Sunday, December 27, 2009

Homeland Security Presents Revolutionary Media

Media recommended by the management this last week of the first decade of the twenty first century since an unemployed Jewish carpenter was nailed to a tree for suggesting that we should care for each other. Get it into you.

Wax Audio - 9 Countries: Sounds
9 Countries - Mashed ambiance, soundscaping across Asia. A Wax Audio production 9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used. Recorded, edited, mixed, re-mixed, mashed and mastered by Tom Compagnoni 2005-2009

This book, Noise & Capitalism, is a tool for understanding the situation we are living through, the way our practices and our subjectivities are determined by capitalism. It explores contemporary alienation in order to discover whether the practices of improvisation and noise contain or can produce emancipatory moments and how these practices point towards social relations which can extend these moments. If the conditions in which we produce our music affects our playing then let's try to feel through them, understand them as much as possible and, then, change these conditions. If our senses are appropriated by capitalism and put to work in an ‘attention economy’, let's, then, reappropriate our senses, our capacity to feel, our receptive powers; let's start the war at the membrane! Alienated language is noise, but noise contains possibilities that may, who knows, be more affective than discursive, more enigmatic than dogmatic.

Small Town Romance » Blog Archive » Lament – Mixtape

This was a pretty sad week, as my guitar hero Jack Rose had died in the beginning of the week, of a heart attack in the age of 38. I wrote him an open letter which you can read here, and I’m glad that new people were exposed to his music because of this letter. At first, I thought of having a somewhat dedicated to death mixtape, but I figured it’ll be too depressing and live moves on, so this mixtape will be a regular, plain one, like you’re use too. It is dedicated to Jack though.

Silver Currant: Jack Rose, The Athenaeum, Fredericksburg, VA.
Jack Rose. June 18, 2009 @ The Athenaeum, Fredericksburg,Virginia.

Download Bergensbanen in HD
Friday November 27th over 1,2 million Norwegians watched parts of “Bergensbanen” on NRK2. The longest documentary ever? At least the longest we have made, almost 7 1/2 hours, showing every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to the capital of Oslo. Bergensbanen is 100 years in 2009, and the documentary was a wild idea from NRK staff that came through, and was a surprisingly big success.

Time Has Told Me
An old favorite. A great Mp3 blog that does not link to individual entries so you have to go through the whole glorious thing.

Busy week ahead. Will be working. Lots to write. Lots to plan. Enjoy!

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