My breasts were pierced, so red ball ornaments were placed through each nipple. Additionally, each ear was pierced, so a red ball ornament was placed in each earring hole. My nipples were protruding through a hole for each in the silk red top of the ensemble. It had red and green fur around it, and I was tied from head to toe with beautiful tinsel garland. Bows were placed all over my body, and a giant bow was placed in my femininely prepared hair. Of course, I had bright Christmas-type make-up on and the bright red ball gag ornament in my mouth. And don’t forget the jingle bells, which were sewed all over my outfit. This was a sort of security system to keep me still and in position. Don’t forget the lights either, which were very, very hot against my skin — she used outdoor lights, which were sheer torture.
The above paragraph is not taken from Virginie Despentes’ 1999 novel Baise-Moi, nor it is the way Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart expresses his lust for Perfume Genius, but is a song title from Exploring Jezebel’s latest Martian dope trip of an album On A Business Trip To London released via the Kōbō Abe of music labels that Blackest Ever Black is.
Allow us to shed some light upon Exploring Jezebel for the sake of macabre clarity. This is yet another project of Dominick Fernow. You may know the man from his other nom de guerres such as Vatican Shadow and Prurient. Or curious ghosts may recall him from his dark ambient / soundscape project Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement in which the audio was “sourced from a box of cassettes found at a market in Port Moresby, and thought to be recorded sometime in the 1980s by a group of Christian missionaries shortly prior to their still unexplained disappearance.”
CONCEIVED UNDER THE SHADOW OF BIG BEN BY VIVID EXTREME
Regardless of the titles, Fernow’s creations come from a banished subtopia where music is washed from societal impurity and hindering norms. On A Business Trip To London adds an English foil to the mystery. It sounds, for the better part, like a wordless novella in which the listener is given song titles as clues and goes on an open-ended investigation. It has an 18-year age limit due to “uncensored sexually…