Saturday, February 27, 2010

RIP Tommy Atkins

Thanks to the mighty Cosmic Hearse for his classy tribute to bassist Tommy Atkins from the band Yeti, who, sadly, took his own life recently.

I actually first received word about this tragedy via another friend of Tommy's on Facebook this morning, and to be honest, it is the first I had ever heard of him or his various musical projects. And I'm willing to bet the same is true for most of you out there reading this. If you like good, tight left-field prog weirdness, though, you will want to scoot over here right away and explore his sonic world a bit more deeply. Well worth a decent chunk of your listening time, I assure you...

We needed to hear more from this man. This is a genuine tragedy.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies

"...the machinic domain does not refer to any concrete, really existing machine: it is not technology itself, but rather the diagram of forces that precipitates it into form, then dismantles it again at a moment of rupture. The machinic phyla mark out the realm of the actually possible, continually provoking real bifurcations in the existing patterns of social circulation and initiating new departure points that leave old machines behind like so much junk in the dustbin: decoded raw materials, aestheticized antiquities or jealously guarded and frozen territories turning inward on themselves like black holes."

"The dynamic relations between the concrete forms of social circulation and the mutating rhizomes of ideas are what reveal the capacity of Guattari's meta-model to embrace the full complexity of contemporary existence, marked by ceaseless innovations in science, philosophy, law, organizational theory, mathematics, cosmology - everything that transforms the lifeworld irreparably, calling for new images of existence and new existential territories. Seen from this angle...the machinic phyla appear to initiate the heterogenesis of the social order. Simply inexistent before their emergence as a transformative force, they constitute a non-dialectical otherness, appearing without confrontation or struggle to dissolve the stability of human assemblages, which they project toward distant futures. They redraw the map of existence, transforming the plane of consistency and thrusting us further into the unknown..."

The rest is here:

Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies by Brian Holmes

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Krystoffkristoffiton, Vargv, Myself, Luc Fierens, Amersoeurs, Nekrasov, Spectral Lore, Saaamaaa, Nibiru, Northaunt, Xexyz, Urfaust, Ancient Tundra, Immundus, Andrew Chalk.... and unknown, unremembered Artists of the black Arts

Free download: SaturnMasque

Friday, February 5, 2010

Efterklang - Polygyne from Rumraket on Vimeo.

Efterklang "Polygyne"
“Be patient, do nothing, cease striving. We find this advice disheartening and therefore unfeasible because we forget it is our own inflexible activity that is structuring the reality. We think that if we do not hustle, nothing will happen and we will pine away. But the reality is probably in motion and after a while we might take part in that motion. But one can’t know.”

— Paul Goodman, “Five Years: Thoughts During a Useless Time”

Via: Whisky River

“Our beds are empty two-thirds of the time. Our living rooms are empty seven-eighths of the time. Our office buildings are empty one-half of the time. It’s time we gave this some thought.”

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Space: It's Still A Frontier

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

These stunners are courtesy of Matt Crookshank. Do yourself a favour, drop by his personal corner of the web and check out the rest of the goodies he has on display there. You won't regret it, I guarantee you this.

Monday, February 1, 2010

"The objective being of desire is the Real in and of itself. There is no particular form of existence that can be labeled "psychic reality." - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari


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