“The Faust Cycle [Portion 11]” (by Ergo Phizmiz & Friends)
or, The House of Dr Faustus
Written, Composed, Performed & Produced by
James Nye, Martha Moopette, The Travelling Mongoose
One afternoon Ergo Phizmiz finds himself lumbered into delivering a parcel to the house of legendary alchemist and necromancer Dr Johann Faustus who, since the events of some time ago for which he is renowned, has entered into a rather quieter life in a vast, labyrinthine house, with hundreds of lodgers running the gamut from artists, birds, bird-people, walking fictions, ventriloquists, a Cassowary, running chairs, walking gramophones, and myriad automata.
This enormous dream fable, told through speech, songs, collage and sound-design, is the result of over three years delving down various rabbit-holes, and features collaborations in a range of contexts with artists of many disciplines, including Jack Phoenix, Margita Zalite, Pete Um, Angela Valid, Bela Emerson, Martha Moopette, Amie Willingale, and Zenith Pitts.
In glorious radiophonic technicolour, it is a musical-comedy of disorientation and magick, somewhere between nightmare and the half-remembered childhood whimsy of an insomniac music-hall artiste.
Please note – “The Faust Cycle” is not, necessarily, suitable for sensitive ears at times, containing, as it does, some naughty words, some sexy references, and a healthy smattering of scatological excess.
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Contains interpretations of music by
The Four Tops
Argentian Tango from “Un Chien Andalou”
Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby
Contains samples too numerous to name…
Written & Recorded 2006-2009
Ventnor, Newport, East Cowes, Ryde, Freshwater, Buckfastleigh, Brighton, London (UK)
La Ferriere aux Etangs, La Noe de Fendrement (France)
Tirgu-Mures, Transylvania (Romania)
All the artists involved, Kate, Talulah & Autumn, Jeremy
Court, David Fenech, Felix Kubin & Gagarin Records, Vulnavia
Vanity, the Faustus of the West Country, Sal & Simon, Matt Johnson,
Soundart Radio, Chris, Lucinda, et al, WFMU, Zoe & Storm, Vicki
& Peter , Sid & Maz, Jo Hummel Newell & all at Quay, Penny
King & Angela Unsworth, Steven Streight, Chinky Bolin, Soleilmoon,
Doyouspeakenglish Radio, Proot Records, Patrick Sims, Sarah & Peter
Nelson, Satanicpornocultshop, Tomomi Adachi, Erik Bumbledonk, Anthony
Locke, Moritz Grünke
Morecambe & Wise
Supported by Arts Council England
Instrumental excerpts have been released as “Music From The House of Dr Faustus” on the FMA
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