Sunday, 13 September 2015

Kundalini Eyes

Heima: Sigur Ros Documentary

Because they came up in a conversation with a friend on friday.


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**** MOVIE INFO On the heels of their 2006 concert tour, Icelandic alternative rockers Sigur Ros return to their picturesque homeland for a series of free, unannounced concerts. Follow the band as they perform their mesmerizing brand of hypnotic pop at such unconventional venues as an abandoned fish factory, a small-town coffee shop, and a protest site at a controversial dam. Candid interviews with the band find the performers discussing what it's like to return home after an extended tour, and what it's like to perform for their fans around the world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Rating: Unrated Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary Directed By: Dean DeBlois In Theaters: Nov 2, 2007 Wide Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min. EMI Records - Official Site (from: In 2006, post-rock cum quasi-classical soundscape quartet Sigur Rós returned home to Iceland after a world tour to play a series of free shows. For the band, it was a way of giving something back to the locals who’d long been supportive of them and an acknowledgement of how Iceland looms large in their aesthetic. Filmed over two weeks in summer, ‘Heima’ (meaning ‘at home’ or ‘homeland’) is a record of these gigs, played in venues as unlikely as a disused herring factory and – alfresco and entirely acoustic – an anti-dam protest camp, with additional footage of the band rehearsing, candid backstage shots and interviews with the extended group of players. Iceland’s extraordinary natural beauty is as much a star of the movie as Sigur Rós’s magisterial music and the all-local crew could hardly have done a more impressive promotional job had ‘Heima’ been commissioned by the Icelandic Tourist Board itself. Filming every one of the seven shows means a repetitiveness sets in and there is perhaps one too many shots of photogenic children staring wide-eyed in wonder while the band plays. But, as rock movies go, this provides an atypically intense – and enormously pleasurable – experience. BY: SHARON O'CONNELL POSTED: MONDAY OCTOBER 29 2007 (from

MoodSwings of the day

Random muzak

Magazine: Play.

We all know the drill: a successful songwriting partnership breaks up, and the defector goes on to form a band that either sounds exactly the same as his former band-- or one that sounds exactly the same, but much, much worse. In the annals of pop music history, Magazine were something of an exception, seeing how they matched the Buzzcocks in many ways while still spiraling off on several new tangents. If the Buzzcocks were a melodically inclined punk band that helped transition punk to new wave, Magazine were a new wave band that retained the fury and edginess of punk. The difference may have ultimately boiled down to the use of synthesizers, but still, Magazine posed much darker stuff than the Buzzcocks, and differently, too. As spin-offs go, Magazine were no mere copycats. They were something else entirely. Howard Devoto was only in the Buzzcocks for a few months before ceding control to Pete Shelley. And, burning hot and bright, Magazine itself lasted only a few years. What they released, though, comprises one of the most distinctive catalogs in new wave, ranging from "Shot by Both Sides", the defining outburst of alienation, to more refined takes on the same subject like "A Song From Under the Floorboards", the last of Magazine's songs to feature founding guitarist John McGeoch before he jumped ship to Siouxsie and the Banshees. That line-up switch is pivotal to Magazine's Play, a 1980 live album recorded in Australia and featuring McGeoch's freshly tapped (and short-lived) replacement Robin Simon. Most bands wouldn't have dared press "record" with the new guy barely installed, but clearly Magazine knew what they were doing. While hardly epic, the disc bristles with intensity and arty, angular grit. In fact, for a while, Play might have been the best introduction to the band, as it showcases several of the group's best attributes-- Devoto's acidic singing, the disorienting keyboards, and future Bad Seed Barry Adamson's pulsing bass. That's not really the case anymore, since the band's four studio albums are widely available in remastered editions and Magazine's discography has been distilled down to the pretty solid best-of Where the Power Is. For more enthusiastic listeners, there's also the 3xCD companion Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now, which featured several of the group's most familiar songs, either live or in alternate form. And finally, there's the small matter that Play lacks the trademark "Shot by Both Sides". Yet it's still substantial. Magazine were plenty muscular and, for a new wave act, not afraid to drop the sheen in favor of something less polished. Not that the likes of "Definitive Gaze" or "The Light Pours Out of Me" were ever particularly polished, but Play does show off the more feral side of the band, even when toning down the guitars on "A Song From Under the Floorboards" or deconstructing Sly Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)". It's for fans only at this point, but arriving just in time for next year's reunion, Play is a welcome reminder of the band's prowess.

52 Commercial Rd

52 Commercial Road are a post-rock group from London, England who began in 2003. Formed in the bedrooms of five close friends, at seventeen they found they all held uncommon musical interests and influences. And so began learning their craft together to make the music they longed to hear. Eventually finding a more suitable home amongst London’s activist and squatting scene, they refined their creative instincts in the abandoned structures from where they eventually took their name. 52 Commercial Road signified a place of shared experience, youth, hedonism, freedom and an existence outside of mainstream culture. It has come to define and represent a collective memory, of transience, identity and politicisation. Gigging extensively in occupied spaces, such as car show-rooms, universities, factories, shops, warehouses, clubs, pubs and houses for various social and political causes as well as the obligatory venue circuit, they gained a reputation for taking listeners on immersive and introspective journeys. Whilst in the process of recording their 1st full length album, the line up was often subject to change but the core of the band continued and evolved, taking in new members and influences finding a new maturity. The self titled piece was produced, manufactured and released independently in 2008. In 2010 they set about recording a 2nd Album at the prestigious Eastcote studios. Initial sessions there with engineer Sam Navel proved so fruitful that they managed to complete the project in September of the same year. The band organised a special launch night for their album ‘A Wreck Provides An Excellent Foundation’ producing 120 individually designed sleeves, and in suitably fitting manner, resisted the eviction of the venue. The album has since gained critical acclaim, generating interest and sales in the UK, Europe, North/South America and Asia. Off the back of playing numerous parties and festivals in the UK and Europe, the band have built up a strong following of dedicated fans.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Virtual Identity Grooming Session

..... my virtual identity is in need of a radical grooming. 

 Having now finally remembered the old email address I used for my first Mixcloud account, I decided to delete that said account and merge the mixes onto the most recent one: 

 I am also in the mood of making another one of those home-made mixes and one day I'd like really to start my own podcast, with SPOKEN parts. yes, spoken. 
 Always wondered why, somebody like me, never have been able to speak endlessly in front of the microphone; or maybe it's a matter of getting over the atrocious sound of my own voice?

With the course of these last 7 years my willingness to speak and write has decreased, leaving more space to visuals and audio creations. 
 My 2 mixcloud accounts now have become one, my blogs will be updated and my last fm page, like THIS page, will start a new life. 

 Or just pick it up from where we left off, far too much time spent on FB.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Hateful Abandon / Mars / Ad Undas/ STAB Electronics/Retarder SETLIST

David Bowie - China Girl
Danielle Dax - Flashback
Fad Gadget - Love Parasite
Young gods - Skinflower

Savage Republic - 1938
Pere Ubu - Final Solution
Laibach - Dogs Of War
Knifeladder - Alpha Male

Les Joyeaux de la Princesse/ Blood Axis - Absinthia Tetra
Diamanda galas put a spell on you

Bain Wolfkind - My Name is Poison
Coil - Things a Happen
Swans - Sensitive Skin

PTV - Godstar
Virgin Prunes - Theme for thought
Divine Muzak - Slow Hard and Deep
Geneviève Pasquier - Catwalk

Sunday, 3 May 2015

United Forces Of Industrial II

 Unrest Production Official Page


Siekiera - Czerwony pejzaz
Cultural Decay - Business business, fragile object
Malaria! - Trash me
Severed Heads - Petrol
Factory floor - Two Different Ways

Ah-cama Sotz - Narbukh
Negru Voda - Dancing with Cement
Solar Skeleton - Necroethyl
Thorofon - Riotdictator
Anenzephalia - Live rape

SPK - Sheer Naked Aggression
Chrome - tv as eyes
Fad Gadget - Lady Shave
Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
Turning Shrines - Dirt Test
Test Dept Sweet Sedation

Laibach - Leben heisst leben
Swans - Cop
PTV - Unclean
Click Click - HeadFuck
Clock DVA - Sonology of sex 2

Day II

These Immortal Souls - Marry me (lie! lie!)
Asmodi Bizzarre - Blue stories
Grauzone - Hinter der Bergen
Norma Loy - Glance in your eyes 
Tones on Tail - Christian says
Section XXv - girls don't count
Pere ubu - Final Solution
Lydia - Solo Mystico
Les joyeaux de la pricess&Blood Axis - Fée Verte, Vous Êtes Jolie
Nature and Organisation -Wickerman Song (Willow's Song)
Swans - Picture of Maryanne
Diamanda Galas - you must be certain of the devil
Coil - Things Happen
PTV - just like