Or buy the cd and get these very same very strange tracks burned on some very strange plastic, along with some very strange writing and art in the very cool case booklet.
“…a performance-art piece of manic Beatnik horror. For the majority of the CD’s sixteen tracks, Arnzen assumes a frenzied persona that blends elements of Alan Ginsberg, Henry Rollins, and Patrick Bateman to deliver simultaneously horrifying and humorous short stories. His performances are supported by strange and atmospheric music that ranges across styles, evoking early punk for one track only to move into ’80s Euro-horror soundtrack for the next and so on.” — Jack Haringa, Dead Reckonings
“This collection of recordings will disturb and entertain you for more reasons than the obvious; remember the first time you heard The Doors’ ‘The End’ and Jim Morrison’s long, chilling soliloquy in the middle? Or the An American Prayer album — an audio suicide note set to music? The pieces on Audiovile often put me in mind of these moments, because they disturbed me on the same, visceral level — but because these pieces are based on the works of Mike Arnzen, there’s also a lot of simple, weird fun to be had, as well, and the musicianship displayed throughout is flawless. A genuine one-of-kind recording.” — Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winning author of Destinations Unknown, Prodigal Blues, and Mr. Hands
“Mr. Arnzen, you had me at ‘He’s a madman in plaid flannel,’ the opening line to the first track of AudioVile. Damn you. [Among] my personal favorites is “Stabbing for Dummies”: Pure genius. A parody of those Dummy books that are everywhere nowadays, complete with Tips!, Shortcuts, Warnings and Remember prompts. The scary part is the amount of thought Mike had to put into some of these tips, which sound right on target. This track is a must listen. [The CD contains] more than enough laugh out loud, make you cringe moments for me to recommend AudioVile, which caters to those among us who are just a bit twisted. Personally I really dug this album and already placed an order for 100 Jolts based on this sampling.” — Mike Myers, Horror World
“Not exactly sung, not quite read, Arnzen narrates each piece with an enthusiastic growl in which you can hear how amused he is, trying on this new mantle. The Morrison of the Macabre…an unexpected pleasure. Put this in your iPod and smoke it!” — ChiZine
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