Oct 31, 2006

"Just A Goddamn Piece of Paper"

Iraqi Freedom
We now know that fraud on the part of the Bush administration launched the ill-fated Iraqi war. The war's financial and human cost of the war to date is $337 billion, with steep future costs for veterans' care and replacement of military equipment. Approximately 3,000 US troops have been killed, and Department of Veterans Affairs documents show that 100,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have been granted disability compensation. Estimates of Iraqi civilian "collateral damage" range from 30,000 to 655,000 deaths. America's reputation has been shattered, and the prospects for terrorist "blow-back" are higher. Meanwhile the US is transforming into a fascist state , the constitution ? Just a goddamn piece of paper (bush quote).

10-10 Falcon Base destruction, unofficially 300+ dead, officially...it didnt happen.. but here's the video shot by soldiers from about a mile (safe)distance 9 minutes Falcon base blow out

More US government and the complicit (in bed with) big media cover up, even google constantly resets the viewing numbers of this one, to prevent it from getting the limelight it deserves, watch Terror Storm Since 31-10 it has been released on DVD, at the moment 3-11, already ranked 18th in amazon sales, 5 star ratings...Buy Terror Storm @ Amazon

Nov 7th Diebold Day
So now there's another round of voting coming up, after the 2000 and 2004 presidential vote fraud, the congress gets a full taste of what those Diebold machines can do. 80% of americans will use these pieces of technology- fully enabled fraud voting systems- which not a single independent body — nobody, none, zero…no computer scientist, security expert or federal, state or local election official or organization — is allowed to test Diebolds voting systems in full. The same is true for the systems of every other voting machine company in America.

The only federal testing of these systems is done by the so-called "Independent Testing Authority" (ITA), a consortium of three private corporations chosen and paid for by the voting machine companies themselves. The ITAs test only what their client Voting Machine Companies tell them to test. They do so in secret and without releasing the results of their limited testing publicly. Democracy at work , right - However, this technology should be a seller to any country run by despots .

So what will happen, the media will no doubt follow some loudmouths screaming fraud, specially in the republican camp they seem to think yelling fraud will distract from their devious actions, the democrats seem to be a bunch of stranded whales having lost all sense of direction. America is in dire need of more political parties, a reform of a system that benefits those that whore for money the best, that's very different from serving the public interest. But who's going to tell them, do they even understand anything else then selfishness ?

But first...chaos, the collapse of the economy, the gigantic dollarfraud used to pump up wallstreet, misery for millions , a wall to keep mexicans out , more to keep americans in i'd say, the future looks bleak for the USA.

Politics, i recently read at a musicblog, that's a nono, now i find that shocking , it makes you wonder how shallow current musiclovers must be and they certainly don't know much about music, because it has always played a role in resisting the powers that be in their drive for greater control or at least the status quo. Rebels from Mozart to Johnny Rotten, from Elvis to...... yes some silence here as i am thinking who in 2006 might fit that bill. I know there are plenty but a big name ? It looks like the music marketing industry has a firm grip on what artists get airplay, what messages are conveyed, sure lowlife attitudes are promoted in the rap business, but artists with a message ...? They seem to be cornered and labelled 'intellectual' stuff. Collectivism seems only applicable in the rave/trance scene, but infested with drugs as that is, it shows the negative/escapist side of collectivism, not the mutual responsibility we have for life on this planet. So where are the voices that lead us to this better world we supposedly would like to live in.


I've chosen 4 rather different albums for download but still politicized in conveying a message, it's as allways up to the reciever whether he or she is willing to transcode it into something that suits his/her worldview. Its in that light that i added the covers album because it to me shows what extraordinary results can come from our human capacity to reshape.

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Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, followed his acclaimed 2001 movie, Kubrick '71 vision of the near future, based on Anthony Burgess's famous novel is a dark, satirical social commentary, a masterpiece where doped milk, gang violence and rape aswell as cynical and glib politics reigned ...

Malcolm McDowell delivers a clever, tongue-in-cheek performance as Alex, the leader of a quartet of droogs, a vicious group of young hoodlums who spend their nights stealing cars, fighting rival gangs, breaking into people's homes, and raping women. A Clockwork Orange works on many levels--visual, aural (as established by the download) social, political, and sexual--it is one of the few films that hold up under repeated viewings. Kubrick stylizes the film by utilizing classical music (and Wendy Carlos's electronic classical work) to underscore the violent scenes, which even today are disturbing in their display of sheer nihilism. Ironically, many fans of the film have missed that point, sadly being entertained by its brutality rather than being repulsed by it

A ClockWorkOrange - Soundtrack - This download is basicly a radioplay and testament to the quality of Kubricks movie. For those like me who have seen the movie(several times) the images pop up automatically but i dare say for those that haven't, it still is an entertaining 82 minutes.

 Clockwork Orange Audio * (54mb)

01 - Opening Sequence & Theme
02 - Fight With Billy Boy
03 - House Attack & Bar Scene
04 - At Home.
05 - A Bit Of Ludwig Von
06 - Mr Deltoid
07 - At The Record Shop
08 - Sex To William Tell
09 - The New Wa
10 - Keeping The Sheep In Line
11 - Attacking The Cat House
12 - In The Cell With Deltoid
13 - The Sad Bit
14 - Into Prison
15 - 2 Years Later
16 - The Ludovico Technique
17 - Land Of Hope and Glory
18 - Visit From The Boss
19 - Sign Here
20 - Off To The Medical Centre
21 - The Treatment
22 - Not Ludwig Von
23 - On Trial
24 - I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper
25 - Back Home & Kicked Out
26 - Old Geezers Revenge
27 - The Police Attack
28 - Taken In For A Bath
29 - On The Phone
30 - Singin In The Bath
31 - Drugged
32 - Listening To Ludwig Von
33 - Not Dead
34 - The Finale & Singin In The Rain

Clockwork @ Wiki
Clockwork @ Amazon

http://cafe-puschkin.blogspot.com/ offers the complete Orange original music score + Clockworks audiotrack in MP3 here (mp3-127mb/192k+VBR/MU)

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Kinesis - Handshakes for Bullets

NME described this band as `the perfect rock band' and on listening to this debut album you can hear why.An out of control roller coaster ride of original tracks that have the feel of established rock giants like The Strokes, Muse and Wheatus. Michael Bromley growls darkly political biting lyrics over the original and yet memory evoking guitar riffs of Conor McGloin, the result being an urgent storm that presses onwards.Their second album "You Are Being Lied To" was released in June 2005 on the indie label, 'Captains Of Industry'. The album was recorded and produced by the band themselves on an extremely small budget, the band decided to announce that they were splitting up on the day that the album was released, you can download a 64k version at their Captains of industry label here

Kinesis - Handshakes (390mb)

1. One Way Mirror
2. Billboard Beauty
3. Civilised Fury
4. Bloodstained Lips
5. This Dead End
6. Conveyor Belt Destruction
7. And They Obey
8. Cling To Your Innocence
9. Forever Reeling
10. Average American Corpse
11. Everything Destroys Itself
12. Generation Devoid Of Inspiration

you are being lied to
Kinesis @ Wiki
Kinesis @ Amazon

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Suicide - American Supreme

This is suicide's fifth studio album after ten years. And like many artists the duo couldn't help but be influenced by September 11th. Tracks include 'Televised Executions', 'Swearin' Too The Flag' & 'Child, It's A New World.' 2002.
A comment; "If the streets of the world had a soundtrack, this would be it. The music and vocals are very hypnotic. I keep envisioning blood flowing through the veins of civilization as I listen to this. The words are like cells full of truth. I don't find this dark...it just tells it like it is during these strange days on earth."

 Suicide-American Supreme * (371 mb)

01 - Televised Executions
02 - Misery Train
03 - Swearin' To The Flag
04 - Beggin' For Miracles
05 - American Mean
06 - Wrong Decisions
07 - Death Machine
08 - Power Au Go-Go
09 - Dachau, Disney, Disco
10 - Child, It's A New World
11 - I Don't Know

Suicide @ Mute
Suicide @ Wiki
Suicide @ Amazon

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DissCovers Radio Bagdad

This tongue in cheek Rho-Xs compilation is 79 min of cheer fun, recognition and wonder, it's a collection of rare covers, some by established artists, some by unknowns and it starts of with the 'antichrist' himself telling us how he sees our future..take a walk on the wildside...There's just too many gems here to pick one out, i must have played this one 50 times and i dont mind another spin, it all fits. Here's your chance, take it !

 DissCovers Radio Bagdad (484mb)

01 - GW.Bush - Imagine (Radio bagdad miX)
02 - Petula Clark - Downtown (berlin uber bagdad)
03 - Slimfast - Revolution (terror diet)
04 - Psychic TV - Good Vibrations (shake the ground)
05 - Bent - Dirty Mind (what else)
06 - Nouvelle Vague - A Forest (get lost)
07 - Yat Kha - Orgasmatron (deep throat)
08 - Two Lone Swordsmen - Sexbeat (washington drums)
09 - Hayseed Dixie - Walk This Way ( in the hole)
10 - Scissor Sisters - Take me Out (stirred not shaken)
11 - The Ridiculous Trio - No Fun (blow by blow)
12 - No Talent Hack - Smells Like Teen Spirit (hellohello kraftwerk)
13 - Nouvelle Vague - Too Drunk To Fuck (what luck)
14 - Lemon Jelly - Come Down On Me (rock me hard)
15 - t.A.T.u. - How Soon Is Now (too late)
16 - Pat McDonald - Enjoy the Silence (say what )
17 - Yat Kha - Love Will Tear Us Apart ( desertion blues)
18 - Flunk - Blue Monday ( feels like teen spirit)
19 - Ukelele Orchestra - Dy-Na--My-Tee (bumbs are us)
20 - Lambeth Youth Steel Orch. - Sound of Silence (eerie)
21 - Monthy Python - Sit On My Face (bagdad going down)

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a late seasonal extra

David Bowie - All Saints
This album demonstrates David Bowie's pioneering use of synthesizers and ambient soundscapes. Most of these compositions were made in collaboration with Brian Eno and display a unique combination of lush beauty, harsh experimentation and cinematic intensity. These compositions are highly visual and adventurous, the closing piece ("Some Are" from Philip Glass's "Low Symphony") is particularly cinematic. To sum up, "All Saints" is a must have for David Bowie fans and for fans of instrumental/ambient music.

David Bowie - All Saints (371mb)

01 - A New Career In A New Town
02 - V-2 Schneider
03 - Abdulmajid
04 - Weeping Wall
05 - All Saints
06 - Art Decade
07 - Crystal Japan
08 - Brilliant Adventure
09 - Sense of Doubt
10 - Moss Garden
11 - Neukoln
12 - The Mysteries
13 - Ian Fish UK Heir
14 - Subterraneans
15 - Warszawa
16 - Some Are (The Low Symphony)

Bowie @ Amazon
Bowie @ Wiki

* All downloads are in ogg-7, artwork is included aswell as a very nifty ogg encoder/decoder.

Oct 28, 2006

War of the Worlds

A few weeks ago i mentioned HD problems, well this week my maxtor crapped out completely, leaving me with a 19 days back up gap, gone were my preparations for several blog updates i use to work on in advance, sure it could have been worse. Hopefully the Seagate HD will live up to its reputation and save me from headaches like that.

This next item as you can see comes just in time to commemorate its 68th birthday, and don't think it couldn't happen again.

This article appeared in the New York Times on Oct. 31, 1938.

A wave of mass hysteria seized thousands of radio listeners between 8:15 and 9:30 o'clock last night when a broadcast of a dramatization of H. G. Wells's fantasy, "The War of the Worlds," led thousands to believe that an interplanetary conflict had started with invading Martians spreading wide death and destruction in New Jersey and New York.

The broadcast, which disrupted households, interrupted religious services, created traffic jams and clogged communications systems, was made by Orson Welles, who as the radio character, "The Shadow," used to give "the creeps" to countless child listeners. This time at least a score of adults required medical treatment for shock and hysteria.

In Newark, in a single block at Heddon Terrace and Hawthorne Avenue, more than twenty families rushed out of their houses with wet handkerchiefs and towels over their faces to flee from what they believed was to be a gas raid. Some began moving household furniture.

Throughout New York families left their homes, some to flee to near-by parks. Thousands of persons called the police, newspapers and radio stations here and in other cities of the United States and Canada seeking advice on protective measures against the raids

Shortly after 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, October 30, 1938, many Americans became anxious or panic-stricken after listening to a realistic live one-hour radio play depicting a fictitious Martian landing at the Wilmuth farm in the tiny hamlet of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Those living in the immediate vicinity of the bogus invasion appeared to have been most frightened, although the broadcast could be heard in all regions of the continental United States and no one particular location was immune. The play included references to real places, buildings, highways, and streets. The broadcast also contained prestigious speakers, convincing sound effects, and realistic special bulletins. The drama was produced by a 23-year-old theatrical prodigy named George Orson Welles accompanied by a small group of actors and musicians in a New York City studio of the Columbia Broadcasting System's Mercury Theater. The actual broadcast script was written by Howard Koch, who loosely based it on the 1898 book The War of the Worlds by acclaimed science fiction writer Herbert George (H.G.) Wells (1866-1946). It remains arguably the most widely known delusion in United States, perhaps world history, and many radio stations around the world continue to broadcast the original play each Halloween eve.

Enjoy the ultimate frightnight, original broadcast 30-10-1938, why not replay at home..the script is included.

>>> O.Welles-War of the Worlds (MP3-27mb)

Welles'WellsWorldsWar @ Wiki

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In 1978 Jeff Wayne decided to put H.G.Wells story to music, with hindsight, it seems almost incredible, a young musician (who at the time primarily wrote music for commercials) fell in love with H.G. Wells' much-loved book.
Nearly three decades after it's initial release, the album still sounds just as fresh & exciting now as it did back then. Besides the legendary, commanding voice of Richard Burton as the album's narrator, Jeff Wayne's stunning music rocks, rouses, has incredible beauty and is effectively eerie. Great singers like Justin Hayward, David Essex, Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott & Julie Covington backed by incredible musicians like Jo Partridge, Herbie Flowers, Chris Spedding, and Jeff Wayne himself.

Opening with Sir Richard Burton's chilling words to this H. G. Wells classic, the stage is set for the impending doom and terror of the next 90 minutes

>>> Wayne's War of the World (remastered 154 Mb)

01 - Eve of the War
02 - Horsell Common and the Heat Ray
03 - The Artillaryman and the Fighting Machine
04 - Forever Autumn
05 - Thunder Child
06 - The Red Weed (part 1)
07 - The Spirit of Man
08 - The Red Weed (part2)
09 - The Artilleryman Returns
10 - Brave New World
11 - Dead London
12 - Epilogue (Part 1)
13 - Epilogue (Part 2) (NASA)

Here's the dedicated website, it announces the DVD release, Live on stage, War of the Worlds the 6th next month.
War of the Worlds Website check out the microsite !

Wayne'sWellsWorldsWar @ Wiki

Wayne'sWellsWorldsWar @ Amazon

* Downloads are in ogg-7, artwork is included aswell as a very nifty ogg encoder/decoder.

Oct 22, 2006

In From The Cold

In from the cold, the heart is warmed by singing and making music, giving colour to the wide open (snowy) landscape.

Listen ... Listen with your heart.
Remember all we are and all that's
come before your ... and hear the Roar

Loreena McKennitt, is undoubtedly the most well known of the female artists i present today, born in heartland Canada with irish/scottish heritage, Loreena adopted the Celtic harp as her main instrument and Ireland as her spiritual home. She's a musician looking for connections between music, culture and the spirit, her journeys have taken her from Canada to Ireland, Morocco to Siberia. Her music is rooted in Celtic traditions but much of her best work incorporates elements from Medieval England, Spain and North Africa.

Loreena McKennitt started out as a street musician, released albums on her own Quinlan Road label and then became world renowned after the release of "The Visit" . On offer here ,The book of secrets was released 9 years ago highly acclaimed and commercially succesfull, tragedy struck a year later when her fiancee , his brother and a friend died in a boating accident. She more or less retreated , released a live benefit album in 99 . Fans had to wait a long time but the good news is, next month she will release a new album An Ancient Muse

 Loreena McKennitt - The Book of Secrets * (84mb-304mb)

01 - Prologue
02 - The Mummers' Dance
03 - Skellig
04 - Marco Polo
05 - The Highwayman
06 - La Serenissima
07 - Night Ride Across The Caucasus
08 - Dante's Prayer

21st of november Loreena McKennitt releases her 7th album Än Ancient Muse, here's a musical ecard

Loreena @ Home
Loreena @ Wiki
Loreena @ Amazon

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Mari Boine

Sápmi, which reaches down the north-west coast of Norway, across the top of Sweden and, its southern edge veering north of the Arctic Circle, stretches eastward into northern Finland and the Kola peninsula of north-west Russia, is the homeground of the Sámi race. Estimates vary, but there are much less than 100,000 people - perhaps 75,000 or fewer - who might reasonably be described in terms of heredity, lifestyle or language as Sámi. They have never been a nation, and speak several mutually non-comprehensible languages of the Finno-Ugrian linguistic group, the most prevalent of them being North Sámi, the one spoken by Mari Boine.

Mari Boine's sound is powerful expressive organic-sounding world music, musically both primal and sophisticated at the same time. One buzz-word when Sámi music is mentioned is shamanism; the word originates with the Tungus people of Siberia, and what is generally accepted as shamanism is found in many parts of the world, but it does seem to be a word that observers utter whenever a Sámi bangs a drum. It follows that Mari's music is best experienced live, where she can express her presence in the music best.

 Mari Boine - Idjagiedas * (in the hand of the night-333mb)

01 - Vuoi Vuoi Mu
02 - Idjagiedas
03 - Suoivva
04 - Gos Bat Munno Cinat Leat
05 - Mu Ustit, Engeliid Sogalas
06 - Davvi Bávttiin
07 - Lottás
08 - Diamántta Spáillit
09 - Geasuha
10 - Áfruvvá
11 - Uldda Nieida
12 - Big Medicine

Boine's my space
Mari Boine @ Wiki
Boine @ Amazon

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In Norse mythology, the Giallarhorn or Gjallarhorn ("ringing horn") is the horn with which the gatekeeper god, Heimdallr, announces Ragnarök. In 1997 Gjallarhorns first cd Ranarop was released, remastered in 2002. The group was selected "Folk music group of the year 1997" and the CD was "Folk music CD of the year 1997" in Finland.

The songs deal with mystical events, witches and gods and the woes of the sea, old minuets, ballads and waltzes of Sweden and Swedish speaking Finland are given new life in the hands of this band. Instead of synthesizers, they rely heavily on the droning rasp of the didgeridoo, which lends both a modern feel and an ancient tone to most of the songs. Jenny Wilhelms voice is splendid, beautiful, but with a slightly sharp befitting edge..

 Gjallarhorn - Ranarop *(call of the sea witch) (remastered -400 mb)

01 - Intro
02 - Konungen och trollkvinnan , The king and the enchantress
03 - Herr Olof , Master Olof
04 - I fjol sa , Last year
05 - Solbön-Askan , Prayer for sun-Thunder
06 - O-vals , Non-Waltz
07 - I riden sa... , Ye ride so carefully
08 - Sjöjungfrun och konungadottern , The mermaid and the princess
09 - Folkesongen , Folk song
10 - Elviras vals-Oravaismenuett , Elvira's waltz-Oravais minuet
11 - Eldgjald , Gjaldersong
12 - Ramunder
13 - Kulning , Calling
14 - Reindeer Dreaming (music from the film by Antti Haase)

Gjallarhorn @ home
Gjallarhorn @ Wiki
Glalarhorn @ Amazon

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Requested, some cool gentlemen,

What to tell about Japan, check links at the bottom, this remaster has certainly succeeds in bringing their music back to life.

 Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids * (339mb-remastered)

01 - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
02 - Swing
03 - Burning Bridges
04 - My New Career
05 - Methods of Dance
06 - Ain't That Peculiar
07 - Nightporter
08 - Taking Islands in Africa
09 - The Experience Of Swimming
10 - The Width of a Room
11 - Taking Islands in Africa (Steve Nye mix)

Nightporter Fansite
Japan @ Wiki
Japan @ Amazon

* All downloads are in * ogg-7 (224k) or ^ ogg-9(320k), artwork is included , if in need get the nifty ogg encoder/decoder here !

Oct 18, 2006

Wednesdays, again

As promised last time,

Pi, the movie

How to describe "Pi"? It is a stunning film, I could hardly think of any other film in recent memory that expands and challenges the intellect on serious theological issues, but I realize it's not for everybody.

The Greek letter "Pi" equals the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But even for the mathematically deficient, Pi is less about mathematics than it is a study in obsession, a visual representation of madness. Spiritually, it affirms the truth that God is greater than we are.

Its protagonist, Maximillian Cohen, believes that mathematics is the true language of nature, and that every action in the world, no matter how random, is intricately ordered and patterned. Given this thesis, why not use this knowledge to try to predict the stock market? This draws the attention of some shady investment banker types.

But the film goes beyond that initial premise, and takes it to an unexpected plane: faith. Although Max is an agnostic Jew, his faith more accurately reflects that of an "atheistic Calvinist" . Even so, he draws the attention of Lenny Meyer, a Jew from the Kaballah sect, who explains that the Hebraic language is numeric and replete with symbolism, perhaps with the key to the meaning of life. Lenny tells Max that the numeric symbol for man is "3", and the numeric symbol for woman is "41". The symbol for child, interestingly, is their sum: "44". He then goes to explain the symbol for Eden, and the tree of life, which coincidentally, are the same two numbers for an important mathematical ratio, that "swirls" into eternity.

The story appears to be dry. It's anything but. First timer Darren Aranofsky gets a lot of mileage out of his limitations (the budget was only $60,000). It is filmed in a strong black and white that grabs you. The cinematography is stunning, the editing is superior, and there are fantastic close up images that we take for granted: an ant on a microchip, a dismembered brain, a trembling thumb. He deservedly won the director's prize at Sundance in 1998.  This soundtrack was excellently compiled by Clint Mansell

Soundtrack Pi   ( flac 432mb)*

01 - Clint Mansell - Pixr^2
02 - Orbital - P.E.T.R.O.L.
03 - Autechre - Kalpol Intro
04 - Aphex Twin - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
05 - Roni Size - Watching Windows (Ed Rush And Optical Remix)
06 - Massive Attack - Angel
07 - Clint Mansell - We Got The Gun
08 - David Holmes - No Man's Land
09 - Gus Gus - Anthem
10 - Banco De Gaia - Drippy
11 - Psilonaut - Third From The Sun
12 - Spacetime Continuum - A Low Frequency Inversion Field
13 - Clint Mansell - 2xPixr

Want more ? Pi @ Wiki dont forget to check out these websites Pi the movie first sight and Pi The movie sight 2, but why not buy the DVD !

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Robert Anton Wilson (RAW - 1932-) One of the most profound and important scientific philosophers of this century, Wilson has written many important works of fiction and non-fiction. His vast intelligence and sharp wit are sufficient to shock and enlighten the most heavily imprinted domesticated primate nervous system. His best-known work, The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975), co-authored with Robert Shea and advertised as "a fairy tale for paranoids," humorously examined American paranoia about conspiracies. The books mixed true information with imaginative fiction to engage the reader in what Wilson called "Operation Mindfuck"; the trilogy also outlined a set of libertarian and anarchist axioms known as Celine's Laws*, concepts Wilson has continued to expand upon the themes of the Illuminatus! books throughout his writing career..

Wilson also supports many of the utopian theories of Buckminster Fuller, as well as those of media theorist Marshall McLuhan and Neuro Linguistic Programming co-founder Richard Bandler, with whom he has taught workshops. RAW recommends beginners start with NLP, Zen Buddhism, basic meditation, etc., before progressing to more potentially disturbing occult activities.

Sadly, RAW, the wizard-author-intelligence increase agent is in trouble with his life, home and his finances. Robert is dying at his home from post polio syndrome. He cannot walk, has a hard time talking and swallowing, is extremely frail and needs full time care that is being provided by several friends-fans-volunteers and family. The appeal to help financially for the next few months to let him die at his home in peace has been very successfull, a testament to the esteem he's held by his readership.

*Celine's Laws
1st - National Security is the chief cause of national insecurity.
2nd - Accurate communication is only possible in a non-punishing situation.
3rd - An honest politician is a national calamity

RAW @ Home offers the latest on RAW, buy his work like Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything ! a 9 hour cd set from which you can get a taste here "Religion for the Hell of it" and "The New Inquisition "
Find out more about RAW at this Fansite with tons of info, interviews and reviews, and/or visit RAW @ Wiki which should get you on your way becomming an adept.

Listen to RAW's Religion and New Inquisition (56mb mp3)

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These three great albums have yet to see an official release on cd, i hope you'll agree that's a mistake. Modern Eon and Scars both released one of the best albums of 1981, without a second release they've been too easily forgotten. WillPower is a different case , there's simply not enough money in it for the main man Tony Robinson. So here's your chance to decide for yourself.

Will Powers - Dancing For Mental Health

This album can change your life. If you want to be happy you can start now, says Tony Robinson (motivation guru), at that time ' 83 not that well known, later a powerhouse who sold many people into success, he blockes this entertaining neuro linguistic programming alternative being released on cd (cdbaby sells a vinylrip apparently).
So whats the story, by listening again and again to Will Powers, by sharing it with others, you are constantly reminding yourself that anything is possible and that it is YOU who can make your life a positive adventure. Every one of your 'problems' is,in fact, your OPPORTUNITY. Will Powers will give you techniques that when practiced with humor will result in a fuller, richer, experience of what it really means to be alive.
There is no other album like this one. With the support of Sting, Steve Winwood, Nile Rogers, Todd Rundgren, Carly Simon, Sly & Robbie to name a few, Will Powers brings you words and music that will not only make you smile, but make you realize what your smile can do for you. If you do like it, tell others....where there's Will, there's a way!

Will Powers - Dancing for Mental Health (83 ^ 255mb)

01 - Adventures in Succes
02 - Dancing for Mental Health
03 - Opportunity
04 - Kissing with Confidence
05 - Will Powers
06 - All Thru History
07 - Happy Birthday
08 - Smile

check out these google vids
adventures in succes
kissing with confidence
smile/ wilma fox testimonial
adventures in succes testimonials

or maybe visit http://will-powers.blogspot.com/

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Scars were cocky, provocative and brash, and how they never became pop stars remains a mystery , attention to detail was central to their art, and these kids were perfect material for the State Arts design group to produce the best range of pop T-shirts ever. The people involved with State Arts were also involved in setting up the style-mag i-D, and Scars contributed a song for a free flexi with an early edition. The song, “Your Attention Please”, seems curiously apt again, being a setting of a 60s Peter Porter poem about impending nuclear terror. .

Scars’ relationship with Pre resulted in a few singles and one LP. It also saw the teenage upstarts adopt a startling new image with a look inspired by Viviene Westwood’s World’s End pirate collection. This made Scars seem like comrades of Bow Wow Wow and Adam and the Ants, unfortunately-with hindsight.
“Author! Author!” deserves to be heard, get it here.

Scars - Author ! Author ! (flac 248mb)*

01 Leave Me In Autumn 2:51
02 Fear Of The Dark 3:14
03 Aquarama 4:53
04 David 3:24
05 Obsessions 4:59
06 Everywhere I Go 3:42
07 Lady In The Car With Glasses On And A Gun 3:38
08 Je T'Aime C'Est La Morte 3:10
09 Your Attention Please 3:44
10 All About You 5:30

Scars @ Wiki

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Fiction Tales is one of the greatest albums ever made in my opinion. It is a mesmerising, etheric and sometimes disturbing record by Liverpool group Modern Eon. Their elemental hypno-rock hints and murmurs seductively, implies and evades with a coiling, smoky vagueness. Indeed, the work is 'cerebral'.
Surprisingly very little has been written about Modern Eon and Fiction Tales, it has however a dedicated albumsite, not many have ever heard of this record but those that did absolutely love it. So here's your chance.

Modern Eon - Fiction Tales  (flac 253mb)*

01 - Seconds Still
02 - The Gras Still Grows
03 - Playwrite
04 - Watching The Dancers
05 - Real Hymn
06 - Waiting For The Cavalry
07 - High Noon
08 - Childs Play
09 - Choreography
10 - Euthenics
11 - In A Strange Way
12 - Mechanic

* All downloads are in * ogg-7 (224k) or ^ ogg-9(320k), artwork is included , if in need get the nifty ogg encoder/decoder here !

Oct 16, 2006

In The Beginning

Sundaze Mass

" In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God"

An intriguiging start to the genesis account in the bible, these days we know that much of all this was copied from earlier sources, the same goes for the O.T. basis, Mozes' Torah. In fact we can find the source some 1500 years deeper in time in Sumer, which spawned the babylonian civilisations and spread its knowledge/culture from egypt to persia and beyond. Latecomers as the greeks acknowledged their sources, but the west seems largely to have turned a blind eye to it, not in the least part due to the inconvenient pre biblical truths.
Herecy was and is a label that most scolars rather evade, though the consequences aren't as severe these days, nothing much has changed, scientists remain tied to the savety of groupconsensus, even if their research shows them otherwise.

Back to 'The Word', a spanish kabbalist, Joseph Gikatila, created a beautiful analogy of the Torah as the Name of God. The Torah was like a fabric. Through warp and weft the fabric was created and woven directly from the Name of God (Scholem, On Kabbalah 42-3). Gikatila also explained the letters of the Torah as the mystical body of God while God Itself was the soul of those letters.
Spanish Kabbalists had a well developed conception of who they believed God was. God was Eyn Sof, the infinite, impersonal being with whom they could have no relationship although it was possible to find a route to a relationship with Eyn Sof. The mystic only needed to study the Torah, the one great Name of God, to find the highest form of knowledge and step up to a relationship with God. The earliest name for Hebrew's holiest letters is "tetragrammatron". (Yod-He-Vau-He). The literal meaning of this name for Hebrew's holiest letters is that this is "A GRAMMAR OF TETRAHEDRONS"

The old hebrew alphabet letters from mozes time (1100 BCE) were derived from egyptian hieroglyphs > proto-canaaite > phoenician > ancient hebrew, the shape of the letters however is what holds the key here. In 1986 a jewish kabbalist , Stan Tenen, wrote a paper "The Light in the Meeting Tent " on how symmetry and asymmetry, tetrahedron and vortex, light and vessel, produce the letters of a particular Hebrew and a particular Arabic alphabet.
Here's a 31 min video where explains his work. First Light

The Hebrew Letters – FIRST HAND™
Chart (below) and hand drawings ©1994, 1996 Stan Tenen

Clever stuff, alas this aint even half of it, Daniel Winter, a man as chaotic as he is brilliant, published a book march 87 "One Crystal's Dance". On a side note, he has been the inspiration for the movie Pi (1998), it's website a must SEE , i will post the soundtrack coming wednesday.

Daniel Winter's work focuses on the importance of the dodecahedron, the twelve pentagonal faced Platonic solid, and how it creates, with its dual the icosahedron, a nest of Golden Mean ratios. Daniel then applied this concept to emotions and to the structure of DNA itself. One of Daniels’s central ideas was that the universe could be described as a geometry of pressure. He's concerned with what is the true LANGUAGE OF LIGHT, in so far as alphabetizing what symmetry can burn spin as memory/inertia into any membrane or surface.
This is very close to the idea of a universe created by the symmetry sets of a sacred language, such as Hebrew. Daniel also postulated that a nest of Golden Mean ratios, such as a strand of DNA, was the best way to conserve information, or shape, through time. Daniel had developed a theoretical structure, a universal hypothesis, that seemed tailor made to describe the unique value of Tenen’s discovery.

But then mr Tenen decided that gods language style needed to be copywrited with him as the sole benificiary naturally. He started to threathen and sued mr Winter who's route was sacred-geomatrical and based on the golden mean spiral. An insight mr. Tenen still has to come to terms with, were it not that an american judge, who decided that it was better to have jewish friends then some nurdy incomprehensible 'freak', ruled that mr Winters work was unlawful and anyone spreading it in contempt of court. His books were to be burned.

Daniel Winter has been on the run ever since, now when i look at the meru foundations website and Daniels work its as if an 7 year old has succesfully sued Picasso for infringing on his work, and has made selling work impossible for poor Pablo. Daniel Winter should get a nobelprize, if he ever finds a decent editor of his work, here's the main web site concerning his work chaotic as the man himself, anyway you can order his books and dvd's there aswell as his current baby the heart tuner, get some pdf's on his current work here

There's much more, but hold on;

Let's not forget that the genesis account aint the only one telling us what happened, in fact a much more consistent one was brought to us by the gnostics, who were demonised for doing so by the Catholic Church Demons, who's reign of terror is finally fizzling out.

"It seems that once there was only the Fore-Creation, invisible, without form or gender, all-pervasive, filling the depths and heights of what was and which, desiring to manifest an inward potential gave birth to many holy dyads...that is, pairs, the first of which were the Abyss and Fore-thought. Then a desire arose in Fore-thought and it meditated on Silence who conceived and gave birth to twins: the first visible female form called Truth and the first visible male form called Mind, in turn they together gave birth to Life and Word...Life was the form-mother of the Pleroma and Word was the form-father of those manifest within the Pleroma. The Pleroma is the fullness of the spiritual world, uninfluenced by matter, energy or light.

The Sophia story continues here

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In line with todays concept, some religiously toned works from my vaults.

This is one of the two soundtracks for the movie "The Last Temptation of Christ". The other one, "Passion", deals more with Peter Gabriel's performances. This one deals with the more traditional Middle Eastern music used and sampled for the film. A great introduction to Jesus's musical roots (Middle Eastern, Indian, African, Persian, Turkish, etc) . A diverse range of styles and cultures, wonderful songs performed by excellent traditional artists.

VA - Passion Sources (222 mb)*

01 - Nusrat Ali Kahn - Shamas-Ud-Doha Bader-Ud-Doja
02 - Baaba Maal - Call To Prayer
03 - Shankar - Sankarabaranam Pancha Nadai Pallavi
04 - Kudsi Erguner - Ulvi
05 - Hossam Ramsi - Fallahi
06 - Sabahiya - Sabahiya
07 - Ethiopian Musicians - Tejbeit
08 - Lahamoud Zadeh - Prelude In Tchahargah
09 - Morrocan Musicians - Wedding Song
10 - Abdul El-Sayed - Magdelene's House
11 - Fatala - Yoky
12 - Nas El Ghinwane - Ya Sah
13 - Al Nahla Al 'Ali - Al Nahla Al 'Ali
14 - Askarian and Katchaturian - Song of Complaint

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This breathtaking centerpiece of Fanshawe's repetoire has gained favour with listeners in the years since it's release in 1973. The blending of a catholic mass with the cultures and native african recordings is certainly a leftfield concept. Basically, Fanshawe has taken the traditional movements of the ordinary mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) and added movements, changed the order, and added all the African sounds that he recorded on his ethnomusical journey.


African Sanctus (flac 320 mb)*

01. African Sanctus
02. Kyrie: Call to Prayer
03. Gloria: Bride of the Nile
04. Credo: Sudanese Dances & Recitations
05. Love Song: Piano Solo
06. Et in Spiritum Sanctum
07. Crucifixus: Rain Song
08. Sanctus: Bwala Dance, Lamentation
09. The Lord's Prayer
10. Chants: Cattle Song
11. Agnus Dei: War Drums
12. Call to Prayer: Kyrie
13. Finale & Gloria
14. Dona Nobis Pacem - A Hymn for World Peace
15. Et in Spiritum Sanctum
16. African Sanctus: Dona Nobis Pacem

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Unlike Christian music in America, you won't find no halleluiahs, no gospel raves, no snake charmers and thank you Jezez, here. No. These are every day human beings, seeking help and guidance from God. Singing together sincere and heartfelt. It is quiet, joyful, solemn, traditional music. One of the finest genuine evocations of the human soul you will ever hear. This is the best that Christian music can be.

Taize      364mb*

01 - Jubilate, alleluia
02 - Bless the Lord
03 - Jésus le Christ
04 - Alleluia (Zagorsk
05 - Nada te turbe
06 - Veni Sancte Spiritus
07 - Venite exultemus
08 - Beati voi poveri
09 - Wyslawiajcie Pana
10 - Mon âme se repose
11 - Alleluia 20
12 - Kyrie 1
13 - Jubilate coeli
14 - Bogoroditse Dievo
15 - Singt dem Herrn
16 - In the Lord (El Señor)
17 - In manus tuas, Pater
18 - Ubi caritas Deus ibi est
19 - Bénissez le Seigneur

* All downloads are in * ogg-7 (224k) or ^ ogg-9(320k), artwork is included , if in need get the nifty ogg encoder/decoder here !

Oct 7, 2006

Talking Heads

This last week my harddisk send out all the wrong signals, shouldnt be screwing with partitions and think the system adepts any deeper, oh no. Anyway i got the supposedly best recovery program running at this moment , Spinrite 6.0, but things are moving at a very slow pace indeed.

Well it looks as if it's all about music and literature tonight, lets start with the latter.
William Burroughs, a harvard man no less, lived his live in the counter culture, a dirty liberal by today's neo-conmens standards. A strange live it has been, shooting his 2nd wife Joan Vollmer in a wilhelm tell game, shocked him on the path of writing, B was allready on morfine and marihuana in those days ('51). After a trip to south america in search of yage which supposedly would help him kick the habit he returned to write his first novel 'Junkie" . He wrote it under the pen name William Lee as you can see here,a 35 c novel.
One of Burroughs distinguishing feats is his unique voice, something that certainly got picked up by several music artists who later in his life sought to work with him. If you haven't heard his voice yet and for those that can dig some more, a real treat, the master himself reading his first novel , it takes him about 3 hours.

William Burroughs - Junky (mp3   88mb )

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And now for some great music, ripped from DVD-A , remastered and in the best compression format available OGG, yes open source does deliver. Even Apple is eying it. These rips reach 19,5 khz whilst f.i. lame @320 stops at 17,5 khz. Theres plenty of players that play ogg plug inns are widely available and decoding progs are just a few mouse clicks away, -GoogleOGG , or get this free open source mediaplayer VLC , plays not only ogg but much more, even your dvd's, 20+ million downloads thusfar !

If you don't own these remastered Talking Heads albums yourself, you won't hear them any better than in these ogg rips.

Talking Heads - 77   (flac 365mb)

01 - uh oh love has come to town
02 - new feeling
03 - tentative decision
04 - happy day
05 - who is it
06 - no compassion
07 - the book i read
08 - don't worry about the government
09 - first week last week ...carefree
10 - psycho killer
11 - pulled up
12 - psycho killer (acoustic)
13 - uh oh love has come to town(alternate mix)
77 Bonus
14 - I wish you wouldn't say that (bonus track)
15 - Psycho killer (acoustic - bonus track)
16 - I feel it in my heart (bonus track)
17 - Sugar on my tongue (bonus track)


Talking Heads - More Sons About Food and Buildings  (flac 397mb)

01 thank you for sending me an angel
02 with our love
03 the good thing
04 warning sign
05 the girls want to be with the girls
06 found a job
07 artists only
08 i'm not in love
09 stay hungry
10 take me to the river
11 the big country
Buildings and Food Bonus
12 Stay Hungry (1977 Version)
13 I'm Not In Love (Alternate Version) 1
14 The Big Country (Alternate Version)
15 hank You For Sending Me An Angel (Country Angel Version)


Talking Heads - Fear Of Music   (flac 389mb)

01 - i zimbra
02 - mind
03 - paper
04 - cities
05 - life during wartime
06 - memories can wait
07 - air
08 - heaven
09 - animals
10 - electric guitar
11 - drugs
Fear Of Music Bonus
12 Dancing for money (unfinished outtake)
13 Life during wartime (alt version)
14 Cities (alt version)
15 Mind (alt version) 1


Talking Heads - Remain In Light  (flac 372mb)

01 burn under punches,
02 crosseyed and painless
03 the great curve,
04 once in a lifetime
05 houses in motion
06 seen and not seen
07 listening wind
08 the overload
Remain In Light Bonus
13 Fela's Riff [unfinished outtake]
14 Unison [unfinished outtake]
15 Double Groove [unfinished outtake]
16 Right Start [unfinished outtake]

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Oct 2, 2006

Big Night Music

No big words today, but some big night music, Shriekback. I've been a fan right from their first release the mini album Tench, some years later they gained some commercial success after their 'spooky' music was used in the movie Manhunter, aswell as in the Miami Vice tv series.
Their previous work was bound by other small companies eager to cash in, discord followed, and thus their discography became confusing, much of their inspired early work hasn't been reissued on cd, let alone remastered, this when their unique sound would certainly suit it.

Here you can find everything you always wanted to know about Shriekback Cleartrails Fansite

Guess what, there's been a new album out for allmost a year now...P.R.oblems , getting the word out aint easy, signing release deals ditto. There's it is, and here you could get it @Amazon Or find your way to Shriekback's website There's music from their latest album to be heard.

Now then, the reason for this blog is the mix cd i made 8 years ago, not content with what i had digitally....and the fact that i always felt that Shriekback should have released an ambient compilation, stripped of rock and dance, a late night atmospheric album, and so i compiled one. Some tracks are ripped from cd, but most are from vinyl. Madly has been in my overall most played top 10 for years, considering my extensive collection, no mean feat, it must be my late night lifestyle. Time to take a share ..Shriekback..Madly  (451mb)