Pook and Backwards Priests Was: wav.files
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 12, 1999, 18:41|
Hurray! Someone who has heard of Jocelyn Pook!
Herman Miller wrote:
When Stanley Kubrick
> >was walking through the set for _Eyes Wide Shut_ he heard one of his
> >playing "Backwards Priests" on a CD, and he was so compelled by it that
> >coopted it for the famous scene. That was the only part of the movie I
> >liked: Tom Cruise enters as poseur into the private world of the
> >and that's the music that is being played. It sounds like a Satanic
> >Mass, and I only put my finger on what was so deliciously disturbing
> >the music when I got Pook's CD: the lyrics are sung backwards. I can't
> >tell WHAT is being played backwards, probably Latin (since the rest of
> I bought the CD specifically for this piece: I thought it sounded like a
> recording played backwards when I heard it on the radio, so I was curious.
> I sampled it and played it back in reverse, but I didn't recognize the
> language. It sounds vaguely Slavic, I think.
Had you seen the movie? It's not as noticeable in the movie, because
everyone is riveted on those naked women <G>! (Me, I was riveted on the
naked women and their masks and HEAD-DRESSES!). I would LOVE to hear
version of "Masked Ball" sampled backwards. Anyway you can record it
make a link to it? With copyright? <G> Or just for us? I had assumed
it was Greek or Latin. I even tried to reverse it in my head. It goes:
nooooooooooWA. Nowa naknuedo. That's as far as I could get.
Turned around it's gibberish. I think that first word is something like
"own," drawn out.
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