I've been fascinated by Kenneth Anger's work since I first read Ed Sander's sensationalistic bullshit The Family as a teenager (it took me a few years to actually see one of his movies tho. Thanks Ralf Haussmann for being Cleveland's greatest collector and exposer of all thing weird.) A couple of years ago I was contacted by Anger's manager and bandmate Brian Butler to see if I could track down a theremin for them to use during a performance to benefit the Anthology Film Archives. I did, it was a success.
The Anthology Film Archive benefit was really cool, I drank expensive cocktails all night on my friend Jen's employer's tab. Lou Reed did a noise guitar soundtrack to Maya Deren's Meditation on Violence. Seriously, fuck the Lulu haters. Pop bands played, people lectured, etc, but the highlight for me was Technicolor Skull, Kenneth Anger on theremin and Mr. Butler on guitar. They have just put out a record, a one sided monster in blood red vinyl. I asked Brian about it: