Thursday, October 28, 2010

power station cooks newton's apple

Also I find it remarkable how the slowed down version of the Reading Rainbow theme sounds like the beginning of the Kraftwerk song:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Words about: J Qosa - Abjures

for listening can be downloaded here: 1234567890

Track 1 - DVD 5
Not channel surfing, but distraction while watching TV.
Like you're drawing while watching TV. Playing with toys while watching TV. You know like you're half watching, half paying attention. I remember doing that more when i was young. I would usually be very involved in what i was doing, but sometimes I would be half involved in 2 different things at the same time.

Track 2 - Dialing Ended
Notes in a recorder for future novel to be made into feature length film with notes on soundtrack as audio backdrop to said notes. Also maybe some thinking noises? Well maybe i'm just dumb and relate staticy sounds to my dumb brain. ---OKOK--- So its a film about notes in a recorder for future novel to be made into feature length film with notes on soundtrack as audio backdrop to said notes.

Track 3 - Gettings Full
These are the illusions of rusty sound sampling or rusty sound sampling and also samplings of lives presented for our pondering minds to think about. Probably real, because hey who's a good actor nowadays? But I don't know that for sure.

Track 4 - Hawk
Multiple subsequent endings then meandering middle with a low bassy climax and then either an ending or a beginning

Track 5 - Old Cop
Heartbeat liquid in veins. Again more thinking, but like in & out of the brain. I am you and I am the viewer back and forth very quickly, listening & speaking. But less thinking about the present this time, more reflective or unconscious memory. I don't know what all that empty space is about but i keep finding myself getting up from my chair shortly before and then getting startled at the silence.

one day at a time

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thickly Painted Walls "wichsen vixen"

Thickly Painted Walls - Wichsen Vixen [mpr079]

101 jerking me around
202 future town and a spill
303 sleepy peepy
404 no chapstick
505 mushy machete middle
606 sock
707 basement song
808 out
909 sap
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There's no mystery that the guitar has been an instrument of derision within the experimental scene, and that this CD with its recognizably pianistic guitar sounds of strumming and vocal's is in a dimension, a kinda Syd Barret toning way. It is the musical picture of a musician looking toward the future, or could it be the past, one has to think for a moment.
This is indead a very interesting album full of "i guess" improvisations where all kinds of folk, avant styles come together, they meet and clash in their own very distinct way.
Nearly every track sticks to one formula, some slightly catchy guitar chords played over a nice chorus. The tempo's bleed well and individually, it's all pretty good.
Worth a listen to fans of kitchy guitar.

This audio is part of the collection: Misspelled Records

Keywords: guitar; experimental; vocal; avant garde;

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

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06 sock15.8 MB3.9 MB
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08 out7.3 MB1.9 MB
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

FOX NEWS, the sexy News Channel

Now I realize why people watch this, its sexy stuff! PROcreate PROcreate!!! Hallelujah!!!

this one is a bit more meditative...


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Everything I have heard from VNR so far has kept my interest and is better than good

Re-listening to Boy from MCD was an enjoyable and fluctuating narrative bookended by thoughtful and purposeful sound samples from god knows what. Is it a home movie, a cartoon, a found tape? Folky, abstract, conceptual, pan-aesthetic, bouncing between sarcasm and sincerity. Maybe somewhere else; a place which all tones and styles are open to cause multi-directional intercourse. Quite otherworldly at times but still friendly. Emotionally vulnerable but brave and conscious. Automatic, quick-witted and when necessary, determined. Simultaneously noisy yet seismically peaceful, lyrical and symphonic, formalized yet content driven and punctual. There is pretty much every binary here canceling themselves out to reveal an immanent being beyond war, reveling in wholeness and while ultra sensory, clarity. The guy can take any beat, tone, style, affect and sculpt it into something which even the most ADD infected personality could vibe on. This is the beautiful sound of acceptance. A damn good release in which anyone who actually listens to sound in an artful manner knows this is a cosmology all on its own.

Wichsen Vixen from Thickly Painted Walls is a very interestingly cathartic and angular confessional release. Somber and in a cool way destitute, though very detailed frequencies and articulated tones; completely honest, wispy as hell. Hysterical in a quiet kind of way creating tensions with texture and withheld aggression. On the brink of being terminal. Some very sharp sounds right in your ear. Tone, textural variance, melody, and string work acknowledge some serious sensitivity regarding his ability to paint sound with an impressive varied vernacular of the guitar proper. Good audible lyrics and nice vocal extremities. Unabashedly direct emotionally while still having some abstract moments to lose yourself in. Quality release that takes place in the space which most people cowardly stay away from. To be honest, this release takes place in such a real and immediate time, words to describe it are pretty much futile. It's all in the music.

Abjures from the mysterious J Qosa is new and exciting. Love love love the artwork and see and hear some serious future potential for this artist, not to say that this album right here is not great, but it is getting me excited for more, leaving me with a taste still in my throat for something on the rise to experimental heaven. I love the simultaneous distance and closeness this release has and its sense of process, as well as its volume swelling and dimming. Excellent minimalism and actually pretty fucking weird moments. Barely there Sci-fi free jazz? Cyber vocal emotion sequencer? New music chinese man? Electro acoustic mexican dancer? Folk poet submarine conductor? What the hell is this actually? A sense of intended blanks, starts and stops, in your ear abstract lyrics which convey a place beyond functional language; strange pathos stumbling around. Plucked nerves, atmospheric static, appropriated affections, mental collage simplicity. Very in the here and now, somewhat non-illusionistic, and even zooms out to reveal an observation from out the window. Quotidian lost connection. Sparks of enlightenment disappearing before hitting the ground, noticed only by fellow patients. This stuff is great. Please more.

German's Stalking is both automatic and edited considered feedback, cut-ups, instrument destruction, thrash, and pure electronics. Nice booklet of personal predatory visions of stalked out internet humanoids. Washed out, chaotic, pulsing, and strangely surreal and unique in terms of pure noise. Swirls of frequencies and primal energy mixed with a pathos of frenzy and paranoia. This is raw, mysterious, and only the introduction of a project worth keeping an eye on. There are moments of otherworldly abstractions as well as complete disregard for sense or listenability. There is sensitivity in harshness, consideration in frenzy. Architectural, conceptually concise, perverted, and sometimes beautifully exotic. If this were an island you'd be glad it was only 20 minutes, yet 20 minutes in reality may be infinite when your dreaming. Hopefully you never wake up, and all the people you have been mentally stalking are there to join you in your decadent fantasies come true. Memory is forever.

And there it is. VNR is obviously where it is at. The true. The rare. The uncompromised. The unknown. The real fucking deal. The shit you read about 30 years too late. The Individual

Classic Pop Videos

to post videos we have already seen is certainly a redundant act but nevertheless my fingers are faster than my brain; re-watch these videos with a close eye and a new understanding of all things "art".

Saturday, October 9, 2010


For the Love of Treble:  A Short Story Broken Down from Blankets & Covers from the 60s
Echo Mastianchi was always very adept at using his wits.  He got out of a lot of tough situations in school.  As a matter of honor he never let anything get him down.  In addition to being the wittiest child in school he was also the most high strung.
What lurked inside his head was a frozen imprint of static stuck there after being trapped in a playpen in front of a TV with bad reception for 7 hours when he was 18 months old.
Down on the sidewalk one day Echo Mastianchi was kneeling down to try and get a pebble unstuck from his sneaker tread when a car rushed by blaring music that he found reprehensible.  He quickly got the pebble unstuck and tossed it at the car hitting it’s rear window and making a small crack.  This went unnoticed by the driver of the car.
Eleven months later that crack had grown much larger.  The driver didn’t have enough money to replace the window.  Coming home from the supermarket one day he hit a pothole and the window shattered.  The driver was finally forced to do something about the window.  He had to put the cost of the replacement on his credit card.

VNR Newsflash 2

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The second installment of VNR Newsflash. This time starring Stefan Walz. This is your encounter with the strange world of cemetery thievery and hi-jinx pranx.

Directed & edited by David McDevitt.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Monday, October 4, 2010

Apple II

This is the world premier of the music video for the song Apple II from the album Fearful Fuck by VNR USA recording artist mcdeaf mcdeath mcdead.

The song was originally released in 2007.
The video has been released October 3 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review of Princeton Record Exchange

I'm here to report about a disappointing trip to a record store.  My excitement to visit this place was a result of many great things I have heard about it.  One person said it was "hands down the best used record store of its kind in the state, possibly on the East Coast." (

I suppose its a fine store for a college town... maybe.  

Coming from NYC I found it to be very underwhelming, a result of my high expectations.  Judging by the things I had heard I thought this place was going to be a very large store, filled to the brim with rows & rows of vinyl.  But it wasn't very big at all.  And there weren't very many records.  The majority of the store was filled with CD's, which I and my associates are not to interested in, unless its a special CD-R from someone special.

There weren't even any used tapes!  Not that I saw.  How do you go from Vinyl to Cd's without passing thru cassettes?  Don't they know I like to listen to tapes in the car?  And its nice to buy the cheap!

Another criticism is that the records they did have, while many were very nice & appealing, were the same records that I can find in any half way decent record shop.  There wasn't that much weird stuff, and there weren't any releases by any local groups or individuals (I'm talking again of the lack of tapes.)  Is no one making tapes near Princeton or won't PREX carry them?

I also didn't like that a Cure song was playing too loudly while I was in there.  I've heard them before.

In summary, if you live near Princeton I recommend that you go to Princeton Record Exchange.  But if you don't live close, then don't bother. :(


Proud to present the 1st episode of VNR Newsflash, the new news program from VNR USA.
This episode deals with the shocking death of a man who has fallen from a tree!
Don't miss a beat!  Don't miss the beat!


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