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FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OTTAWA SHOWBOX:
“I WILL TELL THE AUDIENT VOID…” ZVI + CETACEA + TOPON DAS + MARK MOLNAR @ BLACK SQUIRREL BOOKS // http://www.ottawashowbox.com/2014/08/zvi-cetacea-topon-das-mark-molnar-anti-music-black-squirrel-books/
The term “anti-music” was uttered by someone in a break between sets, and now returned in full context as Varod was determined to break all musical structure. It was the final heaving attempt of logic against chaos. For some moments, there was the kind of beauty that could be attributed to structure, to clearly identified notes and progression. Varod finally erupted, a beast wailing against the order, a creature angered and betrayed by the divinity raised by Cetacea. The amps screamed so that the audience was visibly uncertain how far the sense of hearing can be exhausted. Varod’s rage erupted as the primal human cry, shattering through the mic that swung from a metal hook below the ceiling… and yet, his voice was lost in the sonic explosion.