Editor’s Note: This project entitled Patriarchy features multi-dimensional L.A. recording artist Actually Huizenga and Andrew Means(3TEETH). They have released their latest album entitled “Asking For It” this past Friday, which is led by their single “Sweet Piece of Meat”. V Magazine has said this about Patriarchy, “a scary fever dream, in the best way possible”. This band explores dark synthwave elements incorporated with some darker industrial music. In this interview with Madness To Creation, Patriarchy discusses the “Sweet Piece of Meat” single, “Asking For It” album, and mental health awareness Fans can find Patriarchy at the following locations:
Madness To Creation: Take us into the track “Sweet Piece of Meat”, tell us what the song is talking about!
Actually Huizenga: “Sweet Piece of Meat” is my attempt at a siren song- to attract one of those heroic amorous guys like Odysseus (even sexier when strapped to the mast). But as she sings for her lustful supper, the predatory seductress instinctively knows that she is also a victim, who has been abused and held down through the slave mentality passed down from an ancient collective unconscious. The abusive lovers realize that they can never truly know each other. The Sex was only Skin and the Love was only Lust… and now she is confused and even hungrier than before. The abused becomes the abuser as soon as his raw meat is revealed.
Madness To Creation: Favorite moments that you had while creating “Asking For It”?
Actually Huizenga: They are too private and incriminating for me to reveal.
Madness To Creation: Favorite and least favorite things about making music videos?
Actually Huizenga: My Favorite thing about making music videos is the actual shooting and directing. Second favorite part (I love all the parts truly!) is writing out the treatment and doing research. My least favorite thing about making videos, is trying to get money to finance them… and being broke after (and owing everyone money). But I always pay up in the end!
Madness To Creation: Five favorite 80’s slasher films!
Actually Huizenga: Am I allowed to say “Caligula”? I know it’s not technically a slasher film and it’s from 1979, but it is one of the biggest influences on my life and art, and also it has a lot of slashing off of heads and dicks and the like.
1. Caligula (Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione)
2. Terror At The Opera (Dario Argento)
3. Silent Night, Deadly Night (Charles Sellier)
4. Tenebre (Dario Argento)
5. Pumpkin Head vs. Castle Freak
And I’d like to add The Hunger (there is some slashing, it’s just classier!) (Tony Scott) AND Hellraiser 3 (oh shit, that is 1992, but it is my favorite Hellraiser because of that club scene (Anthony Hickox)