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One of the very few surviving recordings of the immensely prolific Tori Kudo, from one of his countless pre-Maher Shalal Hash Baz obscure projects. Harking from his anti-band ideology days, this strange little bootleg captures the retro psychedelic rock love dispanded by Kudo in his early years, while offering the characteristic dismantled, stripped-down sound of Guys and Dolls. Eccentric, crumbling jams with disjointed instrumentals, off-time beats, messed-up guitar solos and very amateurish ... read more
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84
While historically being stimulated to attribute conceptual value and moral assignments to whatever artistic piece before us, an interesting minor branch of theorists and artists alike has been riding against the wind since the middle of the past century, approaching artistic mediums as independent, self-sufficient objects that operate in their own terms, apart from the seemingly ubiquitous influence of human rationality. Experimentalists such as Morton Feldman, John Cage, Christian Wollf and ... read more
EMR -
83
Rating goes to the 51 min bonus tracks version. Totally essential sludge/crust punk crossover with immense doses of nasty, gritty paranoia and hatred toward the darkest sides of mankind.
EMR -
77
Some of the most disturbing stuff ever produced, even if a few cuts rely a little much on repetition and spoken word recordings for shock value complementing. That aside, the 1989-2009 is the essential version of the germans' debut, containing two mind-boggling bonus incursions to hell for a complete maddening session. Proceed with caution.
EMR -
85
Rating goes to the Bestial Devastation split, which takes an already distinct and powerful early death/black metal album to another level of greatness. Definitely essential metal.
Nov 29, 2020
Jaron, from this site, told me you're interested in Deleuze. I'm also a big fan of his work, particularly "What is Philosophy?" which I'll be writing an extended thesis on in the coming year. The chapter "Percept, Affect, Concept" is of particular interest to my reading of Brian Massumi, Laruen Berlant, and other successive affect theorists. Anyway, just wanted to say "hello"!
Nov 18, 2020
Hi!, whats your favourite TV shows? For a list
Nov 10, 2020
Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Nov 5, 2020
What I'm trying to say is this: it might not have been direct and you're not alone, but seeing your appreciation for the arts has - in some roundabout way - made me strive to do the same, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. Thank you, again.
Nov 5, 2020
Thank you! I'm studying political science, so most of the material is relatively known to me, but I'm looking into the topic ahead of my course on political philosophy next semester. I doubt Deleuze will be involved there, but you never know.

I also want to add that the questions I've asked you over the years - not really understanding your fascination with modern classical, experimental material, the avant-garde... - it's all starting to make sense to me. Listening to Schönberg, Xenakis, Feldman and the likes has opened my eyes - but mainly my ears - to the breadth of what music can be. Seems peculiar now that so much of the contemporary western musical tradition is so - excuse the pun - one-note. It's even helped me decide to get a master's degree in art science after I finish my master's international politics next year.
Nov 5, 2020
Any reading I should do before jumping into Deleuze's work? Seems a very interesting figure, so I reckon I'm best off asking a fan ;)
Oct 31, 2020
you ever listen to Księżyc? If not, I think you'd enjoy em. both their S/T and Rabbit Eclipse are great imo
Oct 31, 2020
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