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July 6, 2020 at 13:25 #37387
No doubt someone watching this forum will know what N.O.X. stands for, but I have been trying to figure it out. All I've come up with so far (apart from NOx being Nitrous Oxides) is "Norwegian Orange Xenomorphs" and I really think that's unilikely. So, any guesses?July 6, 2020 at 14:32 #37388
Other potential influences on the album's song titles:
'One must imagine Sisyphus happy' is apparently a quote from Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus.
'The Reign of Humbug' is the title of: (1) an 1825 satirical etching; (2) an 1836 satire in verse by an anonymous writer; and (3) a 1900 pamphlet published by the Gaelic League and written by Agnes O'Farrelly. I could imagine this following some of the lyrical trends apparent in 'The Tower' and 'Psychotzar'.July 6, 2020 at 15:43 #37389marcParticipant
@Krist: We'll see about the distribution on the vinyl sides, but I hope for regular A/B and C/D. That way you could make a smooth transition using two turntables and a crossfaderJuly 6, 2020 at 16:20 #37390
@Marc: Ha ha. Good one.
I personally hope the NOX suite appears on one CD and the other tracks on the other. :wink:July 6, 2020 at 18:04 #37391Johnny_HeartfieldParticipant
@ Supernaut: Roy Harper IS God. Even though he sang: "The Death of God" (A mediocre late single, but just the same…).
Listen to this, and you might find traces of Iron Maiden in there:
Haha, just joking. "Thick as A Brick" is roughly from the same time, but came after Harper's "Stormcock" album – so who traces who? Ian Anderson counted Harper amongst his early idols and inspirations – "the first one to leave Blackpool", he quoted, before he went on to exchange the guitar given to him by one Lemmy Kilmister for a flute in the next music instruments shop (old stories…)July 6, 2020 at 20:47 #37392July 6, 2020 at 21:10 #37393July 6, 2020 at 21:21 #37394July 7, 2020 at 05:59 #37395supernautParticipant
now that you're mentioning it, I do hear Iron Maiden in there. In the vocal phrasing, this does sound like ol' Bruce at a campfire.
I'm aware Thick as a Brick came out later. That's what I meant. There's a part in Stormcock that reminds me strongly of a section late in that Tull tune going "do you beliiiieeeeve in the daaaay?".
And "Norwegian Orange Xenomorphs", well that doesn't sound too far fetched.July 7, 2020 at 06:53 #37396nicootParticipant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopoeia, mentioning The All Is One and Ouroboros…
Apparently Hannah Arendt wrote about The all is one as well:
"What is so remarkable in all these theories and doctrines is their implicit monism, the claim that behind the obvious multiplicity of the worldâ€™s appearances and, even more pertinently to our context, behind the obvious plurality of manâ€™s faculties and abilities, there must exist a oneness â€” the old hen pan, â€œthe all is oneâ€ â€” either a single source or a single ruler."
Hannah Arendt , in The Life of the Mind (1971), p. 70July 7, 2020 at 09:25 #37397JEROParticipant
Aha! Eureka! :idea:… These speculations about the meaning of the songtitles really NOX me out! Have been pondering 'Ascension' ; I was thinking of John Coltrane ( a distant forefather of Glenn Branca), his 1965 'Ascension' was a big band freejazz exploration, set up in a way MP might have done for a big piece with some guest musicians. But surely ascension means also simply going upstairs to your man's cave, or in the case of Jesus going 'up' to 'his Father's' realm. Personally I guess MP are refering to the mancave, they must have foreseen the months of isolation to come… :idea:July 7, 2020 at 12:29 #37398boomer former helmParticipant
a very vague assumption could be that n.o.x. forms the symbol of extinction rebellion:
no idea if there could be any truth in this interpretation, indeed.July 7, 2020 at 14:03 #37399boomer former helmParticipant
nox is also the translation for night in latin. it could make sense if you consider that motorpsycho on the last t-shirts also used latin sentences like "cave tyrannis" etc.July 7, 2020 at 15:11 #37400TomcatParticipant
Who is who?! :wink:July 7, 2020 at 17:31 #37401marcParticipant
Bent, Tomas, Snah. Great that they do such stuff :STG:
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