1. 16:22 24th Aug 2014

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    Throwing Muses. Shinro Ohtake drawings of Kingsway Studio in New Orleans, done while visiting the band when they were finishing University (4AD/Sire), September 1994.

    Taken from the cardboard booklet of the limited 4AD edition of University.

  2. 16:20

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Umm more like Chiller


    Umm more like Chiller

  3. 13:33 23rd Aug 2014

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    Soundcloud 2000 - a command line interface for Soundcloud (that recently started to delete songs that sample from Universal’s catalogue).

    By Matthias Georgi & Tobias Schmidt, 2013.

  4. 11:44

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    In some measure, an artist’s relative talent for sci-fi is a mark of her ability to conceive of destruction: in some cases, the destruction of cities, political institutions, and individual rights; in others, the dismantling of basic metaphysical assumptions about the nature of the self and the structure of reality. The genre’s most effective practitioners are often those who have learned to take nothing for granted, to expect the upheaval of their assumptions and routines, to doubt.
    — “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi (Part One)”, Max Nelson for Film Comment, 2014. (via aintgotnoladytronblues)
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    midwestern gothic like vast expanses of untouched snow underneath a bleak sky with nothing to see but the fringes of your scarf, your white breath, and a grey, sunless sky. like deserted towns with one elderly person the only resident. children chasing each other alone through fields of sunflowers and wheat, hidden persons unseen through the thick growth. like underground tunnels leftover from prohibition and the ghosts in the walls. like driving on the highway that goes on forever, dark at five o clock, the only car that exists on your trip towards nowhere. like dark animal eyes watching you through tall grasses.

  6. 16:50 22nd Aug 2014

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  7. 15:35

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    Against the Current, “Infinity”

    Pop-rock whose frontwomen write hooks as shiny as a magnifying glass used to burn ants. This is my unsecret favorite genre of music, and if it takes YouTube trawls to find it in 2014 (beats ripping it from the promo-CD stacks at my old job), so be it. 

  8. 19:49 21st Aug 2014

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Das metapotato


    Das metapotato

    (Source: vuls)

  9. 19:49

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    Remember that epic Joan Didion hatchet job of Manhattan? Why did no one mention that she also had the best response to mansplaining ever?

  10. Just take a look at the high points, year by year …

    1978: Wuthering Heights. Gothic romance distilled into four-and-a-half minutes of gaseous rhapsody, this was released as her first single at Bush’s insistence in the face of opposition from seasoned and cautious EMI executives; wilfulness vindicated by the month it spent at the top of the charts.

    1979: Them Heavy People (the radio cut from the On Stage EP), which namedropped the Russian mystic Gurdjieff and Sufi whirling dervishes, a celebration of being intellectually-emotionally expanded: “it’s nearly killing me … what a lovely feeling”.

    1980: Breathing, a chillingly claustrophobic sound-picture of slow death through radiation sickness after the bomb drops: “Chips of plutonium/are twinkling in every lung.” Swiftly followed by Army Dreamers: perhaps the best, certainly the most subtle of anti-war songs, inventing and rendering obsolete Let England Shake a couple of decades ahead of schedule.

    1981: Sat in Your Lap. Avant-pop stampede of pounding percussion and deranged shrieks, a sister-song to Public Image Ltd’s Flowers of Romance, but lyrically about the quest for knowledge: “I want to be a scholar!”

    1982: The Dreaming, Bush’s first real flop, but artistically a triumph: inspired by Australian indigenous culture and music, it’s a Fairlight fairytale that used smashed-marble for percussion sounds and prophesised a completely alternate future for sampling-based pop than what would actually transpire.

    1985: Running Up That Hill, an ecstastic protest against the limits of identity and empathy, pre-empting Prince’s similarly inspired If I Was Your Girlfriend by a couple of years. Then Cloudbusting, a song/video about psychologist-turned-mystic Wilhelm Reich’s attempts to build a rain-making machine, as seen through the faithful eyes of small son Peter.