During years and years I projected myself in a visual music maker.
My hope was and remains to be behind pictures and feeding a visual project
with my musical works.
As many people I enjoyed very much the addictive TV show “DEXTER” and other great entertainments based on thrillers.
I remember so well the insane pleasure i got reading
“Les racines du mal” de “Maurice G Dantec“, years ago.
WIthout real consciousness during three or four years an idea grew in my mind.
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At this time my home grown music stayed in a private sphere apart few exception.
Then I discovered how magic can be the web while you share your work with the planet, it pushed me to produce more and open the door of my univers to visual makers.
I didn’t properlly thought of this piece immediatly but time after time it grew and grew till I started some research by my own about serial killers.
On the web I discovered an interview done in jail by a newspaper reporter of
“Gerald John Schaefer“, this sick mind was the perfect candidat for a short ugly story.
This was really scary, the guy looks like a “teddy bear”
and his awfull carrier ended after thirty supposed women killed.
So, before to be arrested and killed by another crazy monster in jail, he wrote something and made a recorded reading of it. It’s a novel called “The killer fiction“.
The book contain a scene, a very bloody scene.
This part seems to talk about desire and a burning passion for the victim.
I tryed to keep the more acceptable part of this writed paint of the novel and used the original reading done by himself as a voice spoken introduction to the scene.
The sound of the audio file was ugly but somehow it was much better as the words are disgusting not to understand them too clearly.
To increase the uglyness and dishumanity of the killer I made a very deep dark effect on the voice and added desperate colored strings and synthesizers in a background to intensifying the drama feeling of this impossible love.
Working days and days on this was really painfull for my mind, you can believe me.
But the goal was to show how far and precise I can be with my skills.
So, the organizional chart of the story was already set i wanted to go as far possible.
There were in my mind no concessions acceptable regarding of the audience.
When I started this project I wanted thirty minutes of music in one track, at the end I stopped at seventeen.
As G. J. Scheafer tells the story I tryed to rise up the picture of the physical passion.
I introduced the caracteres, first by some very romantic sad strings was a trick to give a sens to the next steps, torture, murder, rape, relief.
To keep the “romantic” side of the whole events I builded up an “arpeggio” of piano that is supposed to show the way the killer longs languorously till he finally dares to act.
The paroxism of the bloody peak is supposed to show the insane sensuality that the monster express.
I choose a barbarian weapon as a phalus symbol and tool for the crime scene,
I used it as an integrated instrument of the orchestral structure.
Screams added plus explosive staccato of strings and distorted noises and I got my creepy scene.
This violent orgasmic movement falls into a soft piano that fades away as the murderer goes home and feels satisfy.
The reaction of the audience was mixed up. Some hated it as expected. Some loved it and founded the exercise succesfull and well done.
Some time after, because of this work, a singer contacted me and wanted to make something different with the same song, for this I redone in collaboration with him, the whole song.
I’ll tell you all about that here.