2002-10-18

And another inactive month...

Here are today's record purchases:

  • Lustmord, Metavoid: deep, dark, droning ambient-ish soundscapes.
  • MS Gentur, First Chapter: Rythmic noise, in the vein of Converter and Noisex.
  • Thomas Köner, Daikan, a "live" album (and I use the quote marks advisedly) from the European Media Art Festival in 2001. Another review of this work of dark, cold (daikan is a Japanese term, "dai"=big and "kan"=cold) soundscape architecture.
  • Imminent Starvation, Nord: more rythmic noise, though not quite as dancefloor-y as MS Gentur, and more towards the soundscapes (again) with harsh, looping percussion.

Well, that about wraps it up for October, I fear. Anyway, in two weeks, I'm off to Tinitus 2002, featuring Front 242, Covenant, Melotron, Dive, Malaise, Tarmvred, System, The Pain Machinery, and a bunch of DJ:s and VJ:s, and the week after that I'll see VNV Nation. Looks good...

2002-09-18

And after nearly a month of inactivity, I bring you...

The Art Of Science, an exhibition at the Department of Science and Technology at Linköping University.

And the journal Visual Mathematics has a section called Math Art, which has a number of wonderful exhibitions, including but not limited to:

2002-08-22

A press conference given by the head of the Mukhabarat concerning the "suicide" of Sabri Al-Banna (better known as Abu Nidal).

2002-08-15

2002-07-30

After warchalking (easy-to-draw symbols that can identify wireless network nodes), there's psychalking (warning others of dangerous mind control hotspots.

((From memepool.)

2002-07-27

The Spamdemic Map, a map of who's paying who to spam, and how they're all interconnected.

Like the Conspiracy Chart, only for real.

(From the Daily Illuminator.)

2002-07-26

Today's music tips: MC Frontalot (really odd hip-hop) and KOMPRESSOR (really, really odd industrial).

They did a track together - this was where I first heard MC Frontalot, in Rappers We Crush, but their separate works are great too.

And once again, it's been ages since I wrote anything. Oh well... Two-weeks post-festival, a tally of my experiences.

I survived the Arvika Festival, despite not having any place to raise my tent in the functionary camping (I got some space in a friend's tent).

I saw: Tribeca and Joseph Arthur (not really my thing, but I was working at that stage, so... Joseph Arthur was very nice in person, too), Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Swan Lee, Institut, Haujobb (excellent EBM), The 69 Eyes, Svenska Akademien (a brief bit... eh, I'm not really a fan of hip-hop/reggae), Pain, Ticon, The Delta (wonderful! energetic techno and heavy bass), DJ MORG, Run Level Zero, Assemblage 23 (very good, though the vocals are better on the albums), Icon Of Coil, Etnica, DJ Kvasi, Infected Mushroom, Pluxus, DJ Axel, Soft Cell (enh. not that good), Talamasca, Luke Slater, DJ Mark Allen, Covenant (the songs they played from the new album Northern Light sounds like they're returning towards their pre-USM sound), and Das Ich.

I didn't see (but wanted to): Missljud, Ich Bin Laden, The Cure, Phrank, DJ Anti, and DJ Joti Sidhu.

I heard, from a distance: Puss, Orbital, and Timo Maas.

I avoided most of the mud on the regular camping, though I visited friends there.

All in all, an excellent festival.