The Isolation Tapes out now
The Isolation Tapes began when, upon deciding I needed a prolonged confrontation with my mind, I booked a trip to the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains.
For five days I sat with my guitar in a small centennial wood-cabin, surrounded by kangaroos and ancient cliffs, and warmed by a small fire.
This EP was slowly assembled with the help of friends in the twelve months following.
You might dig it if you like Cat Power, Bon Iver, Dustin O’Halloran, Scott Kelly, etc.
(Art by Daniela Pizzolato)
Asked by dronesleep
I would council against missing Neurosis. They’re such a huge influence on my music, and my perception of the role of art. It’s taken them 30 years to get out here, who knows if they’ll come out again.
On the other hand I really don’t like High on Fire. Way too metal. Totally don’t get it. Torche are fine, too much major key for my tastes. Conan I’ll have to re-listen to.
Anyway, this is my favourite Neurosis track: dark-psychedelic vibes and visionary lyrics. All over this.
In a land of some other order
Rum soothes the soul while
The heat of the day drains away
Both motion and motivation.
Beasts of iron rumble by as,
Breathless and bleary-eyed,
I walk through streets of stone.
Strain as I might, I see only surface light.
Oblivious to pulse and warmth,
And weightless in my sense of self,
The vacuum of language encloses
Like a shawl.
I drift through the city.
As stray dogs scavenge and
Street hustlers hiss, I hear
Only noise and non-sense.
No one pronounces my name.
(photo by Pablo Cholka)
I write about philosophy, psychology, spirituality and literature at my blog Writing As Catharsis.
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Follow Writing As Catharsis on Facebook, if you feel so inclined. It is there I will be publishing thoughts about my experiences in Cuba, Mexico and Guatemala over the next 6 weeks.
mushrooms — they don’t need psilocybin to be magical. photos by elaine owen, taylor f. lockwood, mike potts, gorastos papatsanis and steve axford, (click pic for species, photographer and, when given, location.)
(see also: mycologist paul stamets discusses how mushrooms will save the world)
glowy slimy shrooms make me too happy
Mushrooms are the best.