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Interzone / Re: Point of reference
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:25:45 PM »
connection/disconnection

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Interzone / Re: International Alliance Against the BS Leftism
« on: August 01, 2013, 05:23:45 PM »
There's a black cloud of doom forming over the west. A malaise that's turning even the most intelligent people into aggressive cynics, pessimists, passive nihilists, alcoholics, masturbaters, videogamers, or just plain unpleasant people to be around. Everybody's fucking miserable and it makes me sick.

This coincides with the rise of the internet. Information overstimulates us and we're taking far more bullshit than our brains evolved to process. You may have had a clear grasp of reality in the past. You may have had "beliefs", "ideals", or just a good understanding of things. Now you're just an animal put in state of delirium by an overdose of stimulation. A primate brain convoluted by a wealth of junk information that does nothing but tug emotion and leads to no knowledge or insight whatsoever.

Shut it all off for a while. Find someone to fuck. It relieves a lot of tension. If you can't, go in the woods, find a deer, and jerk off in front of it. It better than wasting four hours in front of a fucking computer screen.

Listen to metal, classical, Dead Can Dance, or whatever brings the most feelings of stability. Read Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, the Tao Te Ching, The Bhagavad Gita, or even Harry Potter. Anything that makes you forget the bullshit or reminds you of what really matters.


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Interzone / Point of reference
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:42:30 PM »
Humility      <------------------------->    Pride

Wanting       < ------------------------>    Needing

Thinking         <--------------------->   Feeling

World               <------------------>    Self

Love                   <-------------->    Fear

Freedom          <--------------->      Responsibility

Sense         <-------------------->      Filter

Night       <------------------------>    Day

Me            <--------------------------->   You

God              <---------------------->   Gods

Moral            <-------------------->   Post-moral

Animal            <---------------------->     God

Dream        <------------------------>       Reality

 Binary            <--------------->      Context

Communication   <------->    Entertainment
 
    Conscious      <---->    Subconscious

                Life      <-->    DEATH!

                             :)

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Interzone / Impression of reality
« on: July 28, 2013, 02:54:01 PM »
Recently I was looking at paintings by the French impressionists (esp. Monet, Signac) and find that I am very much drawn to the style of this time period. As the title implies it is as though these painters take an impression of what they saw rather than try and construct reality verbatim.

My question is: do you think this constitutes in any way a preference for non-reality or is it that what we think of as reality isn’t always what it is?

If this is the case, does it then depend on a given individual and what exactly their impression of reality is? Or at least that it aligns with your own?

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Metal / Re: Crust Punk
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:33:27 PM »
What Neurosis is worth listening to? I've only heard Through Silver in Blood and some subsequent releases.

"Pain of Mind" is pretty badass. Sort of like a more bassy, proggy Discharge.

I've been listening to this album over the last couple of weeks and it's really top notch plus I can sort of relate to the feeling of having ones brain stuck in a pressure cooker. Easily on par with Discharge and Amebix.

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Interzone / Re: Some folks are just too thick to survive.
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:22:27 PM »
Nature produces a  shitload of life forms which are incompatible with itself. It hardly seems fair, especially from an I'm connected to the other people in my small village perspective. In other words it's hard to even care anymore. Worse still to pretend.

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Metal / Re: To the guy who promoted NOISE MUSIC here
« on: July 25, 2013, 06:45:47 AM »
Quote from: Skrillex
"Anyway, after my set, I walked offstage and saw him (aphex twin) sitting down with a beer. I’m like, “Fuck, if there was any time to just say hi…” So I go up to him: “Hey, I just wanted to say you had a great show.” He doesn’t even look at me and then walks off. My heart breaks."

 :'(

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Interzone / Re: Nuclear War
« on: July 23, 2013, 12:08:55 AM »
Threads is fucking hardcore!

An alternate view is that the bomb was already dropped decades ago.
So what we think of as slow decay is in fact the dream-like, hallucinogenic effect of fast decay  ???

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Interzone / Re: Flying Away.
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:53:27 AM »
The transmigration of souls is unfathomable. A billion times higher and yet lower, happier and yet sadder than anything one ever could have imagined existed. And yet it's right there in front of us and in fact we're all a part of it (though who ever noticed?). The eternal life/death cycle.

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Interzone / Genesis of Melody
« on: July 04, 2013, 05:00:29 PM »
Can you wonder at it?

A Celtic melody sounds this way, a French or German melody that way. Same could be said for Greece, Persia, India and really as far and deep as you care to look. Basically you have a group and the tendency is, like language to diverge and develop an idiosyncratic identity that subconsciously mirrors it. On top of that is the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and other developments which occur only under the grand forces of time.

But where does that particular affinity for favouring that particular combination of notes come from? I cannot narrow it down to a logical reason other than that it is somewhat hard-wired into the soul, something even the most extremely individualistic composer is bound by.

Observing this genealogy in metal can be even more interesting than that of strictly traditional music. Examples of some of the more obvious strains that strike me are:

Incantation - Profanatica -> Demoncy
Blasphemy -> Impaled Nazarene - Beherit  <- Bathory
Bathory -> (+ Hellhammer) ->The entire pantheon of early Norwegian black metal.

For black metal I think this was best exemplified in Darkthrone’s Transylvanian Hunger or the works of Ildjarn which is essentially a distillation of that melodic form. The sheer recombinance of riffs over the Ildjarn discography speaks volumes for the subconscious and this gravitational pull within the soul.

As an aside I occasionally experienced some odd phenomena myself while out walking in woods and meadows. A melody passes through my head, seemingly unique in all the world, then at a later date I have heard it or some similar variant being used in someone else’s music. You could say they beat me to it, unless they actually did it before I had thought of it, though I honestly can’t recall having heard it before, at least not in this life ;)

Can you wonder at the DNA of a soul?

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Interzone / Re: Esotericism
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:31:10 AM »
Exoteric: come join our club!
Esoteric: you got an invitation?

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Interzone / Re: Achievements
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:25:29 AM »
Sometimes, it's too early in a life. Some of the best bloom late.

Hope this is true, and for the most part I think it is. More can be achieved with perseverance than with the 'live fast, die young' mentality. I've never been able to identify with that. People like Jim Morrison are a fluke. But at the same time one gets to a point where they must make it happen.

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Metal / Re: Crust Punk
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:14:36 AM »
I like Amebix and Discharge. Amebix sounds kind of like Bathory with a socio-political rather than spiritual agenda. Will have to check out Neurosis.

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Metal / Re: Best Of Lists
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:10:24 AM »
I agree that their is a use for 'best of' lists especially in terms of directing the uninitiated. On a personal level someone could be a technical death metal fanatic or into raw, ultra-fast black metal or even ambient and so their personal bests or favourites will differ. This doesn't make their taste any more or less inferior as it doesn't go beyond individual preference. What is best for the community however should encompass and evaluate those preferences to form one coherent and historically informed framework.

I found a diagram with some value to the taxonomists.

Thanks for the link. I remember this from a few years back and had forgotten all about it. Pretty cool stuff.

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Interzone / Re: Achievements
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:44:56 AM »
This question is harder to answer than it seems.

I have to say I feel some small progress on a personal level but that it is difficult to measure or see how and when it occurred exactly. One thing would be developing a greater sense of connection towards the earth and people in general which is a stark contrast to extreme LSD fuelled realizations of isolation experienced some 6-7 years ago.

On the whole I would feel very disappointed if I were to die now as there are still a great many things I intend to do and experience in this life.

I think if someone created a great album as opposed to some half-assed or poser album to leave on earth during their life this would count as an accomplishment of sorts.

Being able to sort trash from treasure is also an accomplishment as is the person that helps others see the difference.

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