Psychic Modulation

A handful of psychic modulators tossed in a bag:

Flatter and flatter, faster and faster

Separate or reinstate

Occult diseases that occur at high altitude

Sowing magnetic fields

The caged tiger

It just felt like a fact – a constant

The Dyad and the Demiurge

Letting go of the edge of the pool

Hunting life

Psychic callus

“Not just eternity, but infinity”

All caps, one at a time

It was ridiculous and fantastic

Waking the driver asleep at the wheel

Enjoying the distraction while returning to purpose

“The unmoved movers, if they were anywhere, were said to fill the outer void, beyond the sphere of fixed stars”

Wading in warm tides

Crude solutions

Pre-immediately

Super-floaty dream texting

I continued to return to the visualizations

Fragments

A few mildly-interesting shells I found over the past week of early morning walks along the beach of thought.

A shirt with “Faith in Nothing” across the front

Inverted dirt maps

We ate all the spices and left

Expanding the Crème Brûlée Windowing Function

Probably the last time

The collection of castoffs and false starts

Blind bull of emotion

“You’ll be so much less interesting when you burn all of that intensity out.”

Second-guessing the machine

Thirst recognition amidst systemic dehydration

Made for pussyfooting

The gold beneath the dirt of the path

Thought Granola

I went back through the past week or so of things that I’ve written or thought about (journals, writing exercises, obsessions, etc) and collected bits and pieces that jumped out at me for whatever reason.  No purpose or implied meaning in the collection or order, just scraps left on the table that might be useful at some point in the future…

Its worth is in what it allows you to do

Let’s open another case and get down to business

“Fantasy, fantasy,” I keep telling myself

Everything slid into slow motion as I leaned in

See you there, back then, or tomorrow

Little struggles toward maximal results

Wavefields shifting in real-time

Shaken nerves soothed by soft coos and whispers

Sixteen whistles blow in the early morning

An orchestra of cardigans caught up in a tape loop

My brain talking to itself in a time soup

A soft explosion in my skull

Those paths left behind though…

As strangers again, in a sense

Silence is content too

When you think of light as a wave

The veil is transparent but tactile too

There’s been a lot of discussion about the beast lately

A group with a single member

Devising clever edge case scenarios

A pinpoint supernova of creativity and thought

Sweet victory and bitter defeat share the same digestive tract

Probability Signature

Seemingly random flashing lights fading together into a sea of noise

Hop Progress

Baby, couldn’t we just escape all this nonsense together?

Incriminating raw thoughts

Time as a field or vector

Major Force Be With You

Major Force Be With You

This is a short documentary from Red Bull about the Japanese music/fashion/culture collective, Major Force. I’m pretty sure that the last time that I truly had hearts in my eyes for records was sometime in the late 90s at Ear-X-tacy when Mo Wax released the “Major Force – The Original Art-Form” vinyl box set.

There are English subtitles that may or may not be on by default.

Also check out:

Major Force West’s “93-97”

Tosh & Kudo were in Skylab with Howie B and Mat Ducasse, definitely check out

Skylab’s “#1”

but, above all,

Skylab’s “Oh!”

I vividly remember picking my copy of this off of the wall at Reckless Records in Chicago when it came out. Every time that I dust it off to play it, I can’t believe how good it is and how well it straddles the line of catchiness and challenging arty weirdness.

This Gossamer Passion

This gossamer passion
constricts as it resists
Ovid’s Pygmalion
when he commits to it

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. Ethan GlassMolten Chore (Saturate)
  2. NochexxxPlot Defender (Type)
  3. Alison WonderlandRun (Astralwerks)
  4. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  5. Flava DMore Love (self-released)
  6. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  7. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  8. MachinedrumMovin’ Forward: A Tribute to DJ Rashad (self-released)
  9. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  10. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)

This week’s Adds

Goodness, Island’s debut EP is fire. Martin Gore’s new album (as MG) is far better than I was expecting it to be. While the album of collaborations from Gábor Lázár & Mark Fell is certainly a challenging listen at times, it definitely pays off. The title alone had me hooked.

  • IslandNokia (Crazylegs)
  • MGMG (Mute)
  • Gábor Lázár & Mark FellThe Neurobiology of Moral Decision Making (The Death of Rave)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

  1. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  2. SquarepusherDamogen Furies (Warp)
  3. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  4. Helena HauffLex Tertia (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)
  5. Alison WonderlandRun (Astralwerks)
  6. Fort RomeauInsides (Ghostly International)
  7. Flava DMore Love (self-released)
  8. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  9. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)
  10. Alix PerezSurplus One (self-released)

This week’s Adds

Rest in Power Rashad – this new Machinedrum tribute EP is keeping your name alive. The Nochexxx album is bonkers – if you are into The Boats’ most recent albums of tape-distorted Techno, this’ll be your jam. I threw Blvck Ceiling in there because, even though it’s 2015, fuck it – sometimes you still need some Witchhouse in your life.

  • MachinedrumMovin’ Forward: A Tribute to DJ Rashad (self-released)
  • Blvck CeilingRogue (self-released)
  • NochexxxPlot Defender (Type)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Some killer stuff in the playbox at the moment. I’m happy to see Jlin’s album staying strong near the top.

  1. Yumi ZoumaEP 1 & 2 (Cascine)
  2. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  3. LegoweltAnaconda Flow (Technicolour)
  4. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  5. LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  6. Kid AntoineProximity (Her)
  7. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  8. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  9. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  10. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)

This week’s Adds

Squarepusher’s latest is obviously the biggest profile release this week (I wasn’t super into it but, to be fair, I haven’t really paid much attention to his releases in years) but my favorite add is Flava D’s compilation of some of her classics, More Love.

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Pretty strong week. It’s awesome to see SP-MOLD getting some love.

  1. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  2. Yumi ZoumaEP 1 & 2 (Cascine)
  3. SP-MOLDMidden (Leaving)
  4. RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  5. Dorian ConceptJoined Ends Remixes (Ninja Tune)
  6. ClarkFlame Rave (Warp)
  7. S-TypeSV8 (LuckyMe)
  8. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  9. Kodak to GraphISA (Family Artists)
  10. DJ DeeonDeeon Doez Deeon! (Numbers)

This week’s Adds

The new Legowelt EP is great but my favorite add this week is Lapalux’s Lustmore. Brainfeeder kills it again.

  • LegoweltAnaconda Flow (Technicolour)
  • LapaluxLustmore (Brainfeeder)
  • VesselsDilate (Bias)
  • Fort RomeauInsides (Ghostly International)

WRFL RPM Chart & Adds

This week’s Chart

Jlin crushing it out of the gate!

  1. JlinDark Energy (Planet Mu)
  2. BanganagangbangersLoyalty Lane (Saturate)
  3. DJ PaypalBuy Now (LuckyMe)
  4. BeardymanDistractions (Tummy Touch)
  5. RabitBaptizm (Tri Angle)
  6. Ben WashSnob Rock (King’s Head)
  7. Fritz KalkbrennerWays Over Water (Suol / BMG)
  8. RomareProjections (Ninja Tune)
  9. Mark RonsonUptown Special (Sony)
  10. Helena HauffLex Tertia (Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune)

This week’s Adds

Dorian Concept’s remix EP is especially nice!