Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2084 dir Chris Marker (1984)

Brilliant mini-doc (in French with English Subtitles available in the player) filmed for the 100th anniversary of the trade union movement and on the cusp of the computer age, identifying questions on the future of dealing with this new technology that we are still struggling with today and always prophesying scenarios that are now occurring. He does this in the form of 3 hypothetical scenarios that an autonomous robot may tell us about what awaits us in our future

Scenario 2:

"This technology; who should control it, own it, benefit from it? Who should control its evolution?  This was what was at stake, the great question at the end of the century. Not having understood these stakes in time, the government of this future was left in the hands of a new species of manager: the techno-totalitarians. "

Scenario 3:

"Fundamentally, the 20th century didn't exist, it was just a long and interminable transition from barbarism to culture. In the 80s, those who felt anger at the poverty and injustice of industrial society were right, those who posed the hope of a different and new society were right as well. "

Emak Bakia dir Man Ray (1926)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

What's the Big Hurry dir Sid Davis (1974) Music by Louis Barron

Nightmarish Driver's Ed film from 1974 that's more of an art film than a scare film. It's all audio scenarios of poor driving choices overlaid by junkyard B-role of junked cars getting crushed.  What makes it nearly inaccessible though is the avant-garde electronic score by Louis Barron of Fantastic Planet fame

Friday, January 4, 2019

Forcefeel- Freedom

Chilltronic and downtempo

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mango Ray- Equity Plateau

Glowy and synthetic

Abolish ICE in 2019

I spent perhaps far too much time making this delightful video that's tangentially about getting rid of ethnic cleansing institutions. 

Sdtrk- Pharmakon- Milkweed Jazkamer- Friends of Satan Godflesh- Ice Nevershatter Yo La Tengo- I Can Feel the Ice Melting

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Forcefeel- 7 Inch Punch

short n punchy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

No Haven- A Tell

Monday, December 31, 2018

Forcefeel- Neuroboroughs

Exotech Byrdz- Kernel Panic

New on Remsisive Records

Sunday, December 30, 2018

60 Year Vintage: Birth of the Modern 1958

Top Notch Sonics of 1958

1. Bernard Hermann- Vertigo OST
2. Nina Simone- Little Girl Blue
3. The Everly Brothers- "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
4. The Chantels- "Maybe"
5. Blossom Dearie- Give Him the Ooh La La
6. Edgar Varese- Poem Electronique
7. Peggy Lee- "Fever"
8. The Playmates- "Beep Beep"
9. Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
10. Connie Francis- Who's Sorry Now?
11. Link Wray- "Rumble"
12. Dwight Pullen- "Sunglasses After Dark"
13. The Champs- "Beatnik"
14. Lloyd Price- "Stagger Lee"
15. The Stanley Brothers- "Orange Blossom Special"
16. John Coltrane- Soultrane
17. Buddy Holly - "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
18. The Coasters- "Three Cool Cats"
19. James Brown- "Try Me"
20. Chuck Berry- "Run Rudolph Run"
21. Johnny Cash- The Fabulous Johnny Cash
22. Screamin Jay Hawkins- At Home With Screamin Jay Hawkins
23. Julie London- Blue Moon
24. Floyd Tillman- "This Cold War With You"
25. The Platters- "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"