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Autechre 'L-event' EP Stream Hack Website Warp

Autechre, L-event track list:

1. “tac Lacora”
2. “M39 Diffain”
3. “Osla for n”
4. “newbound”

via SPIN Autechre’s Beat-Brutalizing ‘L-event’ EP Stream Will Warp Your Website

A few profiles on a favorite vocalist of mine, Yukimi Nagano, and her latest project with high school chums Håkan Wirenstrand, Erik Bodin, and Fredrik Källgren Wallin, together known as Little Dragon.

Interview: Little Dragon: A Synth-pop Fairytale (Okayplayer) [text]

Interview: Little Dragon (KUBE 93/DJ Hyphen & J.Moore)

I agree on all counts: Machine Dreams was expertly crafted, completely ethereal and hypnotic.  The lowkey, relaxed, dreamy, and muted instrumental melodies are the perfect solace from big-noise, epic bangers.  The kind of tunes you play on a night ride home from a distant journey afar.

“A New” >>

Still, my favorite track of all time is Hird’s “Keep You Kimi” (2005).


The original Beat Generation, not Dilla and 9th Wonder.

I refer to the original Beatniks – Burroughs, Ginsberg, Cassady, Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Bukowski, and the like.

Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco; Pt 1 (1965)

Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco; Pt 2 (1965)

Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco; Pt 3 (1965)

Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco; Pt 4 (1965)

Ginsberg, reading ‘Who to Be Kind To”, from the same sitting as above, apparently (1965)

William S Burroughs, on meeting Allen Ginsberg (1983)

Kerouac interviewed by Italian translator Fernanda Pivano, while drunk as hell (1966)

Kerouac, doing his style of American Haiku alongside jazz sax

Kerouac’s Lessons on Writing

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy

2. Submissive to everything, open, listening

3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house

4. Be in love with yr life

5. Something that you feel will find its own form

6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind

7. Blow as deep as you want to blow

8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind

9. The unspeakable visions of the individual

10. No time for poetry but exactly what is

11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest

12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you

13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition

14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time

15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog

16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye

17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself

18. Work from the pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea

19. Accept loss forever

20. Believe in the holy contour of life

21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind

22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better

23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning

24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language, & knowledge

25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it

26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form

27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness

28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better

29. You’re a genius all the time

30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored and Angeled in Heaven

Main source: AllenGinsbergOM on Youtube

via: Adams Kissiah (tumblr)

It must be said that Richie Hawtin as Plastikman has pushed the edge of sound+light+visual+interaction, who, since the early 2000’s has set precedents for and influenced the likes of NIN, Daft Punk, FischerspoonerAudion, and Nosaj Thing (and that’s just in the music realm).

Hawtin is the pre-eminent example of Avant-garde techno-sensory experience, and 2010 sees no less than a display of this future-forward ambition.  Collaborating (again) with visual designer Ali Demirel and architects Derivative in building upon the shows at Mutek 2004, Timewarp 2005-2007 and Contakt 2008, Plastikman Live combines stage lighting installation alongside a companion iPhone app, SYNK, which essentially allows audiences to synchronize with the event by reorganizing word samples (for projection on the lighting structure?), view the venue from Plastikman’s perspective, and see his real-time programming of drums and effects, “aiming to blur the lines of perception and participation” – all this while traversing the entire 18-year history of Hawtin’s material in a highly condensed format of only 1 hour!

Please visit the Plastikman website as there are no direct links and it really is worth browsing.  The media design/aesthetic is clean clean clean.  I LOVE full window image underlays.

Hawtin/Plastikman @ Mutek 2004:

Plastikman – Ask Yourself:

Plastikman at the JUST-passed Timewarp 2010 (GER):


“It has always fascinated me how sound, lighting visuals, and human interactivity define and deepen a concert experience.  By focusing on my own unique Plastikman sound I hope to find a new freedom and explore the extremes of where these elements converge, challenge our senses, stimulating our memories, and creating and experience of physical and mental intensity that can be only Plastikman.”   – Richie Hawtin, January 2010,

In anticipation of Plastikman’s 2010 appearance at Coachella (it has been 6 years since), URB tapped the minimal techno legend to drop a mix of tracks covering a decades worth of his Detroit-Berlin minimal tech.  Mixing duties by M_NUS Recordings’ JPLS.

URB: Plastikman Mixed by JPLS


Plastikman (main website)

Derivative Inc and its explanation of Plastikman’s integration of their visual tools at MUTEK2004

TouchDesigner, Derivative’s crazy ass interactive 3d visual authoring tool

Timewarp Festival (Mannheim GER), annual festival in Mannheim integrating audio-visual technologies

MUTEK, annual gathering in Montreal, showcasing emerging forms of electronic music and the latest trends in sound creation.  Podcast


“Making Contakt”, 90-min documentary of M_NUS’ 2008 Contakt tour, a celebration of its 10 year anniversary

Press Release & Interview with Ali Demirel (2008), focusing on his use of Kineme Quartz Composer software to generate the visual spectacle of Contakt

Mutek 2004 coverage by  Igloo Magazine of Mutek’s 5th Year as a forum for emerging music, sound and new technologies.

Mutek 2004 videos

FastnBulbous List of reviewed Avant-garde Techno, Industrial, Bass

Massive Fireworks off the tallest building in the world, Taipei 101

oh those nationalists!