Archive for August, 2010

In at the Deep End

Posted in Other on August 31, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End is a key cinematic touchstone for The Sinister Insult. Delving down, down, down into the murky depths of psychosexual obssession, it features a berserker performance from Diana Dors as a perverted middle-aged woman, and captures a now-faded England of decrepit Victorian swimming baths and narcoleptic suburbs, beneath which a dark psychosexual swamp is festering. Along with it’s incredible depiction of Soho’s sordid heyday, the primary source of our interest in Deep End is the performance of a young Jane Asher: a Symbolist “soul” drifting with Ballardesque affectlessness through a miasma of unrequited longing. Until recently it was believed that all surviving copies of the original film were in the private collection of Gerald Scarfe, brought out only in those moments when Asher was off filming… but now this unique and important work (more important in the TSI world than, say, A Clockwork Orange or Performance) is rumoured to be in line for the obligatory restoration and re-release some time in the near future. Highly recommended.

Satan Is A Woman

Posted in Witchy on August 31, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Discuss…

Gottle Of Geer

Posted in Freaky on August 30, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

They’ll put you somewhere dark and mooo-dy

Come Like Shadows

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal.
Simon Raven

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted in Freaky on August 27, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Mind the dooooorrs!

New Gallery: The Hagley Working

Posted in Other on August 26, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

A new gallery has been created showing scenes from The Hagley Working. In 2009 members of The Sinister Insult visited Hagley Wood in the Midlands of England, primarily to make field recordings for the Ghost Of A Hurt project, but also to absorb some of the unique atmosphere of the place. Key sites such as the Wychbury Obelisk and other Victorian follys were sought out, as was the Wych Elm itself – but it remained as elusive as the answer to the central mystery itself: who put Bella in the wych elm?

New Gallery: The Sinister Insult At Work

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

A new gallery has been created showing The Sinister Insult at work during the recording sessions for Ghost Of A Hurt.