The Day I Achieved Contact

by Chapel Supremesus

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    Full length 38 minute film with full color DVD Packaging.
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    Artist's Statement-

    Initially conceived as merely "cool shit for stoned people to look at while we play live" visitors (SUPERVISITORS) ended up becoming a legit 23 minute Occult film unto itself. It just sort of happened that way. Largely created using the cut up technique popularized by Brion Gysin and William S. Burroughs, the movie takes various footage depicting mystical states of consciousness from the 70's and re-assembles them with a lot of the sigil collage art I've been honing in recent years. For those in the know, it has long been theorized that using the cut up technique potentially allows the artist to tap into what's often referred to as "the third mind" or to see what the art "is really saying" and that's what's so odd, transcendent, and baffling about the picture. Let me explain.

    I'd say about half of the parts where it appears as if the footage was calculatedly coordinated with the music were just accidents. It's beyond freaky. We just randomly laid down clips that we thought looked trippy and were both sort of like, I can't believe it lined up with the music like that. Upon watching the final edit several times I realized something even spookier was afoot though. A completely unintended narrative had materialized which is so complex I can barely put it into words, but I'll try as briefly as I can.

    Visitors is the story of a young but undisciplined mage who casts a sigil as part of a sex magick ritual designed to mold him into a master sorcerer. While he's performing this ritual he considers the irresponsible nature of his previous experimentation with magick and how this might ultimately affect his ability to achieve this goal, while further contemplating the nature of the various glowing orb visitations that surrounded these events. Because of his unfocused nature, he was never going to become a master in just his current life, as this lofty a goal could only be achieved by living a cycle of three. One as himself, a gifted but rather irresponsible mystic, another as a more hard wired scientist with a thirst for hallucinogens, and a final incarnation combining the chaos and order of the previous two.

    What he comes to understand is that the visitors he summoned were actually future projections of himself from this third incarnation as an aspiring master. Their purpose was to lead him into a timeless state of mind where the karmic wounds lingering from his drug addled relationships with women in the previous two lives could be repaired. Fixing these karmic roadblocks to ascension was the final test of his future sorcerer self who was encountering them in the form of a dark witch maliciously blocking his passage to the higher realms.

    Yeah, it's all there and again, this is not something we did on purpose. It gets even stranger when considering that the title to the movie visitors (SUPERVISITORS) was the working name of the song we recorded long before we'd ever even started working on the video end. It was just something that popped into my head while I was ganj-i-tating one night after working on the track. Even that's sort of hilarious because what came into my head was actually visitors/supervisors, but Dean wrote that down wrong and I thought it sounded cooler the other way so we ran with it. Then we accidentally made a film about mysterious visitors summoned by sex magick which I've been involved with for nearly a decade now with quite similar results. Strange visitations and everything.

    July 23, 1973-
    The day Robert Anton Wilson "achieved" contact with an extraterrestrial from Sirius or started hallucinating like mad, whatever way you wan to look at it.

    @Thad_McKraken

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released May 6, 2014

Thad McKraken- Guitar, Samples
Pope Supremesus- Drum Programming, Synth, Samples, Post Production

Recorded by Dean Swanson at Magnets Large & Small
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Mastered by Kevin Bressler at Whiney Cat Audio

Art and Layout by @ThadMcKraken

© ℗ 2014 Dark Mind Industries / Magnets Large & Small

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Chapel Supremesus Seattle, Washington

The long awaited collaborative project from Thad McKraken (Black Science) and Dean Swanson (Hidden Number). After both projects went on indefinite hiatus in 2012, the two began casually collaborating on improv based music channeled from higher dimensions of thought. With the recent addition of multi-instrumentalist Kerry Weinrich, a new dimension of Chapel Supremesus has begun to take form. ... more

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