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White Lung - “Down It Goes”
Deep Fantasy

I’ve been waiting for years for someone to pick up with Hot Snakes left off, and White Lung gets closer doing so than any band I’ve encountered. Savages got close, but their sound was never desperate enough, and their singer was clearly going for something. This is fast, raw, and brutal, approaching speed metal levels on “I Believe You” but generally striking a happy (and fiery) medium with tracks like “Face Down” and this one. Bonus points for having no song reach 3 minutes. (insound)

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Original patent for Katamari Damacy

"A game performing method for executing a game by arranging a plurality of objects comprising a plurality of objects to be stuck and an operation object, in a virtual space, controlling rolling and movement of the operation object according to a player’s input, and rolling and moving the operation object while sticking the objects which the operation object comes in contact with"
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Marion Balac - Anonymous Gods, statues with faces blurred automatically by Google

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Sabato Visconti - Images Adrift

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John Constable (eng. David Lucas) - Weymouth Bay, Dorsetshire

John Constable (eng. David Lucas) - Weymouth Bay, Dorsetshire

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There is no law, no principle, based on past practice, which may not be overthrown in a moment, by the arising of a new condition, or the invention of a new material; and the most rational, if not the only, mode of averting the danger of an utter dissolution of all that is systematic and consistent in our practice, or of ancient authority in our judgment, is to cease, for a little while, our endeavours to deal with the multiplying host of particular abuses, restraints, or requirements; and endeavour to determine, as the guides of every effort, some constant, general, and irrefragable laws of right — laws, which based upon man’s nature, not upon his knowledge, may possess so far the unchangeableness of the one, as that neither the increase nor imperfection of the other may be able to assault or invalidate them.
— John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture
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Dntel (ft. Lali Puna) - “I’d Like to Know”
Dumb Luck

This collection of collaborations is a cheerier affair than suggested by the pessimistic title track (the only one not involving a second artist), and a consistently surprising one as well. Lali Puna meshes naturally with Dntel’s fuzzy electronics and ends up sounding like Ms. John Soda played at 33RPM, while the (excellent) Jenny Lewis track sounds more like a sadistic remix than . “I’d Like to Know” feels extremely carefully crafted, yet at the same time, its 3 minutes and 47 seconds melt away like cotton candy until the sadly brief little breakdown at the very end reminds you what you’re listening to. (insound)

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Anoka Faruqee - Moiré paintings

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If you’d told me a year or two ago that I would in 2014 be deeply engrossed in a web-published superhero serial longer than the entire Game of Thrones series to date — I probably would have admitted that it was a possibility, and asked where I might find such a work before that distant, fated date.

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Wojciech Siudmak - Cosmopolis Nomad

Wojciech Siudmak - Cosmopolis Nomad

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God made the earth, but the earth had no base and so under the earth he made an angel. But the angel had no base and so under the angel’s feet he made a crag of ruby. But the crag had no base and so under the crag he made a bull endowed with four thousand eyes, ears, nostrils, mouths, tongues, and feet. But the bull had no base and so under the bull he made a fish named Bahamut, and under the fish he put water, and under the water he put darkness, and beyond this men’s knowledge does not reach.
— Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Imaginary Beings (Bahamut)
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Wonderful crests with uncommon English mottoes - Armorial Families (1929)
'Heed with speed' ~ 'I byde my time' ~ 'Watch and ward' ~ 'Live to live' ~ 'I will' ~ 'On'

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The Drift - “Know Certain Future (Part Two)”
Travels in Constants Volume 19

You’re cheating by not listening to the 17-minute part one, but I think this jazzy odyssey hits its stride here. A bit of horn wankery aside, the driving drums and ominous bass line make it sound like the backing track for ritual dance performed by rhythm-minded demons. (temporary residence)

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"Quantum imaging" of cat cut-out using photons that never touched it

"Quantum imaging" of cat cut-out using photons that never touched it

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Al Capone’s FBI fingerprint file - saved from shredding

Al Capone’s FBI fingerprint file - saved from shredding

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