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Not On The Wall VI

May 26th, 2020 Comments off


Yet an discarded artefact. For being a reference temparature gauge it seems to be working fine (it went to the blue on the dial after a while in the freezer). Status? as new/unused. Please search for: Not On The Wall.

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Not On The Wall V

May 6th, 2020 Comments off

Yet, more discarded artefacts. The old toaster needed replacing so it was perfect timing and this one it is much prettier looking. Status? New/unused. Please search for: Not On The Wall.

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Not On The Wall IV

May 5th, 2020 Comments off

Yet more discarded artefacts. Please search for: On The Wall.

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Not On The Wall III

February 23rd, 2020 Comments off

It is yet another discarded artefact. Please see: Not On The Wall I and Not On The Wall II or search for “On The Wall”.

It is a restoration project – it does need a cleaning, but more interestingly is that someone used this very item not long ago. Why? Because it is functioning and is running on dry batteries.

Yet, it s from the late 50’s or the early 60’s. Investigation is pending, it’s an AM/FM radio and one thing is apparent… I need a larger antenna, much larger antenna.

I think I may actually be one to something here for once… why? Randomness is harder to find than most or anybody probably would assume, that being said, true (mathematical) randomness is even more elusive (I will damn probability for an eternity!).

Yet another idea may have been born. There’s a signal on the AM band; timed three long and three short ( —… ), surely it must be Morse code? It is a continuous transmission around the clock (24 hrs a day) as far as I know.

But, what is it? Is a radio beacon or a lonely satellite? I don’t know. I will find out, I rather like it together with the random static.

Machine is singing. Three long and three short ( —… ) means “:”? The signal is there and it is well received.

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Not On The Wall II

February 13th, 2020 Comments off

It is the same discarded instrument. Please see: Not On The Wall I, On The Wall, On The Wall I, On The Wall II.

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Not On The Wall I

January 19th, 2020 Comments off

It is yet another discarded instrument. Pease see: On The Wall I and On The Wall II.

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On The Wall II

November 10th, 2019 Comments off

It is yet another discarded instrument. Please see: Not On The Wall I.

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On The Wall I

November 9th, 2019 Comments off

It is yet another discarded instrument. On The Wall II, Not On The Wall I and Not On The Wall II.

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On The Wall

December 22nd, 2018 Comments off

In a small framed collection of earth minerals sourced in Arizona and dating from 1970 – hanging on the wall of my living room you will find it.

The notorious isotope named; Uranium 238 (natural uranium).

If ever it (the little rock) would traverse the Ocean again it would probably cause serious problems for anybody transporting it.

One reference in this particular case would be a Kraftwerk album from 1975?

Natural uranium can be used to fuel both low- and high-power nuclear reactors.

Historically, graphite-moderated reactors and heavy water-moderated reactors have been fueled with natural uranium in the pure metal (U) or uranium dioxide (UO2) ceramic forms.

However, experimental fuelings with uranium trioxide (UO3) and triuranium octaoxide, (U3O8) have shown promise.

Please see: Not On The Wall I.

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Inigo Kennedy, Walls Have Fears [Asymmetric – ASY MP3 021, 2012]

April 9th, 2012 Comments off

On ‘Walls Have Fears’ we hear Inigo Kennedy pursuing the path struck in his early 2011 ‘Distant Circles‘ release. As expected it’s well-produced, clever electronic music that is decidedly and firmly rooted in Techno. Very big drums, yet delicate and always with the unmistakable IK touch. ‘Cautum’, ‘Squirkle’, ‘Sentinel Four’, ‘Nocturnal’ and ‘Speechless (feat. Laska)’ all possess the aforementioned qualities. The big drums in ‘Cautum’, ‘Squirkle’, ‘Sentinel Four’, the distinct hand-clap in Nocturnal’ or the delicately constructed beats and accompanied vocals in the concluding and mellow ‘Speechless (feat. Laska)’. This is an excellent techno release complete with a funny title and a down-tempo number as conclusion. It is readily available in digital format at the Inigo Kennedy run Asymmetric label site.