Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)

Around 1970’s in Moscow, Andrei Tarkovsky was asked the question about an interest in creating abstract films. His response was there can be no such thing. Cinema’s most intrinsic function is to operate a camera that opens a shutter, begins rolling film, and recording the action set in front of the lens. Nothing more. Tarkovsky settled for this notion, nothing more. Well Tarkovsky, the 21st … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)

Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………

I’m currently reading a book, a valuable source, about the Post-Cinema theory. The name is Post Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film by Shane Denson and Julia Leyda. I’m reading the Introduction section. I will get to Chapter 1 later weekend. From what I have read, the authors Shane and Julia give contrasting personal recollections from their childhood about cinema’s impact on their lives. It’s good to … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………

Anne Sulikowski: The Sonic Nurse of Ambient-Drone

((((((((((PRAISE THE DRONE))))))) building castles out of matchsticks · perceptual disturbances She is known from social media moniker as “The Sonic Nurse.” Anne Sulikowski is one of those intriguing females to ascertain my attention from a music/art cultural standpoint. Plus, she has this love of horror movies and horror movie villians like Leatherface! Bascially, she reminds of the artsy indie, riot girl who listen to … Continue reading Anne Sulikowski: The Sonic Nurse of Ambient-Drone

Coup Musique D’etat: The Musical Caucus that has spread like wildfire for over 20 years

Aidan Baker and Jessica Moss are two present or former members of the Le Post Rock Coup known as GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR. I remember when I first heard of this Coup Musique D’Etat. It was from reading a SPIN magazine article on new musicians from the underground music scene. This article was written around the late 90’s to early 2000’s. I read through the … Continue reading Coup Musique D’etat: The Musical Caucus that has spread like wildfire for over 20 years

TOO DEAD FOR ME: Alec Empire’s preemptive spiel to his fans.

Yesterday, I watched an Instagram video from Alec Empire who is one of the founding members of the Digital Hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot; currently included in the band are Nic Endo & CX KiDTRONiK (photo to the left is one of the other founding member Carl Crack may he Rest In Power). In this video below, he bids us a Happy New Year in … Continue reading TOO DEAD FOR ME: Alec Empire’s preemptive spiel to his fans.

Praise The Drone)))))))))))))))))))))

The culture of Drone music is one of austerity and esotericism. I remember my first taste of drone (before it was just experimental noise music) when I heard Godflesh’s Pure album. The track ‘Pure II’ was a mediation into the vestige of drone. It was an alkaline cold streaming sonic gaze that lulls one into a trance for over 10 minutes. As the years progressed, … Continue reading Praise The Drone)))))))))))))))))))))

Camera, Sound & Travel: Indonesia Is Calling!

She is so soft, so tender and so vibrant I was surprised to see Vincent Moon back in action so soon. I guess he has a message for COVID-19: va te faire foutre!! This film is the best artist tonic to relax our COVID-19 blues. These two clips are based on Indonesian musicians. What better place to film one these musicians than from the majestic … Continue reading Camera, Sound & Travel: Indonesia Is Calling!

The Sound……The Eternal #3: Xu Jared/Alica LICA & Taiwan’s Experimental Art/Music Culture

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. Confucius This post is special to me. I love my Asian people and my Asian cultures all over the world. The environment of places like Taiwan has been an intriguing enigma to engross my attention. First, let … Continue reading The Sound……The Eternal #3: Xu Jared/Alica LICA & Taiwan’s Experimental Art/Music Culture