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Category: Sound

Experiment IV

by 5ocietyx

We were working secretly
For the military.
Our experiment in sound,
Was nearly ready to begin.
We only know in theory
What we are doing:
Music made for pleasure,
Music made to thrill.
It was music we were making here until

They told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It’s a mistake in the making.

From the painful cry of mothers,
To the terrifying scream,
We recorded it and put it into our machine.

Then they told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It’s a mistake in the making.

It could feel like falling in love.
It could feel so bad.
But it could feel so good.
It could sing you to sleep

?”I’ll bet my mum’s gonna give me a little toy instrument!”?

But that dream is your enemy.

We won’t be there to be blamed.
We won’t be there to snitch.
I just pray that someone there
Can hit the switch.

But they told us
All they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance.
So we go ahead,
And the meters are over in the red.
It’s a mistake we’ve made.

Hmm hmm hmm, hmm hmm hmm.
And the public are warned to stay off.

Kate Bush

The transition from analog to digital, the male-female principle and the VAIO logo

by 5ocietyx


Sony VAIO logo

There are several different ways of looking at VAIO’s holographic cryptographic logo. The V and A and the I and O pairings are both representative of the male-female principle. These are archetypes that symbolise a concept in it’s essential and unchangeable form.

Inverted, AV stands for Audio-Video or Audio-Visual. IO stands for Input-Output.

As mentioned, I O is also binary if you transpose the letter I for the number 1 and the letter O for the number 0.


PS2 logo

The VAIO logo was an early rendition of the trans-humanist family of font-types and corporate logos including for example PS2 evolving to become thinner, more elongated, minimalist, abstracted and digitized lettering that resemble symbols that computers can inherently understand.

Originally an acronym of Video Audio Integrated Operation, this was amended to Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer in 2008 to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. The branding was created by Timothy Healy to distinguish items that integrate consumer audio and video with conventional computing products, such as the Sony VAIO W Series personal computer, which functioned as a regular computer and a miniature entertainment center. The VAIO logo also represents the integration of analog and digital technology with the ‘VA’ representing an analog wave and the ‘IO’ representing a digital binary code. Source

So as well as representing the male-female principle, the Sony VAIO logo also signifies the transition from the analog waveforms of the ‘real world’ to the binary bits of the digital realm.

The brand name Sony incidentally is an amalgam of ‘sonus’, meaning sound and ‘sonny’. Sonny was a popular term of endearment in Japan at the time of the companies founding. There is no Mr Sony or Sony dynasty only Sony Corporation.

V&A logo

V&A logo

Queen Victoria and King Albert  represented the male-female principle.

The blade and cup

Blade from Da Vinci code

Blade from Da Vinci code

Chalice from Da Vinci code

Chalice from Da Vinci code

The sun is masculine – the Holy Father, the son of God, Jesus, the Light of the World. The moon is feminine and associated with the goddess.

Ken Ward provides a table showing the dualist relationship of the sun and the moon, the male-female principle:

Sun Moon
Dynamic Magnetic
Giving Receiving
Active Receptive
Active Resting
Synthesis Analysis
Outgoing Incoming
Emitting Absorbing
Generating Reflecting
Sending out Drawing in
Cause Effect


The ‘Marshall sound’ of Hanwell

by 5ocietyx

Marshall MG50DFX Guitar Combo AmplifierMarshall MG50DFX Guitar Combo Amplifier

Marshall MG50DFX Guitar Combo Amplifier

As mentioned in the ‘Hendrix in Hounslow High Street‘ post, west London was the epicentre of Rock music in the Sixties and Seventies.

As if it were a mysterious monolith that had landed from Saturn, the plain black cube of the Marshall amp was created by the Acton born Jim Marshall who owned a music store in Hanwell frequented by Richie Blackmore, Big Jim Sullivan and Pete Townshend.

He also taught drums to  Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Micky Waller (Little Richard) and Mick Underwood (The Outlaws).

It took Marshall six attempts to create an amp he was happy with, creating what later became known as “the Marshall sound” that revolutionized rock music.


Hendrix in Hounslow High Street

by 5ocietyx

Artist's impression of the Jimi Hendrix Experience arriving at Ricky Tick's music venue in Hounslow High Street

Artist’s impression of the Jimi Hendrix Experience arriving at the Ricky Tick music venue in Hounslow High Street

In the Sixties and Seventies, west London was the epicentre of Rock n Roll. Not only were many of the musicians born in the area, many of the legendary venues and studios were to be found here too.

One less well known location was the Ricky Tick club where the Left-Handed God, Jimi Hendrix redefined the guitar.

It is hard to imagine nowadays the ‘Electric Gypsy’ rollin’ into town yet the ‘Kingston Zodiac‘ appears to be aware of the significance of this hyper-local area and attracted and inspired signs to inform us so.


Ricky Tick is now a recruitment agency called Class 1 Personnel

Ricky Tick was next door to ‘Art & Magic’, above what is now Nandos and was previously turned into a Tesco shortly after the club closed down.

As shoppers bought their groceries few would have known that above the Fruit and Veg aisle a psychedelic phenomenon occurred that would electrify the world and influence music to this day.


Hendrix @ Ricky Tick poster

An example of west London’s influence on Rock music is the fact that  ‘The Lord of Loud’, Jim Marshall was born in Acton and set up a music shop in Hanwell.

The Wizard of Top Of The Pops

by 5ocietyx

Jimmy Savile in wizard's gown

Jimmy Savile in wizard’s gown

Paul Hardcastle redid the Top Of The Pops theme tune in 1986. Although it is an instrumental piece of synth-pop electronica it features a sample of a creepy voice (The Wizard) saying scary things and issuing forth spine-chilling hexes.

We’ve not as yet found the ‘lyrics’ on the interwebz so have been unable to decipher a couple of utterances by ‘The Wizard’ so if anyone can work it out please let us know in the comments section below and we will update the post. Youtube video.

The Wizard by Paul Hardcastle

What does that say? The Wizard?

Sinister laughter

Darkness and Light I bid thee collide
Today, tonight, where ——- have died

Rekindle these spirits awaken by 10 ——-
Emerge from his cauldron alive again

Sinister laughter

Now buy this rotating plastic demon or I will curse thee till the end of time

The video also has a ‘Matrix’ theme to it 13 years before the film ‘The Matrix’ was released.

Jimmy Savile hosting TOTP

Jimmy Savile hosting TOTP

Jimmy Savile hosting the final TOTP

Hidden Hand of The Wizard: Jimmy Savile hosting the final TOTP

Related post: Jimmy Savile: Illuminati Wizard?

An Oldie but a Goodie

by 5ocietyx

An excellent site with a twist on the classic conspiracy theory from the 1960’s – the Paul is Dead (PID) theory

PID theory website.

MP3 Experiment 8

by 5ocietyx

The Integratron

by 5ocietyx

The Integratron

The Integratron

‘The Integratron is an acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert’

Musica universalis

by 5ocietyx

Musica universalis

Cymatics – Bringing Matter To Life With Sound

by 5ocietyx

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