Monday, May 29, 2017

ClandesTime 111 – The Manchester Bombing and the Politics of Fear

http://www.spyculture.com/clandestime-111-manchester-bombing-politics-fear/
The bombing in Manchester this week was an especially horrific act of terrorism. 22 people were killed and dozens more were injured – many of whom were children or teenagers who were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. This week I examine some of the questions I have about this bombing, and outline a lot of relevant context that has so far been ignored by virtually all media coverage of the event. I explain why the default alternative view of terrorist attacks in the West – that they are in some way ‘blowback’ resulting from NATO foreign policy – is at best a misleading simplification.  I round off by criticising Jeremy Corbyn’s latest speech for appearing to offer an alternative to the War on Terror while repeating the same prejudices and assumptions that underpin it.

1in10 - Binding A Soul

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lilla - Te nekem nem hiszel én neked (synth pop, Hungary 1989)


On of the best female singers from Hungary during the 80's. This dramatic synth-track is taken from her first solo LP. She was the front singer of the electro-new wave group Napoleon Boulevard.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Твой День - Богиня Любви (italo disco, Russia 1992)


Heavy italo disco from the very first year after Soviet collapse in early 90's. Sounds at least 7 years after it's time, but better late than never! The Russians are the ones who best manage the remains of the western 80's italo trend, and this is a good example of that. Actually there are still today loads of amazing italo disco produced in Russia.

Arson Under the Sea​/​Stolen Kidneys -split (2015)

https://arsonunderthesea.bandcamp.com/album/arson-under-the-sea-stolen-kidneys-split