Friday, September 30, 2016
Behind the world that we experience lies a veil of darkness and much is hidden between, beyond and unseen.
We are limited by our inability to truly grasp the infinite breadth of the Universe, the time scales involved in its measure and our insignificant position within.
Some things will always be unknowable, and existence does not begin or end with man's conception.
Everything that has ever been observed by man, even with our most sophisticated instruments, amounts to less than five percent of the Universe.
Approximately sixty-eight percent of the Universe is unseen dark energy and approximately twenty-seven percent is unseen dark matter. We have yet to discover what dark matter is, and only know the things it is not. Although it has not been directly observed, its existence and properties are inferred from its effects on visible matter, its influence on the Universe's large-scale structure, and its effects in the cosmic microwave background.
The universe began of darkness, not of light.
While space is a virtual vacuum, it does not mean there is no sound in space. It exists in space as naturally occurring electromagnetic vibrations, many well within the range of human hearing while others exist at different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and these can be adjusted with software to bring them within our audio range.
The recordings of these interactions in space come from several different environments including radio, ultra violet, microwave and X-ray data and within these spectra a wide range of sources including interstellar plasma and molecules, radio galaxies, pulsars masers and quasars, charged particle interactions and emissions, radiation, exotic astrophysical objects, cosmic jets and flares from magnetars."
I figured the artist's description of his inspiration would be leaps and bounds above my own. And i was right. Experimental ambient artist Lustmord's latest opus, "Dark Matter," was created using an array of space sounds recorded between 1993 and 2003. It's an ambitious and sprawling piece of dark ambient drone. Listen to "Subspace" below and get the album here.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Heavenly called "All Your Happy Life," and the first taste is scuzzy wonder. Listen to "Crest of Death" below.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
25 years later, it still sounds absolutely massive. You should give it a listen before the weekend's over. You should also check out this footage of a Halloween show at the Paramount in Seattle in 1991.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Rock Action. "California Chrome" pulses and oozes, a kind of sweaty, bleeding disco or techno music for dance halls surrounded by barbed wire. Listen to "Buckle Bunny" below.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Adult Swim. Give it a listen below.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Blackest Ever Black in November and listen to the epic album closer "Spray Two" below.
Relapse this Friday and watch the video for "Theurgist" below.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
here from Data Airlines.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Warp on September 30th.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sugar Hill Records.
Adult Swim. It's an ethereal, kind of disorienting track about a visit to the OB/GYN. Listen below.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
But of course that's not going to happen. So instead, i'm just going to love my family, and love my friends, and salute anyone and everyone who tries to make things better, even if it's hard, or it pisses people off, or it seems like it's not going to make any kind of difference anyway. And i'm going to try and just see the good in everyone. It's there.
In August of 2001, classical and experimental composer William Basinski recorded "Disintegration Loop 1.1," one of many decaying pastoral tape loops he was experimenting with at the time. On September 11th, he filmed the billowing smoke coming from lower Manhattan from the roof of his home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during the last hour of daylight, and then paired the loop with the images he captured. It's touching, and haunting, and strangely calming in its own way.
Watch below, and find someone to hug today, even if it's just yourself.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Banko Gotiti, but you can watch and listen to the video for the title track below.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Captured Tracks. It's a wistful and hazy way to close the summer out to. Watch the video below.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Goner, and this time around the girls are expanding on their short bursts of snarly punk rock and adding shreds of noise and experimental grooves and textures. And man, does it work. Listen to "Entertain Me" below, a blend of garage rock, post punk, and arty noise.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Adult Swim. Listen below.