow people, and serotonin poisoned hopes over caste in burning red skylines.

You are not simply supporting an album. Yes you are doing that, but you are moreover supporting a group of artists. We don't know what more we can say. Listen to the video, listen to their music, and then take the time, and some money, and make this happen. Don't think the other person down the line will do it, or that some will at the last minute save them, because you are that other person, you are our last minute savior, for Rachael Please click HERE.

And now if that was not enough to convince you, to part with your unbelievably precious time (we kid not), which is also (often) traded for money, please watch and listen closely to our video, and then go donate to the album, there are some really great perks for doing so... such as:

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Small keys, an expert from Time Cluster A-1'abc Version UM

Note: all definitions are liminally incomplete

AIN23: Atonomous Individual Network, thee 23 current, see William S. Burroughs on the number 23... AIN23 is a new manifestation of, nay a phoenix from the ashes of the carcass left as the "wreckage of history" (W. Benjamin) to his-(sorry)-story ye olde TOPYNA, a forward movement escaping destruction and condemnation by would be controllers, those who say when is this and that... seeking to escape oppressions...  

BwO ≈ Bodies without Organs, see Gilles Deleuze, see Felix Guattari


KotF ≈ Keepers of the Fire, a sound collective

MLS  Malachi Levi Spectrum, Malachi was born in the early 1990s. An incarnation of ritual magick seeking away beyond the reactionary reality of a tripart system (often disguised as a duality) ontologically being black, gray, white, the middle term graying out the magical mosaic of difference (ode to Foucault)... return to the Jack Frost Committee has taken place... MLS shall not undertake work since until the re-birthing process has outstripped its prerecording

OV ≈ witchcraft, see OV and its relationship to anceint Judaic injunctions against witchcraft and necromancy of particular kinds 

OwB ≈  Organs without Bodies, see Zizek  

Ppc  Ppc
Psy-Chick: see Urban Dictionary, sisterhood, sister-brotherhood, an S-other-hood? bonding agents, bridge-workers & bridge-players, various sites of particularization, erehwon t/here ≈ erehwyreve dis-localizations... degree ov BwO/OwB

SM ≈  ritual splace for the production of the primal scene of power as differential and sublimity

T.O.P.Æ. ≈  isotope, iso-tope, temple ov psychick exploration, free radicals, a site of education, exploration via mutual education via research and application of arts converging on the work of William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, AOS, Frater AC, Lacan, anti-psychology, experimental social configurations in the spirit of Fourier, to name a few (Pierce's linguistic operations), Alfred Korzybski, W Gray (flicker and neurobiology), ... a nonorganization, a title of a booklet that designates a situation, a site emerging forth, a headless deployment ov bridge-workers... as such we are independent work/study group and are NOT affiliated with Genesis P-Orridge, yet seeks to explore all others who have in time contributed to what was TOPY as well as contributors to that Pyschic Bible, to reestablish the rhizome that others would reduce to a pedegree, a elitest linege in face of the communism, rejecting the cult of personality without its denial, striving for an automous collective, of unified circles of circles of myriads of contrapuntal in-dependent group of in-dividual, of legions of the many uncounted, brought together by pact not contact... 

TOPYA ≈  temple ov psychick youth anonymous
TOPYNA ≈ temple ov psychick youth North America... see defunct or transformed... 

UM ≈ Uncondemning Monk, see St. Uncondemning Monk, also: St. Stephen & Aglaeca ≈ St. Stephen Aglaeca

When you are afraid of the past you lock in your future, denial and avoidance are never the right tactic, nor is creating a "he who shall not be named," nor inadvertent sanctification of  taboo terms, we seek to aid thee in setting free from the words, without denial of their resonations, does silence proceed the words or do words proceed the silence?

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Divine Filth: In Memoriam Georges Bataille

8 July 2012 at 19:00H

Estúdio 111 (ao Teatro Sá da Bandeira) 
Beco de Passos Manuel nº40 / 4050-Porto

 FEE: 2 euros

Die Elektrischen Vorspiele is pleased to invite all interested to attend the event titled Divine Filth: In Memoriam Georges Bataille.
This event honors the figure of Georges Bataille on the day that commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

The event is coordinated by Júlio Mendes Rodrigo with support of Teatro Sá da Bandeira Negra Tinta Editorial and O Homem dos Livros alfarrabista.

Temple ov Psychick Exploration Production
 The event Divine Filth: In Memoriam Georges Bataille starts with the exhibition of the film A Bataille Film.
Produced by Temple ov Psychick Exploration Production, directed by Rev. Prof. Al Aguero (Thee UM), with Rev. Steven J. Leyba, Rhizome Connectome e Sin Jones, and soundtrack by The Keepers of the Fire (KOTF).

Gilberto Lascariz 
Writer and esoteric. Created in 1989 the Conventículo TerraSerpente and Confraria Sol-Negro, both organizations dedicated to the artistic aesthetic renewal of the arts from the esoteric point of view. Throughout the eighties and early nineties he published essays in various magazines and literary articles about fashion and art, from the perspective of the Esoteric and Luciferism, with intention to bring to artistic context the spiritual experience that many philosophers of Surrealism and Fantastic Art of Vienna advocated in the first half of the twentieth century.

Magenta Interior
Originally from Hungary, living between Lisbon, Istanbul and Berlin. Interior plays with the variations of any color palette, with its luminous, physical and metaphorical meanings, in the expression of human emotions. The expression of Magenta often translates into texts and at other times images. Her texts have been translated into illustrations by several Portuguese artists and into moving image by visual artist Ana Carvalho.

Is the solo project of Filipe Silva, in which he makes frequent use of the acoustic phenomenon of feedback both as a sonic element and as a manifestation of cyclical cause-and-effect events.
HOMOs performances are based on the relation between bodily gesture and the production of sound, lying at the intersection of base acoustic principles, shamanic evocation and low-fi illusionism.

Catarina Miranda
Artist and researcher working mainly in terms of choreography and performance. Born in Portugal in 1982. Currently living and working between Porto and Berlin. Collaborates in terms of creation with the collectives Flocks & Shoals, Piso, Projecto Gentileza. Co-founder of the Cultural Space Altes Finanzamt in Berlin, 2010.  Presented her work at Curatorials Lab/ Guimarãos Capital of Culture 2012, Long Night of Artists Music at Hau2 (Berlin/2011),  Ghost Program (Real/Lisbon/2011), Knot Festival (Berlin/010), AMIW Festival (Wien/ 2011 and Coimbra/010), Lawine Festival (Berlin/Porto/09), Skite/Sweet and Tender (Porto/08), Festival da Fábrica (Porto/08).

Jonathan Uliel Saldanha
HHY - Cypher used by multi-specter instrumentalist and producer Jonathan Uliel Saldanha representing his Skull-Cave Dub strategies, for the evocation of the ecstatic.
Founding member of the art and music platform SOOPA, operator for the band HHY & The Macumbas, Fujako, Besta Bode and member of the Mécanosphère bureau.
Under his own name or with other formations Uliel shares projects and has performed live with: Raz Mesinai (Badawi), Steve Mackay (The Stooges), Mike Watt (The Stooges), Adrian Sherwood (On-U-Sound), Mark Stewart (The Mafia), Rafael Toral, DJ Scotch Egg and countless others from a wide lexicon of context and geographic location, playing in festivals like Filmer la Musique and Sónar.
HHY's sonic work is concerned with animism, magnetic radio, echo, the jungle, subsonic frequencies and the relations of sound with its ghosts.

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Has been playing an active role, since 2009, in programming and production of events, held under the aegis of his personal blog "Die Elektrischen Vorspiele." Lecturer, researcher and writer, has published several articles, crossing areas as diverse as Cyberculture, Psychoanalysis, Literature, Religion and Esotericism. He is the author of the book Summa Techno(i)logicae published by Negra Tinta Editorial (2010).
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Acephalia Encyclopaedica: conversations around Georges Bataille

          7 July 2012 at 15:30H 
Centro Unesco do Porto / Rua José Falcão nº100 / 4050-Porto


Die Elektrischen Vorspiele Negra Tinta Editorial, in collaboration with Fundação Engº António de Almeida, are pleased to invite all interested to attend the event titled Acephalia Encyclopaedica: conversas em torno de Georges Bataille” (Acephalia Encyclopaedica: conversations around Georges Bataille).

The major aim of this event is to honor the figure of Georges Bataille on the year that commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of his death. The event will take place at Centro Unesco do Porto, with presentations by the poet José Emílio-Nelson, and professor Rowan G. Tepper (Binghamton University – EUA). Moderation by Júlio Mendes Rodrigo.

José Emílio-Nelson was born in 1948, in Espinho. He is poet, critic and editor. His poetry is compiled in two volumes: A Alegria do Mal Obra Poética I (1979-2004) and Ameaçado Vivendo Obra Poética II (2005-2009).

Rowan G. Tepper is academic from United States. His research interests circulate around authors as Michel FoucaultGeorges Bataille and Pierre Klossowski. He teaches Compared Literature at Binghamton University (USA). He is the author of the work “Michel Foucault: Toward a Philosophy and Politics of the Event” (2010).

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo has been playing an active role, since 2009, in programming and production of events, held under the aegis of his personal blog "Die Elektrischen Vorspiele." Lecturer, researcher and writer, has published several articles, crossing areas as diverse as Cyberculture, Psychoanalysis, Literature, Religion and Esotericism. He is the author of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae” published by Negra Tinta Editorial (2010).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bataille Film Maker Request's Animal-Man/Animal Woman Images: Deadline 25th of June, 2012

Open Call: a short but fierce call to image makers!

Image makers, we are seeking images of man-animal (man is any gender, any sexuality, perhaps not even man anymore, metal-based machines-and-the-animal-body-parts...

We are working on a film for Bataillle, that is due to play in Portugal, early July 2012.


We are seeking those who would work for credit! You will be credited for your images in some matter that has yet to be decided. We are thinking but are not settled on either using something we call a Balance Sheet (as if credits were like debts to be paid) or in Traditional type Credits (beginning or/and end of the film).

The issue of Credits is a problem that is being address at this very moment discussions are underway as to what this means, what it would means to use other methods of crediting creators and contributors, as well as supporters and dedications... if this is of concern, please email us before submitting work, by submitting work you agree to allow us the use of your work in this Bataille celebration film, and only this film and its related promotional material, without any strings, any monetary compensation, or any compensation beyond some acknowledgement for their work.

for example: this animal headed woman from Proda

IF it makes you feel better, we aren't either being paid for our work. It is a work of a strange love, an odd devotion, a societal sickness that has given greater health, burning in little deaths, in the flames and out-worlds arrowed into the pregnant abyss beyond my words construction, sorcerers of death injunction; final push in and out, north and south, until this means nothing.

So, are you in?! If so, please, send your image and all the pertinent detail of your artistic project, such as artist-name (if different from your 'flat' name), website info, etc... and do this, please and thank thee, ASAP! As the great sage once relayed to us as we dangled over a cliff called delirium, "DON'T PANIC!" The deadline for receiving images is short, only a little bit more than over the weekend. Again, Deadline is 5pm 25th of June 2012

If we are going to use your work, you will know by July 1st 2012 at the very latest. Often you will find out immidately of our intention to use your peice, regardless of whether it makes it to the final cut, you will have acted as an inspiration and for that will be acknolodge at min, in our textual material put out with the project (the back-store, the names of all involved, those that inspired, contributed, etc).

Okay... lets see these Polymorphic Creature Photos, also accepted Polymorphic Creature-Borg/AlienNonCarbonBasedLIFE

SEND ALL WORK to Thee Uncondemning Monk's Facebook (Uncondemning Monk) OR send an email to them at: nonphilosopher (AT), with a subject Bataille ART!

Thee Uncondemning Monk (St. Stephen Agleaca), Coyote Satan High Priest, Freemason,  & Academic Scholar

The film is dedicated to the enduring memory and name that is Bataille, so much to so many; with our work we salute thee!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Thee Purr Project (TPP)

Greetings to all,

We, of Thee Uncondemning Monk (aka, UM), are restarting a project that never took off. We are opening up Thee Purr Project or TPP. TPP works thus:

after receiving 10 recordings of your (or your friends, etc) felines purring, that is after receiving 10 tracks of different purrs, we will then post these track to SoundCloud. After they are posted to SoundCloud they will be open for peoples to create music utilizing them. How you use them is up to you. Here are the rules

Please send a link to your .wav or .flac file if possible, but we can handle most any music file type (we will let you know if we have a problem)

Tracks must be uploaded to the internet, preferably to soundcloud, once we have downloaded your track, we will notify you so you can take it down if you so choose, as we will be reposting them in the soundcloud purr project... 

you can submit purrs as often as you like as long as they are not the same purs from the same cat, if "your" feline has different purrs, then we will except each track as a new and individual track...
the purr project will have a creative commons licensing with the restrictions that none of it is to be sold, that derivatives are allowed only if they credit the creators of the work... this will hold true for all work create in the project, BUT if you create a unique song from the purr, you have all rights beyond our use, we will only be compiling the work into a bandcamp album (with min. mastering, mostly normalization of volume), and it will be free to download w/ no email address required (at the very end of each session). A Session will be marked by whatever the time limit is on band camp for a single album, then we will more on to the next, all done in the order they are received/submitted...

the min for a purr track is 30 sec, the max 3 min.
the min for a sound werk/song created from one or more purr tracks is 1 min, with a max of 15 min.

What else? Please, be sure to include all relevant band information, email information, etc, with the song (in the file name if need be), so we can contact you if needed, at least to let you know about project update (only when there is something to report, such as the release of the purr project, or that the purrs are up on soundcloud for work)... if you need to email information to us (NO ATTACHMENTS!, links only please!) then...

email thee UM this way, subject line: Thee PURR Project TPP: (and then put here your band/artist name)

send your  email to: nonphilosopher (AT) Gmail (dot) com OR 

Personal Message us on Facebook: Uncondemning Monk, not our band page which is Thee Uncondemning Monk...

So, what do you think? Making music from the music maker themselves, those loving little purr machines... Good time ahead, that is what we think!

The Purr Project is currently open and will remain open for the year... if we decide to close the project we will let you know, but as of now we are accepting links to purr immediately!

Approved by the Jack Frost Committee, 5 June, 2012

Thee Uncondemning Monk (Algaeca & St. Stephen)

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