Hieronymous Bosch

Hieronymous Bosch’s depictions of Hell are some of the most iconic in all of history. His massive landscapes are filled with precise details and horrific situations wherever your eyes decide to land and his famous triptych The Garden Of Earthly Delights (painted between 1490 and 1510) is basically a Where’s Waldo of fucked up imagery (I highly recommend going to the Wiki page to examine it up close). One creative bit of torture in the piece comes from the demon-inscribed music notation on some poor person’s posterior, and now someone has finally copied those notes down and played them. On her Tumblr page ChaosControlled123, a college student by the name of Amelia explains how she “decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.” Her recording of it has since gone viral. Listen here.

Comments (11)

  2. Also please to edit your last sentence: “Her recording of it has since [gone] viral.”


  3. Is something horrible about it happen to me now that I’ve listened to it? I visit Stereogum ONE TIME during my lunch break and damn my soul to hell for all eternity. Just me luck.

  4. I didn’t listen to it… but I assume it comes out as a Taylor Swift song?

  5. MASSIVE props for calling this “Butt Song from Hell”. That is the funniest thing I’ve read since Axl Rose’s Google Ass tangent.

  6. I love this new tag “Hieronymous Bosch”. If you, Stereogum writers, don’t want this the only blog post tagged this way, you should make another “Band to Watch”-feature.

  7. And now it exists as an orchestral metal song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Apt2b0s5A

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