Case Listings: 14-9301 – Mekigah

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How much time has passed? What relevance is time now, anyway? Find me a scale to weigh reality, then we can talk time.

It’s pointless. You have no way of knowing if I’ve been speaking the truth just as I have no way of proving it. Epistemology becomes a moot point when they can simply shape reality as they see fit. There is no a priori.

I should know. We destroyed it first.

– M.



Case Number 14-9303D | Case Name: Litost
Subject Identification: Code Name: Mekigah | Adopted First Name: Vis | Adopted Last Name: Ortis
Subject Location: Australia (home base)

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In 1940, a convergence event from the parallels was recorded by an Argentine author and poet. Although the early incarnation of BZ&A was quickly made aware of the convergence, the entity that would come to be classified as 14-9303 spent an undisclosed but significant amount of time with the Argentine community before the firm discovered it. The firm would have considered this a significant oversight and costly error except for the fact that unlike most entities from the parallels, “Mekigah”, as it addressed itself, seemed to have no interest in subverting terrestrial authority here; in fact, “Mr. Ortis” (as the firm would address him in public) spoke frankly and at length with the Argentine poet regarding its origin and desire, one that the Argentine then spun into a short story of some merit.

After the firm successfully made contact with Mekigah, the entity immediately enlisted itself to the agency’s cause, claiming that its express purpose for crossing the threshold was to safeguard our particular pocket of reality. Other entities, it portended, would soon cross with notably more malicious intent, and Mekigah’s aid would not only be beneficial but even necessary. Thus goes the story of the second non-terrestrial entity enlisted into the BZ&A ranks.

Subject Information: Mekigah hails from an alternate version of Earth called Tlön. Like all members of the Orbis Tertius, Mekigah has the innate ability to use language, whether written or spoken, to distort perceptions. The duration of these distortions depends on the will of the speaker and the scope of the distortion, but Mekigah, as one of the more powerful heresiarchs, is seemingly able to permanently affix certain alterations in space time. Previously, the agency has used Mekigah to directly combat convergences and to repel other entities through apertures or to alter mass knowledge regarding particular convergence events. Unfortunately, this latter ability often had unintended effects, and after the disastrous 1984 Berlin Wall fiasco, the agency reassigned Mekigah to R&D to investigate other means of language control.

Eventually, Mekigah and the BZ&A scientists discovered that the entity’s abilities extended to musical language, and the research team began creating distortion recordings in earnest. The latest of these, 14-9303, is an anti-Survivalist tool spread to reinforce the four-dimensional structure of our reality. To human ears, it sounds like a gothic doom masterpiece, full of synthesized instrumentation and droning repetition that lulls listeners into a trance. Subjects exposed to 14-9303 have reported feelings of euphoria, enlightenment, and calm. However, a more thorough analysis reveals a startling complexity in its framework.

Heavy distortion in the notes is used to convey the droning atmosphere to dynamic effect. Many of the songs feel as though they are in fact vibrating, stimulating the cerebral cortex to induce very specific emotional cues. These cues are then enhanced by unique instrumental accents created by cello, mellotron, taishgoto, bells, and field recordings to create distinct memory constructs in the mind of the listener. These new constructs are then lodged in place by the varying intonations of the vocal work, ranging from low, spoken incantations to high, manic screams. All of the sensory effects are then cemented together through the droning motifs and emotional distortion of the music; the record is constructed on an arc that starts in a devastatingly low valley before climbing to a triumphant peak. This emotional wave pulls the listener’s consciousness along a mental journey not unlike somnambulation, with the crescendo final track acting as a sort of chemical catalyst. Tests have shown that subjects under observation typically experience peak dopamine levels as the ebullient percussion of the final track crashes, leaving listeners in a calm and hazy fog.

The key to this album’s power is emotional, rather than sonic, weight. “Total Cessation of One” befuddles the mind with sinusoidal electronic chirps and masked vocal effects, baptizing listeners into the proper frame of reference before the slow, hazy, methodical riffs of “The Sole Dwelling” plunge the mind into a black chasm of blinding smog. Through this track and the following, only Mekigah’s hypnotizing voice and the creaking, gliding lead notes cut through the haze, guiding you ever onward and upward through the dark. Rhythm flows like particles in a river, at points perceptible, but always moving, shifting, evolving, pulling us along by our pineal glands, granting us truth and knowledge as we learn and grow with each new swelling, heaving track. By the time we reach “Bir’yun”, our rapture is complete, our transfixion absolute, and our reality shifted by all our strange experiences along the way, spoken into being by the entity from Tlön. The key to this hypnosis is the heresiarch’s ability to bend all of the multifarious elements of music into one atmosphere of his intent and purpose; he is the master craftsman behind the atmosphere, and all of our perceptions are molded by his indomitable will. The agency is thankful, then for his benevolent influence.

Litost has been in circulation since late 2014, and BZ&A agents have indicated that markets it has penetrated report greater confidence in the authorities and a deeper contentedness with circumstances. A curious sidenote is that these communities also show a more profound patronage for the arts.

Attachment 14-9303S: Audio Sample of Litost


So the official story goes. – Z.

 

 

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  • You sure have a way with words, W. Fine work

    GL

    • RJA

      Indeed. The thought of writing one article for me seems like a daunting task and W. writes an amazing article at least once a month – maybe once a week.

  • Dagon

    This is really really rad. I think this might be my favorite case listing yet. Off to the music soon… I’ll need to transfix after my work is done for the day.

    • Maik Beninton™

      Half Life 3 confirmed.

  • JamesGrimm

    uuhhhhhhhh…..

  • CyberneticOrganism
    • RJA

      I loved X-files growing up – I’m currently re-watching the series (on season 4) I think it holds up pretty damn good – although I may be a bit biased.

      • Stockhausen

        You better believe it does. I’m doing the same thing, and I’m on season three right now.

      • Vote for Jeb

        I missed it as a kid, so I’m catching up. Hit season 8, but I don’t know if I have the will to continue.

        • RJA

          Yea, there was a downhill slide somewhere in there – was it like season 6 maybe?

          • Vote for Jeb

            That sounds about right. Season 7 had about as many duds ad good episodes. Season 8 was when Mulder left.

      • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

        Fringe >>>>>>>>>>>>> The X Files.

        • RJA

          Never watched Fringe – but if you think it’s better than the x-files I’ll give it a shot if I ever get the chance.

          • Vote for Jeb

            Fringe is good. Nothing beats peak X-Files, but so far, I’ve really enjoyed the first three seasons of Fringe.

          • Óðinn

            As much as I hate to tell you this, the quality does decline somewhat in seasons 4 and 5.

          • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

            Definitely have to start with episode one. It builds and builds, but it’s complex as hell. Pretty sure you can find a link online, or Netflix it. If not, I’ll try finding a link for you after work tomorrow.

        • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa
          no.

          • Sgt. Poopypanty’s Fartin Teeth

            The truth makes you laugh that hard? A show about some schmucks from the FBI investigating bored and tired ideas, whining about how they believe this or don’t believe that stuff, and never boning, versus the most cerebral show ever made for TV? ‘Touch’ should’ve stayed around, that show mindfucked anything X Files ever did out of the water.

            Fringe and Touch were like Phillip K. Dick. X Files was more like R.L. Stein.

  • “Plunge the mind into a black chasm of blinding smog”

    http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Tyree_Grindhart/gw-bush_zpshkwusosq.jpg

  • this album was making some damn fine background noise whilst working, then i came across “by force of breath” and it clicked. good stuff, dubz! (i also appreciate his lack of capitalisation)

  • JamesGrimm
  • Guacamole Jim

    I didn’t think you were allowed to talk about Tlön, W.

    I guess the protocol has changed.

  • Stockhausen

    Brilliant. I don’t know who deserves more credit, Mekigah for the mind-bending music or W for the mind-bending article.

  • Mvthvr Shvbvbv 8

    Duyba if you liked that, you’ll love this album like a hot cup of Ol’ Blackie: https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/frozen-niagara-falls

  • JJD Misses Witch Ripper

    Is BZ&A like the XCOM agency but with different foes?

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Why are these articles so confusing

    • It’s because the spoopyness.

    • Vote for Jeb

      Just look up Borges and this one will make more sense.

  • Scrimm

    I don’t know how the hell you come up with this stuff.

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Opens the gate of distorted perception and you will see:

    • Óðinn

      Good point. This image really makes me think. It makes me ask the question; what is oral sex, really? 😉

      • 365chaosriddendays

        Well, my scholar, oral sex or skullfuck (if you like grim language) is a practice begun in the Homo Erectus age even if not popularized until 1933 when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and the Nazis established a one-party state. Two drunk german soldiers while watching a flag with a swastika started a debate thinking stuff like: “Lol, seems a 69 to me, Jesus, that girl is very nimble” and the other guy: “Damn, you’re right, I wanna try it with that girl without a leg that works in the grocery store down the street, could be funny, I guess” and the drunk soldier who spoke first said: “I don’t know pal, why not two embedded rams, oh, let it go, I’m too drunk” and suddenly a gash in our dimension threw out the thing that you see in the picture and she said: “Oral sex is when you feel empty, scared because you have an hole in your mouth and you feel the need to fill it up, also to keep male sex tranquil after an expensive shopping activity, do you see the lips instead of my eyes, try to figure it out guys, try it.”

        The story is over, maybe. Recently the church has adopted oral sex as the eighth sacrament.

        • Óðinn

          Thanks. That’s pretty much what I thought. 😉

          • 365chaosriddendays

            You’re welcome, a pleasure, you know there is a statue which is considered the symbol of philosophy called “Rodin the thinker” and when I saw your picture I laughed very hard because maybe is the same dude, also statues need to take a bowel and skulls too:https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ad2325854745ca8a085de3473bb42aad55b32cc3fe1a767d67a84902ec15228.jpg

          • Óðinn

            A “Rodin the shitter”.

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Yes, plus, he’s a champion because thinking about this enigmatic existence while taking a dump is not easy and “Rodin the shitter” is a classy name.

  • Waynecro

    Pineal gland thoroughly manhandled.