Just discovered this wonderfully twisted and psychedelic animated short film. Actually there are three films featured in this video from which I like the first black-white one best. They are taken from a “collection of short films by Japan’s most audacious animators – all based on the Frank comics by Jim Woodring”.
This headline should actually tell enough. It does not!? Damn… mate, then you really missed out something in a musical respect! [Ninja Tune] founders Coldcut have teamed up with old-school Ninja Tune acts DJ Food and DK to assemble this massive mix which spans Ninja Tune’s extensive discography. Over the course of 70-plus minutes and more than 40 tracks, the Solid Steel veterans touch on the many eras, sounds, and styles of the venerable label’s diverse history.Via XLR8R once again.
Graham Hancock gives a lecture about the ancient notions of eleves, angels and aliens and connects them with the shamanistic usage of Ayahuasca and other psychotropic plants. While he presents lots of very interesting and exciting information during his talk (did you know for instance that Siberian shamans drink the urin of reindeer who have been fed fly agaric to improve the effect of this mushroom?), he ends up with the somehow well-known and at least for me highly dubious not to say ridiculous “hey guys, lets all drop some Ayahuasca, get healed and start up a new, pure and peaceful society!” palaver. Anyway, definitely a triptamine expert speaking here and therefore a video really worth watching for those interested in this issue!
Browsing the reamls of my hard disc I discovered this mix I recorded in March 2006. Very sunny, warm and trancey Progressive House stuff, including tracks from Andre Absolut, Greed, Chris Micali, Peter Gun… So here we go with another part of my personal retro series.
Frequent readers of this blog might already know my enthusiasm for ghost towns, abandoned industrial plants and all that stuff. Today I discovered this article about Siberian Nearly-Abandoned & “Ghost” Cities on Dark Roasted Blend, a blog with the superb subtitle Weird & Wonderful Things. The pictures presented are wonderfully weird, they show the atmosphere of some dismal, grotesque science fiction flick and make it hard to believe that there are still people really living in these places in the upper North of Russia.