With these rings i thee kill

Catchy variation on the matrimonial pledge, circa late 1960s.


Am reading Grant Morrison's Supergods (hat tip SW) and it's sending me to "the internet" to look for screenshots of Silver Age comix. In the perspectivally adventurous example above, the incomparable Inhumans appear in cameo as rings on the tuber-fingered hand of the Mandarin. This is a typical Jack Kirby stylization that shouldn't work but kind of does -- note Mandarin's absence of a thumbnail.

The late '60s abounded with such graphic experiments. Here's another one, a cover illustration by Neal Adams (possibly unused) depicting the X-Men crucified on their own logo:


"Sequence of Sequences," "Eight Gates" (faster)

"Sequence of Sequences" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp]

Using a modular (hardware) sequencer to make riffs, internally clocked until ready to record, then clock-synced to Ableton using the Expert Sleepers "SW Sync" software. The recorded chunks of audio are then manicured in Ableton so they mesh together better when multitracked.

"Eight Gates" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp]

The tempo for "Sequence of Sequences" is 140 bpm, which made this previously-posted track seem sluggish. So I increased the Octatrack tempo, re-recorded it, and reposted.