the weather is getting warm and perhaps inescapable. humid air retains smells for much longer. you can smell tobacco 10 metres away or the smoke being pumped out of the barbeque restaurant from down the road. here is a mix of odour from psychadelic bus a.k.a. hiroki murai from mokmal.
“The activity that centers on Tokyo and Toyama is being done now. Music is being produced now.”
“[Ostrich Mountain Square] is a kind of field recording. I was hanging out the mic of my window and record what happen on the street. That’s it. I love to play with sounds and technical devices. Always having a 4 to the floor drum makes me bored.”
absen(t/ce) apologies. hopefully this will be the first of many posts as i attempt to get back on the horse called blog.
winter brought snow. a fair bit of it. dubsola did a mix about snow. it’s soft and well formed, nestled inside a zip file here.
Hauschka – Ginsterweg (from Snowflakes and Car Wrecks)
Inch Time – Icicles and Snowflakes
Ezekial Honig – Fractures and Fissures
Robin Saville – Snow Jewel
Tenniscoats – Aurora Curtains
The Necks – Drive By
Harold Budd – As Long As I Can Hold My Breath
Fluxion – Atlos
Carl Craig – Es. 30
Vainqueur – Elevation
Indio – Snowdrifts
“In his essay The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction, Boris Groys traces the tourist back to Kant’s Critique of Judgement before aligning it with the view of a satellite. In the same essay he argues that the theme park is more primary: ‘[P]resent-day urban architecture has now begun to move faster than its viewers. This architecture is almost always already there before the tourists arrive. In the race between tourists and architecture it is now the tourist who loses. Although the tourist is annoyed to encounter the same architecture everywhere he goes, he is also amazed to see how successful a certain type of architecture has proved to be in a wide range of disparate cultural settings.’ The theme park arrives first, because it is finally immaterial; the power which it exerts is finally a virtual power. The power of the virtual.” from.
if i wasn’t on the wrong side of russia, i’d be going to the plateaux festival in Poland. 30euro fro 4 days of audio/visual performance from 19-22nd november. many are playing including ghostly international, SND, byetone, fennesz, simon scott and lawrence english, and specific audio-visual works presentations include mark fell (stream an excerpt of his ‘attack on silence’ here), Claudia D’Alonzo (review of Quando l’occhio trema. (When the eye shakes) can be found here) & RÜTS (trailer for MeaKusma embedded below)
quentin harris (viggs afrodesian mix)
dj sdoko – world on fire
jam city – funked out
dj sdoko – wesjomza feat mthoko
temza m’remb’l – eclipse
jam city – clocktower
dj twitty – sweet dance
jam city – in the park
kingdom – joshua juke
dj deeon – let me bang (jam city refix)
jam city – szabo
jam city – island
dam-funk – searchin’ for funks future (jam city edit)
next, softly so as it can stay unscathed. an excerpt from one of the best records of the year:
suprisingly… techno. something about the vertigo of neverending repetition seems apt. the picture below is from shanghai. each building is at least 30 stories high. even if i’d included the rest of the image, you couldn’t see the floor.
the pre-drop of this tune is amazingly, wonderfully convoluted.
this one is rootless hard drive spawn. but it may of come from here or something to do with there. produced by the many-tentacled Marc Acardipane. followed by another, pitched down version with some vocals from this scandinavian occora compilation.