late night city aesthetic

  1. WashYourHands

    the psychosis of night shifts

    there are a few night owls who circulate but anyone dip into the realms of the night shift? they’re a surreal world, delirious, tedious, frenzied and calm. worked the night economy of drugs, drinking dens to all manner of punters, security for wedding receptions guaranteed to go wrong, hotels...
  2. DLaurent

    Room three

    House of God used to have a third room, it played an 'eclectic' mix of music, basically rare grooves from what I remember. I think @thirdform has been to HOG, maybe he will remember? And I'm not sure if other raves had the same thing going on, at least not quite in the same way as Techno in one...
  3. M

    High-Rise Living 78-86 [Part 1] - compiled by The Black Dog & Regis

    Ssg Special: High-Rise Living 78-86 [Part 1] - compiled by The Black Dog & Regis Historically, music only really gets interesting when the British get involved and this was a very British musical revolution. Track List 1. Depeche Mode - Oberkorn 2. Xerox Girls - Erase Me 3. Human League - The...
  4. luka


  5. P

    Last night in Times Sq.

    Late night defuse ... straight outta Hurt Locker. 'Started to detonate'... ? whoa, glad it didn't go off.
  6. C


  7. C

    Around the world in 80 tunes

    I was listening LA Nights by Yasuko Agawa last night. It really sounds like reaching your destination late at night wondering what the city will be like. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
  8. T

    i just looked at the 'search tag cloud' thing in the user profile here

    and it comes up with: 天野尚 *cums in a sock* animism vs. cybernetics aquacrunk baroness phwoaarr!-si belly full of crap blackathena black athena brave but foolish broad cumbucket butt doctor capitalism clenched epistle cunts dubstep fuck dog funky finney fush grubby t-shirt salesmen guru josh i'm...
  9. V

    Foraging in London

    OK let's have it! -Loads of brambles on Hamstead Heath. Tasty. -Wild plums in Haggerston Park. Not picked any yet but there are loads just rotting on the ground. They are little, about the size of big grapes.
  10. empty mirror

    surveillance in the arts

    there is almost a surveillance aesthetic. paranoiac. black/white. grainy. the wire: sneakers: the conversation: antonioni's blow up and di Palma's blow out fit in here---spectatorship, rear window morality (actually Hitchcock's rear window fits in here----even bits of mobile surveillance...
  11. J

    Lost Books/Unrealised Projects

    Someone says in another thread: "Monte Hellman was penciled in to make so many films he didn't make, its a shame to think what could have happened." I'd like to start a thread about the great lost books and unrealized projects. I can think of the following: The second volume of Gogol's Dead...
  12. T

    can we have a ysi thread

    just for contributors to link to a single track each post, rather than a rar of the entire oeuvre of sun ra or whatever, and without an obligation to contextualise
  13. N

    Collapse issue 2

    News from the Collapse crew - - - We are pleased to announce that COLLAPSE Volume II will be published at the beginning of March 2007. The second volume of Collapse resumes the construction of a conceptual space unbounded by any disciplinary constraints, comprising subjects from probability...
  14. sufi


    Tonight and tomorrow - although tonight looks cloudy in london and last night was a big full moon...
  15. bruno

    sophisticated nippon disco with female voices

    i have the 1981 phew album, and the closed/circuit track has that subtle disco touch. very awkward, even a bit cold. and a few days ago i found an akiko yano track posted somewhere, ai suru hito yo. again, very slick, cosmopolitan disco, i think sylvian was involved in this. is this a whole...
  16. bruno

    the late night city aesthetic

    i once lived for a year in an apartment complex, a brutalist social housing thing built in the 1960s. for all its desolation it was cheap and i was treated to a spectacular view of airplanes leaving the airport in the distance, very large windows that bled into the city. i was engulfed by the...
  17. bruno

    cat people soundtrack

    i suppose it's difficult to separate the images from the music in the case of soundtracks, more so when the images burn into your retina. that is the case with cat people, and here sound and image are inseparable. which isn't to say the sound is lacking. it's giorgio moroder at his finest, and...
  18. P


    Like to thank again Matt and Mark, mods for Dissensus ... , really ... After the arguing is done , disagreements stated , noted - bottom line is we all want a better world to finish our lives in right ? . Can guess this is esp. true if you have kid(s) Obv there are alot of people in the UK...