Ruth White; Flowers of EvilCreel Pone
CP 047 CD
Back again after last week’s mishap (don’t ask) with an absolute corker of a Creel Pone - the setting of a set of poems by Charles Baudelaire to electronic instrumentation & vocal treatments, as realized by Ms. Ruth White in mid-1969.
A sampling of any of the included texts should tip you to just how creepy & dark the vibes emanating from within this record are exactly. Ms. White’s possessed monotone-through-echoplex-through-VCLFO’ed-gate throughout is just bone-chilling, her howling synth & noise backdrops so perfectly capturing the “Southern” essence of the text that it’s hard to believe that these poems weren’t conceived in the era they were realized here - the just pre-Altamont “Downer” hippie apex - but in fact in the middle of the 19th century.
Certainly a Creel Pone more on the Psych-end of things, but nonetheless a bizarre and terrifying vision into futures / past-futures that should speak to the inner satanist. Those who felt the “Doomy” waves warping out of the Warner Jepson Creel Pone should follow suit herein.