Book Review: White Noise – Don DeLillo, The Big Smoke, 12 July 2014
Cuba: Walking the path between myth and reality - Part 1: First impressions and façade, The Big Smoke, 26 July 2014
Cuba: Walking the path between myth and reality - Part 2: Piecing together the real Havana, The Big Smoke, 9 August 204
Book Review: Down and Out In Paris and London – George Orwell, The Big Smoke, 16 August 2014
CEMENT ECLIPSES @ CHIAPAS MEXICO
Artist Isaac Cordal (tumblr / facebook) - “With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being”.
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.