Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No Excuses

Dear folks,

I've been under super crazy deadline pressures the last days. My life is just about turning upside-down and I didn't even have the time to think about doing the aftermath of possible subsequent damages caused by continuous sleep deprivation.

I will most probably be back to 'normality' by Mon, 03-03-08 - until then, please wish me luck with my proposal for the MAK's Schindler scholarship program, an artistry in residence in Los Angeles, CA!

Now to the No Excuses part of this post:
A song to be found on the wonderful Jar of Flies EP by Alice in Chains, which (the EP of course, not the single song) I upped to Mediafire here for your d/l convenience =)

Take care,

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Finally, I brought my new Pro-Ject record player home yesterday after having it assembled by the folks at the House of HiFi Vienna.

Until then I hadn't worried about which color I'd like to go for, which slightly drove me into a bit of sudden hecticness at the store, so I twittered for help - not striking it lucky actually, since Twitter didn't forward any DMs in time...

See-sawing between glossy black and clinical white, I went for the second option (and turned out, most Twitterers would've done so, too) - and am more than happy with it!

After I arrived home VERY late, I decided on arranging and finetuning it in the morning... but when I woke up (on the floor, FTW?!?) at around half past 3 am again I just couldn't resist setting it up right away.
I still cannot believe how on earth I managed to practically live without listening to my beloved records for the last two months!

Also, I tried to keep myself from thinking of playing Mono's You Are There - but epically failed. Therefore distracted myself with Amon Tobin's Bloodstone EP (also, here's the links to their full-length album FOLEY ROOM - part one and part two via Mediafire -, my most favourite AT record ever! *love*).

Gosh. I'm a record junkie.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I've watched Mickipedia's Love viddie now for maybe a dozen times within the last months, and still I think this is one - if not THE - most lovely and amazing video I’ve ever seen:

And after all I think, maybe I’m in love with it.

Happy belated V-day everyone!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Yay, incoming again!

What yours truly found in the mail box yesterday (brought to its new home i.e. my CD rack by the Web of Mimicry):

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Of Natural History (2004)

I cannot recommend you this band warmly enough. My very, very favourite album of all times.
d/l from Rapidshare

Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses
Perils (2005)

Another experimental art-rock project by Daniel O'Sullivan, who is also involved in Guapo, Aethenor, or Mothlite.
d/l from Mediafire

O'Sullivan btw makes me think of Stephen O'Malley in connection with Aethenor, whose - most awesome!! - bands/projects involve the following:
Sunn O)))
Burning Witch
Lotus Eaters
plus, of course, Aethenor

Two more albums which are totally worth listening, though not in my mail box this time:
1000% Downer + Return to Nothing (both 2004)
d/l from Megaupload

Also, experimental/drone/doom metal band Khanate again reminds me of James Plotkin, who worked on two other great projects within the last years, namely Atomsmasher and Phantomsmasher, which you should definitely check out if you happen get your hands on.

Additionally, I may provide you with these Khanate links:
d/l from Megaupload

Things Viral
d/l from Megaupload

It's cold when birds fall from the sky
d/l from Megaupload, again.

Futurist's Against The Ocean

The ambient-death-grindcore band's first full-lenfth album (following the split w/ Burning Witch), with a cover artwork assembled by Stephen O'Malley.
d/l from Megaupload

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I <3 music. I <3 people.

I thought it would be pretty nice to list some of the apps and stuff I use the most to d/l & share music...
For your, my kindest readers, convenience.
And for a wider musical horizon generally.
And just for the fuck of it, of course.

The Sordo Music Archive
The hugest easily accessible database of individually uploaded music links I got to know until now, and by far the most amiable.
Unfortunately, sometimes the site is down due to... well, you know... (l)awful issues. Whenever this happens, you may have a look at his blog. Actually, he's looking for donations right now, too, since the site shall be upgraded to a top-level domain shortly.
Visiting the site for the first time, you may have to enter the pass 'quack'.

Google blog search
There are so many great people somewhere outside there on the internets, providing the humble seeker daily with loads of albums they upload to sites like Mediafire, Megaupload, Rapidshare, et cetera. (Did I already mention I love people? Well, at least I love these.)

Google index search
Pretty much self-explanatory. You'll have to replace the word "band" with the band name you're looking for, naturally ;)

The Pirate Bay
Guess everyone already knows that one. Still, this wouldn't be a complete listing of my mostly used sites if I didn't put it on record.

Bunglefever ftp
Some wonderful guy I will be thankful to for the rest of my life brought together all kinds of recordings referring to Mike Patton, related projects and other MP-hardcorefan-interesting stuff on this server. Love it.

A Firefox extension (works under Firefox version 1.5 up to 3.0b2; unfortunately there's no updated add-on for the beta3 version yet...) that 'helps' you download mp3s and videos you shouldn't be able to otherwise. (Especially like to use it when I happen to catch a nice tune on Myspace that I'd like to listen to again.)

Simplify Media
A friend of mine (thank's again!) advised me to get this app to share my iTunes library with him only a few weeks ago... For now, not only my collegues and some friends installed it, too, but I discovered its wonderful convenience by actually sharing my own music with me - between the different computers I work on, that is. Simply. Great.

Plus, today I found these trousers somewhere under piles of stuff I'm trying hardest to tidy up and clear away these days in my appartment (which is just about to become a shared flat). Haven't seen - and therefore worn - them in years to be honest (shame on me), and I finally discovered I love them. Though they're pretty large.

Actually I'm only just posting that to use the 'randomness' label again, which I've ignominously neglected for the last weeks.
Good. Done.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


today I finally received this super awesome shipment by Relapse, which provides me with all my very favourite albums I had to let go of due to Role's & my parting issues - and therefore, the split of our record collection.

I'm so happy about having them again, I thought I might also share these links ;)

Mr. Bungle
Disco Volante

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Grand Opening And Closing
In Glorious Times

Sunn O))) & Boris
Altar, pt. 1
and pt. 2

Pink, pt. 1
and pt. 2

Wolf Eyes
Human Animal

Kayo Dot
Choirs of the Eye


Einstürzende Neubauten
Palast der Republik, pt. 1
and pt. 2

plus finally,
Wolverine Blues - which I shared with you already.

Have fun!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fuckhead @ the Chelsea

The other night, I went to a show of the very gorgeous Fuckhead (see multiple links below, though unfortunately they're not yet to be found on Wikipedia), a band/project formed back in 1988, from Upper Austria. Right, it was their 20th anniversary - pretty unbelievable, but true! I've seen them like 7 to 10 times by now, and still, the fascination goes on.

So what is it all about?
Actually, Fuckhead is neither a band nor a performance group in any common sense... extreme, excessive, complex, theatrical, repulsive. And maybe only seeing them at a live show could really explain. But perhaps the YouTube viddy links I dared to post below may give a little bit of an insight.
In other words:
The new official diplomatic team of Austria - representing the beauty and modernity of people and land - performing the songs and the dances of this tiny sentimental nation of crashing folkloristic bores in an advanced way.

The current line-up, a who-is-who of Austrian live/electronic music/fluxus happening/plus-so-much-more artists (again):
Didi Bruckmayr (voc/vid; also founding member of Wipeout, Dr. Didi, Imago et.al.)
Michael Strohmann (guit/bass/DSP/sequ/vid; member of Pest, Imago et.al.)
Didi Kern (drums/perc; member of Wipeout, Bulbul, Pest et.al.)
Aigner Siegmar (voc)
Alexander Jöchtl (mix/master; also member of Dr. Didi et.al.)

Now coming to the more interesting part of this post: the stuff...

I deigned to compile a small catalog of Fuckhead's most famous and awesome pieces, including:
Die Einsamkeit
Ich bin traurig
And The Ego Flows
Brainpan Cauterizer
The Circumcision
The Clones
Ass In My Face
The Best
plus the previously unreleased Mozart-mash-up, Egypt.
Just for your convenience, part one and two.

Also, I was so bold as to assemble two of the most beautiful Wipeout tracks, namely
Der Zerrissene, and
My Simple Love,
too - right over here.
Besides, I would very warmly recommend you to get hands on their latest album, Black Light District Boys. Simply amazing.

Last but not least, some more links:

the very official Fuckhead site
Fuckhead @ Mego
and on SRA

Fuckhead videos on YouTube:
Life at Wasted, pt. 1
Life at Wasted, pt. 2

Wipeout @ Rhiz

Bruckmayr - Mrs. Big Love

Wipeout @ Myspace




Didi Bruckmayr
@ Myspace
and @ play.fm

Michael Strohmann

Fadi Dorninger (former Fuckhead, now Wipeout member)
plus here
and ranting about Didi B. over there

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Random trash

This is what caught my eye the night I was riding back home from the BarCamp Vienna:

All along the Wienzeile (Naschmarkt), up to the Ring, masses of trash - mostly paper stuff - were blown over and around by a storm that came up that evening. No idea where all this crap came from, but it was most interesting to watch.

And then the other day, Michi twittered this:

and that:

but I arrived late, and this is actually all what was left:

Think I never saw a Billa demolition site before.