Saturday, December 04, 2010

Rampa, Nomi & Ryoma

Highlights ;

On Friday arrived a fresh remix of DCC track TBA to be released on label TBA.
Listening again now ... light touch ice strobe fleeting future vip TBA on track for 2011 release .
That's a *ucking highlight right

Listening to Rampa & Nomi's track earlier in the week. Was good again. Like it.

A long running Japanese drama we have been watching - Ryoma - came to a startlingly bloody end,
even after seeing the preview many times Ryoma's end gripped millions i'm sure.
Ryoma died because he had worked and lived for change in a world where also lives those who didn't want any change from their present set ups .
In the case of this drama, Ryoma is played by a cool actor and musician who in an early episode,
meets the Black Ships when they come to Japan.
He goes on from there, negotiating, surviving and in the same time trying to build something for Japan.
But after awhile there's a line of people who want to take him out
I try to find a clip or promo ...

The intense cold wave from London through Europe to Berlin this past week 1. made me glad we also missed this
2. also sorry for those who are too cold ! seriously.
We are spoiled here in US by what we pay for heating or for auto fuel.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


One week after returning from Lisbon the afternoon of Nov.23
having processed the many images, faces , names
from across 3 weeks travel time between Newark - Lisbon .

We did miss this bad cold spell in London and Europe , Berlin yesterday
and luckily I did get out of Lisbon the day before the strike

2010 draws to a close
A good year topped by moments of real joy in Europe these past weeks.
Outpost 13 did 4 performances-Lisbon , Oporto , Berlin and London live radio recording for possible Dec.12 airing,
JG Ballard night initiated w Porto , the experimental 'audio movie' Vandal Tribes EP by O13 & Luca Davis out now on REC003 ! .
And over the next few months O13 will do the rest of the debut album.

The Ike Yard new album Nord came out is is getting out there still w vinyl coming .
That was following the Phisteria "Oshima Cassette" 10" main fruit of our reformation in 2007,
DCC has a new 12" underway and the whole new album looking for a home .
Dominatrix is back in play and album is in production, listening to songs 6 & 7 the other day,
relieved to hear they still make sense and sound good

REC has begun building by Dec. of this year into 2011 w releases for the next 2 years I've been working out the past couple days now that the urge to take a nap around 3-4 PM has receded ; Dystopians , Voodooists , Black rain , Sdtks collection plus new music from new artists.
Polystyle project X ' new album of songs, pieces, soundscapes from 1998 * Annapurna Range ,
2000 * Khumbu Region + Phi Phi Island . That's around 8 pieces now underway w a few new ones started in Europe.

Will not soon forget the ride from Tarifa to Malaga wind turbined hills and hills of Morocco across the straight ,
the glare hidden massed shape of Gibraltar, glimpse of a dazzling tiled white compound seemingly topping their own hill,
Repetition in waves of condo squares rising , up and breaking along the green and brown w highway running along the edge of Costa Del Sol ...