Ideologic

Ideologic

Stephen O’Malley

Boomkat on KTL IV

Posted: Nov 27, 2008

Another mighty KTL opus, but this album feels rather different from the previous three: IV is the first full-length album by Peter Rehberg and Stephen O'Malley to have not been based on commissioned work, and consequently should be a more conventionally 'album-like' affair. To a certain extent that's probably the case, and these six compositions run through a broader range of ideas, all very carefully constructed and finely polished... in a terrifying sort of way. Some of this refinement migh...

or wu-tain

Posted: Nov 26, 2008

or wu-tain
or wu-tain

Seldon: maybe Wu-Tang Clan should do some shows with Watain?

Seldon: Watain-Clan.

Fuckin genious

Posted: Nov 26, 2008

Fuckin genious
Fuckin genious
Fuckin genious

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Cope’s Busking Tour: Manchester

I’m all blogged up, so in an effort to relieve myself I begin with the Archdrude’s visit to Manchester as part of his Joe Strummer Memorial Busking Tour which took in a whole series of historical sites of civil protest and direct action across the UK. In Manchester he played at the site of the Peterloo Massacre - something that doesn’t need much introduction (see here if you’re not up-to-speed), but requires a lot of remembering.

Amo...

Streamline 1023

Posted: Nov 25, 2008

Streamline 1023
Streamline 1023

Its hard to find much music better than this...
The stillness and subtle slides of the pre dawn air captured so graphically and with such precision.

Top 10

VOID

Posted: Nov 25, 2008

METALION: THE SLAYER MAG DIARIES Anthology Book Announced

Posted: Nov 24, 2008

METALION: THE SLAYER MAG DIARIES Anthology Book Announced

Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen and Bazillion Points books are proud to announce that work has begun on a compendium of the best material representing twenty-five years of outrage from Metalion's infamous SLAYER MAG. In addition to rare archival material unseen in decades, the book will include unreleased and exclusive interviews and artwork, historical photographs from Metalion's personal archive, and never-before-seen portrait photography taken by Metalion himself during the 2000s. More than jus...

Stockhausen on Human evolution - 1972

Posted: Nov 24, 2008

Excerpt from Karlheinz Stockausen's May 1972 lecture to the Oxford Union on 'Four Criteria of Electronic Music'. Here, Stockhausen responds to a question concerning the loss of 'Humanity' in electronic music.

KTL IV

Posted: Nov 23, 2008

KTL IV

KTL IV will be released in January 09 on Editions Mego, you can preorder the CD version now if interested. Its also going to be distributed in North America through Forced Exposure and UK/Europe via Kudos. This is the first [non-live] KTL material recorded outside of the context of theatre & film sound design/soundtrack work. 6 tracks, about an hour. Art below. Illustrations by Demian Johnston. Album recorded and Produced by Jim O'Rourke in Tokyo September 08. Atsuo/BORIS plays total SWANS ba...

Fahey as parapsychologist

Posted: Nov 20, 2008

Unknown bards:
The blues becomes transparent about itself
By John Jeremiah Sullivan

Discussed in this essay:

American Primitive, Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897–1939). Revenant Records. $31.98

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, by Elijah Wald. Amistad. 368 pages. $14.95 (paper).

In Search of the Blues: The White Invention of Black Music, by Marybeth Hamilton. Perseus Books. 309 pages. $24.95.

Late in 1998 or early in ’99—during the winter that straddled the two—I spe...

Barlett 1108

Posted: Nov 14, 2008

Barlett 1108
Barlett 1108

Artwork for Dragged into Sunlight

Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture

Posted: Nov 11, 2008

 Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture
 Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture

Greetings from Front Forty Press,

Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture is finally here!

We’ve been busy working on this book for over two years and it is finally here and ready to ship. Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture is a curatorial look at rapturous and apocalyptic art, thought, and audio. Featuring the work of over 60 artists, 13 scholars/experts, and 21 audio artists, this beautiful tome is definitely one for your collection.

Artists presented include well respected icons such as Bill Viola, Ed...