8 NE Killingsworth
The Dead Death
The Dead Death: Blackened Post Bardo Anti-Music Dead Death: Trans-Lovecraftian Subjazz On January 29th, 2011 my father committed suicide by hanging himself. Fourteen days later, on February 12th 2011, my daughter was born. Needless to say it was difficult to organize my feelings around these almost simultaneous events. During this time my friends and I often met together to improvise music. I began using these improvisational sessions to explore some of the contradictory emotion I was experiencing. As our experimentation grew darker I began to draw inspiration from certain French Satanic black metal bands, the poetry of the Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca, and the songs of the legendary Tibetan mystic Milarepa. Colin and Paul make noisy music. Joe makes puppets and words. “Kids can watch dead death… All ages…watch out for babys…no smoking aloud in the theatre… A good part was I’m a teenager…the baby lucifer Puppet …It makes me feel like a Teenager…my favorite costume Was my dad’s costume … Because I love my dad… The best part was running under water with the two fish.” -Ivy, age 7 Dead Death is a family band.
Caspar Sonnet (b.1976, Los Angeles, California) is an experimental multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter currently living in Portland, Oregon. His unique song structures, extended techniques and haunting voice have been inspired by an array of eclectic sources, including: Native American mythology, pre-war blues, world music and minimalist composition/orchestration. Sonnet continues his work which now includes voice, prepared acoustic lap-steel dobro, harmonica & percussion