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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 > >actors > >playing "Backwards Priests" on a CD, and he was so compelled by it that > >he > >coopted it for the famous scene. That was the only part of the movie I > >really > >liked: Tom Cruise enters as poseur into the private world of the > >masked, > >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 > >about > >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 your version of "Masked Ball" sampled backwards. Anyway you can record it and make a link to it? With copyright? <G> Or just for us? I had assumed that 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. Sally ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================