February 11, 2006 6:18 PM Subscribe
Harrowing music. What musical works have left you exhausted and physically drained?
posted by nylon to media & arts (72 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Not because you dance like a fool to them, but because they're so harrowing and relentlessly powerful. For instance: when played loud, Diamanda Galás' Litanies Of Satan is thoroughly exhausting, as is Swans' Cop, and much of Fushitsusha and The Flying Luttenbachers' back catalogue. But I'm not just after noise - Merzbow, for instance, leaves me feeling invigourated and cleansed, not tired and beat up. So - what was the last thing that left you feeling like you'd just been to hell and back? I'm in the mood for a sonic fight, and I need some new recommendations.