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May 24th, 2013
May 3rd, 2013
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer):
Правильно на реддите пишут:
"— my idols are slowly being chipped away
— Welcome to adulthood."
Среди первых пяти записанных в жизни кассет был Reign in Blood так-то.
Tags: audio, death
Current Music: Slayer - [Reign in Blood (1994 re-issue) #03] Necrophobic - 1:41
April 1st, 2013
Альбом первых трех месяцев нового года — это, конечно, Spektr - Cypher. Не представляю себе, почему у него всего 3.12 from 33 ratings на RateYourMusic, когда это совершенно явно лучший их альбом ever. Порадовали Aquarius Records, их рецензии я всегда уважаю, и таки прочтение этой убедило меня в том, что я не сошёл с ума и альбом на самом деле хороший :))
"SPEKTR Cypher (Agonia Records) cd
It's been five years since we last heard from these French outsider industrial black metal weirdos, with their last record Mescalyne, which was as freaky and as fucked as the two preceding albums, all three of which we consider to be pantheon-worthy examples of confusional twisted blackness. We weren't sure what to expect from this new one though, a lot can happen in five years, but we've certainly seen other bands change a lot, and sadly, there does seem to be a tendency for bands' sounds to grow less weird with time, which who knows might be an inevitable side effect of getting better at recording, or playing, or just wanting more from music than making seriously twisted sonic shit.
Well, we should have know better than to worry about these guys, cuz it seems they're just as warped and damaged as before. In fact it took us a few minutes into the second track to truly be sure, the opener is all thick low end throbs, keening drones, tripped out effects, static and crumbling distortion, creepy samples, so we expected the second track to explode right out of the gate, but instead, it was more ambience, a creepy music box, lots of crackle and more static, and way down in the mix, what sounds like drums way off in the distance, shards of feedback, then the drums kick in, and it almost sounds like DJ Shadow or something, all distorted skitter over woozy samples, but then finally, BAM, the song splinters into twisted, inhuman industrial black buzz, lightning fast drumming that if it isn't a machine, the drummer is some sort of cyborg, the guitars warped and melty and psychedelic, the structure fractured and constantly shifting, not smoothly either, guitars cut out, stutter and burst back in, the sound swings wildly from lightning fast blast to stumbling doomy tangle, and back, the riffs, as in the past, are mangled and slippery, but here, the metal drops out again, and we're returned to that weird DJ Shadow music box thing, before again, bursting into more detuned black savagery, and so it goes, it's a ten minute track, and they cram a lot into it, lots of drones, and weird industrial breakdowns, there are hardly any vocals, but when there are, they seem to be just a wordless bellow, and that could be some weird guitar thing too, it's hard to tell, everything is chaotic and woozy, warbly and seemingly in constant collapse.
And while there's SO much going on, that we could pick each and every track apart, and describe all the twisted fuckery these guys conjure up, that first track definitely sets the template, with the long tracks super progged out experiments in avant blackness, that once again, set these guys SOOO far apart from the pack, this stuff is SO fucking tripped out and bizarre, and gloriously and fantastically idiosyncratic, it's hard to believe a regular band of dudes could conjure up something this bafflingly brilliant. The whole record is super glitchy, almost like the player is malfunctioning, but really it's all part of their warped master plan, that creepy crackly music box effect employed throughout, often the main black buzz riff, rendered as some disembodied old time melody, often under some sort of disembodied chugging, but somehow, always seeming to lurch back into twisted black aktion. More than half of the record seems to be spent exploring specifically non black metal weirdness, in fact five of the nine tracks are more sort of ambient explorations, textural experiments, and the songs proper are constantly in flux, again spending much of the time drifting, droning or creeping, but when they do launch into their black buzz, it's an alien strain that is pretty difficult to parse, so it's probably best to just let yourself get lost in Spektr's confusional black soundworld. Black metal record of the year so far for SURE."
Tags: audio, mp3
Current Music: Spektr - [Cypher #02] Teratology - 9:40
February 23rd, 2013
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December 23rd, 2012
«The United States and Russia have established an agreement to work together to fight intellectual property violations. As specified in the Intellectual Rights Protection Action Plan, Russia has agreed to shut down infringing websites, and pump more money into law enforcement, including physical raids to destroy infringing pirated content — methods of enforcement that are already present in the United States. The agreement also states that Russia will establish a law that will determine ISP liability in cases involving infringement (though it's not clear what kind of "safe harbor" provisions, if any, will be given to Russia's ISPs).»
(source, also: "TorrentFreak: U.S. and Russia Announce Online Piracy Crackdown Agreement.")
Вопрос, который меня (и, наверное, многих) интересует: а с кого же начнут?
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В общем, резюме такое: надо быстрее качать с Рутрекера вообще всё :)
Tags: copyright, internet, software
Current Music: Blut aus Nord - [777 - Cosmosophy #05] Epitome XVIII - 11:02
November 7th, 2012
Скриншот с сайта организации Patriot Voices (основанной известным республиканцем Риком Санторумом и его женой):
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Кто заметит что-то необычное на скриншоте? гг (via - там спойлеры)
UPD Betabeat: Why is Rick Santorum Using a Picture of 4Chan Founder Moot on His ‘Patriots’ Website?
Tags: humour, internet, pics, politics, society
Current Music: none
October 27th, 2012
October 19th, 2012
October 13th, 2012
Загадочный синий глаз:
"The huge, blue eyeball may have come from a deep sea squid or a large sword fish, said Heather Bracken-Grissom, an assistant professor in the marine science program at Florida International University in Miami.
A man found the eyeball while taking a morning stroll along Pompano Beach just north of Fort Lauderdale."
"Suggestions included a giant squid, whose eyes can be as large as soccer balls, a bigeye thresher shark, which can reach can reach 16ft, a marlin or a particularly large sailfish."
source (via), follow-up
Tags: biology, lovecraftian, news, pics, weird
Current Music: Furze - [Trident Autocrat #06] Whilst the Trident Spawn and Spectre - 7:44
September 30th, 2012
Кока-кола — залог здоровья! (из комментов):
"расскажу про себя.
был комиссован из армии с пороком сердца и хроническим эрозивным гастритом.
вылечил себя за несколько лет полностью - разработал особую диету,
где кока-кола - один из главных базовых компонентов питания.
абсолютно здоров и выгляжу почти на 10-ть лет моложе паспортного возраста.
кока-колу рекомендую ВСЕМ (только не лайт, где аспартам в качестве сахарозаменителя).
кока-кола по сравнению с той же пепси-колой - ОГРОМНОЕ отличие имеет.
от пепси желудок отваливается уже на третий день, а кока только метаболизм организма улучшает.
пойду поем сыра с кока-колой. ))"
Пейте кока-колу, будете здоровы! гыгыгы
Tags: blogs, humour, trash
Current Music: none
September 23rd, 2012
"В свете вступления России в ВТО мы считаем чрезвычайно важным, чтобы правительство России приняло безотлагательные меры против сайтов с пиратским контентом (notorious sites), выявленных USTR, в особенности «ВКонтакте», который снова вошел в список пиратских рынков, оставаясь при этом одним из самых посещаемых вебсайтов в России."
"In light of Russia’s World Trade Organization accession, we consider it particularly important that the Russian Government takes prompt action against the notorious sites identified by USTR, in particular vKontakte which was again named as a Notorious Market while remaining one of the most highly trafficked websites in Russia."
source (via) + press release (Sep 20, 2012)
Таки вконтактной музычке и киношкам скоро хана, имхуется мне :)
Tags: copyright, internet, software, translations
Current Music: none
September 16th, 2012
September 11th, 2012
Только недавно обнаружил, что foobar понимает unicode в .cue, если его (.cue) сохранить в кодировке UTF-8 + BOM — например, с помощью Notepad++. Да здравствуют умляуты и буквы типа "þ" в плейлисте и на last.fm!
С другой стороны, может быть, не такой уж я и слоупок, так как ни разу не видел в релизах такого .cue.
Tags: audio, software
Current Music: none
Корональный выброс массы:
"On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.
Pictured here is a lighten blended version of the 304 and 171 angstrom wavelengths."
Та же пикча, добавлена Земля для масштаба.
UPD Видео: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/79318
Tags: cosmos, pics
Current Music: Peste Noire - [La Sanie des Siècles - Panégyrique de la Dégénérescence #03] Laus Tibi Domine - 6:59
August 15th, 2012
WTF is this?:
Коммент в unrelated пост:
How about sending me an honest statement about my internet experience over the last five years. As long as you are truthful, I will hold no ill will. Surely you know by now that I have tried to cooperate, but nothing has worked. I know too much for my own good, I suppose. I need to be compensated and told the truth. So many corporate giants and individuals I don't really know could be hurt if I have to reveal what I know could be harmed. My knowledge grows so fast it scares me. The only good thing to come out of this is learning. Now I must have less stress and a chance the people I have hurt because I became consumed in this mess. Please arrange a monetary and services package for me. There are so many companies with deep pockets, that should be no problem. At least show me that you are making an attempt. Explain your point of view. I need to understand. Please respond using your mind and your heart. Try to imagine walking in my shoes....sent with hope and sincerity. Ron Hogue
Погуглил, текст уникальный. WTF?
Tags: internet, random, weird
Current Music: Soulcide - [Misanthropy / Beyond the Nought #05] Misanthropy - 3:56