Produced with Mark Beasley

WBPR08, Hey Hey Glossolalia/True Mirror (after Napalm Death, "You Suffer", 1988, 1.316 sec., N. Bullen/J. Broadrick)

This MP3 file consists of a reading of the 11-page Whitney Biennial 2008 press release compressed to 1.316 seconds. "You Suffer" is a song by the British Grindcore band Napalm Death. The song has earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest recorded song ever. It is precisely 1.316 seconds long and consists entirely of the lyrics "You suffer, but why?" The release is accompanied by the text "Resisting Language (The Silenced Voice)" by Nicholas Bullen (available as a PDF below), founding member of the band Napalm Death (the band credited with creating the Grindcore genre which blended elements of Extreme Metal and Punk music). Released via email message, 23 March 2008.

Download the PDF here.

Posted 23 March 2008 14:28:54


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