TRAILER: Now You See Me (second trailer)

Street magic still amazes me and illusions on small and large scales both makes me think how much we're hardwired to work on pre-suppositions and expectations and how much we fall back to these. In this sense, this is another deconstructionist work, mainstream, yes, but can make you run the right tracks.

First rule of magic? Always be the smartest guy in the room.
Could't have said it better myself.


VIDEO PODCAST: Channel Hell 003

Channel Hell is a Monthly A/V Mixtape Series by THE LIAR of Angelspit.



"Fuck The Revolution (16volt RMX)" - Angelspit
"Smaida greizi nakamiba" - Oyaarss
"Mortal Bass" - Broken Note
"I Do Not Divert My Eyes" - Chrysalide
"Fast Lane (Stendeck RMX)" - Architect
"Neighborhood Sniper (XI RMX)" - Eazy E
"Violence" - Angelspit

For Promo Use Only, Y'all.

Mixed Live in NYC

BOOKMARKS: 2013-04-13


  • BRING YOUR OWN BODY - How open source video nights liberate the post-internet art movement: Freed from limitations of specific object-based media, Beuys coined the term 'social sculpture' to describe the way in which art could be a collective endeavour - a practice that could somehow change society itself.
  • The Logic Problems That Will Eventually Pop the Bitcoin Bubble: Bitcoins are not a currency, at least in any traditional sense of the word. Rather, they have transformed more into an investment, like a stock. I could certainly purchase items with shares of Google Inc.—I would just have to find a seller willing to accept them—but no one would rationally say that makes stock into a currency rather than an investment.
  • The Cluetrain Manifesto -The End of Business as Usual: are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 Americans would have sex with a robot: Forty-two percent of Americans indicated that such a dalliance would constitute cheating. Another 31 percent said it wouldn't, and 26 percent said they were unsure.

  • MUSIC: 2013-04-10, Recommendations


  • Witch-house-diva-cum-trash-pop-goddess CHARLI XCX releases her debut album True Romance next week, featuring all her great tracks we came to love so far like Nuclear Seasons, You (Ha Ha Ha), Cloud Aura or You're The One. Here's a complete gig video from last year's iTunes Festival.

  • Crime League Presents: A Thing About Machines: The second in a series of compilations focusing on electronic music that makes us groove. Showcasing another direction of the future of Crime League's pay-what-you-can digital EP's.

    Music for night drives, exploration & time travel.

    New songs by Architect, Heiki Sillaste, Deline, Displacer, Jakob Thiesen, Famine, Anklebiter, l'Ombre, waveTangent, C.Dubsound, Jamie Irles, Wire Fences, F(x) Function, Guise, Diff_cult, Synkro & Procedure.


  • And for something completely different, here's the new PV for `Lovers` by pop noir outfit THE GOOD NATURED. Debut album `Prism` is due this summer.

  • PERSONAL: Foursquare Hiscore 39, Hang Yours Higher


    `Photo or it didn't happen` is the general consensus for the recent 39-point checkin, so bam, there you go, here's the untampered screenshot proof. Yes, there's a tampered one for a classified niche porn site which is often visited by wrinkled accountants with a more than respectable credit history with a fetish for jerking off on spreadsheets, license plates, bills or even screenshots with a certain number on them. That one finances my new corneas, so... do your googling, me, I'm outta here. 39. Drop me screenshots for higher Foursquare check-in scores in the comments.

    BOOKMARKS: 2012-04-06


    (via katiecaro.tumblr)

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL NIELSEN OF TYMPANIK: Artists like r.roo and Access To Arasaka say, represent more of the type of material I tend to gravitate towards when considering new releases for the label; a darker, more cerebral and complex electronic sound that can still manage to sound beautiful and inviting.
  • Upstream Color is the first masterpiece of the year: But Upstream Color is way less of a puzzle than Primer was -- it's much more about burrowing inside your head with the weird lovely pictures, and making you identify with two characters who are fatally dysfunctional. Also, where Primer was a film about technology, with lots of sequences of the main characters geeking out about their invention, Upstream Color is about biology, and the ways in which it shapes us beyond our understanding.
  • This New Camera Stabilizer Could Change Cinematography Forever: Shots like [the iconic Goodfellas scene] are based on a counterweight system, where heavy weights are suspended below the camera, which sits on a low-friction gimbal. The new system gets rid of the counterweight completely, allowing the camera person to move around much easier. For added control, the camera's movements can be operated remotely via joystick.

  • It’s Almost Impossible To Believe There’s a Robot In This Suit and Not a Real Human: Boston Dynamics—the folks behind the brick-tossing BigDog—has released some new footage of one its other incredibly unsettling robotic creations. Petman's designed to serve as a testbed for hazmat suits and other military garb, and is so realistic it's hard to believe there's not a real dude inside that suit.
  • The Knife Made The First Social Justice Goth Album: Shaking the Habitual is not dry and academic, or strident, or overly cerebral. It's actually one of the most physically and emotionally evocative records in recent memory: a collection of songs that explores issues of identity and gender with the visceral urgency of a great horror movie.

  • W0RK: Machete Girl 8, the teaser


    Back in London after nine days of Budapest - expect more content and catching up with the rest of the future extra soon! Fragment number 1: cyberpunk powerhouse magazine Machete Girl runs my gonzo article on the merging of magick and technology in their Issue 8 - here's a teaser with a few paragraphs!

    MUSIC MAKING: COSMOSf, a graphical morphing engine for sound

    “Stochastic morphing with distribution range for altering the morphing position, speed and interpolation control. Built-in mathematical functions to automatically and precisely move the morphing pointer in the space. Precise audio rate parameter update with the possibility of reaching amazing morphing speeds (44100times a second!) turns Cosmosƒ into a super oscillator by accumulating up to 4 different presets in heterogeneous micro event mixing mode prior to the morphing phase. It delivers an unheard medium by reaching the untouched points of the sonic universe.” (via


    BIKE CONCEPT: Audi Bike


    2012 AUDI e-bike

    Introducing the new product this year from the Audi design. Two wheel cleaner and an unusually bright and aggressive means of overcoming obstacles and active lifestyles – E-Bike Wörthersee. Bike show at the annual exhibition and presentation of models of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda. In the combined cycle technology and a variety of excellent performance and speed that Audi had learned from his extensive experience in motorsports. (more at

    (, via hardergeneration tibor)

    PARKOUR: Done the right way


    No source, but comes from Lumi.

    ARS ELECTRONICA: Spaxels in London

    Earth Hour London


    (Linz/London, March 24, 2013) Following its world premiere at the Linz Klangwolke in September 2012, the Ars Electronica Futurelab’s computer-controlled swarm of four-rotor mini-whirlybirds—so-called quadcopters—took to the air again on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in a role and setting no less spectacular than the exciting technology itself: as high-tech heralds of Paramount’s “Star Trek – Into Darkness” that’s opening in movie theaters on May 9th. A squadron of 30 LED-studded AscTec Hummingbird quadcopters hovered above Potters Fields Park near London’s Tower Bridge and, in conjunction with Earth Hour, formed a three-dimensional Star Trek logo in the night sky. “This production was a really big challenge, but that’s exactly what made it so fascinating,” was the enthusiastic response of Ars Electronica Futurelab Director Horst Hörtner. “And this assignment from Paramount Pictures also attests to the worldwide sensation we’ve created since our debut show last autumn at the Klangwolke.” Daniel Gurdan, CEO and Director of Development at quadcopter manufacturer Ascending Technologies, was also personally involved in producing this extravaganza. “The first time the Futurelab approached us, I thought to myself: ‘These guys are totally nuts.’ But it quickly turned out that they knew exactly what they were after. Now, not even a year later, this show in London impressively demonstrates what we’ve achieved in the meantime!” (more in the official press release | and the ars electronica blog)

    MUSIC: Absolute Grrrls Manifesto

    "Absolute Grrls Manifesto" reminds us how proud we can all be to have so many brilliant female composers, writers, singers, poets, and artists, who all contribute so many gifts to the music scene! Sensibility, femininity, sexiness, power, wit, passion… : it's all in there!! Let these female voices shine through their diversity and rule your ears for the next 500+ minutes… Enjoy without holding back: "Power to the girls" today!



    CYBERPUNK SHORT: Anamnesis

    In a cyberpunk future where memories are interchangeable, a desperate man finds his salvation in stealing whole lives to remake his past. As he reflects on a user that went too far he finds that the pieces of the past are difficult to put together and impossible to escape.
    ANAMNESIS is a cyber-punk short film directed by Brad Champagne and Co-Written by Brady Nelson. The many creative people involved in this film were able to overcome a shoestring budget, bringing a passion and ingenuity to their work that utilized ingenious prop design and special effects to bring to life a story about how our memories make us who we are.


    Arnhem has Qlimax and now - the QR porn room


    Hotel Modez based in the Dutch city of Arnhem (close to Germany) has launched a guerrilla marketing product: the QR-code porn room, available for just € 119 per night. During your stay you might not get a lot of sleep though. From walls to pillows, the whole room is covered with QR-codes. Walk around the room with your smartphone pointed at the codes, and they will unlock a world of erotic dreams on your screen.

    We'd prefer Qlimax, if we're in Arnhem.

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-22


  • New Distressed Wood Figures by Aron Demetz: Working in wood, Demetz uses this material to highlight both the harmony and conflicts that exist between man and nature. These works are not only a reflection of human emotion but hark back to far more primitive origins of the first interactions between people and their surroundings.
  • How Not To Save The Scene: “We as a scene also have to stop holding to the idea that we are underground.”
  • Buckle Your Brainpan: The Primer Director Is Back With a New Film: A spaceship in the woods. This is what Shane Carruth sees one day, looking out the backseat of his parents’ car. It’s the mid-’80s, and Carruth—age 11—is being driven through the green-lined back roads of Alexandria, Virginia, his latest hometown. His father is an engineer, and the family goes wherever the work is, most recently bouncing between the suburbs of DC and Dallas. But because his father’s latest job is with a government defense contractor, Shane isn’t allowed to know what he does or even where he works.

  • We've Reached Peak Infographic, and We're No Smarter for It: I'm not ready for an infographic about the death of infographics, but I'm sure someone somewhere has already assigned that piece, and is just waiting for us all to click.
  • An Interview With Blush Response: “Those sounds were previously confined to EBM, but eventually they became less ‘strange’, and the collective consciousness allowed them into the Top 40.”

  • The Film Before The Film, A Short Film on the History of Opening Titles: “The Film Before The Film” is an informative short documentary that traces the evolution of opening titles through the history of film. The documentary was created by Nora Thoes and Damian Pérez, both students at the BTK University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
  • Short Documentary About Immediate Music, A Studio That Produces Scores for Movie Trailers: Immediate Music is a Santa Monica music studio that creates scores for movie trailers. The studio is extremely prolific—since 1993 their music has been featured in over 7,000 trailers and TV spots. Immediate Music co-founder Yoav Goren talks about his highly specialized work in this short documentary by SoundWorks Collection.

  • And as for our mad scientists...

    Missing Witch Doctor and Doktor Sleepless.

    What if Ghost in the Shell was real? (Arise)


    INFOGRAPHICS: Tastebuds in Numbers


    My latest infographic, done for the company I'm currently rocking with - that would be music-based community site Tastebuds. Check out all my previous infographics-related works here.

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-03-19 (interviews, music and whatthefucks)

    Hello. I still don't have time to write here excessively, most of my creative capacity goes into finishing up my ebook (publishing company bailed out on me, leaving me to do DTP, errata checks and distribution), working on my second book (novel, stuck at mid-synopsis limbo and those who've read it can't believe I did it without any mindbending chemistry) and the new issue of The Dose magazine (still working on the x minutes into the future premise) and generally (and mostly) trying not to go mad and keep on going which is an extremely interesting challenge in London this time of the year. Stick with this staccato love I give you for the time being.


  • Swans Leader Michael Gira On Aging, Social Networking, And Life After The Seer: Since everything is accessible everything tends to be denuded of content and equalized. In my time you had to go to a record store and search. It was a real process of discovery. But that’s just the way culture is now. I think it’s very good that the music is available.
  • “Through That Darkness You’ll Find the Light”: A.J. Samuels interviews Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: You can’t think your way into doing the right thing. You have to act your way into it.
  • David Byrne’s Multiple-Personality Interview Of Himself: The idea was to adhere to a format “like 60 Minutes on acid”.
  • Many Lifetimes: An Interview With TVO: And you can have harsh noise, but you can still hear playfulness, or you can hear somebody manipulating it in a way that lets you know there's somebody in there, that you're getting something of the person.


  • Men Jailed In China For Stealing Corpses For ‘Ghost Marriages’: Ritual ghost marriages, which is believed to date back to the 17th century BC, is a custom in which parents find “spouses” for their unmarried, deceased children so that they can have a family in the afterlife. The tradition is rare in contemporary China, but still practiced in rural [areas].
  • Can a Sufficient Dose of Psilocybin Mushrooms Cure Someone of Atheism?: Whether you believe in the reality of unknown forces lurking behind the scenes and shaping the world you live in, you should probably get used to it. They’re called thoughts and you can’t see any of them, but they’re sure as hell shaping everything. Welcome to the wacky world of the Occult.
  • Let's Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry: Picasso would never have been invited to deliver a TED talk about Guernica because it offers no quick, easy, palatable solution ("Human Violence: Let's End It!!" #fivewordTEDtalks). Instead, it offers the precise opposite: a hard, unflinching, uncompromising portrait of grief. TED talks get rapturous standing ovations — but stand in front of Guernica for 18 minutes and exactly the opposite will happen: you will, and should, cry.
  • Sound from Silos: Live Experimental Audiovisuals Rumble a Man-made Cave: Making connections between Argentina and Germany, across an international collective of audiovisual artists, FxLD’s latest project invades a disused grain silo in Berlin. Literally in the shadow of Kreuzberg’s famed techno haven Watergate, the base of the silo is a narrow, concrete cave, broad-shouldered beams criss-crossing the space.
  • I WANNA BE JOHN PEEL EP 1: @MiikeTeknoist: my 1st attempt at presenting my own radio show with interviews with guests @DaveTheSect & @Subheads

  • MUSIC PRODUCTION: Trent Reznor in Studio, 2013

    Expect more music production and studio videos in the upcoming months.

    MUSIC PRODUCTION: Hecq forges music from noise

    Can't even describe perfectly enough the feeling of awe when watching a music production/insight video like that. HECQ's approach, his use of microphones (great idea with the hydrophone!) and how he calls his tracks living entities is just... reason enough to go back to his seminal album 0000 once again.

    VIDEO: New York biotopes

    My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life. (more on vimeo)

    VIDEO: Huron - Broken Science

    Toni Polkowski: This is my submission for "Anterior Cingulate Cortex". It's the name for the coming DVD from Perpetual Beta, a platform and network for the visualization of Netlabel Music that offers quality Graphic- and Motion Design to Netlabels and Musicians working under the Creative Commons License. The platform will be online end of 2012. More Infos on this project soon!
    It's a collaboration with the Berlin based musician Huron, who creates this amazing soundtrack for that movie.
    I wanted to create a mixture of experimental footage and martial art moves which should support the dynamic of the sound.
    (more on the `broken science` vimeo page)