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    rave era as recapitulation of the sixties

    Summer of Love 2021. Drug of choice: The Vaccine. Everybody hugs.
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    attn: simon silverdollar circle

    Yes. Would be strange. I've had so many years to imagine what you're all really like. But yes very kind of you to offer noodles.
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    attn: simon silverdollar circle

    Glad I stopped composing forum posts like they were letters. Here's a bad photo of Ears, D Double and Jammer that night. Never met Rob in the end.
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    Who are the best music journalists currently/ever?

    Dave Tompkins. I like writers with busy imaginations who build new things with with ideas they find in music. Eshun and k-punk did this too. Tompkins is sillier. His account of visiting Rammellzee's apartment in How to Wreck a Nice Beach was especially good. That book should get more attention...
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    What Do You WAnt To Talk About?

    No, you're the patron saint. I don't really know the other two. I made several suggestions at the time: 1. make everyone a mod, see who survives. 2. let Stelfox ban whoever's pissed him off today (his offer) 3. put Ian Town and Yoghurt in charge (yin-yang)
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    What Do You WAnt To Talk About?

    One of the times she left was after threatening to have her 'hacker friend' burn the place down. I may have banned her. Or she demanded that her account be deactivated. Then she came back anyway. I think I also banned one of HMLT's incarnations. That was for making physical threats against...
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    Low End Theory. A book by Nomos

    (sub)Mix: Vibration Sympathique https://www.mixcloud.com/pauljasen/vibration-sympathique/ http://www.deeptime.net/blog/?p=716
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    Low End Theory. A book by Nomos

    First, please excuse any lapses on my part - it’s almost ten years since I wrote most of the text. Vimothy: Well spotted. That gets to the heart of the book: forcing that contradiction. On one hand, it’s a sonic-cultural history (lots of stories), but a strange one because it starts from the...
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    Low End Theory. A book by Nomos

    In fairness to me, I started working on the book in 2005 (PhD thesis, right after launching Riddim.ca), finished in 2012. Set it aside and then it came out in hardcover in 2016 ($150 so why bother promoting), softcover 2017. So if anything feels a bit dated, that would be why. BUT it's also...
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    Low End Theory. A book by Nomos

    FIRST OF ALL: The book has almost zero to do with dubstep, and dancefloors are just one chapter. What it's really about is how low-frequencies recast sensoria and surroundings and how people in various times and places have experimented with that, developing technologies and strategies for...
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    Low End Theory. A book by Nomos

    Jesus. Haha. Thanks, Luka. I started drafting a post a week ago and then didn't check back until today. Now this. I'll add some things...
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    Musica Universalis & the Celestial Monochord

    I wrote about things like this here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/low-end-theory-9781501335914/ Pythagoras, pipe organs, Gothic churches, burial mounds, thunderstorms, bells, shy birds, levitation, pain... There's some cymatics in the next chapter, before getting into La Monte Young, Eleh...
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    Pointless But It Makes Me Chuckle to Myself

    c/o John Eden, ca. 2006. We look so young.
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    Electro

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    Electro

    No Scorpio, yet? There's a good electro section in Dave Tompkins' How to Wreck a Nice Beach. Mostly Jonzun Crew (surprise appearances by Sun Ra and New Kids on the Block at the same time), but Miami generally and some New York.
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