Kate Bush – Experiment IV – A Strange Song from the 80’s About Acoustic Weapons

Artist/Band: Kate Bush. Song: Experiment IV. Released: 1986. Country: US. Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop.

A strange song that resonates with Paul Atreides' acoustic weapon techniques.

This song has also a very interesting video.
Watch on YouTube: Kate Bush - Experiment IV - Official Music Video - KateBushMusic ⇒


Weirding Module
In David Lynch's Dune movie, the Weirding Module is a sonic beam weapon that translates certain specific sounds into attacks of varying potency. These devices are not present in the original novels by Frank Herbert.
Types of "Sonic-weaponry" are briefly alluded to in Chapterhouse: Dune and Heretics of Dune, but these seem to have been either instruments for detection of underground facilities, of psychological warfare or maybe crowd-control rather than weapons of mass-destruction.

Source: dune.fandom.com


Dune (1984)
This is part of the weirding way that we will teach you. Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion, you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs.

Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) - Dune, directed by: David Lynch

Source: Dune (1984) - imdb.com


Dune (novel)
Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny's This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966 and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel. It is the first installment of the Dune saga. In 2003, it was described as the world's best-selling science fiction novel.

Source: wikipedia.org

Kate Bush - "Experiment IV"
We were working secretly for the military
Our experiment in sound was nearly ready to begin
We only know in theory what we are doing
Music made for pleasure, music made to thrill
It was music we were making here until
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making
From the painful cries of mothers to a terrifying scream
We recorded it and put it into our machine
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making
It could feel like falling in love
It could feel so bad
It could feel so good
It could sing you to sleep
But that dream is your enemy
We won't be there to be blamed
We won't be there to snitch
I just pray that someone there can hit the switch
They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone from a distance
So we go ahead and the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making
And the public are warned to stay off

Source: azlyrics.com


Kate Bush – Experiment IV
Label: EMI – KB5, EMI – KB 5
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 26, 1986
Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Published By – Kate Bush Music Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Novercia Ltd.
Licensed To – EMI Records Ltd.
Copyright © – Novercia Ltd.
Pressed By – EMI Records
See also: discogs.com/release/484329-Kate-Bush-Experiment-IV

Photo by: Philip Chappell aka squidney
Source: wikipedia.org
Published under GNU Free Documentation License.

 

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