Thursday, September 13, 2012

C'est Fini

It's been fun, but blog is dead, so shutting this whole thing down!  
Thanks for posting/following/ was totally real.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Elegy for the Forest Spinner

His sight, still dizzy with early death, 
can't take it in. But her gaze 
frightens an owl from behind the pschent.  And the bird, 
brushing, in slow neat-quitting, along the cheek, 
the one with the ripest curve, 
faintly inscribes on the new 
death-born hearing, as though on the double
page of an opened book, the indescribable outline.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Comb Jellies

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.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Farrokhzad's House is Black

Whoa -- just saw this from Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ blog and had to share.

"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."

Friday, May 25, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bloody Hell

Can't really believe this...the most novel idea of the year for a vinyl release, IMHO.  I wonder who's gonna fork over $2,500...but I know somehow these will sell out.  What a fucking crazy idea.

Love it>>>>>>>>>>

Get yours here:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

somewhere is harmal loops

whilst inspired diving agency of jihong
protect me from the evil eyes of singing mare
the incubus or gobless of fame, novelty heiress
keep peels for klea, tears that move across the ground
hawk moth towering eyewall no bother
sallow, but revel's limbless rose haoma

Monday, May 7, 2012

Moon soon pixelates

fly round, the worlds seem too deep, listen

to the heat of epcot repeatin' and sinkin' into night water
drosophila confection will steer this sequence
peace finally reaching quiet spacial ice shelves
has your food gone rancid white
has your muffin been buttered, have it
have your way lord, has your ex moved on?
has jinn had mercury retrograde on easter, the lapin's day?
his is yours and hers is mine
keep the distal phono for birth universal 
and wander the cosmic mahal na kita

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Meaning's Not the Same



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) 

3. Hisato Higuchi / Zelienople – Tsuki No Seika Vol 4 (Root Strata) 

2. Call Back the Giants – The Rising (Kye) 

1. Rene Hell – The Terminal Symphony (Type) 

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)  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

M.K. Ultra


Watch Memory on PBS. See more from ART:21.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2011 Failed To Kill Me

Pictureplane "Thee Physical"
FaltyDL "You Stand Uncertain"
Kuedo "Severant"
Machinedrum "Room(s)"
Rustie "Glass Swords"
Clams Casino "Rainforest/Instrumental Mixtape"
2562 "Fever"
Martyn "Ghost People"
ASAP Rocky "LiveLoveASAP"
Hyetal "Broadcast"

Keep it Trilla in 2012 buddy bawlz

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Get Your Ass to Mars

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 think if someone came from Mars and saw me crying and you laughing that they would know which was good and which was bad?  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Curling Ponds with Ruby Eyed Bolus

Don't be swayed by the Wire's shitty charts this year.  You should post your own here (and click on the pogo ball for extra fun).  Here's another installment of my favorites for 2011:

20.  Richard Youngs – I Dream of Mezzanine/Cloudplanes (Spring Press)

19.  Tyler the Creator – Goblin (with bonus tracks) (XL Recordings)

18.  Keith Fullerton Whitman – Regaining Composure b/w Negating Freedom (Ekhein)

17.  Jean-Claude Eloy – Yo-In (Hors Territoires)

16.  Andrew Chalk – Violin By Night (Faraway Press)

15.  Tomutonttu - Elävänä Planeetalla (New Images)

14.  Matt Carlson - Particle Language (DRAFT)

13.  Frieder Butzmann – Wie Zeit Vergeht (Pan)

12.  Gruppo NPS – Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965 - 1972 (Die Schachtel)

11.  Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - Re ECM (ECM)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

George Harrison - Electronic Sound (Zapple, 1969)

No, you're not dreamingthe author of this album of experimental electronic music is THE George Harrison of the Beatles. The band's fans often find themselves completely dropped in front of this object that has no popDo not expect psychedelic rock. Two side long pieces that explore today's vintage synthsto break away from the sounds that NASA would not disownThis is apparently the first album using the MoogYou 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.

(Originally posted on the Local Musical blog)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Octahedron :: Icosahedron :: Dodecahedron :: Tetrahedron :: Cube

Continuing the nasty from a few days ago.  

A few more here:

30.  Simon Henneman - 
Black Magic and Moustache (Assophon)

29.  Heatsick - Intersex (Pan)

28.  Necks - Mindset (ReR Megacorp)

27.  Keiji Haino/Jim O'Rourke/Oren Ambarchi - 
In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One 
There Is No Need For A Subject (Black Truffle)

26.  Smegma & Joseph Van Wissem - 
Suite the Hen's Teeth (Incunabulum)

25.  Julia Holter - The Tragedy (Leaving)

24.  Jim O’Rourke & Carlos Giffoni - 
Japan Tour 2011 (No Fun)

23.  Tooth Ache - Flash & Yearn (self released)

22.  Caboladies - Renewable 
Destination (Students of Decay)

21.  Bob & Lou - 
Five Tracks 1991-1993 (Ultra Eczema)