Just read a random page about the genesis of this track in David Katz's People Funny Boy biography of Scratch - some kooky Jamaican.Forteana story about people seeing a three-wheeled coffin going round town with a ghost / duppy in / on it (already the details are starting to fade / blur, as they always do with these tales) - the Kingston equivalent of 2016 Clown.Lurking Incidents, and businessman Perry deciding to do a quick cash-in track while the tale was topical and on everyone's tongues...
Then realised I'd never actually heard the track (despite being a fan for 40 years and having a pile of Perry records right next to me)...
Via Nick Land:
"As blockchains, drone logistics, nanotechnology, quantum computing, computational genomics, and virtual reality flood in, drenched in ever-higher densities of artificial intelligence, accelerationism won’t be going anywhere, unless ever deeper into itself. To be rushed by the phenomenon, to the point of terminal institutional paralysis, is the phenomenon. Naturally – which is to say completely inevitably – the human species will define this ultimate terrestrial event as a problem. To see it is already to say:We have to do something. To which accelerationism can only respond: You’re finally saying that now? Perhaps we ought to get started? In its colder variants, which are those that win out, it tends to laugh."
Slightly over-written, but - hey - it is The Paris Review....
"Along with hip-hop, sitcoms, and the economy, screen savers flourished during the Clinton years, reaching an apotheosis of creative expression. This gilded age was made possible by yet another misleadingly titled enterprise: After Dark, a software company headquartered in the Bay Area that effectively disrupted the screen-saver market. Their mischievous additions to the genre included customizable classics like airborne toasters, a flying-through-space simulator, and a package of pop culture–themed modules like Star Trek and The Simpsons. At least two masterpieces were available for those who preferred Windows products—the aforementioned brick maze but also those multicolored “three-dimensional” pipes, which repeatedly constructed and deconstructed in a manner that verged on Escherian."
This might be the greatest Hungarian 'Post'-'Techno' album you hear this year. Who knows.
Gotta be better than Brooklyn Hipstershite, right?
Hungarian "Crypto'Technio' via the amazin Erikoisdance label in Finland. Nah, 'Technio' is not a misspelling; we need to move on; find new tags / IDs / themes / streams w/out betraying / discarding what came b/fore us. You understand that, right?
Technio-Music from the #Maybe-Magyar
Vignette micro-'Tecnio' shit. Get yr loop on, here, via Erikoisleaks
"New findings published Monday by researchers at New York University and Michigan State University suggest that smartphones can easily be fooled by fake fingerprints digitally composed of many common features found in human prints. In computer simulations, the researchers from the universities were able to develop a set of artificial “MasterPrints” that could match real prints similar to those used by phones as much as 65 percent of the time."
Lou Johnstone (aka Wanda Group / Henry Caravan) just instigated an ad hoc but very democratic Free / Improv Music project called Visitants.
Wayne n I (aka EUH!) are VERY chuffed to be part of the first VISTITANTS installment alongside some other Free Moosic nutters... moments come and go / co-collide / smear-rattle click n drone against one another - every second precious and unique ... like life itself, balanced on the precarious edge of being shitty-rubbish yet potentially transcendent.
What's been amazing! - but pretty unsurprising, knowing Mister L J - is how bloody democratic / open this has been: this is seven quid for a copy because he wanted each VISITANTS member to get a quid a copy (minus Bandcamp / Paypal bullshit) for their efforts...
NEWLY-DISCOVERED BACTERIA OFFER CLUES HOW LIFE MAY EVOLVE AND FIND NICHES IN INHOSPITABLE, NON-EARTH-LIKE ENVIRONMENTS
"Around 100 different bugs, which were mostly bacteria, were found inside crystals, where they had been trapped for between 10,000 and 60,000 years. 90 per cent had never been seen before.
"The cave system sits above a large pocket of volcanic magma and is geothermally-heated to temperatures of up to 60C, which has led to astrobiologists dubbing it 'hell'.
"Most life could not survive there but scientists have discovered some organisms have evolved to feed on the sulphides, iron, manganese or copper oxide in the cave."
No link on the quotes above as I discovered - to my horror! - that it was the Daily Fucking Telegraph, so durned if I'm going to respond to their clickbait Pop Science piece by giving them even 0.05 of a penny more in click-through-revenue.
Instead, I'd like you to imagine some hitherto-unknown varieties of metal-feeding microform emerging from their aeons-old crystalline hive to wreck havoc on Torygraph readers, their hip-replacements and our understanding of how life evolved on this planet.
Kudos to the Telegruff, through, for dumbing down and using the word 'Weird' in the article header so that people under 60 might actually click on the piece. The Mail would probably refer to these bacteria as 'tawdry' or 'gaudy' or 'BBC luvvies' or something...
"Around 100 different bugs, which were mostly bacteria..." What were the rest of them, then, huh, Science Editor? Or is it just too complicated for your readership?
I'll see if I can find something on an Open Science site, or via NASA (If they're not too busy building military space-planes with DARPA).
Meanwhile, I'm day-dreamin' about E E 'Doc' Smithesque microorganisms with weird (shit, now you even got me doing it!) rhombic forms that can chow down on manganese...