Teoría Incertidumbre #10

Number 10 on the Tarot, Guide to the Occult by Lehman Hisey, Alan Moore, KLF and the Tapeloop


On the symbolism of the number 10 in the tarot and its relation to what they say about matter and mind in Lehman Hisey's Guide to the Occult and also an extract from a text on Alan Moore in the book The KLF - Chaos and Magic by John Higgs. Plus the presentation of the instrument of the day which is the cassette used as a meta instrument in the Tape Loop technique.

This introduction can be encompassed by the word-symbol WHEEL.


Sarah Davachi - Praha (in cassette format - Qualities of Bodies Permanent - 2015)

KLF – «Brownsville Turnaround on the Tex-Mex Border» ,»Pulling out of Ricardo and the Dusk is Falling Fast» , «Six Hours to Louisiana, Black Coffee Going Cold» ,»Dream Time in Lake Jackson»,

«Madrugada Eterna» (Chill Out – 1990)

Sarah Davachi – For Voice (All My Circles Run -2017)

Instrument, the cassette as an instrument in the Tape Loop technique.

Cassette is a magnetic tape sound recording format that was widely used from the early 1970s to the early 1990s and regularly until the early 2000s. Although originally intended as a medium for dictation, improvements in sound fidelity led to the cassette replacing the open-coil tape recorder in most domestic uses. Its applications extended from portable home recording audio to data storage for computers. Between the 1970s and the late 1990s, the cassette was one of the two most common formats for pre-recorded music, along with vinyl records. They were later replaced by the compact disc.

Tape Loop, the sound is recorded on a section of magnetic tape and this tape is cut and spliced from end to end, creating a circle or loop that can be played continuously, usually on a reel-to-reel machine.

KLF – CHILL OUT (1990)

Chill out (an informal term for relaxation) is a contemporary music genre that encompasses many different strands of music genres with one feature in common: its harmonious, relaxed and very quiet composition. Chill Out is characterized above all by the smooth way in which some genres such as opera, techno, ambient music, rock and some other genres related to the use of synthesizers, drum machines and sound effects are combined or remixed.

The term originated in an area called "The White Room" at the Heaven nightclub in London in 1989. Its DJs were Jimmy Cauty and Alex Patterson. They created ambient mixes from sources such as Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, etc. The purpose of the room was to allow dancers the opportunity to "chill out" from the fast pace played on the main dance floor. The group KLF subsequently released an album called Chill Out (1990) their third album, with uncredited contributions from Patterson.

It was and one of the first ambient house concept albums. The music describes a mythical night journey to the Gulf Coast states of the United States that begins in Texas and ends in Louisiana. The album cover and its bucolic picture of white sheep sitting on the green grass of an open stable, with an idyllic blue sky as a background.