Esotericism flows, manifested as phenomena it is matterless flux. As religion and science are to mass, esotericism is to energy, proportional only by time (the speed of light). Manifest as a ‘blind’ Aghartha was a fleetingly accepted scientific theory. It has been a common occurrence through time; for Rumour to trick men of God and Men of science. A miscalculation, a vivid dream, a lie, may permeate into the world of matter and, for a moment, energy and mass are united. Unity; gnosis. The hollow earth is an ancient folly, Newton’s error gave rise to the scientific theory and Halley, terrified of atheism, was all too willing to give it scope. Through a viscous universe hollow entities may process but their course is not obviously determined. Cyrus Reed Teed’s electrical alchemy provided later opportunity for the politicisation of the hollow earth a theme which has not since ceased. The battle rages on, to occupy the city and determine a singular frame of reference.
Astronomer Royal, Halley, grasping his diagram of the hollow earth.
Aghartha tells the story of lost worlds and the creation of duality within a single sphere. I fear we are there now, that the cosmic spheres have been replaced by electrical nodes. The ether is thick with electricity which we cannot escape, and the synarchy of harmonious rule has been replaced by the synarchy of idealogical progress.
Time isn’t moving forwards but it still flows, perception of flux is dependent on the centroid. If at the centre there is a hole, we must fill it.
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture with Colour (Oval Form) Pale Blue and Red
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.
A collection of images related in some way to my interpretation of Aghartha. I’m not sure how else to describe it at the moment, I think it will conspire to connect to Auto-mechanical fixation.
Keen Zine – Space Keen
Space Keen is bolted together and wrapped in plastic. Each page is a world of its own, occasionally a moon in the form of a transparency completes the orbit. The sounds of Keen’s universe are as diverse and beautiful as the sights and nestled in the back of the zine is a 16 track CD which is rewarding to listen to due to the mixture of styles. Space can be lonely but Keen is bursting with the possibilities it provides, it may be dark but it isn’t empty.
*********************Saturn is nestled in the back *********************
OWT – Science
I was given Science as a gift, the copy chosen for me was Helium …
OWT is a Manchester based collective of artists who gather and present work from across the northwest of England. It contains whimsical ideas about biology mixed with simple chemical formulae and most pleasingly the inclusion of alchemy. Seemingly abstract concepts have been presented in ways I wouldn’t imagine in a pleasing collection of techniques and textures. I would like to get my hands on other copies of this zine in particular #9 ‘Chance’.
******************Saturn is absent *********************
A-tonal address to the control of chaos, boundary conditions, or something…