THE LINK VAULT OF ROCK: 2013-02-17, In Vertigo and Awe

  • Delete Everything Now: So I was having dinner the other night with an acquaintance who works in a difficult-to-define area of, I suppose, “design research”. His job requires him to do things like, for example, discover how people are bootstrapping networked drones on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
  • Long Interview With Douglas Rushkoff On Present Shock: “Quantifying the entirety of reality isn’t as much of a problem as accepting that data set as reality. What happens is we lose awareness of access to all the nooks and crannies that haven’t been quantified.”
  • Brainwaves Translated Into Music for Cerebral Soundtrack: Neurological researchers in China have created a method of transforming brainwaves into music that better mimics human compositions.

  • 12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet: But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed.
  • First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing: As the groove of a record is a microscopic image of the analog audio, she starts with the digitized waveform, using Python to take it directly from the MP3 file, and renders the shape of it into an STL wireframe using Processing, an open source tool that automates the file generation.

    Codes in the Cloud - You Are Not What You Think You Are (Rival C.RMX)

  • TEASER: data.scan [nº1-9] - Ryoji Ikeda

    1 February - 10 March
    MU Eindhoven

    RAZOR COATED CANDIES for 2013-02-13

    Razor Coated Candies were visual mixtapes I did when I was working with Dragontape and their service was still functional within the realm of human comprehension and patience. Now? Semi-regular dumps of music links and embeds that keep me alive and kicking. Look grateful and send me more links if you want pimpage.

    We are very excited to share with you today a glimpse into AYRIA's much anticipated new album with this upcoming digital EP “Plastic And Broken” that includes two original tracks, as well as five remixes. “Plastic Makes Perfect” combines a driving bass synth line inspired by older styled EBM, which has also now become part of the AYRIA arsenal of styles, but this time, the bassline is blended thickly with layers of intense and chaotic synths and chanting vocals. (Ayria finally coming out with some new material, judging by Missed the Mark, she's still ROCKING OUT with her powerful landmark grunge electro.)

    30 years since their groundbreaking dark ambient album "This Death House" ATTRITION's Martin Bowes has combined forces with his wife Kerri on their full length movie score, written for the film G.H.O.S.T from cult U.S. horror film company Mutantville. From uneasy, shifting atmospheres to main themes on piano, vocals and strings, the album was remodelled and mixed at the Cage for this audio only version...


    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-12

    Shiv-R, May 25, 2013, Slimes!

  • Another blog post that won’t make any money: Journalists certainly shouldn’t spend their time worrying about how to make their articles more attractive to advertisers.
  • S ALEXANDER REED. ASSIMILATE: A CRITICAL HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC. BOOK: In Assimilate, S. Alexander Reed provides the first ever critical history of this fascinating and enigmatic genre tracing industrial music's trajectory from Throbbing Gristle's founding of the record label Industrial Music in 1976, to its peak in popularity on the back of the band Nine Inch Nails in the mid-1990s, and through its decline to the present day.
  • Finally, A Fashion Show for the Freaks: Burgeoning label Chromat — which made the costumes for Beyoncé's Super Bowl backup dancers — debuted at fashion week with a wonderful celebration of weird. Like every subculture of Tumblr come to life.



  • TRAILER: Ghost in the Shell Arise Teaser PV

    IO9 just posted the first teaser trailer for Arise, the next installment in the Ghost in the Shell universe. We're talking about an OVA, four 50-minutes parts. What's more important - it's 2027 and it's a prequel! (more via io9)


    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Damage interviews Zoog Von Rock of Angelspit

    Angelspit frontman Zoog Von Rock has been a long-time comrade on the battlegrounds, fighting the war against apathy, boredom, fake revolutions and grey culture. We put the internets on our coffee table of ROCK and gathered around it, Zoog in New York, me in London and talked about social media, music and the future. How do you talk to your fans? What sort of effort do you need to put into communication? What do you need to sacrifice to live your dreams? And more words of wisdom ahead.


    As you might have noticed, there's a lot of Angelspit activity on my blog, always have, always will be. This is because I don't just support their music that I love a lot, but also appreciate their know-how and how they decide to share that with all their fans, how they constantly try to renew themselves and how they put all that change into terms and processes that are simple to grasp, yet are powerful to live by. Support them if you like what you see and hear - here's their site at and you can buy their stuff on Black Pill Red Pill.


    VIDEO PODCAST: Channel Hell 001

    ANGELSPIT's fifth member The Liar did the next hot thing after sliced bread and made the kind of show MTV was when they did 120 Minutes and Aeon Flux and what MTV should be in the cyberpunk futurepresent. This is insane video collage work rooted in chaos, entropy, the visual equivalent of a TB303 resonance knob and mad criticism. Rating? Ten out of fucking ten. Full-on.


    Angelspit - Princess Chaos (Metafakt Remix)
    The Presets - My People
    Zombie Girl - Creepy Crawler
    Angelspit - Sleep Now (Angelspit remix)
    Combichrist - Never Surrender
    Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub)
    Ladytron - Destroy everything you touch (sasha involv2er remix)
    IAMX - Nature of Inviting (Black Light Odyssey Remix)
    Angelspit - Vermin
    Houratron - $$ Trooper
    Angelspit - Defribrillator (Brian Doviak Remix)


    If I need a creative kick, a surge of motivation after a shitty day or a WARD OF ROCK, I more often than not go for Zoog Von Rock's material. As far as I hear (and know), he's working on new blipverts (that's a Max Headroom reference but it refers to video shorts of great content) - one of them being about lyric content and how to test your words of great wisdom. Enjoy!

    TRAILER: Scavengers

    A team of space scavengers discovers superior alien technology that threatens the balance of the known universe. Hotly pursued by a rival crew of intergalactic mercenaries, the Revelator crew must fight through the deepest reaches of space to locate and protect the life-altering device. (more at quietearth))

    MUSIC VIDEOS for 2013-02-04: How to Destroy Angels, The French Electric, Babymetal

    The video was created and directed by the London-based visual arts collective Shynola. While there are only three characters in the short film, it speaks volumes about our reptilian instincts for survival. In a joint email, the members of Shynola say they "had a great conversation where the band articulated their ideas about modern identity, the effect of technology on culture and our inability to connect with others. We're fascinated by anthropology and coincidentally we had been toying with ideas for a feature film about a post-technology civilization, in which humans have reverted to primitive behavior. Sometimes things just fit together." ((more at


    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-02

    • Electronic Insects—If William S. Burroughs Did Cyberpunk: If William S. Burroughs had cyberpunk leanings then he might have conjured up these insects made from various electrical components—but they’re not from the mind of the Beat novelist, instead these are the work of photographer Luca di Filippo.
    • Is Your Mind for Sale? Inside the Allure of Digital Sweatshops: Jonathan Zittrain, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and author of the book The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, suggests that "grad students will do this all day long because it's probably the only source of positive feedback in their lives."
    • Genetic algorithms become programmers themselves: [Kory] has been experimenting with genetic algorithms. Normally we’d expect his experiments to deal with tuning the variables in a control system or something, but he’s doing something much cooler. [Kory] is using genetic algorithms to write computer programs, and in the process bringing us one step closer to the Singularity.
    • Scientists record the first video of thoughts forming in the brain: Japanese researchers have recorded a real-time video of thoughts forming in the brain of a live animal as it stalks its prey.

    How to Master Your Time: Say No. Unplug the TV. Kill notifications. Schedule your priorities. First things first. Less volume, more time. Ignore.

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-01-29

    • Scientists Teach Bacteria To Eat Electricity: Researchers at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, have coaxed a species of bacteria into trading their usual diet of partially-oxidized iron for a small current of electricity--a trick that may eventually make the microorganisms useful producers of biofuels.
    • BETTER THAN THE BORG: THE NEUROTECH ERA: Long the stuff of science fiction, technology that can directly tap into, augment, and connect human brains is becoming science fact. And that means big changes for all of us. Consider what we’ve already done – getting data in and out of the human brain.
    • Popper's three worlds: Popper's three worlds is a way of looking at reality, described by the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper in a lecture in 1978. The concept involves three interacting worlds, called World 1, World 2 and World 3.
      : The first part of this paper is an attempt to offer an overview of Popper's World 3 in the light of philospher Rick Roderick's concerns about the growing excess of information in our times (be they modern or post-modern).

    • Data Storage in DNA Becomes a Reality: Scientists announced yesterday that they successfully converted 739 kilobytes of hard drive data in genetic code and then retrieved the content with 100 percent accuracy.
    • Astronauts needed for one way trip to Mars: Mars One, a nonprofit organisation based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. They need astronauts.

    VIDEO: Amon Tobin - Isam live in Graz (2012)

    "When you do things in a different way, it makes you have to think differently about the way you present it. So 'ISAM Live' ended up as a mixture of cinema, live performance and projection art." — watch 30 minutes of Amon Tobin's 'Isam' live show from Graz, Austria, available in 1080p full HD video.

    This just gets posted here because Tobin's running a level-up on Isam, one show only in London, here's where you can buy tix, March 8th, 2013, Hammersmith Apollo.

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    VIDEO: X-Qlusive Wildstylez

    On January 19th 2013, you've showed your love for the music and represented the wilder stylez at the Heineken Music Hall. A historical night filled with magical and epic moments you'll never forget!

    Wildstylez and Niels Geusebroek got rewarded with a golden record for their track 'Year of Summer', we've celebrated the very last performance of Wildstylez and Headhunterz as Project One and many more.

    It's time to relive those moments because this is the official aftermovie of X-Qlusive Wildstylez.


    MUSIC: Grimes live on KEXP 2012

    I usually find my great music through two or three loops - someone recommends me something or I go fishing for a genre, look at recent sub-subgenres, cross-reference it with the Similar Artists feature of, look for what else people listen to have in their playlists who listen to that band I just picked and I tend to pick the most obscure ones. This is how I found Claire Boucher, the girl born out of Tumblr, DIY, analog synths, Skinny Puppy, stencils and goth kawaii. Sometimes I'm in love when I'm listening to Grimes, not always and for never too long. But those microseconds are growing longer. And ballistic-electro-ambient-witchpunk-fuck-you has never been this elegant in its statement of Tumblr riot grrls. Start researching Grimes. She has Process.


    MUSIC: Xilent - Boss Wave (8-bit dubstep)

    Kristofer has now stepped up to CGI for his latest wubwub video extravaganza, for upcoming dubstep producer Xilent’s Boss Wave. In fact, with the help of CG animation experts Erik Buchholtz and Mikael Pettersén, he’s created a high octane action thriller combining live action and slick CG – and taken that trademark Ström taste for blood and gore to a new level. (more at


    HARDSTYLE: Official Q-dance 2012 Year Movie

    The year 2012 has been a fierce one! We've shared beautiful and magical moments with you. To relive all those moments to the fullest, gather your party friends and pour yourselves a drink. Because this is the Q-dance 2012 Year Movie!


    TED VIDEO: Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too

    We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That's the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio.


    New Ghost in the Shell anime ARISE in 2013



  • Info comes from the February issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine
  • Arise comes out in 2013
  • Chief director will be Kazuchika Kise (involved as animation director with the Blood anime series, the Neon Genesis Evangelion movies, and more) (read more at siliconera)
  • Supervisor and lead writer will be Tow Ubukata
  • Kenji Kamiyama will not be involved with the project
  • ARISE composer will be Cornelius
  • this is the ARISE sitewith the official Twitter channel and the official Facebook page
  • a "Ghost in the Shell Arise Production Presentation" will be streamed live worldwide on February 12 at 9:00 p.m. in Japan (7:00 a.m. EST) on Niconico, Bandai Channel, and YouTube. The event itself will be held at the nicofarre event hall in Tokyo. (read up on more events at
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    WALLPAPER: The Lord Inquisitor / Burn Heretics


    Burn Heretics Wallpaper Pack for the Lord Inquisitor unofficial WH40K movie (thx Ripla!)