Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'M NOT EXERCISING ENOUGH C.D./E.P. --- By The Centimeters (L.A. Band)



I'M NOT EXERCISING ENOUGH C.D. 3-Song E.P.

By The Centimeters (L.A. Band)

Odd quirky art damaged band from Los Angeles with a Dada/Wiemar Berlin sound - Jangly Velvet Underground guitars, swirling electronics with surrealistic male and female vocals, lyrics and themes - One of my favorite L.A. art bands !! The first track is 'peppy'- the second track is slow, downtempo and moody - the third track is downright bizarre, haunting and strange....

"Tango Dancing - I don't know how..."

"I had nothing to say - so I wrote it on African Paper..."

Max Gomberg-vocals -- Nora Keyes-vocals -- Ray Day-guitar -- Quinn-electronics -- Phillip Haut-electronics

Song List:
I'm Not Exercising Enough // African Paper // Tango Dancing-Divortion

B-Zang Edition CD - Scarce 3 Song E.P./C.D. - Price: $10.00

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Friday, December 17, 2010

FORWARD INTO THE FURNITURE C.D. - By ANTEDILUVIAN ROCKING HORSE (Band) - Mash-up Plunderphonic Electronics


FORWARD INTO THE FURNITURE C.D.

By ANTEDILUVIAN ROCKING HORSE (Band/Group)

Sample-delic techno, cut-up mayhem, mash-ups and plunderphonics with a beat.

Exploring the territory between chance and rhythm, Antediluvian Rocking Horse has traveled a long unique route in Australian electronica. Part Easy Listening Lounge-act and part Noise Guerrillas, this 'group' hails from Melbourne, Australia.

Formed in 1994, The Horse cut its teeth DJ-ing in the local techno scene. Bringing multi-layered sound collage to the chill out rooms at raves, their style was distinctive - Eager to connect these random excursions, ARH hit the studio where they crafted a sample-heavy offering that happily defied labeling - too curious to be techno - it's more like plunderphonics or mash-up style music.

San Francisco legends NEGATIVLAND heard their first recorded album and immediately re-realeased it on their Seeland label. Never quite fitting in to any particular 'scene' or 'genre' they found an appreciative audience in Japan and toured there several times.

"Forward into the Furniture" released in 2003, is a largely self-produced affair, with Ollie Olsen (friend of late great Rowland S. Howard) joining them on a few tracks. Mindful of their use of unauthorized samples, ARH started their own label to release it - Whacked, Lovely and Haywire sounding CD.

One sample beckons you to: "riot in the street, punch-out everyone you meet" !!

ANTEDILUVIAN ROCKING HORSE is Melbourne artists Susan King and Paul Wain - guest appearance on several tracks by Ollie Olsen (of 'The Young Charlatans' a band he was in with Rowland S. Howard/Birthday Party).

Track List:
Convoluted Plot Machine
Road Hog
Forward into the Furniture
September Shuffle
Ohms For Homes
Ignorant of the Situation
Typhoon of '98
Set and Forget
Artaud 10cc
The Jum Jum Song
DaDanger Music
Long Sweet Dream
The Ted Turner Soul Train Experience
Chatterboxed
Theme From Project Cracker
Avoids Color Monotany
Control's 5:30 Laundry Flight to Peru
On Her Majesty's Secret Dune
Ao Voice

Start Transmission Special Projects Label C.D. Release, 2003 - Includes mini bumper sticker - Price: $10.00

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SECRET AGENT 666 - Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult - by Richard B. Spence

SECRET AGENT 666 - Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult

By Richard B. Spence (Author of Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly)

Aleister Crowley is best known today as one of the founding fathers of modern occultism and his influence can be found everywhere in popular culture.

“The Great Beast” has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence.

Using documents gleaned from British, American, French and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess.

Author Richard Spence argues that Crowley—in his own unconventional way—was a patriotic Englishman who endured years of public vilification in part to mask his role as a secret agent.

The verification of the Great Beast’s participation in the twentieth century’s most astounding government plots will likely blow the minds of history as well as occult aficionados.

Author Richard B. Spence has been seen on various documentaries on The History Channel and is a consultant for Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum.

He is also the author of 'Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly' - (Sidney Reilly was a real life 'James Bond' type secret agent - Feral House Books)

Feral House Books 2008 Edition - 288 Page Paperback - B&W Illustrations - PRICE: $20.00

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY: From Ancient Persia to Modern Times - by Tobias Churton

GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY: From Ancient Persia to Modern Times - by Tobias Churton

Gnosticism was a contemporary of early Christianity whose demise can be traced to Christianity's efforts to silence its teachings. The Gnostic message, however, was not destroyed but simply went underground. Starting with the first emergence of Gnosticism, the author shows how its influence extended from the teachings of Neoplatonists and the magical traditions of the Middle Ages to the beliefs and ideas of the Sufis, Jacob Bohme, Carl Jung, Rudolf Steiner, the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons. In the language of spiritual Freemasonry, gnosis is the rejected stone necessary for the completion of the Temple - a Temple of new cosmic understanding that today's heirs to Gnosticism strive to create.

The Gnostics believed that the universe embodies an endless contest between opposing principles. Terrestrial life exhibits the struggle between good and evil, life and death, beauty and ugliness, enlightenment and ignorance: gnostic and agnostic. The very nature of physical time and space is an obstacle to humanity's ability to remember its divine origins and recover its original unity with God. Thus the preeminent Gnostic secret is that we are God in potential, and the purpose of real Gnostic teaching is to return us to our godlike nature.

Inner Traditions Books 2005 Edition - 463 Page Paperback - No Illustrations - PRICE: $20.00

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