Trurl and Klapaucius are mechanical men, they are the creators. Creators of great (and not so great) machines. Stanislaw Lem captures parts of the world that I have vaguely glimpsed upon and makes them humourous and wonderful. I am in awe of the illustrations – Daniel Mroz appears to have inspired me before I had seen his work and now there is no escape from his influence. His robots are beautiful and complex, melancholic.
News(Possibly an unusual and unnecessary diversion from my usual posts):
I have two live shows lined up for March next year, I’ll be playing both as Aghartha but the themes will deviate a little from Aghartha and Auto-mechanical fixation as neither of those concepts are quite ready yet. I’ll be playing bang the bore in Southampton early on in March, the details of the event haven’t been released yet but I’ll exploring an interpretation of Rumour for my piece (specifically the effect of noise on data). I’ll also be playing a set for an all day noise gig in Leeds on the 24th, the details for this aren’t final yet either but I will be posting information about both of these up when I have it. Any noise people in either of those areas should definitely consider going, the other acts will be really interesting, and there are possibly a few ‘names’ playing at both.
A recent doodle:
Posted in Art, Auto-mechanical Fixation, Music
Tagged Art, Daniel Mroz, Illustration, Music, Noise, Noise Music, Sci-fi, Science fantasy, Stanislaw Lem
A friend of a friend recently showed me this book, I only had time to read one chapter but found the range of wisdom within rousing. I wasn’t expecting to read a description of pythagorean mysticism linked to Rayleigh and the archetype of Rumour. It’s very academic but not at all dry and I think it has something to offer both the esotericist and those with an interest in the origins and perhaps even the psychology of noise.
I intend to invoke Rumour as a representation of the secret that I am trying to share.
It is better to use no software than to use proprietary software.
The post-software movement aims to rebel against ownership and copyright by producing analogue art with digital themes. This highlights the effect of software on the collective conscience and displays how the electrical aether is the new kosmos. They recently featured some of the auto-mechanical fixation sketches which was fantastic as I feel that the ideas behind them were understood, their website is growing with t-shirts now for sale and an impressive collection of art-work.
Man discovered the spheres were unreachable, unknowable. Man looked inwards and saw darkness and inadequacy. Retreating from the outward glance, Man used what he had learnt. Cities were built with machines, machines were built in the cities. Each machine, each city, each invention, each God, filled with darkness and inadequacy.
Man realised that the spheres were mechanical, moving in clockwork order. He could not reach the spheres and so built machines in an attempt to touch them. Science and engineering were born.
Eventually came Man. Man looked outwards and reached for the spheres of order and the spheres of chaos. Astrology was born.