YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT WITH. IN 100 YEARS, NOBODY WILL REMEMBER THE STUPID MISTAKES YOU MADE. SO MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE CHANCE BECAUSE IF YOU SPEND ALL YOUR LIFE TRYING TO BE THE COOLEST KID AROUND, YOU WILL NEVER BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF...
Hardcore label from the U.K. pushing the doomcore sound pioneered by the likes of Marc Acardipane and run by the guys from the Crossbones Sound System based in London. Releases are distributed worldwide exclusively through Phuture Rave (also owned by Crossbones). @discogs@fakebook
Doomcore in once sentence is "taking the nightmarish vibe of a squat party K-hole and putting it to music". A sludgy kick drum, extensive and imaginative horror sampling, real occult imagery and extremely lo-fi production value are the hallmarks, and make for a genuinely unsettling experience. excerpt datatransmissionIn the late '90s the Bones crew took part in many underground free parties in London squats and across the UK. They quit the scene when ketamine and crack took over the squat raves.. Must have been hard to give up something that beautiful all because people forgot it is about the music.. not the drugs. Sadly enough that is not the first time that has happen..
CROSSBONES @ Steart Beach Party
"RAVE FRONTIER" - documentary featuring the crew
Here is a quote from a fellow blogger Simon R.
"If i was living in London I'd hop along to this event, if only to check out legendary East London acieeed-crypt The Dungeons. Plus Crossbones, this phuture tekno squat-rave sound system/record label I mentioned months ago, are just about the UK's sole solitary squad of PCP-aligned doomtroopers. Opportunities to experience Mover-style gloomcore through a big system in the midst of a headstrong throng of drug-fucked darkrave zombie-warriors stomping til the crack of dawn and beyond do not come along too often these days, I would go if I were you!" source blissblog
Brazil is a 1985 science fiction fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. It was written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard and stars Jonathan Pryce. The film also features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm. John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies describes the film as a "dystopian satire".
The film centres on Sam Lowry (Pryce), a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil's bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a 'Big Brother' figure.
Jack Mathews, film critic and author of The Battle of Brazil (1987), described the film as "satirizing the bureaucratic, largely dysfunctional industrial world that had been driving Gilliam crazy all his life". Though a success in Europe, the film was unsuccessful in its initial North America release. It has since become a cult film. - except from Wikipedia
runtime is over 2,5 hours so it is quiet a download.. those who are not gifted with a rapidshare account might want to find another way to obtain this masterpiece. Hell.. why not just buy it? That would be new.. for me ;D
In Memory of Peter Mosalyk. aka Belladonnakillz or The Marquis Today I have recieved some very tragic news. My good friend of 10 years, Peter Moskalyk has passed away as the result of an overdose. Known by many as Belladonnakillz, he was a very talented musician. His music consisted of a unique mix of breakcore, drum and bass, and various broken beats along side his live singing. He gave a unique performance of great skill and technique. He was an excellent, concert level pianist. From Phillip Glass to Chopin, he could play better than anyone I'd ever seen. Creator of "Smerk" around the year 2001, he was one of the key figures in the Toronto hardcore scene. Organizing several, once a month parties in downtown Toronto in "The big bop", a venue which is now being torn down and replaced with a chain furniture store. He toured the world with his show, from Toronto to Montreal, to Holland to Russia. Worked with many top producers including The Panacea and Lenny Dee, and was featured on several vinyl releases and compilations. Always fun to be around, with a great sense of humor, much creativity, and an intense love of music, he was always ready to party, and loved to have a great time. He had battled with addiction for a long time, and seemed to be coming out of it, as he had just finished a college course in City Planning and finished his latest tour of Europe. It seemed he had now a bright future ahead of him. So to hear this sad news is painful and tragic. Always a flamboyant personality, he lived life to its fullest, he was a true rockstar. He will live on forever in his music. Peter, we'll miss you buddy. My condolences to his friends, family and to all his fans and supporters worldwide. Ian Wright (DJ PLAGUE) 2nd'ed by Francois Robichaud (DJ Mutante) to see some of his videos, and keep his memory alive, check the link below. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=belladonnakillz&aq=f
My partner in crime posted about this movie when it was announced and it was released in my absence about a month ago. But better too late than never.. here it is.
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as 'the world's first street art disaster movie' the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
Forbrydelsens element or "The Element of Crime" is a danish film by Lars von Trier that was released in 1984. This intriguing film, to some controversial, explores life in a future dystopian society is in my list of favorites. A gloomy, apocalyptic, anarchic world.. where the seasons have disappeared, where civilization is just a vague memory.
Plot (excerpt from Wikipedia)
In The Element of Crime, a British detective named Fisher (Michael Elphick), who has become an expatriate living in Cairo, undergoes hypnosis in order to recall his last case. The Europe of his dreamlike recollection is a dystopia, dark and decaying. Fisher remembers pursuing an elusive killer called the "Lotto Murderer", who was strangling and then mutilating young girls who were selling lottery tickets. He attempts to track down the killer using the controversial methods outlined in a book entitled The Element of Crime, written by his disgraced mentor, Osborne (Esmond Knight). He is joined in his search by a prostitute named Kim (Me Me Lai), who, it turns out, has had a child by his target. Fisher's search is based on a tailing report written by Osborne when trying to track down a murderer who had been killing in the same way as the "Lotto Murderer", but who, supposedly, has since died in a crash. The Osborne method requires the detective to try to identify with the mind of the killer. This he does, but, in so doing, begins to behave more and more like a serial killer himself.
Tune up your circuits, check out your Chips
Because you're going to live a Long Life.
Check the identity card, it shows your code.
Listen to the white noise in your ears - it Fades AWAY.
Watching the sunset on the end of the HIGHWAY ---
drivin' away to the ocean of green-blue.
City meditation in curving reflections of NEON signs on the Chrome of the Cars.
The WeT Concrete and mirrored Streets recall shows the traffic away,
recalls you to the smell of scratching cloudy sheets.
Billboards and Cholo-Ads above are the unfocused bottle of Time.
Drink it away, FLY to the ORBITAL Sky.
Reality is just a bunch of Illusions.
Check the PIXELS of them,
Stop your Radio for a SECOND and
Tell me what you see and HEAR.
Is not that the BEAUTY of the TRUTH -
There is NoTHING else BUT YOU.
PLAY YOUR CREDIT OF LIFE TODAY,
smell the dust on the computer fan -
It Is All the Realism oF YOU
and all YOU'Ve done - TIME CLICK AWAY IN THE MHz.
Do the TWISTED dance AGAIN - SMILE that FooL to Dance.
Theatre of Pulses. Colors of Light,
Pulses of of Sound - All goes to One.
Clur and distortion until you realise -
There is nothing but the truth. -
We are born and we die.
Tune up your Chips and circuits - YOU'RE GOING TO LiVE LONGER,...
A wicked documentary about the history of the Roland TB-303 Bassline Synth by director Nate Harrison.
Bassline Baseline is a video essay that investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the mythic Roland TB-303 Bass Line music machine in the last two decades of the 20th century. The narrative seeks to invite thoughts on technological mediation within product innovation and creative expression. The dead-panned 'documentary' video attempts to explore how and why creative tools fail and how increasingly more options, parameters or intermediaries devised during a tool's research and development phase don't necessarily lead to increased expressivity or virtuosity during the tool's lifetime of actual use, unless the super-structure of its cultural context is dramatically reconsidered.
Beautiful pictures taken on various locations few years ago on London free parties. They each capture a moment I can link to my own experience.. that makes them special. I know most of you out there will also be able to find a moment in your life that is similar to one of these pictures.
ABOUT TIME I STARTED POSTING AGAIN..
YEAH, HIGHLY DOUBT IT!
not that it matters anyway.. I just needed a little intro after my absence of.. 4 months. I had to check that while typing.. *ghh*
HOLY CRAP TIME FLIES.
I am not going to make any promises.. because if I make them.. I will HAVE to fulfill them. Knowing myself.. I will just give it a try.
Here is an excerpt from an interview of DJ Aztek, who played with for Spiral Tribe 2 years. I just had to share this because I was stunned. At first I found it recognizable and made me bring up some good memories.. but then the police joined the club and ruined my good mood..
Originally Aztek was freelance and DJ’ing in Plymouth. It was while working and socially attending most of the dance events that happened in Plymouth he heard the name ‘Spiral Tribe’ mentioned on numerous occasions, and every time it was a good report.
“This was where I met Simon and Sean, ‘S.A.S’ for short. One half of the duo I’m sure you’d know better as MC Ribbs. Then early one morning still in the dance spirit, a few friends and myself left the club and took off to our next place of call, a popular meeting point down on Plymouth Hoe, where there was music coming from a high powered car system. Whilst there Spiral Tribe was mentioned again, but this time I heard they were ‘in the area’. Bodmin Moor to be exact (which was 5 miles down the road from where I was living). So that was it, we were off. Spirits were high, we arrived on site at 9am ’ish face to face with a totally different culture and I was lovin’ every minute”.
“I already had my records with me as I had played the night before and hadn’t been home. It took me about 15 minutes to get across to where Spiral Tribe were set up. The music was happy and uplifting, it complimented the time of day, (morning trax is the term). People were still dancing from the night before, some were chillin’ out. As the day progressed, the busier it became and the beats hardened up. The night returned and out came the fire eaters and jugglers. Whistles, horns and shouts from the over-whelming crowd could be heard echoing out over the moors, merging into the musical mayhem of hectic rhythms and wailing synths coming from the Spiral sound system. I had already played for 2 hours around midday and was looking forward to my night time set. From this day forward I was hooked, I stayed and played for 2 more days and then had to go as I was relying on friends for transport, only to return the next weekend”.
The next weekend it was DJ Hush Hush and Aztek doing long sets, while the other Spiral DJ’s got some rest. Others came when night time returned with more revellers, and it was full-on once again. The music never stopped. There were mad statues and backdrops everywhere all glowing under UV lights. This was the ‘Spiral Euphoria’ that many came to expect and was so addictive.
“It was for the creative, the open minded, the free thinking, free spirited people who have the freedom of expression, speech and movement. To be individual, original and different. It was for all races, colour, class and creed, without ego, without attitude. This was the ‘White Goddess Festival’, in Cornwall which went on for 14 days from the 22nd August to September 4th 1991. I went home, got some more clothes and some more records and on the 6th my friend Mark dropped me off at Spiral’s next location. Smeatharpe Air Base, in Devon and the rest is history!”
This was when Aztek first met Robbie D along with a few other names that you possibly know today. The list of parties that Aztek attended is far too long to list, but it was the ’92 Easter party, Acton Lane, London, that had much controversy surrounding it. A leaflet was distributed at the next event that read as follows:
Police Violence – Enough if Enough
Spiral Tribe was established in the summer of 1990 for and by young people, as a creative channel using music as the main creative force. Since the beginning, the show has toured the country non-stop holding large free events within the cities and outdoors, run with local participation and funded by donations. Spiral Tribe is a volunteer group giving numerous opportunities to talented youngsters nationwide. Training on recording and musical equipment is given freely and all creative aspects are encouraged. Many young performers, musicians and DJ’s have started their careers with Spiral Tribe. The formula for creative freedom has been so popular that now Spiral Tribe run an independent record label and shortly plan to open a community based record studio.
On Monday 20th April 1992, 1000 people were dancing at an Easter party run by Spiral Tribe on Action Lane, London. At approximately 2.30am police suddenly sealed off the building. There had been no trouble and no complaints – the party was free and open to all – there was no explanation from the police as to what the intentions were, nor indeed any justification for what happened next.
The police then prevented anyone entering or leaving the premises – anyone who attempted it was maliciously beaten to the ground with truncheons and kicked.
(ed.) little comment here; isn't that manslaughter? kicking someone who is on the ground is a big no no.. even if it is self defense it isn't. the only reason that makes it legal is that you can prove your life is threatened. I highly doubt that any of these pigs were in a life threating situation. this is one of the main reason I decided to quote this interview. how brutal the police has been back then.. and still is. always been.
By 3.30am a massive force of riot police wearing padded jackets and helmets and wielding shields and batons stormed the building. No warning was given.
Sledge hammers and a JCB digger were used to collapse the walls in on the people trapped inside. When they finally got into the building they indiscriminately beat up men, women and children.
At this point, there were about 750 people in the building – all trying to escape the vicious onslaught from the police. A panic started as people tried to crush through one small exit. Instead of alleviating the crush, the police pushed up hard behind everyone, hitting out and forcing everyone face down to the ground. Some people were singled out and given further severe beatings. The police then started on the equipment that had been lent or donated destroying it needlessly.
The local hospital reported up to 700 casualtiesamongst the party goers with one policeman injured. 5 arrests were made – for assaults on police officers and for breach of the peace. No charges were made against Spiral Tribe.
I hope Spiral don’t mind me including this leaflet, it was distributed to party goers at their next event, informing and bringing to light what actually occurred at the Easter party, this shows you the kind of bullshit Injustice that is covered up by this unjust and corrupt government run constabulary and, if my memory serves me correct, the reason why they wanted the event stopped was in the name of Health & Safety. It wasn’t particularly Health & Safety conscious battering 700 party goers.
At the Kerry Festival 1992, Wales, they tried to remove us from the site by continually buzzing us with two Tornado Jets costing twenty five thousand pounds a trip, that must have cost the tax payers a fortune?! I just sat back and watched, I love a good air display a bit over the top though, don’t you think!
I attended the Castle Morton Festival 1992, Gloucestershire, but was on the ‘Bedlam’ sound system most of the time, then my first anniversary with the ‘Tribe’ at Smeatharpe Air Base 1992, Devon which was the alternative Glastonbury free site for the free people, tearing up with Bedlam again for this one…These are just a select few of the parties I attended, there were many, many more parties I attended with Spiral Tribe, just too many to mention! I hope this has enlightened your feeling to what the Spiral Tribe – Euphoria was like. It was the rebirth of the 88/89 Acid House days… but with a difference!!”
Aztek wouldn’t say that he left Spiral Tribe, he drifted apart, he’s very independent and likes doing his own thing. At the time he was getting a lot of work offered to him, some paid, some free. During his time with the ‘Tribe’ he had 175 records stolen, taken from the squat where he lived. Then about 5 months later another 100 records were taken by someone he owed £20 to. With the police presence around illegal parties and the taking of equipment and records, he didn’t want to lose anymore music. Every penny he got went on records, it’s his life. This was also the reason why he stopped doing as many illegal parties. So what about Spiral Tribe today?
"Here is part of a new street series Im doing in London. They are all done on cardboard and depict the homeless. They are put up and are able to be taken down so that they can be taken home. They are therefore extremely delicate. Its interesting because just like the actual homeless, the people on the street ignore the pieces and many times see no worth in them. However, Some people have and are encouraged to take these home where the pieces can survive."
"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer."