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Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:28:25 PM »
Sometimes I try to think things out with logic, other times I go with my gut feeling. Using the two together without relying on either helps develop natural intuition. This is a true form of strength.

Metal / Re: My Bloody Valentine - MBV
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:07:04 PM »
strongly disagree with what you said about the latter half of the album as I feel that is where Shields really distinguishes himself.

I might be wrong about the second half and your're certainly not the first person I've come across who thinks this. Actually I can't say it's bad, just a bit noisier and bouncier than one might predict, more beat-centric. I guess the two halves make sense when viewed in context of the intended vinyl release.

Metal / Re: New Burzum Album
« on: February 24, 2013, 03:07:19 PM »
ęSŰl austan, M‚ni vestanĽ will feature ≈58 minutes of instrumental electronic music, that can best be described as relaxing, slow-paced, contemplative and very much original. You have not heard anything like this before, although we can compare it to other electronic music, such as Tangerine Dream Ė and I guess to old electronic Burzum music as well.

This actually sounds like a good idea. Pieces such as Leere and Rundgang um die tranzendentale Sšule der Singularitšt are among some of the all time best ambient synth works ever produced.

Metal / Re: Darkthrone's Decay Continues
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:17:30 PM »
Also, don't forget that Osmose will release a long lost Ildjarn demo this year. It may be the last piece of TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL ever released!

Interzone / Re: Deskjobs 140 times dirtier than kissing your toilet seat
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:07:59 PM »
With the advent of easy-fix antibiotics and the inevitable misuse/overuse by the common man we now have highly infectious superbug-laden office jobs. It's probably safer joining the army. And no, I can't prove any of this.

Interzone / Re: "Mature" modern society giggles when poop is mentioned
« on: February 17, 2013, 03:56:38 PM »
The few non-western countries I've visited displayed a culture that is in complete opposition to anything crass or distasteful. Whereas in the west people look at you like a square for not laughing at poop jokes, the rest of the world (including the pre-modern west) look at you as a subhuman if you do.

Metal / Re: Darkthrone's Decay Continues
« on: February 17, 2013, 03:10:57 PM »
I actually thought the new album was called Decay Continues for a moment.


At any rate, I don't think any of the Norwegian bands have the capacity to create great works anymore. The brain circuitry is just too far gone. Even so I think fans would instantly pay more attention if Darkthrone made Transylvanian Hunger Part II, not that it would necessarily be any good.

Metal / My Bloody Valentine - MBV
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:25:43 PM »
Iíve been listening to this intently for the past week and can honestly say itís the best album Iíve heard this year and probably the best non-metal album in the last decade. At the very least itís well worth a listen if you were even remotely a fan of Loveless.

Initial impressions:

Itís an aesthetic continuation from Loveless. A bit cleaner, more spacious but still very raw analogue sounding production.

Song structures are like expanded, drawn out versions of those found on Loveless

Less pop structure. More of a conscious approach to ambient music (in a style vaguely reminiscent of the other great shoegaze band, Slowdive).

Taken as a whole the album isnít quite as powerful as Loveless, but certain songs are in fact superior.

They still have the wonderful celtic/gaelic melodic idiom.

Ambient hallucinogenic approach to drumming forms the support structure for multiple layers of guitars, synth and noise.

The latter half of the album loses strength by excessive experimentation. It would have been cool to conclude the journey with an epic piece that recaps the first half of the album.

Interzone / Re: High Kwality Education
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »
"Chill out, dude, it's just ___" is the statement of a man without spirit.

Really?  I frequently say things like "Chill out, dude, it's just the way the world is", in the sense that people get far too absorbed in transitory things (broken down car, broken down relationship, broken down there, whatever).  When people chill out, they're better able to appreciate the beauty of the supposedly "bad" event that has just occurred, being able to see things with a broader perspective.

For most people the broken down relationship would appear to be of equal or lesser value than the broken down car. ďJust replace it, theyíre a dime a dozen anywayĒ. The point I would make is that these things are transient, a cheap car or a cheap relationship arenít made to last. The alternative is to have something of a higher quality. Something that doesnít break down. And that if it does, then it really does matter.

Interzone / Re: Building brains biochemistry
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:31:34 PM »
In fact, the insane weirdos are those who frequent the health-food store and call omnivores 'nazis'.
They are all incredibly unhealthy specimens, with grey-green skin and warped minds.
Those are probably the liberal "we want to end all suffering" types.

Eliminating suffering is not my aim. If a hunter captures some deer out in the wilderness, then congrats to him. That's the cycle of life. But, artificially raising animals on some factory/farm in order to be turned into small packages of meat to be shipped in plastic to feed some random human is the height of hubris. It's not good for our souls.

And besides, I find animals to be superior to most humans anyway....

I can see your point. Most people could not bear to see the animal suffer, but won't deny themselves a taste that they desire. To me this is a lost person. The simple life of an animal is incapable of sin. It just wants to sit in the sun and eat grass but it dies so that the obese truck driver can grab a quick hotdog on the way to his next delivery.

As far as health concerns go there are probably an equal amount of positive and negative arguments on either side of the fence. But ultimately it comes down to personal choice. A vegan or vegetarian will see it their way, a meat-eater the other way. There are a million variations in between and a million examples to prove what's better or worse.

In saying that, the ISKON or Hari Krishna movement has fallen from grace in a big way and should not be taken as the foremost example of healthy vegetarianism. Though it began with humble intentions, leftists soon got their hooks into it and turned it into a crusade against the very people it had intended to help.

Metal / My Bloody Valentine release new album
« on: February 06, 2013, 08:04:36 AM »
It's called MBV and contains 9 new songs 




Interzone / Re: High Kwality Education
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »
Itís irrelevant in the sense that it's a minor event with little to no impact.

At any rate, the point of such a 'class' isnít really to teach anything but to further push the boundaries of accepted social norms
It's both. Are we surprised that schools indoctrinate? The proles need to be told what to think, what to listen to, and how to dress.

Ok. But in this case I think itís not even the single event that matters but that it comes to reinforce a growing trend. To me it can either be accepted or condemned; the two donít meet half way.

as though any form of change amounts to Ďprogressí.
Right, but cheap sentimentality for the past is pretty much the conservative's analogue to this.

Liberal Ďprogressí is measured by how far they can run away from tradition or inversely how much they can get in its face (like a spoiled child really). Conservatives just observe and discuss whether something does or does not work. In this case itís sex: better kept sacred or put on a platter for the clowns to have fun with? Itís not cheap sentimentality to question what produces the logically better result in people.

In a casual discussion someone calls modernity dysfunctional. You step in to defend it with some kind of ďget with the programĒ type statement while at the same time appearing unconcerned.
I just canít understand this viewpoint as it seem to recognise the modern world as a shithole but then resorts to accepting it as the only solution.
I'm defending nothing. Your assumption makes no sense, yet you refuse to question its reasoning. That's really one of the underlying points.

Is it not possible that a totally functional person might find fault in the world?
Society is flawed, people are flawed and the world is flawed. A healthy person acknowledges this and doesn't constantly dwell on it. Most activists (feminists in particular) tend to just be butthurt about one thing or another and use their cause to inflate themselves or transfer blame for their own shortcomings. Their thinking is pretty much dominated by confirmation bias and thus they see symptoms of their cause in everything around them.

I canít relate to this. Conservatives follow a certain path to yield certain results and they base this on whether it works in the long run (call it tradition?). Liberalism might also seem to do this (it seems to do a lot of things), but then you have to question whether it would even exist without tradition to rebel against. With extremes aside, these are two completely contrasting forms of activism (if indeed that term could even apply to conservatism).

By this reasoning, love could develop out of a one night stand? I doubt it.

I don't follow you, are you questioning whether love can develop (in any one party) from a one night stand? Are we using some particular extended definition of love here? Because if not, this is common.

Love meaning a single-minded and lasting devotion between male and female. I imagine itís pretty hard to achieve that or think of her as a great mans daughter when she willingly gives herself to a guy she hardly knows. Unfortunately this Brave New World type scenario is fast becoming the normal situation in the west and with dire consequences.

Interzone / Re: High Kwality Education
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:46:11 PM »
And what is this talk of "people" "person" etc. aquarius? Two rational entities experiencing mutual and equal attraction dubbed "true love"... turn your cynicism back on please. Traditionalism is well and good but dont let it turn into airy fairy bullshit. This issue would resolve itself if you have men that turn women on banging the shit out of them (with societal controls on promiscuity). You're right, its psychological, but it sure as hell isn't about finding love. It's about finding balls... the love is an aftereffect, the reward.

By this reasoning, love could develop out of a one night stand? I doubt it. There is no division between love and sex in a traditional view of the relationship. A guy either pursues sex (nightclubs, broads being passed around a football team) or actually dedicates himself to one worthwhile girl (death-stares anyone that looks at her). Itís really a matter of sacred versus profane, or perhaps I'm just a 'clean-freak'.

Do healthy people sit around whining about some irrelevant class that costs peanuts to run and teaches a practical skill?

Itís irrelevant and yet it teaches a practical skill?

At any rate, the point of such a 'class' isnít really to teach anything but to further push the boundaries of accepted social norms (as though any form of change amounts to Ďprogressí).

People here need to stop using their sparse knowledge of philosophy and politics as an excuse to project and ignore their own dysfunction. If you're unhappy: it's 100% your fault for not being able to cope with your environment.

In a casual discussion someone calls modernity dysfunctional. You step in to defend it with some kind of ďget with the programĒ type statement while at the same time appearing unconcerned. Is it not possible that a totally functional person might find fault in the world? I just canít understand this viewpoint as it seem to recognise the modern world as a shithole but then resorts to accepting it as the only solution.

Interzone / Re: Dumping virtual life for a real life
« on: January 31, 2013, 12:40:52 AM »
On the whole there is just too much potential in computers for the masses to utilize them in any meaningful way. Email, facebook etc replace the skill and grace of letter writing. Then twitter replaced Email and facebook. i-maps replaced looking where you are going. Wikis replaced actually having a clue about anything.

Interzone / Re: Ginger fucking tea
« on: January 31, 2013, 12:27:34 AM »
I actually grow my own galangal (Indonesian ginger).

Hm, is the taste much different than more common gingers?

It has a very nice strong taste. You could say it is different but similar in the way that lemon is to lime.

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