Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Greylodge Occult Review #18 released





Check it out here
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FALLEN NATION: Babylon Burning
A psychedelic roadtrip across the highways of the modern collective unconscious. It's a world where just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you, where the things you dream about can come back to haunt you when you wake, and where the end of this world is just the beginning of another.

The Golden Dawn Audio Series
An unparalleled and unique opportunity to hear Dr. Regardie's own voice providing instructions on magical methods and the Golden Dawn. Make Sure you don't miss the EXTRA!

WAX, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
The bizarre fictional story of Jacob Maker, weapons-guidance designer and committed beekeeper. When the bees drill a hole in Jacob's head and insert a television whose supernatural images control his will, Jacob enters an hallucinatory alternative reality.

Ultraculture Journal
Ultraculture Journal One collects under one cover the most volatile and direct magickal writing currently available in the English language. It will change you at the cellular level. You have been forewarned.

Soviet/Russian Parallel Cinema
'What on earth is parallel cinema? Who is a part of this in the USSR? I will try to answer the questions simply and in a straight forward way. All Soviet citizens have the right to know about this new movement in cinema, so that after a difficult working day, he or she can entertain the proud thought: "We have parallel cinema..." And may fellow citizens have bright dreams, which are in fact the most democratic form of parallel cinema in the world.'

Derrida: Dissemination
'Who is it that is addressing you? Since it is not an author, a narrator, or a deus ex machina, it is an I that is both part of the spectacle and part of the audience, an I that, a bit like you, undergoes its own incessant violent reinscription within the arithmetical machinery. An I that functioning as a pure passageway for operations of substitution is not some singular and irreplaceable existence, some subject or life. But only rather moves between life and death, between reality and fiction. An I that is a mere function or phantom.'

Deleuze: Cinema 1 & 2
The broad sweep of Deleuze's two cinema books, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image , is to chart a fundamental shift from classical pre-WW2 cinema [movement-image] to post-WW2 cinema [time-image].

BANKSY X 3
- Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall
"Nearly a hundred pictures are featured here. Each and every one of them a pathetic cry for help" -The Guardian
- Existencilism
"Superficially his work looks deep but it's actually deeply superficial" -Evening Standard
- Wall and Piece
"There's no way you're going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover" -Metropolitan Police Spokesperson
Hatred of Capitalism: A Semiotext(e) Reader
What an anthology. Over 400 pages packed with the likes of Kathy Acker, George Bataille, Jean Baudrillard, William Burroughs, John Cage, Gilles Deleuze, Bob Flanagan, Michel Foucault, Felix Guattari, J-F Lyotard, Ulrike Meinhof, Kate Millet, Cookie Mueller, David Rattray, Ann Rower, Assata Shakur, Michelle Tea, Lynne Tillman, Paul Virilia and many, many more. Twenty-five years of some of the finest writing to come out of America, France, and beyond.

Paul Virilio: The Vision Machine
"It is a war of images and sounds, rather than objects and things, in which winning is simply a matter of not losing sight of the opposition. The will to see all, to know all, at every moment, everywhere, the will to universalised illumination: a scientific permutation on the eye of God which would forever rule out the surprise, the accident, the irruption of the unforeseen."

The eXtreme eBook Collection
The Selfish Meme: A Critical Reassessment By Kate Distin - Dr. Strangelove's Game By Paul Strathern - THE BLACK BOOK Volume III, Part 1, Galt's Ark: The Black Symphony, First Movement - THE BLACK BOOK Volume III, Part 2, Galt's Ark: The Black Symphony, Second Movement - Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain By Tom Stafford, Matt Webb - Social Amnesia: A Critique of Contemporary Psychology By Russell Jacoby - The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate By P. Brook - Signifying Identities; Anthropological Perspectives on Boundaries and Contested Values By Anthony Cohen - The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain By Rob Pepperell - The Human Condition By Hannah Arendt - Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency By J. Bamford

Conspiracy Pack

Video: The Hour of Our Time - The Legacy of William Cooper. The only official documentary of William "Bill" Cooper's life, works, legacy and his shocking demise that night of November 6, 2001.

eBooks: Bramley: The Gods of Eden - Lady Queenborough: Occult Theocrasy - Spenser: The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye

Luigi Serafini - Codex Seraphinianus
...it is a highly idiosyncratic magnum opus by an Italian architect indulging his sense of fancy to the hilt. It consists of two volumes in a completely invented language (including the numbering system, which is itself rather esoteric), penned entirely by the author, accompanied by thousands of beautifully drawn colour pictures of the most fantastic scenes, machines, beasts, feasts, and so on. It purports to be a vast encyclopedia of a hypothetical land somewhat like the earth, with many creatures resembling people to various degrees, but many creatures of unheard-of bizarreness promenading throughout the countryside. Serafini has sections on physics, chemistry, mineralogy (including many drawings of elaborate gems), geography, botany, zoology, sociology, linguistics, technology, architecture, sports (of all sorts), clothing, and so on. The pictures have their own internal logic, but to our eyes they are filled with utter non sequiturs.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

subQtaneous: fin







Studio album with musicians from Collide, Elektroworx, Mankind is Obsolete, 233project, Veil of Thorns, Choronzon, Babalon, and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.

After many years, finally, the final masters are finished and set up for print-on-demand. There will likely be other releases of this through other printers with broader distribution, but the music itself is now completely finalized.

"...All of the music on this disc feels very human and percussive, with a number of melodies/chords you wouldn't normally hear in industrial, metal, or any other urban music category. It manages to play a little into avant-garde, jazz, and electronica realms while maintaining a solid cohesiveness. It also captures experimental and political elements unheard on such a magnitude since the alternative heydey of the 80's and early 90's. Sometimes a huge artist roster will dillute the end result, but all of the collaboration on Some Still Despair In A Prozac Nation mixes into a tasty and potent brew. The production is original, flawless, and extremely layered, giving you plenty of repeat listens to pick up everything going on. This album is a notable addition to all the ground-breaking 21st century media that is emerging. If you are a proud member of a subculture, prefer subversive philosophical topics, and/or enjoy having your mind screwed with, this one is a worthwhile purchase. Get it!..." JIVE Magazine Review by Johann Ess.

ReGen Magazine Interview.

The final CD is now available here. The Data CD is available on cafepress & contains high res mp3s, digital images of the album art, and a bunch of bonus material such as: an early release PDF of "Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning", Bedtime Stories With The Antichrist Podcasts (3 hours of audio), and more.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Esozone 2007





Second Life Sketches: A Day On The Grid (by Warren Ellis)

Penny Patton, who designs retropunk avatar outfits that remind me of graphic novels like THE RED STAR, has opened a larger version of her Happy Bivouac store in The Junkyard, and Anna Young, co-founder of the FasFerox multimedia project, is involved in building a FasFerox temple there as a Second Life extension of the property.



Full article
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Living The Myth (Part 3 of 3)





“In what strange simplification and falsification man lives! One can never cease wondering once one has acquired eyes for this marvel. How we have made everything around us clear and free and simple! How we have been able to give our sense a passport to everything superficial, our thoughts a divine desire for wanton leaps and wrong inferences! How from the beginning we have contrived to retain our ignorance in order to enjoy an almost inconceivable freedom, lack of scruple and caution, heartiness, and gaiety of life- in order to enjoy life! And only on this now solid, granite foundation of ignorance could knowledge rise so far... Even if language, here as elsewhere, will not get over its awkwardness, and will continue to talk of opposites where there are only degrees an many subtleties of gradiation; even if the inveterate Tartuffery of morals, which now belongs to our unconquerable “flesh and blood,” infects the words even of those of us who know better- here and there we understand it and laugh at the way in which precisely science at its best seeks most to keep us in this simplified, thoroughly artificial, suitably constructed and suitably falsified world- at the way in which, willy-nilly, it loves error, because being alive, it loves life.” (Beyond Good and Evil, Fredrich Nietzsche.)

The final part of "Living The Myth" is up on JIVE magazine's website. This entire series is probably gloriously inappropriate for their average readership, though I could well be wrong. (By that, by the way, I don't mean to imply that it is above them, so much as that this series is only tangentially connected to electronic music, hip hop, or video games. But I was given carte blanche, how could I not playfully abuse it?)

If you missed the first two parts:
Part One: Deconstructing The Modern Myth.
Part Two: So Much For Truth.

The original, somewhat abridged version of these essays ran in Disinformation's Generation Hex.

I'm probably going to take a break from running stuff on JIVE for a while, except for news and the occasional review. My focus is moving to Alterati, which is coming along nicely.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Podcast: Jackson Publick of The Venture Brothers







Jackson Publick is the co-creator of the Cartoon Network [adult swim] series The Venture Brothers. The series is a sometimes bizarre, often surprisingly heartfelt parody of the boys' adventure genre.

Jackson talks about his own roots, including the loss of his mother when he was a child, his aborted college career(s), and his meteoric rise from comic book store clerk to television writer.

(Because I enjoy the hell out of this show. Also, there's also a strong possibility of an Alterati.com feature with Lisa Hammer, voice of Triana Orpheus, among many other things. Look for that sometime next month.)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

ReGen Magazine: subQtaneous Interview



ReGen ran the interview I did with Wes for subQtaneous as an Artist Spotlight... which is good. They edited and tightened it up, too.

However, presently there are a couple errors in the interview, which hopefully will get fixed but may not:

#1: I was not the drummer for Babalon, I was the bassist and producer. (ADDENDUM: This was fixed.)

#2: The photo credits are not all Jeff Cohn, only the first one (of me, with the banjo.) The following image of Ari I believe was taken by Ashley Pearl, the one of Scott Landes was taken by Arturo Everitt, the one of Gaetan was taken by Jonathan Sorber Photography. I'm not sure about the P. Emerson Williams photo credit.

http://www.regenmag.com/Artist-Spotlight-19-SubQtaneous.html

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fallen Nation cover: Redux

I did a new cover image for Fallen Nation. I'm finally getting close to happy with it.












Model is Key. Photographer (for her) was Jeff Cohn. Rest is me.

Initial print on demand relase info isn't locked in stone, but it's looking like late spring/early summer. In store releases could be soon, or take a while, depending on how everything goes.

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