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In Honor of World Merzbow Day: Merzbow Mantra 1

Klint Finley

In honor of World Merzbow Day, here’s a short video clip that uses “Mantra 1″ from the Merzbuddha album. It’s a bit more gentle than most of Merzbow’s output. This album was a bit influence on my own approach to doing noise.

The Source Family Documentary Trailer

Klint Finley

The Source Family is a new documentary about the far out hippie commune/cult of the same name. It debuted in New York City on May 1 and will be hitting indie theaters across the country soon. The Hairpin has a good write-up.

The film follows the book The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family.

Previously:

Erik Davis’ intro to the book

LA Weekly and the LA Times both ran stories on the Source and the book when it was released.

New Music Video From The Knife: Full Of Fire

Klint Finley

Not safe for work.

Everybody Loves Buntain

Klint Finley

(thanks Justin)

Video: Radiophonic Style Electronic Music Improv

That’s electronic musician Atomic Shadow, using the tools of the Radiophonic Workshop trade.

(via Synthtopia)

"Burning Water" By The Anti-Group Conspiracy

"Burning Water" is an experimental film by The Anti-Group Conspiracy, a multimedia, uh, group founded by Clock DVA’s Adi Newton. Here’s the artist statement:

Film / Soundtrack “Burning Water, Meontological experiment Developed and directed by Adi Newton, develops new forms of visual expression. In this project which took five years to develop and film,specially constructed-lenses enabled filming through moving and fluid water. Inspired by the use of multiple montage techniques employed by Kenneth Anger. Especially in his inauguration of the pleasure dome. Each image in the film is taken from specific occult areas, symbols and images, and involves up to quintuple exposures of the film i.e. five montage-levels, at the time of construction a modified special computer software was adapted to treat the entire edited film and finally achieved the result. A film which relates directly to the subconscious levels of the mind, a kinetic Rorschach-test, an exploration of the resurgent atavistic and sentient symbolic systems, used by Austin Osmon Spare,
The Absence of architecture enables the mind to form new connections
“Burning Water” is an alchemical and technological enquiry into sub-states of being. A meontological visualisation beyond analytical analysis. ADI NEWTON 1986

(Thanks Julieta Randall)

For more information check out this interview with Newton.

The Original Crash!, Starring JG Ballard Himself

Before the Crash novel, JG Ballard wrote a short story of the same name. In 1971 Harley Cokeliss made an adaptation of that story:

More info:

Ballardian: Crash! Full-Tilt Autogeddon

The Paris Review: J. G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction

(via Metafilter)