(photograph is So long ago I left it in the dust by Fritsch)
These are hymns for urban-grey pyramids. Everywhere you look in the city there are shrines.
Though moments of trascendentalism in the urban experience are rare, they can be achieved with a decent pair of headphones and an active imagination.
The sound in your ears should be built out of the textures of the landscape.
Breeze-block guitars. Drums that shuffle like footsteps.
Kneel before the appropriate icons and offer prayers and tiny bundles of paracetamol and food.
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LA based producer STINT is quickly becoming known for his re-imagination’s of records. His latest flip of is Radiohead’s second single “Nude” off their album “In Rainbows”. According to STINT, “I wanted to mix to feel intimate. Almost every synth and drum is a manipulation of my voice and what I could find in the room on the day I made it.”
More, vinyl only freshness from Parisian producer, The Mekanism. Available now (HERE) and with only 300 copies available, these are gonna go super fast and would be the perfect addition to any collectors vaults.
German Army are back. Oh happy days.
German Army are back. Bringing with them those tape delayed vocals. Those drum machines on the verge of oscillating themselves into a heap of splintered circuits. Those synth washes that speak in the words of confused androids, gazing on a leather clad world of indifference (like that version of The Terminator from 1960 starring Alain Delon). That reassuring bass guitar, sitting under it all and holding the whole thing together.
Stone Walls is one of those moments when German Army concentrate their fearsome power through the lens of pop. That they bring with them part of the indistinct darkness from the rest of the album just makes the whole thing more unsettling. Like being greeted with a forceful rictus and a handshake dripping blood. Which is, I suppose, a mildly preferable scenario to the head-shrinking, unknowable horror they’re capable of conjuring. Personally, I love them either way.
Leading the pack with there super updated, ‘club version’ take on classic disco and boogie, Dikso Records has quickly established itself as a beacon of quality in the edit world.
A few months back, I had my buddy Cyclist stop in Austin to do a gig and he dropped this remix. At the breakdown, I figured he was playing the original, which brought up so much for me, I was instantly engaged. But then, when the beat dropped in and this awesomeness unfolded, I just lost it!
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The first offering from German imprint, Exposure Music and one of my favorite releases of 2013 is blessed with this ‘VIP Mix’ from BE//LA. Vintage percussion and shimmering pads dress this beauty of a remix in a summery aesthetic, perfect for the sunshine months.
Epic states can be transferred to others via oneiric networks, leading people to experience epic states without their awareness. Oneiric contagion is well established in religious experiments, with people experiencing epic sensations and epiphanies through oneiric networks.
Data from an all-encompassing astral network, collected over a 5000 year period suggests that longer-lasting states (e.g., enlightenment, transcendence, damnation) can be acquired through networks [Jodorowsky A (1973) Alahzred (700)], although the results are controversial.
In an experiment with people who sleep, we tested whether oneiric contagion occurs in out-of-body experiences through increasing the amount of epic content in the dreamscape.
When epic expressions were augmented, people experienced further epic reactions and behaviors, including enchanted-artifact questing, summoning of familiars from the netherworld, and construction of glowing palaces made of singing diamonds. These results indicate that epic states in oneiric networks influence our own epic states, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via oneiric networks.Methodology
The experiment manipulated the extent to which people (N =689,003) were exposed to epic expressions in their dreamscape. This tested whether exposure to epic emotions changed people’s epic states, in particular whether exposure to epic content led people to act in ways that were consistent with the exposure. When a person entered into REM state, each dream-situation had between a 10% and 90% chance of being boosted with epic motifs including glimpses of scenes described in the Sword & Sorcery literature, Skyrim, and Boris Vallejo and John Buscema, as well as psychedelic motorik drones selected by the council of Elders, chaired by George R.R. Martin, Michael Moorcock and invocations of Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber and Angela Carter (see exhibit).Exhibit: Tetrahedron
The sounds of Leisure Birds’ Tetrahedron exist in a dimension rubbing and, every so often, intersecting with ours. When it does, the sensation as if you were the sun dancing through a battle-cat’s cradle of megalithic constructions, or, in Seven Spirals, a puny unit of humanity splattered over a beach, just as the god-hand arrives with the gift of thunder.
Stockholm based artist Marlene just dropped her debut EP “Indian Summer” and one of the most interesting production duos in Sweden – Up To No Good – churns out a magical, shimmering and clubready remix of the title track.
“Girl comes up to me and says “What you driving?” I say “Bugatti”…