Nate Silver 2.0 wrote:
Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night.
Solar wrote: »
This takes me back
God what an era the late 2000s and early 2010s were for drum and bass and dubstep. Legendary times. I remember going out and bangers like this were on and it was fucking electrifying. Heading to a cheap, sticky nightclub rammed with students and the youth and getting absolutely hammered and dancing for hours and losing my mind. So good. Just... so good.
Peas wrote: »
The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time - Stages 1-6 (Complete) 6:30:31Everywhere at the end of time' was a series exploring dementia,
its advancement and its totality.
Audio remembered, disfigured and forgotten by The Caretaker.
Artwork on all stages by Ivan Seal.
Mastering on all stages by Lupo @ Calyx.
Vinyl and CD distributed by Boomkat.
STAGE 1 : 00:00:00
Here we experience the first signs of memory loss. This stage is most like a beautiful daydream.
The glory of old age and recollection. The last of the great days.
00:00:00 - A1 - It's just a burning memory
00:03:32 - A2 - We don't have many days
00:07:02 - A3 - Late afternoon drifting
00:10:38 - A4 - Childishly fresh eyes
00:13:36 - A5 - Slightly bewildered
00:15:38 - A6 - Things that are beautiful and transient
00:20:12 - B1 - All that follows is true
00:23:44 - B2 - An autumnal equinox
00:26:31 - B3 - Quiet internal rebellions
00:30:02 - B4 - The loves of my entire life
00:34:06 - B5 - Into each others eyes
00:38:42 - B6 - My heart will stop in joy
STAGE 2 : 00:41:22
The second stage is the self realisation and awareness that something is wrong with a refusal to accept that. More effort is made to remember so memories can be more long form with a little more deterioration in quality. The overall personal mood is generally lower than the first stage and at a point before confusion starts setting in.
00:41:22 - C1 - A losing battle is raging
00:46:01 - C2 - Misplaced in time
00:50:44 - C3 - What does it matter how my heart breaks
00:53:22 - C4 - Glimpses of hope in trying times
00:58:06 - C5 - Surrendering to despair
01:03:09 - D1 - I still feel as though I am me
01:07:17 - D2 - Quiet dusk coming early
01:10:54 - D3 - Last moments of pure recall
01:14:47 - D4 - Denial unravelling
01:19:02 - D5 - The way ahead feels lonely
STAGE 3 : 01:23:17
Here we are presented with some of the last coherent memories before confusion fully rolls in and the grey mists form and fade away. Finest moments have been remembered, the musical flow in places is more confused and tangled. As we progress some singular memories become more disturbed, isolated, broken and distant. These are the last embers of awareness before we enter the post awareness stages.
01:23:17 - E1 - Back there Benjamin
01:27:33 - E2 - And heart breaks
01:31:38 - E3 - Hidden sea buried deep
01:32:59 - E4 - Libet's all joyful camaraderie
01:36:12 - E5 - To the minimal great hidden
01:37:53 - E6 - Sublime beyond loss
01:40:03 - E7 - Bewildered in other eyes
01:41:55 - E8 - Long term dusk glimpses
01:45:29 - F1 - Gradations of arms length
01:47:00 - F2 - Drifting time misplaced
01:51:16 - F3 - Internal bewildered World
01:54:45 - F4 - Burning despair does ache
01:57:22 - F5 - Aching cavern without lucidity
01:58:41 - F6 - An empty bliss beyond this World
02:02:19 - F7 - Libet delay
02:06:15 - F8 - Mournful cameraderie
STAGE 4 : 02:08:53
Post-Awareness Stage 4 is where serenity and the ability to recall singular memories gives way to confusions and horror. It's the beginning of an eventual process where all memories begin to become more fluid through entanglements, repetition and rupture.
02:08:53 - G1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
02:31:02 - H1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
02:52:55 - I1 - Stage 4 Temporary Bliss State
03:13:58 - J1 - Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions
STAGE 5 : 03:36:12
Post-Awareness Stage 5 confusions and horror. More extreme entanglements, repetition and rupture can give way to calmer moments. The unfamiliar may sound and feel familiar.
Time is often spent only in the moment leading to isolation.
03:36:12 - K1 - Stage 5 Advanced plaque entanglements
03:58:49 - L1 - Stage 5 Advanced plaque entanglements
04:21:37 - M1 - Stage 5 Synapse retrogenesis
04:42:25 - N1 - Stage 5 Sudden time regression into isolation
STAGE 6 : 05:04:32
Post-Awareness Stage 6 is without description.
05:04:32 - O1 - Stage 6 A confusion so thick you forget forgetting
05:26:25 - P1 - Stage 6 A brutal bliss beyond this empty defeat
05:48:02 - Q1 - Stage 6 Long decline is over
06:09:12 - R1 - Stage 6 Place in the World fades away
Depressperado wrote: »
if I ever shave my beard off, there is absolutely no way I'd do it without this song playing.
“They say barbwire was the death knell of the cowboy. It was the end of the open range and the end of open pastures. Before the cowboys, for time immemorial, the indigenous peoples of the Americas looked to the earth as their spiritual authority. They did not parcel the earth any more than Christians, Muslims, or the Jewish faith would parcel out God. That would be sacrilege. But along came the colonists and they did just that. After the genocide of the indigenous peoples, once our white picket fences and barbwire and border walls were erected, the descendents of the colonists made a lot of technological progress. We invented cars, skyscrapers, cheeseburgers, and smartphones! And yet now, at the dawn of the 21st century, mother earth is reacting to the past few hundred years of neglect. The earth is sending out pandemics, fires, hurricanes, and so on. The indigenous say that it’s the earth’s immune system calibrating itself. The indigenous people of the Americas, and the rest of the world, have stewarded their sacred planet for tens of thousands of years of recorded history--likely more. The PTM Foundation turns a conscious heart to the ancestral youth of the indigenous elders to shepherd our sacred planet and peoples through this time of difficulty.
The PTM Foundation is a platform for artistic collaboration between materialist culture, the arts, and indigenous paradigms. For the video for “Who’s Gonna Stop Me” we created a collaboration between indigenous artists, friends, artistic collaborators, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, and Indigenous organizations to explore the possibilities of collaboration in this new time. To us ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has always been a figure of playful boundary-breaking. His work makes us take less seriously, the things that we take so seriously, like what’s cool, or what’s trendy. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has been an inspiration for Portugal The Man since their inception until now. In the tradition of the indigenous cultures of the western North American territories, the Coyote represents the trickster and the maker of new worlds. The trickster is an archetype that can be found in nearly all indigenous and ancient cultures; the trickster not only is playful and a comedian but through their playfulness, they connect people. PTM Foundation sees music and art as a similar tool to make new connections and we consider this video to be the beginning of a campaign of many collaborations to come. PTM Foundation strives to forge bridges between the materialist contemporary culture in which we are immersed and the indigenous stewards to whom we strive to give a larger voice.”