Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thoughts of the Day #22/2014: Jacques Derrida

"Mais il faut dire que si la marchandise corrompt (l'art, la philosophie, la religion, la morale, le droit, quand leur oeuvres deviennent des valeurs marchandes), c'est le devenir-marchande attestait déjà la valeur qu'il met en péril.

Par exemple: si une oeuvre d'art peut devenir marchandise, et si ce processus paraît fatal, c'est aussi que la marchandise a commencé par mettre en oeuvre, d'une facon ou d'une autre, le principe d'un art."

- Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Video of the Day #145A/2014: Jacques Derrida (16)

Jacques Derrida at University of California, Santa Barbara on October 23, 2003 (audio)
Vivre ensemble

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thoughts of the Day #21/2014: Jacques Derrida

"En vérité le nom n'est jamais seul. Chacune de ses syllabes recoit d'une onde sous-marine la venue d'un autre vocable - qui lui imprimant un mouvement parfois imperceptible, y échange encore sa mémoire. Et c'est le souvenir des mots en, comme on dit étrangement pour accentuer le commencement ou la fin d'une nomination: ici les noms en pa, par, para, ra, rage, age. Avec leur valeur de signifiants, comme on disait naguère."

-  Jacques Derrida

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sounds of the Day #21/2014: Malkhut

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sounds of the day #46/2014: Dave Phillips (2)

Dave Phillips - At the heart of it all (2014)

Important steps towards a post-humanist 
and non-anthropomorph approach to sounds !

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in 2011 dp visits the heart of the ecuadorian amazon - one of the most biodiverse places on earth. it contains more documented insect species than any other forest in the world, some of the most diverse populations of birds, bats, amphibians, epiphytes, lianas and more tree species per hectare than are native to the united states and canada combined. this area is also a critical habitat to 23 globally threatened mammal species and some of the last human populations with absolutely no contact to so-called "civilization". during 5 days in chuallacocha, bordering the yasuni national park, dp records amongst others the hoatzin, long-nosed bat, black caiman, screaming piha, speckled chachalaca, red howler monkey, oropendola, white-throated toucan, macaw, treefrogs and riverfrogs at night, countless avians and legions of insects. all audio on this release has been equalised and layered but otherwise not touched. arranged into two pieces, one with daytime sounds and one with night recordings, these recordings depict a rich and intense sonic world of an area maybe soon gone.

pro-duplicated cdr in 8 panel colour cardboard sleeve + 8-page colour booklet with photos by dp + 8-page text booklet about the yasuni-ITT initiative.

released by ruido latino/colombia and ruido horrible/mexico.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sounds of the Day #45/2014: Dave Phillips (1)

Dave Philips - Homo animalis

Important steps towards a post-humanist 
and non-anthropomorph approach to sounds !

Visit his site

cathartic sonic rituals and humanimalism

homo animalis collects some of dp's most accomplished work to date. composed between 2007 and 2011, these pieces first appeared on limited edition cassettes in russia, poland and in the US and were thoroughly reworked and conceived as an album between 2012 and 2014. this body of work describes a phase in dp's life/work marked by incisive personal experiences formed into sound. begun on "?", "homo animalis" takes a turn for the more sinister and satirical and contains the quintessence of this phase of life with the hindsight that “?“ couldnʼt have.

a text on humanimalism adds another dimension to this album. dp's humanimalism is a concept worded here for the first time. it describes a developed humanoid existence that has overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and has grown into an empathic creature that has made a clear shift towards an emotion-based existence, with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Video of the Day #143/2014: Nord (1)

Nord - Labyrinthe

Ultra-obscure Soundsculptures 
from Japan from the eighties

From Nord's debut LP released in 1981.
Label: Pinakotheca
Country: Japan

Monday, July 21, 2014

Video of the Day #142B/2014: Fumio Kosakai (1)

Fumio Kosakai - Drive To Universe 

Very sad news:
James Garner
One of my favorite actors died
on 19 July 2014 
at the age of 86 years.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thoughts of the Day #20/2014 : Giacinto Scelsi (1)

Giacinto Scelsi

".... sound is round, but when we hear it, it seems to have only two dimensions: pitch and duration. The third dimension, depth, is here, but somehow, though we know it, it escapes us. The upper and lower (less audible) harmonics sometimes give us the impression of a vaster, more complex sound beyond duration and pitch, but it is difficult for us to perceive its complexity. 

And how is one to note it musically ? In painting, there is of course perspective, which gives the impression of depth, but in music we have still not been able to free ourselves from the two dimensions of pitch and duration, despite all the experiments with stereophony and so forth; and we have not yet succeeded in creating an impression of sound's real spherical dimension."

- Giacinto Scelsi

One of the best releases this year La Morte Young
is out now on tape 
on Ba Da Bing in a limited edition of 150 ! 
Please - act fast to get this gem !
And support these awesome musicians !
Also take a look on Dysmusie .....


As a further reminder 
here is the player again

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Trailer of the Day #10/2014: United Red Army

United Red Army (2007)

A masterpiece by one of 
my favorite japanese Directors
Koji Wakamatsu

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sounds of the Day #19/2014: Tom Carter / Pat Murano

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sounds of the Day #17B/2014: Fushitsusha & Peter Brötzmann

Fushitsusha / Peter Brötzmann
Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything,
I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself
  Recorded at Hōsei University, Tokyo, April 26, 1996

No band on Earth has ever sounded like Fushitsusha. Sure, there are antecedents to their mind-scraping, soul-searing roar: Blue Cheer’s in there, as is Hendrix circa 1970, when he’d given up the showmanship of 1967 and ’68 and aimed himself straight at the heart of the music, but nobody ever exploded the rock power trio form the way Keiji Haino, Yasushi Ozawa and Jun Kosugi did. Clad in black, impassive and stoic, the bassist and drummer built seemingly rickety scaffoldings of rhythm that were revealed to be as powerful as suspension bridges once Haino ascended, guitar in hand, to unleash storms of raw sound on unprepared (for who could ever be prepared for an experience like this?) audiences in Japan and, eventually, Europe and America. Though their music was improvised, it was never aimless; Haino was merely demonstrating that when one’s goal is purity, the path to it is constantly shifting. Pieces might be three minutes long, or 75. They might be built around headlong, nearly punk-rock riffing, or seem to come together with near-imperceptible slowness, like clouds of mist rising from the earth. They could be furious, explosive, or crushingly sad.

Though Haino has been a willing – even eager – collaborator with many players from diverse backgrounds over the years, very few performers could match Fushitsusha’s energy. Indeed, perhaps the only man capable of withstanding the force of the group in full cry would be German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, who joins the trio on this three-disc, three-hour document of a single epic concert, recorded at Tokyo’s Hōsei University on April 26, 1996. Brötzmann and Haino have recorded together several times over the years – the same week this concert was held, the duo album Evolving Blush and Driving Original Sin was tracked, and the pair teamed up with drummer Charles Hayward for his album Double Agent(s): Live in Japan Volume Two. But Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself is unique in both the Fushitsusha and Brötzmann discographies. The trio have never sounded the way they do here – beginning Disc One with long, ritualistic passages of solo drums and nearly unaccompanied bass; chanting and howling in a guttural, almost pre-linguistic manner behind the saxophonist as Kosugi seems to try to smash his kit to bits, at the midpoint of Disc Two; hammering home a blues riff reminiscent of the Plastic Ono Band circa Live Peace in Toronto on Disc Three, and bringing the whole thing to a close with a four-way noise/garage-rock raveup in the final three minutes of the performance.

There are many Fushitsusha live albums – Live and Live II, the two double-disc sets on PSF that first brought the group to global underground godhood; Gold Blood; Withdrawe, This Sable Disclosure Ere Devot’d; The Wound That Was Given Birth To Must Be Greater Than The Wound That Gave Birth; I Saw It! That Which Before I Could Only Sense; and more. Each captures a crucial moment or moments from a unique and ongoing musical journey. But Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself may be the heaviest, the most overpowering, and at times the most beautiful of them all. This performance has been legendary in Haino fan circles since it happened, 18 years ago. At last, it has been released for all those who weren’t there to experience for themselves.

Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself comes wrapped in a folded outer sleeve with art by painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin; the discs housed in black paper envelopes inside a black engraved folder. A reproduction of the original flyer advertising the performance is also enclosed. The audio has been mastered by James Plotkin, and the tri-fold booklet includes liner notes by Alan Cummings.

3CD limited to 1000 copies

If you still don't call it your own -
purchase it now !
It's The release of the year !

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Video of the Day #139A/2014: Jacques Derrida (13)

Jacques Derrida
L'animal autobiographique A/B
Cerisy-La-Salle 1997
 (Vidéo originale de Monique Stobienia) 

[Video 1] L'animal que donc je suis : Première partie de la conférence de Jacques Derrida 
[Video 2] L'animal que donc je suis : Deuxième partie de la conférence de Jacques Derrida 
Colloque dirigé par Marie-Louise Mallet à Cerisy-la-Salle du 11 au 21 juillet 1997. 
(15 juillet 1997) 

The important japanese "Concept-Artist"
On Kawara  died on Thursday 7/10/2014.

Please keep the memory of him alive ! 



Friday, July 11, 2014

Video of the Day #139B/2014: Keiji Haino (12)

music : keiji haino
choreography and direction : elie hay
designer : alberica giulia
producer : taka arakawa(babylon)
stylist : demi demu
show director : tatsuhiko kataoka(bon)
pr : shogo yanagi(fake showroom)
make up : ken for mac
hair : tony & guy

dancers : gimico, norihito ishii, hana magdala, satomi ohkuma, kirico nakamura, airi suzuki, yuzu takei, lilliyo tsuji, rebecca u

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Video of the Day #138A/2014: José Gil

José Gil (keynote speaker) 
| Deleuze, Derrida, Artaud: body and writing (in french) 
Congresso Drama and Philosophy - Gulbenkian, 18/01/2013.
Responsável: Paulo Filipe Monteiro - IFL da FCSH

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Video of the Day #143/2014: Jacques Derrida (15)

Logica della spettralità: Derrida intervistato da Enrico Ghezzi
 sui fatti dell'11 settembre con una rilettura del libro di Derrida "Ghost of Marx".