CLOSEDOWN: Hallow

October 5th, 2012 | closedown

See you next week, folks.  I leave you with the new record by Dirty Knobs, optimised for your Halloween enjoyment.  Click through and buy the whole 90-minute ambient soundtrack of skulls being slowly and loving crushed in hell wonder for a single Yanqui dollar.

Whisky and the keyboard await.  Back Tuesday.


Bookmarks for 2012-10-05

October 5th, 2012 | brainjuice


ARIADNE On Pause

October 5th, 2012 | admin

Please be advised that ARIADNE AND THE SCIENCE is on pause because Molly’s travelling.  Back soon.


NIGHT MUSIC: There Was Never A Time When Your Life Was Not Now, Nor Will There Ever Be

October 5th, 2012 | music

It is clearly Epic Titles Week.  I present Matthew Shaw’s 41-minute opus, in the hopes that your dreams are strange, sweeping and high-definition:


Japanese Execution Chamber

October 4th, 2012 | researchmaterial

Not sure why I find this interesting.  Perhaps the little zen-garden trap door marks? Perhaps, simply, that this is a rare sight.  From this story, about the hanging of a woman who killed six people while performing exorcisms.  The story has interesting notes in itself:

In court it was revealed that the victims were those who had started to doubt Eto’s “spiritual ability,” as well as followers who refused to loan her money.

The prosecutor said Eto “tried to make herself a deified ruler and killed people who threatened her authority in her bid to stop her lover Nemoto from being taken by a female follower.”

Eto’s defense attorney had argued that she was not guilty due to mental incompetence as a result of having been ‘possessed.’