These are fictional magazine covers from Blade Runner. They were created by production illustrator Tom Southwell in 1980-1981, and appeared in the background on a magazine stand in the city streets. Trippy. Creative Evolution features the prototype design for the Powerglove!!! The future is now, or...actually, was yesterday.
"The House is Black is an acclaimed Iranian documentary short film directed by Forough Farrokhzad.The film is a look at life and suffering in a leper colony and focuses on the human condition and the beauty of creation. It is spliced with Farrokhzad's narration of quotes from the Old Testament, the Koran and her own poetry. It was the only film she directed before her death in 1967. During the shooting she became attached to a child of two lepers, whom she later adopted.Although the film attracted little attention outside Iran when released, it has since been recognised as a landmark in Iranian film. Reviewer Eric Henderson described the film; "One of the prototypal essay films, The House is Black paved the way for the Iranian New Wave."
It's only almost the end of February already, and I'm probably the only one still posting lists for 2011, but I need to finish this one before it's not relevant anymore. So, here's my top 10 of last year. These are 10 strong albums that I've had on my player pretty consistently over the past year. Each one is capable of taking me to other dimensions, realms of otherworldly astral body consciousness. I'm totally not kidding. However, I'm probably not explaining it very well, but that is part of my criteria for determining if a record really moves me to the point of making it a steady standby. I was surely moved in some apparitional way by the following titles (and select others that were previously listed):
10. United Waters – Your First Ever River (Arbitrary Signs)
9. Graham Lambkin – Amateur Doubles (Kye)
8. Grouper – A I A: Alien Observer / Dream Loss (Yellow Electric)
7. John Wall/Alex Rodgers – Work 2006–2011 (Entr'acte)
6. Andre Vida – Brud Volumes I-III (Pan)
5. Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides – Low Fired Clay Escape (Carnivals)
4. Artur Zmijewski – Singing Lesson (Tochnit Aleph)
Special mention goes to Radio Web Macba's Curatorial series, specifically the Interruptions podcasts from the likes of Florian Hecker, Marcus Schmickler, and Felix Kubin. Check these out here if you are interested...mindblowing stuff, methinks.
Here's to another year of adventurous listening and blowing minds with aural possibility. Cheerio!!
(Top reissues of 2011 to come, but probably not anytime soon)
NIce and SIc video that was given to us by the Resonant Hole crew: Resonant Hole is a Lexington, KY based Music/Video/Art collective cultivating dream-reality damaged audio-visual spew blurring the lines between what is "real" and what is "fake", further adding to the confusion of everyday life.
The magic makeup is killing me...I need some of this to rub on my teets.
Also, if interested, head over to the Night People website and check out some of Shawn Reed's new t-shirt designs. They are totally central and typify the Night People LP sleeve design you might be partial to. Be transported there instantly by clicking here. Go to Distributed Releases section at the bottom and score. I love you. DELUXE DOUBLE FOLD A 2011 Night-People Download Compilation.
Oh, question for you...do you think if someone came from Mars and saw me crying and you laughing that they would know which was good and which was bad?
No,you're not dreaming, the author of thisalbum ofexperimental electronic musicis THE George Harrisonof the Beatles. The band's fansoften find themselvescompletely droppedin front of thisobject that hasnopop! Do not expect psychedelic rock.Twosidelong piecesthat exploretoday'svintagesynths, to break away from the soundsthatNASAwould not disown. This isapparentlythe first albumusing theMoog. You have been warned!
George Harrison Electronic Sound LP Zapple 3358 (UK, 1969)
01. Under the Mersey Wall 02. No Time or Space
Note : Hard as it is to believe, George Harrison, guitar picker, was also an electronic music pioneer, as these two lengthy, abstract tone poems for early-vintage Moog synthesizer reveal. A naif in the electronic sphere, George had a lot of help putting this music together, particularly from ace California electronic composer Bernie Krause. Interestingly, Krause was originally given prominent credit in the artist's childlike artwork on the LP cover, but when the album came out, Krause's name was almost, but not quite, obscured by silver paint, and the CD erases it entirely. The main difference between the CD reissue and the original LP is that the identities of the two works apparently have been reversed; "Under the Mersey Wall" is really "No Time or Space" and vice-versa. Accordingly, Krause is given "assistance" credit for the latter piece instead of the former, which is significant because "No Time or Space" is the masterpiece of the record. Dramatically structured, unearthly in its pitchless writhing, flamboyantly manipulating pink and white noise from the opening electronic gun battle onward, "No Time or Space" is still an entertaining listening experience, and some of its passages would turn up later in the "I Remember Jeep" jam from Harrison's All Things Must Pass album. The shorter "Mersey Wall," recorded in Harrison's Esher bungalow with his own Moog, is a low-key, drifting affair, not quite as virtuosic in its handling of abstract sound, nor nearly as theatrical. The sound is slightly sharper in the CD remastering, exposing more extraneous distortion and hum. Though scoffed at when they were released, these pieces can hold their own and then some with many of those of other, more seriously regarded electronic composers. And when you consider that synthesizers were only capable of playing one note at a time and sounds could not be stored or recalled with the push of a button, the achievement becomes even more remarkable. Alas, George never followed up on this direction, which, like the Zapple label, was abandoned after this release.