Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Video of the Day #164/2014: Alain Badiou (8) / Francisco Meirino (1)



Alain Badiou
Being and Change in a world
(2012)


plus 
this awesome example of Sound-Art
Francisco Meirino
"Notebook (Techniques of Self-Destruction)"
released 15 July 2014


Francisco Meirino "Notebook (Techniques of Self-Destruction)" is the new studio full length album from Francisco Meirino. Making his return on Misanthropic Agenda since critically acclaimed and criminally limited "Recordings Of Voltage Errors, Magnetic Fields, On-Site Testimonies & Tape Tension" LP. Eight pieces of abrasive music made of electricity, mysterious forces, sharp knives, dying tape recorders and voices below the threshold of intelligibility. Assembled and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile, 2012-2014. Features "Techniques Of Self-Destruction" originally a piece for eight speakers commissioned by Jerome Noetinger for l'Audible Festival, Paris 2012. Born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in sound and live performance, he explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure by working mainly with the computer, magnetic fields detectors, reel-to-reel tape recorders, piezo transducers and various acoustic devices.






Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video of the Day #163/2014: Alain Badiou (7) / Akkord (3)



Alain Badiou
La Féminité

 3 mai 2013


 plus the new  
Akkord - 12" - HTH020


Sacred geometry, complex polyrhythms and clean sound design all collide in the work of Manchester outfit, Akkord. With their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album charting high in XLR8R’s end of year list and receiving 9/10 and 4/5 in XLR8R and RA respectively, Akkord are not resting on their success, and are already planning their next assault with this new body of work. HTH020 consists of four tracks of much darker, moodier sounds, pairing monumental low-end frequencies with surgically precise production. The whole EP is centred around clammy, ominous atmospheres, underpinned by stomping beats and descending basslines, placing greater emphasis on the space in-between, and textured over with a doomsday ambience. The music that Akkord create never strays out of their own minimalistic and direct approach to techno, but from there, and beyond, they touch on an ever-evolving variety of styles, which gradually drive us in front of an overwhelming and riveting soundscape.





Monday, September 15, 2014

Sounds/Video of the Day #34/2014: Smoke Jaguar (3) / Rancière - Badiou (1)


Smoke Jaguar

Intense guitar-melting-amplifier-duo stuff in the best possible and dangerous line of tradition
from Matthew Bower + Skullflower, Takashi Mizutani, Li Jianhong, Keiji Haino
down to Fushitsusha and elswhere.

Don't hesitate and 
support these musicians
HERE


Plus
Jacques Rancière et Alain Badiou
parlent 2014



«Contre-Courant» : le face à face Badiou-Rancière von Mediapart

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Video of the Day #161/2014: Jack Ruby


Jack Ruby









Great ultra-raw stuff from the 1970's
Don't miss the re-issue on LP !

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sounds/Trailer of the Day #33/2014: Smoke Jaguar (2) / Zvyagintsev (1)


Smoke Jaguar

Intense guitar-melting-amplifier-duo stuff in the best possible and dangerous line of tradition
from Matthew Bower + Skullflower, Takashi Mizutani, Li Jianhong, Keiji Haino
down to Fushitsusha and elswhere.

Don't hesitate and 
support these musicians




Leviathan (2014)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Trailer of the Day #14/2014: Trois excercises d'interprétation + Mamman Sani (2)

 
Trois exercises d'interprétation (2013)
by Cristi Puiu. 

plus awesome 
late 1980's synth-sounds
from Niger
Mamman Sani
"Taaritt"


Cosmic synth. Polyphonic analog synthesizers and drum machines interpret ancient Saharan folk ballads in an imagined science fiction future. A proposed relaxation guide, sonically lying somewhere between ambient library music and minimal wave. Recorded in Niger and France in the late 1980s and never before released.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sounds of the Day #19/2014: Fossil Aerosol Mining Project (1) / Aoki Mochizuki (1)



Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - Three Days at Qurna


Plus 
this great self-released stuff by  
Aoki Tomoyuki & Mochizuki Harutaka
(out 2014)
 
 






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Video/Trailer of the Day #160A/2014: Smoke Jaguar (1) / Roy Andersson (1)


Smoke Jaguar

Intense guitar-melting-amplifier-duo stuff in the best possible and dangerous line of tradition
from Matthew Bower + Skullflower, Takashi Mizutani, Li Jianhong, Keiji Haino
down to Fushitsusha and elswhere.

Don't hesitate and 
support these musicians
HERE

Plus 
the trailer for 
the Venice-2014-Winner
Roy Andersson 





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Video/Trailer of the #160/2014: Lasse Marhaug (1) // Cattet Forzani



Lasse Marhaug live
 in Cape Town 2013  



plus  
the masterpiece 
"L'étrange coulour des larmes de ton corps" (2013)
by Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani.
I had the chance to watch this great film
on the big screen (232 qm).
Don't miss it !




plus 
their first film

"Amer" 
(2009)


Monday, September 8, 2014

Sounds of the Day #23/2014: Craig Leon (1) / Rivers - Lowe - Russell - Trailer (1)


Craig Leon
Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: 
Nommos / Visiting
released 24 June 2014 

Essential stuff - don't miss it ! 



 plus
this trailer 
to Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
colaborative effort film
"A spell to ward off the darkness"








Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thoughts of the Day #157/2014: Louis Althusser + Sanhedrin (1)

Louis Althusser 
 (1918-1990) 

"Instead of thinking contingency as a modality of necessity, or an exception to it, we must think necessity as the becoming-necessary of the encounter of contingencies.

My intention, here, is to insist on the existence of a materialist tradition that has not been recognized by the history of philosophy. That of Democritus, Epicurus, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx and Heidegger, together with the categories that they defended: the void, the limit, the margin, the absence of a centre, the displacement of the centre to the margin (and vice versa), and freedom. 

A materialism of the encounter, of contingency - in sum, of the aleatory, which is opposed even to the materialisms that has been recognized as such, including that commonly attributed to Marx, Engels and Lenin, which, like every other materialism of the rationalist tradition, is a materialism of necesstiy and teleology, that is, a disguised form of idealism.

It is clearly because it represented a danger that the philosophical tradition has interpreted it and deflected it towards an idealism of freedom ..." 

Louis Althusser,   Philosophy  and Marxism
(Interview with Fernanda Navarro 1985) 



 Plus
Sanhedrin







(Keiji Haino, Yoshida Tatsuya, Nasuno Mitsuru)
 20-3-2014 @Compass 






Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Video of the Day #155/2014: Alain Badiou (6) / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (2)


Alain Badiou
Poesie und Kommunismus

plus 
a great live-performance
by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
of OM and Lichens


 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Video of the Day #158/2014: Raymond Queneau (2) / Nik Colk Void (2)


Raymond Queneau et le comique


and 
this awesome track by
Nik Colk Void




Read an interesting interview
with the very gifted musician
HERE


Friday, August 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Video of the Day #156/2014: Alain Badiou (5) / Donald Miller (1)


Alain Badiou
L'immanence des vérités
16.1.2013


Plus this ultra-obscure work
by Donald Miller called 
"A Little Treatise on Morals" 
released 1987 on tape.





Monday, August 25, 2014

Video of the Day #201/2014: Nord (2)



Nord
"L.S.D" (1982) 

Absolutely awesome and ultra-obscure stuff 
from Japan from the eighties !
 
Re-Issue of the legendary

Nord - NG Tapes
PCP Records PCPR-03
LP £18.99