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Audiofile / BT
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:50:10 PM »
BT - This Binary Universe <FLAC>

Pop influenced ambient similar to early Aphex Twin/Autechre.

Youtube sample:

part 1

part 2

part 3

Interzone / Re: A theory on missionary
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:46:23 AM »
Heterosex is so passe`.
I love authoring pulitzer winning iJournalism in my local beatnik cafe on my macinAIDS. I think I'll spend the revenue from my latest bestseller (It's a mixture of several genre's, kinda like atlas shrugged meets the da vinci code, totally experimental, you've probably never heard of it.) on mink beret's and scrotal jewellery.

I miss brunhilde.

Interzone / Re: Understated Power
« on: January 13, 2011, 12:51:48 AM »
I saw life-is-good post this on reddit. Is that your handle Mithrandir?

Interzone / Re: Sexuality and morality
« on: December 20, 2010, 06:11:51 PM »
It should be noted that it was anal sex, not homosexuality per se that was strongly condemned throughout history - it was anal sex that was associated with passiveness and effeminacy.
-Yet partaking in consensual sodomy defines homosexuality. If there is no anal sex how are the literary epics homoerotic- you could just as well be describing a strong friendship between hetrosexuals.

Interzone / Re: The Monkeysphere:
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:00:42 PM »
Would it be a pointless waste of time to ask for some magic pimp bus articles?

Metal / Re: What has metal taught you?
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:49:09 PM »
A greater appreciation for structure and beauty. And it's calming, not physiologically (Incantation!) but intellectually. Years ago I'd listen to metal and rage about petty bullshit and get my 'hurr so tough' on. But the structure! The rising and falling of interconnected disparities together communicating subjects alien to the individual components. A great widening of perceptual scope- considering things as workings of a greater structure rather than things unto themselves, the emergent Lissajous fractals of their interaction are fucking breathtaking. Metal taught me how awesome life is.

Metal / Re: Long Hair in metal.
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:22:41 PM »
I used to have long hair but went skinhead/buzzed because I'm receding (and only 22, alas). Retrospectives:

Long hair carries a negative connotation when socializing with people outside of the hessian demographic, it's a first impression thing, people will treat you slightly more favorably if they think they can relate to you. A functional person won't be socially inconvenienced by his hair but for the lonely teens amongst us (presumably many forum goers were depressed shut ins at some point in their development) cutting your hair will make you much more approachable to women. Which is an infinitely more rewarding pursuit than splitting an ounce with yourself and headbanging to suffocation alone in your room.

Hair maintenance is an enormous pain in the ass. Hours of post shower drying when your hurrying to be somewhere, attempting to brush exercise induced fuck enormous knots out and scalping yourself, trailing wisps of dandruff everywhere when you change shampoo, having your 'tail make it's way into something your eating or drinking, blerghhhh massive pain in the ass.

It's entirely impractical in physical activity, gets in the way and is intolerably hot. I live in the tropics (Northern Australia) and by jove getting around with a mass of thermal insulation wrapped around the hottest part of your body when the humidity is high enough for ice cubes to float in the air is a death sentence. Oh and fighting with an Achilles heel hanging from your head is, pause for effect, disadvantageous.

For those about to cut (Antaeus' salute you), know that every time you hear a "raise your sword" song you're going to despair. The desire to head bang never abates, never leaves you. Hell sometimes I can still 'feel' my hair swishing along my back, or I'll wake up gasping in a sweat with my hairbrush inexplicably ready in my hand. Much as I hated it, it was precious to me and I loved it beyond any inconvenience. I doubt the wound of it's absence will ever fully heal, but for now my severed pony tail hangs from the stairwell light fixture. A ratlike epitaph of my glorious vertebrae destroying heritage, alas. (You don't throw away something like that, I've been thinking of putting it in a nice frame and putting it up for bid on ebay, shits n giggles y'know.)

Otherwise having long hair is about looking metal, a social fabrication. Problem is long hair identifies you as a metal head, not a hessian. Admittedly I feel pangs of inadequacy and the urge to verbalize my dedication to the cause when dealing with other long hairs, but really it's puerile dick waving bullshit (and a waste of time around here, they're all morons). It's not about being metal, it's having an image. Being 'metal' is an internal thing, naturally the external reflects the internal but it is only a reflection, a shadow.

Metal / Re: WTF Album & Music Video Moments
« on: October 13, 2010, 08:45:33 AM »
Wow Theatre of Tragedy really give a voice to the mien of our time, I really liked the bit where the song cycled from the easily digestible chorus to the verse/bridge filler and back to the chorus with no musical progression whatsoever.

Metal / Re: What has metal taught you?
« on: October 04, 2010, 08:49:44 PM »
- Reverent worship of power

Can you explicate on this, why power? How power? To what end?

Interzone / Re: Why presentation is important
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:29:32 AM »
In many ways, Bruamlauthilde does a much better job than Born for Banning ever could. Bravo.

My experience with sound systems is limited to the, cheaper, end of the market so take this with a (assuredly cheap) grain of salt. The speaker cone shapes (read stymies) the audio reproduction, anything that sounds good on a stereo will sound infinitely clearer on a good set of headphones. You'll need to pay close to a $100 (Aus) for quality, but well worth it. I'm never content to judge an album without listening to it through headphones, the volume of musical data that slips by unaccounted via sound system listening* can be phenomenal.

What do you think of the production on pierced from within? curious.

*this linguistic deployment are uncorrect, Dear aspies bathe me in the cleansing alms of your grammatical pabulum.

Metal / Re: Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: August 19, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »
Perhaps you could post your own reviews of these albums on the forum, share the love y'know.

Interzone / Re: The problem Of Consciousness In The Un-Divine View
« on: August 19, 2010, 08:00:58 PM »
All matter in the universe is subject to the same physical laws.
The human brain/mind creates a simulacrum of the external world, and operates within this paradigm.
Link exists between physical reality and mental reality, our capacity for this hints at a correlation in underlying structure of the two.
The sciences, mathematics physics and chemistry, our ability to represent abstract, intangible components of reality points to the same conclusion: The inherent similarities in the structure of the known universe and the human mind enable this, they are both vast arrangements of chemical units all bound by the same relational laws (laws set in place when the universe came to exist; 'weights' and magnetic charge of chemical entities, and the bonding properties of subatomic particles.).

Chemicals aren't alive, on a cellular level your mind/body are the vast movement and mutation of inert chemicals. Electrons aren't alive either but if they're are arranged and moved properly they can be interpreted as data, computers etc. Your mind is  the structured motion of data, interpreted into information by your brain.

Some deviant posted this a while ago, from memory:
"Consciousness is a function of the brain and thought is a secretion of the brain."

Was going to harp on about the parietal lobes but have lectures to attend, meditation appears to still the parietal lobes which are sort of like a global accelerometer/syncromesh for the brain- supposedly responsible for feelings of divine presence as well. ~ Stilling the flow of data --> transcendental experience. I like to think it's how the universe feels most of the time.

Metal / Re: How to talk about art
« on: June 15, 2010, 01:31:04 AM »
I would assume your post was targeted because it was the most recent. While the criticism against you was harsh, I would much rather your hurt feelings than a degenerating forum. I'm sure you can rationalize the insult and overcome your aching pride, do you really think systematic evaluation of art is a 'carcass of a system', c'mon bro, really?

When you get down to brass tacks there really is no easy way to communicate the 'feel' of an album. The passions and fervor rage inside you but its unquantifiable, intangible.
Systematic evaluation begets greater complexity in analysis than album = colour. Your getting closer to the (useless) emotive aspect of the album with colour association but completely sidestep the (useful) intellectual stimulation that makes the music beautiful.

There's very little point in a public forum if a morass of idiotic opinions drown out the ones worth reading.


Metal / Re: Funny fact about newbies in metal
« on: May 27, 2010, 12:59:15 AM »
The brain must learn to differentiate and track separate instruments, most people's musical upbringing is informed entirely by pop music, consequentially they don't develop appreciable musical cognition. The typical normals inability to process classical music demonstrates this. The neural circuitry simply isn't there.
Like aerobic training, persistently challenging your musical boundaries will increase your ability to understand complex musics. This is a natural process that will continue through your life, a few years from now your conceptual understanding of music will have doubtless increased.

A word on cannabis, the drug intensifies sense perception, music, sex and food all feels good man, however it also occludes mental function with constant indulgence rendering you little more than a shit farm with feelings (encapsulated by 'MOAR' and negativity because your a useless stoner). Existing as a useless meatsack whose only goal is to keep smoking weed, intellectual and spiritual growth blocked by the waking coma of intoxication, unable to acquire or process complex data (reading books, listening to music) because of total memory obliteration and by choice of constant intoxication averred against any higher thought or philosophizing: synonymous with rampant faggotry and a sure, albeit slower way to acquire AIDS.

Interzone / Re: Distrust of antidepressants
« on: May 20, 2010, 11:43:52 PM »
Various responses;

SSRI's disrupt removal of serotonin from the synaptic cleft, over time causing a steady increase in free serotonin. While the drugs aren't 'habit forming' in the traditional sense they will often cause a rebound syndrome when they are discontinued. Stopping an SSRI abruptly causes a massive shift in the brains chemical equilibrium, essentially shorting it of the surplus neurotransmitters it's adapted to working with. The rebound leaves the patient with lower serotonin levels and a good two week shit slide of horrible symptoms until the brain can reconfigure itself. Known as SSRI discontinuation syndrome, it's known to occur even when patients are gradually weaned off their drugs.

Cannabis is mentioned in the same context because the cannabinoids also affect the serotonic system (though that is not the only neurotransmitter they affect) and long term inundation will cause a shift in neurochemical equilibrium that causes 'withdrawl symptoms' (ie your brain ran out of lubricant) after abrupt cessation.  Interestingly endogenous cannabinoids are implicated in memory repression and regulation by inhibiting serotonic neurons, each time you spark up your essentially smoking a euphoric amnesiac.

Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by excessive dopamine concentrations in the mesolimbic cortex (amphetamine psychosis approximates schizophrenia, amps increase free dopamine concentrations.) The class of drugs used to treat schizophrenia, the major tranquilizers, work by reducing free dopamine concentrations in the brain. Schizophrenia and it's treatments aren't comparable to depression at all. The major tranquilizers are mighty dangerous drugs with high mortality rates. Patients have mandatory blood toxicity (this is for a specific drug, the name eludes me but it's one of the newer ones) tests each month to check if the drug is killing them. A pharmacist I know who dispenses these medications says that most schizophrenics would prefer to live with the increased mortality rate than remain untreated, self isolated meat sacks who can't cope with reality. Point being, "psychos" are real biological fuckups with real medical treatments to improve their quality of life, Don't lump all medical treatments in with anti depressants, it's the application not the science you should be opposing.

That said with regards to drugs bringing humans closer to reality, or maximizing the potential of our biological engines; hallucinogens don't bring us closer to reality. They take us into our heads, their therapeutic application is giving us a tool to analyze our internal paradigms and bring them into a state that better corresponds with reality. However most trips don't bring you closer to nirvana, it's just another form of (fun) intoxication. Advocating hallucinogens to maximize human potential is kinda like the argument for anti depressants; there are area's where they prove valuable but in the end its just another drug, a tool that can help you along the way but not a substitute for getting there on your own. Cut to Hunter S. Thompsons speech against the hippie counter culture from fear and loathing and trey azagthoth urging us to fulfil our potential..
However the racetam class of nootropic drugs appears especially promising in this regard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracetam

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