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Super Unnatural


SUPER UNNATURAL from 3e Visuals on Vimeo.

Question the status quo. Cleanse the mind and the soul. The heart will remain spirited. A new path will come to light. Only those who evolve will rise.

The music video for Super Unnatural by Chicago-based band, Bubbles Erotica, was created and produced by Ali Manesh of 3E Visuals. The concept and design of the animation were based on and inspired by another previous 3E Visuals-Bubbles Erotica collaboration, The Elephant in the Room Projection Mapping.

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Could Psilocybin Be the Next Caffeine? A Microdosing Report.

darksideofthesun3Well, this is an odd one. Typically if you were going to read an article of mine about psychedelics, it’d be about telepathic communication with higher dimensional forms of insectile intelligence or plants or some shit (which I continually pontificate about on Facebook, friend me). That’s just sort of how I roll and, as a matter of fact, I just participated in a research study for John Hopkins University in regards to that exact topic. So it’s not sounding so crazy anymore, is it? But, as with most bizzarro endeavors I find myself engaged in, I am but a talking monkey guided by means of mostly unseen synchromystic entanglement.

Last fall, I tossed up a post about the Hypnotikon psychedelic music festival in Seattle. After writing about it, I thought to myself, “hmmm, maybe I should try microdosing for this thing.” It’s something I’d read about, but hadn’t truly considered experimenting with a whole lot before then.… Read the rest

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Stand Behind The Rope, Sir

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Jim Swill, the visionary behind “No Dogs No Masters,” has just released a haunting music video with his band, Pelts. Pelts, an electronic duo based in LA, consists of Jim Swill (vocals) and Henry Sugar (production).

Pelts’ newest single, “Stand Behind The Rope,” is a hypnotic tale of a bureaucratic world run by “shadow people.” Directed by Paul Rosas and Jim Swill, the music video “draws from our fascination with sleep paralysis, shadow people and near death experiences,” explains Swill.

Swill’s edgy and metaphor-laden lyrics fuse nicely with Sugar’s electronic and hip-hop inspired beat. Frenetic editing and camera movement creates a surreal and disorienting setting for a man who curiously resembles Charles Bukowski. The look of the music video is appropriated from Swill’s art series, “Life is Real.”

“We wanted to make a video that represented shadow figures similar to Grim Reaper-like entities with a mixture of society’s current uneasiness with authority figures,” Swill said.… Read the rest

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People Who Do Noise

2008 documentary by Adam Cornelius:

Noise: a genre that is difficult for the average person to appreciate. However, when one sees its creation firsthand or creates it oneself, noise becomes a type of musical art that takes on its own appeal and meaning. In People Who Do Noise, noise becomes associated with faces, through interviews with dozens of Portland noise musicians. The documentary gives viewers who might be unfamiliar with the controversial genre a deeper look.

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Band Crowdfunding to Have Its Own Drummer Killed

Not a bad stunt to get some publicity, is it? The only catch seems to be that with a crowdfunding target of only $100, the band (Without Mother Fucking Order) will probably get the money – what happens to the drummer now?

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Peter Yarmouth / Black and Blue Records

The band notes on its Facebook page that the campaign has been taken down:

WOO! If you haven’t noticed, GoFundMe has taken down our page, we only raised $27 but our super scientist Tex Johnson said he can make the Death Machine work for that much, but he requires a Twix bar while he’s working on it, so we will be making a new GoFundMe campaign for that. We will be posting that very soon, so in the meantime, read that thing some guy wrote about us and stay tuned!

I think “that thing some guy wrote about” is this post at Riverfront Times:

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Radian: Musique Inconcrete

Austria’s Radian is a trio featuring Martin Brandlmayr, Stefan Nemeth, and John Norman, all of which have been known for their playing in a variety of arrangements (bands, duos, solos), with music often improvisational in nature. Radian, however, is a cold-calculated authentic band, with emphasis on the actual songs rather than free-form improvisation. Their third album, last year’s Juxtaposition is their second for Thrill Jockey and the group have finally made their rounds of live dates. The Eye was fortunate to capture them in a very special setting, the Goethe Institut in Boston, and are thankful for the great interview with these talented musicians.

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Paul Metzger and His Banjo

Instrumental alchemist Paul Metzger improvises hauntingly beautiful music on his self-modified 23-string banjo. Over the past 30 years, he’s honed a sound that’s percussive, rustic, ornate and entirely original. Besides creating music, Metzger is also committed to saving it — through the process of bringing old instruments back to life. He also has a gift for constructing new instruments out of unusual materials, creating pieces never before imagined.

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Project Bring Me to Life Podcast Interviews Dixon’s Violin

Christopher “Selomon” Closson interviews Dixon’s Violin on Project Bring Me to Life Podcast #29:

The world’s premier digital violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people! And he has done so across North America, captivating audiences at intimate shows, and wowing crowds of thousands, including Burning Man, giving two TED talks/performances, plus radio, TV, and film appearances.

Learn more about Dixon at www.dixonsviolin.com

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