Firefriend – Yellow Spider

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I would have posted about this last year when it was released, but I was a bit busy with an album or five. I shall now start paying attention to the mailouts that I get from nice people, but there still won’t be any quotable guff coming from me, let me tell you.

I was reminded of this album because Firefriend have a two track thing out now – do we still call those singles? I’m getting older and more confused. ANywho, one of the people who I follow on bandcamp bought it (one of the people who buys about 20 things a week; I mean, c’mon – how do you even do that?) so I came and checked it out and I did something I rarely ever do, I watched the videos for each track, mainly because the lack of sleep I promised myself at the beginning of this 10 day stretch without going to work is having  quite the spaced-out effect on my brain. The songs themselves are very good. The videos had a quite narcotic effect on me too, in their way, and seemed to suit the mood of the music despite their very low budget approach. But that might be the current state of my awareness for you.

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Fuka Lata – Electric Princess

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Non-axiomatical disco songs! Now there’s a musical description I like.

This works in the blazing sunshine of which we now enjoy and also in the dark evening of when I first listened to it.

Only slightly was it diminished by my son shouting insults at his xbox because he lost a game of that ghastly Fortnite energy drain.

The Telescopes – Hungry Audio Tapes

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Life contains an inherent unpredictability field, one of the most vital building blocks if I may be forgiven that clumsy analogy, although all the blocks are vitally important for Gestaltic reasons. But this Unpredictability Field is often – nay, always – overlooked. This is where the creative spirit comes from, those who seem more creative have a stronger manifestation of this field. One effect of this is that being with them makes life more unpredictable! Obviously.  An example here is weather forecasts. Somebody with a strong field will believe that weather forecasters are charlatans because all the predictions seem to be little better than chance added to easily observable patterns that anybody coulld work out given two functioning eyes.

An important distinction must be made here: unpredictability is not the same thing as randomness.

This is why attempts to build life are going so badly; those attempting to build are not accounting for unpredictability as it cannot be reduced to a detailed description. It has no atoms or its equivalents.

True Widow – Avvolgere

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The academy shut its doors. It was planning an expansion, a growth. It invited in a designer – the designer was a God. He rejected the blueprints – it was the wrong colour, he wanted a whitewash. Seems there were hankerings for a public enquiry, reckoned he’d been less than transparent with His creation. Well, said the academy, You’ve got an obvious chip on Your shoulder and thus decided on a different designer – one with a decent pen.

Were you there when Zeus started getting fresh with Aphrodite? God on God action! You’ve never seen anything like it! She wouldn’t go near him!

Let’s go to that fucking place.

Celebrity shock: Page 1 pinup admits to having ‘camera sex’ with cardigan expert. Welcome to life in the Empire of Temptation – the only way to expand! And while we’re on the subject – it’s not very comfortable.

I’m anti-modern – I’m shocked by everything and nothing. At the same time.

 

In Zaire – Visions of the Age to Come

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Chainsaw in a cavern, itself the size of Enki, is summoned to the prince, because he wants to climb a tree. It’s not to say he’s done it, as achievement doesn’t matter, and its not to claim the summit, as he wants to cut it down. And no-one else will follow, because he is the prince. But the cavern claims possession, on the tree and on the chainsaw, it can hear reverberations, that’s what it listens for. The rhythm of murder is summoned again, it’s greatest hits trotted out from inside, it’s first and last are always the same, the circle is trembling and no-one will notice. He substituted death for a different kind of ending, a muted transformation that to eyes will look the same. Reflected multi-facets keep the maelstrom looking busy, but since it’s only dreaming, the chainsaw can return. And the cavern didn’t notice, it was tuned to a vibration that was selling different waveforms to a different kind of light. Henceforth it tried to end itself and hope the story stabilised but constant repetition turns into new ideas. And new ideas are crazy, they are always asking questions, though the Oracle retired and they just hang in the air. The air, it’s worth repeating, is one more time from fusion, and the further here you take it, the quicker it will come. Be ready for what hits you though it isn’t real and you won’t feel it.

Rise of the Echo Drone

rotedI have literally just discovered these. They remind me of Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation, who nearly made it into my best of 2015 (Pridjevi got there instead, and I have been caning that recently -it’s wonderful).

It’s kind of shoegazy dreampoppy probably psych but I’ve lost track of what that even means now. Very hypnotic.

It’s a home recorded collaboration but sounds very professional. They clearly know what they’re doing. I’ll be following these.

I have absolutely no idea how to pronounce this Réabhlóid word though.