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Senyawa at Cafe Oto

I was extremely fortunate to be able to catch Indonesian duo Senyawa recently at Café Oto. It’s rare to hear things this good. The story of originating elements in their sound appears to have been a kind of break-out towards avant garde and experimental music while maintaining a strong feeling for the tranditional, folk forms […]

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From the lightning side… (part 2)

Part 1 The album Broadcast and Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age gives us sounds which are warped and blended to form songs and other mysterious, evaporated fictions arriving as if by faded and semi-arcane means of transmission.  It grasps at the outermost of our shared senses and memories of magical stories […]

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From the lightning side…

Female singers in the warping planes of tone (Part 1) (note about Youtube*) Originally, this was going to be posted as a playlist with a few additional notes, but as a task it quickly took on its own dimension – involving questions that arise from listening to the songs of some extraordinary female singers from […]

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Five visual productions

Here are some works I produced for an exhibition in 2014 at the Wentrup Gallery in Berlin by the artist Florian Meisenberg.  I provided 30 pieces in all, which were printed in the gallery as part of a show reflecting a creative diversity and intertextuality of the digital age and the internet.       […]

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Robotic Zero; the freed space of unperson in the first instalment of Mr. Robot

Having just recently caught up with Mr Robot season one (twice) am struck by the extraordinary edges that the story potentially gives us.  The first thing to say is how well cast and acted it is, there are recurrently some excellent performances, none more so than Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, whose face is a […]

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Stasis-breaking in transformative motion; Datamoshing

I became interested in the practise of Datamoshing a few years ago when it was drawn to my attention by a friend. There’s been an abiding and arguably necessary tradition of artists, technicians and others exploring a medium to the point of its own exploratory deconstruction (William Basinksi and his corroded audiotape pieces is an […]

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music the virtual eco system

Recently discovered the electronic artist patten, not sure how well known he is, though he has some stuff out on Warp records/ My first encounter reminded me of a kind of scenario where on a cool summer evening, I am out on a street and hear two house parties happening simulatenously where I am situated […]