Exerpts From the
EYCC Self Analysis...
Recording media. EYCC was recorded on analog tape ad
transferred to digital. It was mixed and mastered in the digital, and
the analogue with analog ignals exported from the digital and affected,
then re-sampled back into the digital realm.
Simon Grounds(our working
history, short bio)
EYCC was intended to be recorded in one
session and then mixed in another Session with a delay of at least six
months in order to get a full sense of distance an objectivity. Theis
was not to be the case, and EYCC was mixed and mastered within weeks of
HUMANS AND LUXURY
Humans and Luxury
is the 7"single produced by Spanish Magic. Initially Humans and Luxury
was to be EYCC on Vinyl. Unfortunately it was impossible for Spanish
Magic to be able to do this and compromise was made in the form of a 7"
single. Humans and Luxury contains 2 tracks from EYCC being 'Humans
Like Collecting Things That Match' and 'Luxury Something Something ' it
also contains the previously unreleased 'Glowing Light' and a track
from the 'Megalomana Concept Album' which is entitled 'I am the
Best(and no one is better than me ahahahahah). Glowing light was
recorded with Moz and Casper at their then time recording studio.
HaL is made from three discrete recording sessions. One for
'Humans Like Collecting Things That Match' & 'Luxury Something
Something' was the EYCC recording session with Simon Grounds. Next the
recording session with Moz and Casper for the track 'Glowing Light'.
Finally 'I am the best' was recorded at MGH studios using a digital cut
Moz and Casper
EYCC album on licensd
Available for digital download or Full SuperDeluxe Hard
Copy Compact Disk Package. Licensd will archive a digital version in
reasonably perpetuity, inexchange for money. YOu amy then have a
relaxing life knowing that your music will be available forever, or a
reasonable facsimile thereof.
Conception june2009. Colaboration (Monday night)
12 dollar project
the people who came together to create the props and costumes
gathered at MGH studios on Monday evening. After work folks would
precipitate around an evening of strange vieos and music playing on the
recorded media machines, whilst paper laminate giant body puppets
slowly coalesced. Finally a name for this meeting group was decided
apon. This was based on the notion that 12dollars is a reasonably
pointless amount of money to spend on a creative project, which in
adequate numbers could be enough resource to surmount most reasonable
creative financial obstacles, providing a great deal of realistic
Seeking a space.
Loophole were the first people to work with GGE in creating a
colaborative happening event, our eternal thanks and support.
The Processors wore white, everybody else had strange outfits on and
punters were given masks which turned into headbands in quite a few
Here is a montage of outfits
EYCCLH was finally planned for the early February 13th 2010. At this
time of year in melbourne, the weather is usually fairly warm. This
raised quite a few concerns for the bodypuppets regarding overheating.
Ironically a secondary concern was the chance of rain. Melbourne is
essentially unpredictable in a long range plan by thosewho are unable
to control the weather, as to regards to the likelyhood of
precipitation. As it turned out in the days leading up to Feb 13th
2010, the bureau of meteorology indicated to GGE that there was a
chance for strong wind and rain. All these factors contributed to a
dual plan of heat response and rain response, with water spray bottles
provided for the creature wranglers, and an intricate tarpaulin array
devised to prevent cataclysmic downpour washout. On the day, it was
only the water spray bottels which were essential, though the tarpaulin
array added to the overall claustrophobia inducing overarchingness of
the cardboard psychopompic processing labyrinth area.
Excerpts from the Contract signed by the IMDWAP and PPePP, GGE and
Random Punters in the final moments of the EYCCLH. It is considered a
prop and Remnants of it are still held in storage in the GGE archive.
Here are some members of the Insane Multidimensional Alchemists
Political Workshop who are wearing Costumes which are also called
Props, as well as being called 'Body Puppets' Notice the Weapon
featured in the image. it is a so called 'Toy' Easily available to and
Designed for Children.
It includes a realistic clattering sound, and on offset cam for
It also is provided with a handy-dandy laser pointer for accurate
target practice, and a toy safety catch set permenantly to KILL.
GGE labs modified this 'Toy' by adding an audio output jack to
the handle, attached to the speaker,
then paintied the whole thing bright Gold.
Recording the performance (plans)
Testing the unimaginable
The EYCCLH was a very carefully
designed process. It was tested on numerous levels including a full 3D
model mockup where various reactions to events were examined for
Above we can see a Layout comprising the entire area as modled with
Childrens-Blocks and Plastic-Animals. The Plastic animals representing
the various actors in subsequent scenarios.
Here we can see a Squirel having a bit of difficulty at one of the
stations because she has misplaced her booklet and is arguing with the
processing person. Poor Squirrel
The chicken is doing the sound or video and the panda is DeathPanda
handing out infinity cake
what and why?
the importance of an introduction is something which is not to be under
in the introduction to the EYCCLH, the punter was variously questioned,
ordered, separated from friends, gassed, politely qusetioned again,
innaccurate instructions and then left to wander around a cardboard
filled with people undergoing the same conditions.
if a persons goal was to come and listen to a bit of music, then fine,
the music was being transmitted to a cathode ray colour television set,
within the confines of the restricted area.
but if a person really wanted to engage with the "light entertainment"
then they would have to brave the entire psychpompic processing event.
this is the essence of an initiation ceremony. initiation ceremonies
are a part of human ritual. an initiation ceremony
brings meaning to a human ritual event and displaces the sense of
belonging of the person undergoing the initiation, so that after
initiated, the sense of belonging is attached to the performers of the
during the initiation ritual, a truth is usually unveiled. this truth
can be the explaination that something previously thought of as
supernatural is in fact synthetic. another truth is exemplified by the
people who dance wearing ants inside their gloves. they do this untill
they are exhausted. then, perhaps with some little time to recover they
do it again. something like fourteen times they dance around with ants
in their gloves. they have to select their own ants, and collect them,
and the ants are highly venomous. alledgedly when asked why it was that
this initiation ceremony was performed, and elder explained that adult
life was pain and that dancing around with ants in your gloves was a
good way to get used to it. after doing that, pain is fairly easy to
deal with for some.
it is in this really annoying way ( though nowhere near as tough) that
the psychopompic processing event translated te punter from a difficult
space into the performance space, thus giving meaning to some time
otherwise devoted to fillibustering and showpony social displays.
suddenly people had something to do. just get me the hell through this
thing. im sure that it is all worth it. well worth it or not people
involved themselves with the PPE.
the PPE was a place where getting through became the theme. this is the
most important part of any social interaction. the most important
questions of social activity hinge around whether or not there is going
to be any. if you cannot get into the party then there is no party to
i would like to see the act but i neeed a ticket, need to be dressed
correctly, be carrying the correct objects and surrender any personal
possessions which are suddenly not allowed within the confines of the
performance area, even though they are perfectly legal outside it. for
example, until the ubiquity of recording devices, people cought
bringing such things into a led zepplin concert would be at the mercy
led zepplins terrifying manager and his alledged baseball bat.
these days it is more about alchohol. even so, the seeming
arbritrarieness of the executors of such
initiations leaves one wondering about the nature of such things.
for example, if a staff member at a concert decides that an individual
is behaving in an intoxicated fashion, then tht person can be
entry, so make sure that you dance properly in the correct place and
dont do anything which your betters would dissapprove, otherwise,
regardless of the cost of entry to your personal estate, there is
absolutely no refund.
this is echoed in the way that air travel has taken on the solemnity of
a prison during the embarkation and disembarkation phases. we are
stripped naked by ray guns, sometimes asked to strip naked for real, we
are zapped and frisked. all for our own saftey mind you. we are alone
and identified. usually in front of a raised desk operated
by a bored but intense officer.
it is all because the journy is so high energy and fast that there is
way to interrupt it once it has begun, and so all the security measures
must occur at once.
these security measures suddenly take a sick and absurd turn when we
now dissallowed to bring more that 100 ml of fluid on an aircraft,
because it might make something high tech and evil.
the problem with this way of thinking is that we actually live in the
future, and more and more noxious and abhorrent materials and devices
will be made, so that eventually we will have to have our whole body
shaved and our insides flushed before entering the departure area, or
else get it done at great expense. perhaps we could just be sedated on
departure and packed into pods. then
we could be constantly monitored. so the PPE reflects this obsession
that is growing in the world with
security. it is a parody, because nbody got hurt and everybody got
through. it was guaranteed. the way that it operated was that the more
a person got involved in the
event the faster their progression through the hierarchy of clearance,
and thus the quicker they gained access to all areas, and the more
presents they recieved.
this was guaranteed to occur for everybody who stuck it out, as
perserverence is seen to be a great thing, and a major component of
participation and involvement.
thus the PPE reflected this in imagination and design,
though the reality was far short of possibility.
the PPE was designed as a carnival of the bizzare and suggestive, with
plenty of dark corners filled with coloured light and smoke and
strange sounds constantly played forth from various hidden speakers.
personel moved about following their abstract Bureaucracy.
plans were to have numerous unrelated performance art events being
staged contiuously within the PPE itself. unfortunately due to real
world constraints, none of these performnce art events occurred. this
left the carnival of the bizzare and suggestive in a dark cardboard
shantytown filled with bureaucrats intent on interrorgating people as
why they were not properly dressed because they wer not wearing their
mask, which they were not told at any stage that they had to prepare
earlier. people became lost and disenfranchised. it became a waiting
room between this world and the next. it became a transition between
this real world and the fantasy of the eternal youth carefree
it went from carnival to refugee camp.
at least nobody got hurt.
Concessions and compromises (think big then do
whatever you can)
From carnival to refugee camp (party to prison)
Inclusion exclusion and bribery (designing the process)
Consummation (ends versus means)
Analysis and review of actual event
Event bump in bump out
happened and how did we feel?)
On the right we see A skilled and Efficient Friendly Proccesser
Diligently answering all questions and needs of a person involved in
the Psychopompic Performance Event who has somehow received a
mask which she is now wearing.
Here you see Psychopomic Performance Processing Personel Personel
Processing a person by stamping their personal Detailed Pre-event EYCC
Launch Happening Hand-Booklet.
Reactions and responses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEIBNzUpRH0
“Do you want to have ‘eternal youth and carefree cleanness?”
fella at the entrance to the backyard of... (Loophole) ...asked each
arrival. For many who had come to experience the launch of “Eternal
Youth Carefree Cleanness” by the anime, post rock, weird rock, or just
plain weird band Go Genre Everything, this was just a taste of the
obscurity to come. Each person also received a booklet containing
myriad instructions and questionnaires to be completed. Several
thematically dressed booklet auditors roamed the yard’s different
sectors (A, B, C) checking on everyone’s progress, stamping random
pages and jotting down teacher-like comments such as “messy and
unruly…handle with caution” or “fairly genuine.” Sooner of later, most
people would have to return to the start to get their tie-on fabric
mask sporting one pattern or another. You had to ‘pass’ three stages
before finally being allowed into the band room (no-doubt biding the
band time during set-up). Once in, the grim reaper gave you some tasty
‘ankh’ cake or ‘infinity cake’ (containing no elicit substances, only
infinite quantities of careful attention and blue food colouring). For
the numerous scribbling booklet-bearers, this marked a satisfying end
to the machinations of an imaginative but frustrating
While the elaborately costumed Go Genre Everything might at first look
like a bunch of psilocybin fuelled performing arts students, this
helped their live act achieve a kind of beautiful madness. A giant
white unicorn, a horned demon, what appeared to be a cumbersome dragon,
and a big round candy-faced character, sang, screeched, and played
their way through a surrealist take on a mutant piņata party. The punk
pop songs sounded loose enough to disintegrate at any moment. At one
point, everything suddenly stopped and the mesmerised punters were
instructed to introduce themselves to each other (an abrupt shift of
focus from the spectacle to the spectator), followed closely behind by
the band’s unaccompanied proclamations, “I am alive! I am alive! I am
alive!” The psychedelic ritual aspect was strong. We were alive in this
strange, strange place, witnessing these strange, strange creatures
doing strange, strange things, like when they broke out into a
boot-scooting interlude. And, inside the venue, it was hot, very hot.
So much so that the band had a dedicated, gas-masked attendant who
constantly sprayed water vapour into the costume cavities to prevent
each weary wearer from passing out. The smoke machine was on overdrive,
and we had to crane our heads around shifting clouds just to see what
was happening next.
Are Go Genre Everything clinically insane? You never know. But what’s
certain is that their live extravaganza was a definite eye-opener and
proof that they are a band to be experienced as well as listened to.
Framed by Grist’s various experimental soundscapes, performed before
and after the show, this launch really was an unforgettable event.
Talismans turning up.
Loophole Time issues
Loophole opened the same day of the EYCCLH. This meant that some people
were present for one reason and some people were present for another,
ostensibly. This meant that some perople who were present for the
Loophole opening were given booklets and thier world transformed from a
free wheeling space to a strange cardboard labyrinth involving too many
Enclosures first concert
Crabsmasher toured from sydney specifically
Tech issues Sound
system, Design, routing at last minute, Unicorn Crash Crossover failure
Smoke obscuring projections Building the walls (wind tarp)
Gathering and watching footage. Nathan and
Who did what
Availability (youtube links)