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The Sentinel II

March 9th, 2020 Comments off

What is that? Are they the sentinels? Please see: The Sentiel and It’s A Garden Gnome….

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What Generation Are You?

March 3rd, 2020 Comments off

NEXUS 6

– What is that?
– That is our sun, Helios viewed from afar.
– What about all the other dots in the image?
– They are either other stars or galaxies.
– What is a galaxy?
– A galaxy is a very large collection of stars (100 – 400 billion)… our galaxy is called The Milky Way or Vintergatan (Winter Street/Road, which is a much prettier name in my mind) and it is roughly 200 000 light years across.
– Both our star and galaxy are “normal”, there are many like them. They’re average Joes’ in the universe if ypu will.

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Serious Speed

February 28th, 2020 Comments off

Voyager 1 (the satellite) is travelling/leaving our solar system at about 60800 km per hour, that is 16 888 meters per second or almost 17 km per second and that is… incredibly, unbelievably fast and yet it is still just 0,0056 % a fraction of the speed of light, that clocks in at: 299 792 458 meters per second (in vacuum).

Light speed is a constant in physics, Voyager 1 still got some serious speed. It is the fastest man-made object in recorded history by a large margin as well as the first ever to get beyond the heliosphere and reach interstellar space.

Calls back once a day on DSN (Deep Space Network).
Years in service? Currently:

42 years, 5 months and 27 days

And counting, a continuously working, extremely complex machine in space (remember it was launched in 1977) and close to 42 and a half years in space?!!! How many phones have you owned thus far? That is some serious, serious, seriously brilliant engineering…

Origin? JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). One-Way Light Time is 20:35:35 (hh:mm:ss), as a comparison the earth’s One-Way Light Time to the sun is 00:08:13 (hh:mm:ss)…

Voyager I is: 22 233 901 100 km from the sun and moving away fast. Mission Status

Simply unbelievably beautiful piece of machinery.

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It Was Bound To Happen

February 27th, 2020 Comments off

…sooner or later. Recurring events have always shaped the history of mankind and that is what pattern recognition is all about.

The sticker didn’t have anything what so ever to do with current pandemic originally because it was printed long before the outbreak. It measures: 55 x 40 mm (measured with ruler).

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A Fitting And Contemporary Title

February 27th, 2020 Comments off

And an excellent release to boot, surely a classic: Passarani ‎– Unspeakable Future Outbreaks – Hymen Records ‎– ¥706 from 1999.

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Robustness

February 26th, 2020 Comments off

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London Has Let Me Down Again

February 26th, 2020 Comments off

Related to the previous post: A Long Time Ago Or Simply Come To Daddy and the releases:

As it has been said many a times before there’s just no way past Richard D. James. It is just not possible. All are just simply standing on the giant’s musical shoulders…

– Who? Bring everyone!

Someone told me, a long time ago that there are actually very few truly unique ideas. And that it is not uncommon that the same idea is formed at any given moment. And that the reason for that has to do with context and what influences there are and the creators in this World will inevitably use what ever is available and relevant to them. Yet, the outcome will be similar and in some cases exactly the same… I think she was right.

There are other things to play apart from Jackson Five, yeah? Par example: Aphex Twin ‎– Syro – Warp Records ‎– WARPCDD247. – Jaha, det ska vara på det viset men då jag tror att jag går och lägger mig gråtande igen. Det blir ju bara värre och värre…

And the level of seriousness just increases, I suspect exponentially. I mean it just becomes impossible…

The title? It is a the last track from this compilation: Various ‎– Music Volume One And Two – Benbecula ‎– ben 015 . 2002. I’m pretty sure that I know who made this track, but I will never be able to verify that, ever. No, I don’t think that it is Aphex.

The logo/picture? Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics ‎– Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop once (1992) a suggested/desired but strongly discouraged tattoo theme (I convincingly said no).

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A Long Time Ago Or Simply Come To Daddy

February 26th, 2020 Comments off

The Nitrada ‎– 0+ – 2nd Rec ‎– 2ND006 vinyl from 2002*. When you finally do what you really want to do.

What about AFX? You can never escape Richard D James, ever… Come To Daddy which includes the: Come To Daddy, Pappy Mix, Come To Daddy, Little Lord Faulteroy Mix, To Cure A Weakling Child, Contour Regard and of course the lovely Come To Daddy, Mummy Mix.

Some pretty serious breaks stuff, right there. The year would be 1997… and that’s just incredible!

Even more so, that I acquired it, listened and still am listening to it. They’re just so harsh and ruthless/reckless/neck-breaking beats (in all honesty the intro is a lot harder than I remember). The man is obviously a musical genius (it feels awkward pointing that fact out, but I guess it is an unavoidable part of becoming or being an elder/Ent).

You can’t get past Richard! No one can! Miles or parsecs ahead. Not even the all-mighty æ? No, in my humble opinion, I mean no one, nobody gets past Richard D James.

Why is that? Because he is clearly insane and operating on a entirely different level, musically. Is he a cheat? No, most definitely not but honestly I wouldn’t know… It is alien music. It is so advanced that it really should be impossible: Aphex Twin ‎– Selected Ambient Works 85-92 – Distance ‎– DIST 003 CD.

Is this really the work/art of an individual human? Spanning over son many decades? There are too many similarities and references to my mind. Either it is actually the work of one man or…

I mean what about Pilote and Certificate 18? Which by the way housed: Polar, Klute, and DJ Teebee.

However, the correlation is unclear. Is it a one man’s work or not? What correlation or possible collaboration is there between: Aphex Twin, Autechre (æ), Spooky and Icarus? It is an unknown, but it can be readily heard (after litterelly decades of listening intensly) and to my mind it can’t be a coincidence… UK. I strongly suspect a collective rather than an individual.

– You mean like Banksy?
– Right.

Furious styles+? None of them are directly involved to my knowledge.

“- I ran into Richard D James the other day…”
“- Did you now?”

– Have you ever heard Girl/Boy Song? If not please do and when you have I leave you with these thoughts:

  • It was released in 1996, if you add two years between production and release then you end up around 94′. How is that even possible?
  • On what equipment was it produced, recorded and mastered?
  • What is sampled and what is live?
  • How could something like Girl/Boy Song** ever have been produced (technically) in 1996?
  • It is even more upsetting to me today?

– Do you understand what I’m talking about? I’m saying that it is simply not a possible endeavour at the time! Not technically feasible, yet… I don’t understand how it was made and it troubles me deeply. It is just… I want to know, no I need to know how this music was made some odd 30 years ago… absolute supremacy.

* The included poster is in A3 format, it is folded and hence the crease.
** The double album Ambient Works Volume II is from 1994.

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It Might Work?

February 26th, 2020 Comments off

My father would strongly oppose this whole suggestion/proposition though* and I do mean strongly be opposed to the very idea of a: Spåman** international marabout. The World is indeed as wonderful as it strange place.

Jag kan lösa alla Era problem… Du får veta hur du skyddar dig och din familj från fienden och hur du får dina nära och kära tillbaka in i ditt liv. Garanterat resultat.***

A marabout in Stockholm? Bound to be a pretty far way from home.

* Actually that is an understatement it would have made him: Fou furieux. “- Les marabouts? Je ne sais pas quoi dire…” “- Il i-y-a un en Stockholm? Tu n’est pas sérieux!”
** Fortune-teller is the word for word translation.
*** Rough translation: I can solve all of your problems.. You get to know how to protect yourself and your family against the enemy and how to bring your loved ones back into your life. Result is guaranteed.

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Kaeru 2020

February 25th, 2020 Comments off

カエル

Apparently “Frog” and “To return” share the same sign/sound(?) in Japanese namely “Kaeru” or at least something reminiscent of that depending on context and chosen set of characters.

  1. The Future Lost In Parts
  2. The Future Lost In Parts
  3. The Future Lost In Parts

Kaeru – To Return – Resurface

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