TRACKS ON REPEAT: Chvrches - Lies

Funny to see how effectively did female-fronted pop electro kuangelevened its way into HQ. Crystal Castles, Grimes, The Good Natured (who've just most probably disbanded this week after announcing on Facebook that their label shelved their almost finished album and they can't get their hands on the masters) - and now here's a new formation to love, Glasgow-based CHVRCHES (no, not a witch house act). Really, really digging Lauren Mayberry's stage presence, would love to hear her voice on some Tympanik release - Comaduster, Stendeck or Access to Arasaka, maybe?

Damage says: Almost too catchy on their own, waiting to be perverted by glitch and pop noir with dripping black makeup
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AD CORNER: Satanic Furbies and Earth Juice Squeezers

I could quite easily inject myself with truth serum and tell you about my adventures to the center of this globe, the lemur midget porn (Cameron just flagged this, you're welcome) and how I learned to love making concept bomb with an iris, but instead, I'll give you not one but two commercials, both of them perfect introductions to how my brain looks like from the inside. I fished them out from a loooong list of bookmarks, so unsure about the sources.. one of them might have been Lhasa Mencur!

Satanic Death Furbies by Mike Diva & Jan-Michael Losada

Vytautas, a Lithuanian mineral water that's quickly put on par with apocalypse, boobs, colossal cosmic bears squeezing Earth Juice... and a lot more. Pour a few coffees near my hungry, squiggly, tentacle-ridden brainstem and this is what you get.

DO IT YOURSELF: Amputee Prosthetic Leg Made With LEGO

Amazing idea. Made me think how you could achieve actually taking it out for a walk and not having it snap right off (yes Cult reference get over it) after a step - that's where K'NEX or 3D printing comes in. I don't give a damn about flying cars, I want my home makers right now! (via kotaku)

MUSIC VIDEO: Watch Dogs leaps into lands of barking drum'n'bass (thank the Buddhas)

Dan Bull strikes again with another game summary rap, this time it's about Watch Dogs, the open-world hacker in the vein of the Person of Interest TV series (wait, that was quite a jump, nevermind, everyone's made that) and although Kotaku readers don't seem to especially love that, I have to tell you - it's exactly the atmosphere you'd expect from a game with a futurepreset setting. I'd personally glitch his stuff over a mad, pill-crazed neurofunk track, whatchathink?

MIX TO DOWNLOAD: Secret Thirteen #076 – KK NULL

Justinas Mikulskis of Secret Thirteen just sent me this mix for your edification and amusement, featuring none other than KK Null himself. (I remember seeing KK perform some ten years ago in Budapest and he stuck me right in the smack middle of catharsis, tinnitus and awe. Also: you might want to read the KK Null interview in the Tokyo issue of The Dose mag. Yeah, there's a new Dose coming soon!)

While you're busy fishing for new stuff, check out the previous mixes of Secret Thirteen (with names like Orphx, Scanner, Loscil, Biosphere or Xhin) and Justinas Mikulskis' Headphone Commute mix, just for starters..


The author of the mix is Kazuyuki Kishino (b. 1961), publicly known as KK Null, a Japanese composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound sculptor and singer, who lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Active since the early 1980′s, Kishino has progressively become a synonymous with so-called Japanese noise scene and an influential experimental music figure in a much wider global context as well.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 076” is a compositional and thrilling audio collage mirroring Kishino’s early influences that had a significant impact on his later music activities. The mix includes 24 timeless works released between 1953 and 2012 by honorable composers and musicians such as Iannis Xenakis, Bernard Parmegiani, Miles Davis, Alan Lamb, This Heat, Z’ev, David Tudor and Slayer. There is also a strong impression of KK Null’s musical individuality as well as the mix hides 4 of his powerful and authentic compositions. One of them titled “Eternal Implosion” haven’t been published elsewhere before.

My Milestones after 20,000 scrobbles

Last.FM Milestones

1st track: (19 Sep 2007)
Black Sun Empire - Future Frame
1000th track: (29 Jan 2008)
Appleseed - Dive For You
2000th track: (10 Jul 2008)
Charlotte Sometimes - Ex Girlfriend Syndrome
3000th track: (19 Oct 2008)
The Birthday Massacre - I Think We're Alone Now
5000th track: (25 Dec 2009)
The Future Sound of London - Ill Flower
6000th track: (28 Mar 2010)
Access to Arasaka - Highway
8000th track: (25 Jul 2010)
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Sine
9000th track: (21 Sep 2010)
YelworC - Lost Futile
10000th track: (21 Nov 2010)
Access to Arasaka - term\echo
11000th track: (11 Jan 2011)
LAShTAL - Prosternations's Ceremony
12000th track: (12 Mar 2011)
Mother Destruction / Sixth Comm - Hella Roots
13000th track: (07 Aug 2011)
Front Line Assembly - The Chair
14000th track: (04 Oct 2011)
Kidneythieves - Zerospace
15000th track: (26 Dec 2011)
Lassigue Bendthaus - cloned (#7) (1)
16000th track: (19 Apr 2012)
Headphone Commute - Hecq Mixtape One
17000th track: (29 Jul 2012)
Download - Omniman (remix)
18000th track: (02 Nov 2012)
Front Line Assembly - Attack The Masses
20000th track: (13 Jun 2013)
Stendeck - Catch the Midnight Girl
Generated on 08 Jul 2013
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SOUNDBITS: Voices From Possessed Children

This might serve as a good speech sample rip source for some of you, but that's definitely not the creepiest. (And good luck recording anyone's possessed voice and getting away with a ray of sunshine, while we're at it.) If you want creepy and sinister, go hunt for number station recordings with child broadcasters - some of that stuff will leave you cold.

The "Enfield Poltergeist" was one of the most carefully investigated poltergeist cases of the last century. For more than a year the psychical researcher Maurice Grosse recorded hundreds of hours of interviews and apparent possession voices from the children at the epicentre of the activity. Janet in particular sometimes maintained the masculin sounding voice for hours at a time without any damage to her vocal cords and a speech specialist declared that what she was doing was not possible using her normal physical organs. When speaking she was "Bill" who had died in the house.

2013 Q1 & Q2: the planetdamage stats

I hesitated / before restarting P://D
that bound my personality together.

I'll need a bit of time before laying down new foundations. Until neoconcrete solidifies, I thought visual reminders and summaries would work well. They come from the Foursquare Time Machine, Xefer, and Wolfram Alpha respectively. I'd appreciate behavioral pattern analysis softwares. Or jobs that land me with access to softwares like that. Yes, freelancers love experimenting.

On another note: if you see design glitches around, that's completely normal, I'll be trying to come up with new solutions for a HQ. Working with multiple content platforms with future shock speed can land you in a sad, fucked up port of cognitive dissonance with not enough caffeine or porn. Oh yeah. Jobs that land you with access to behavioural analysis software don't appreciate personal blogs about porn references. Or do they.

[The Foursquare Time Machine]



[Personalized Facebook Reports from Wolfram Alpha]