Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies (clips and stills)

I'm a sucker for Bela Tarr's moody, black and white movies and perhaps moreso for Werckmeister Harmonies than any other. A strange traveling sideshow arrives in a small Hungarian town and brings with it first foreboding and later a wave of savage violence. At two and a half hours, the movie is, staggeringly enough, a mere 39 shots.



Thursday, August 26, 2010

MUSIC: Tarentel - From Bone to Satellite

Debut album from San Francisco's Tarentel. Epic post-rock symphonies. You know the drill: long, slow builds, crushing guitar explosions, general sonic beauty and mayhem. This is album that's not afraid to take its time getting where it's going but manages to make the whole journey an incredibly rewarding experience. Tarentel's come a long way from these beginnings and are now essentially a completely different (and probably more interesting at this point) band. That being said, this one came out before post-rock had become such a redundant, bloated genre and it remains one of the often ignored pinnacles. These guys were some of the first to do it and, for my money, among the very best to this day.

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Key Scenes pt. 1 (Godzilla vs. Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster)

Originally posted on Facebook. Now here to preserve it.


this is a blog. I will post random stuff here randomly. Music (both reviews and downloads, mostly weird, out of print stuff), film clips and stills, comics, recipes, photos, art, interesting articles etc. I don't plan on writing much myself beyond a blurb or two about an album I really like or something. Mostly this will be a sort of small collection of obscure and random bits and pieces that may or may not be of interest to anyone but myself.

A note: if you ever download music from this blog, please consider supporting the artist in some way if you like what you hear. I may post a bunch of stuff that is long out of print but buying something else from the artist/band in question is highly recommended. On a similar note, if you are a musician and see your work here and don't want it to be, let me know and the link will be removed.

Well then.