I had heard recently, and it make sense, that the catholic church artificially changed the notes on the scale by a certain percentage or fraction (or the timing – I’m so not a musically adept person) because the extreme sacred geometric construction of the churches gave an interior space that would amplify the natural scale, giving the masses of the faithful rapture. And of course, if people were orgasming all over church through the music, that would give them much less control on the people. They wouldn’t need to pay for their sins blahdy blahdy blah. Which might be why masses of christians had horrid cacophonus uninspiring madrigals for so many years. But I digress.
The video has a lot of sacred geometric patterns in it. They’re not wholly unlike the patterns I used to see in music when I was little. I used to close my eyes and see masses of swirling color patterns – I thought everybody did that, but I guess the proper term is synesthesia. It’s much harder to do now that I’ve been poisoned by the negative energy prevalent in society. I’ve seen these supposedly consciousness-altering videos before, and after a while the visuals give me a headache and the sound is actually kindof annoying. There’s no richness or crescendo to the sound for me.
Which is why I like psychedelic music – some of which can be almost cacophonous. ELP’s pictures at an exhibition, or jethro tull, or even the white album, the doors, led zeppelin, anything expanding on the frontiers of sound. One thing that really gets me is classical music played on electric (metal) instruments and conversely rock and metal played on classical instruments. Apocalyptica and Queen would be good examples. Anything that has a disctinct and intense thought behind it tends to calm me and focus my energy, raise to a higher vibrational level, anything detailed that’s not just some kids slapping away on intstruments. It’s almost as if the creation of the music is it’s own transformational process for the band members, and then you the audience are listening to that product, and following the journey. It can be done without drugs (OMG WUT?) but of course is a lot harder.
the music was soothing but all those shapes moving kind of made me nausea.