Monday, March 20, 2017

ClandesTime 100 – Sex, Violence and Censorship

Why do we censor films?  Intuitively we all know the answer to this question – because there are some things we don’t want to see on the screen.  In this episode we examine film censorship, focusing primarily on the treatment of cinematic violence by the MPAA and BBFC.  Using Walter Benjamin’s Critique of Violence as a foundation I discuss how societies are attempts to rationalise violence and determine what are legitimate and illegitimate uses of force.  We then look at how censorship does not do much to limit the scale or type of violence shown on screen, but instead prevents the depiction of the consequences of violence, the suffering and pain, before talking about how this kind of censorship influences our views of real-world violence, especially that committed by the state.

Europe - The Final Countdown (1986)

Mike Ink - Trump Tower / Jingle Bells (1993)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Blablarism - Cycle (2016)
Album release date:
25 December 2016

Fragment - Web spectral musical instrument

Fragment is a web-based collaborative spectral musical instrument software driven by real-time visuals generated by peoples from around the world from shared GLSL scripts.

This is a demonstration video of the latest update with some jamming sessions showing off things such as output channels (there is at most 4 timbres playing with L/R output channel for each of them), textures, webcam, autonomous sequences etc.

The output is fed into a DAW (Renoise) in the background which apply some effects such as reverb or delay on specific channels.

The audio crackles come from way too many programs running in the background at the time of the video capture, sorry for that :)

You can try it now at :
Forum :

Renoise :

Meet Goldman Sachs, the Vampire Squid

Manic - Unbelievable (1992)

Time Modem - Welcome To The 90's (1990)

Piropo - The Dream Is Just In My Mind (1993)

HOLE IN ONE - Life's Too Short (1996)