metatron’s tube #002


metatron’s tube #002

Hello there Triphouse friends!

Welcome back to Metatron’s Tube. A place to find a carefully selected variation of music, art, blogs, documentaries or anything else that piques interest in our neck of the woods.

Frequently updated. Part 1 is here.


(images : Andy Gilmore)

 

After watching the 400 films for action that i posted here last month, you’ll probably be exhausted.  Or out on the street protesting. Or you’ll think the world actually DID end and the government covered it up.

Either way, here’s another abundance of documentaries and films. Get ready for Network Awesome!

It’s one of those websites that’s got something in store for everyone i guess. From seventies B-movies to contemporary artfilms, videoclips, live concert footage and historical documentaries about electronic music for instance.

 

Time for some free music.

Since I think the appropriate theme for the start of a new year is abundance, I’m sharing a whole lot of stuff that’s been lurking around my bookmarks button.

First, here’s a quality 2 hour+ mix of our man Theo Parrish! We can’t wait to give him another warm welcome in our hometown coming march.

I sincerely doubt there’s anybody on this side of the atlantic ocean that’s ever heard of dj August and the Blind Faith Collective. Neither did I, until this mix popped up on the dublab website.  I’m sure his record-digging isn’t completely based on blind faith. Great mix!


(image: Dadara)

Some soundcloud picks:
Excellent record selection on Lee Gamble’s mix for FACT. Backing up his beautiful narcotic, abstract rave releases: ‘Diversions 1994-1996′ ep and ‘Dutch Tvashar Plumes’ (album) that ended up in many critic’s end-of-year lists.
Vince Watson takes us on a flight, while Fred P brings us home with solid housemusic.
Panoramabar resident John Osborn keeps it deep and the legendary Masters at Work throw in some of their favourite classics to warm you up for a night out.

Some less clubby stuff:
Nice one from Letherette pointing out their influences for their album to be released later this year.

Roel Funcken – one half of Funckarma – in the mix with his trademark breaks and abstract beats.

Check out Roel’s badass turntable skills (at the age of 14) below.

Also about to release a new album: Nosaj Thing. In the mix for Mary Anne Hobbs. Beauty!

Vakula digging deep into his psychedelic collection. Roll up a fatty and indulge.

Nice one for the special journeys. Tripswitch on the fabulous podcast series a strangely isolated place

While we’re on the journey: here’s one from Amorphous Androgynous (aka Future Sound Of London). A 2 hour cosmic adventure. There’s loads of mixes scattered around the web from these 2. Keep an eye out for ‘A monstrous psychedelic bubble parts 1 – 5′.

Amorphous Androgynous – The Secret Love That Will Never Pass Our Vulnerable Lips Megamix by Kroniktronikboy on Mixcloud

"Batsumi" Batsumi cover art

Now here’s something that blew me away recently! Afro-jazz from South Africa. The kind of stuff Theo Parrish would play at the end of a night when your blood’s pumping through your nostrils and earshells. Pure heartfelt music from the roots of our souls. Thanks to Daphni for playing this at the end of his boiler room set.

“The album arrived amidst a period of intense political, intellectual and artistic ferment stimulated in large part by the teachings of Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement. ‘“Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud”. This is fast becoming our modern culture,’ wrote Biko in 1971, ‘a culture of defiance, self assertion and group pride and solidarity.’ Drawing partly on the insights of Frantz Fanon and the poets of Négritude, and partly on the contemporary US Black Power politics of figures such as Eldridge Cleaver and Stokely Carmichael, Biko forged a visionary and potent message of South African redemption, pride and defiance. It took culture to its heart, and in the wake of Biko’s message a burgeoning arts scene rooted in the black and African experience began to flourish.

Batsumi is a masterpiece of spiritualised afro-jazz, and a prodigious singularity in the South African jazz canon. There is nothing else on record from the period that has the deep, resonant urgency of the Batsumi sound, a reverb-drenched, formidably focused pulse, underpinned by the tight-locked interplay of traditional and trap drums, and pushed on by the throb of Zulu Bidi’s mesmeric bass figures. The warm notes of Johnny Mothopeng’s guitar complete a soundscape that is at once closely packed with sonic texture and simultaneously vibrating with open space, and in whose shimmer and haze Themba Koyana and Tom Masemola soar. A sonorous echo emanating from an ancient well, reverberant with jazz ghosts and warmed by the heat of soul and pop, Batsumi is nothing short of revelatory.”

Check it out here: http://naturebliss.bandcamp.com/album/batsumi-batsumi

Click the image below for some nice Lee Scratch Perry remixes

Lee Scratch Perry Beat Tape cover art
Keep your Jamaican dictionary at hand ;)

Finally here’s a deep and dark ambient collage, which sparkles light for those who dare to enter.

http://www.ambientblog.net/blog/2012-09-09/gathering-clouds-mix

 

So, now we’re done talking about the end of the world maybe we can focus on making this the beginning of a better world. This information age we are part of is really a blessing. It’s also a tool to expand and harmonize inner and outer worlds. We’re conscious beings and our nature is to create.  Now I know Triphouse is about music and entertainment. Still I’d like to take the time to bring these websites under your attention. I don’t intend to shove  any ideologies down your throat. I just want to stretch the importance of informing ourselves .  And live an enriched life by experience and common sense. So we can stay in balance and find the others.

Click the above image for a dutch website based on the paradigm-shift within our financial system.

The following visually appealing documentary (in 4 parts) is sure worth a watch if you’re interested in theories in which science meets spirituality :  http://truththeory.com/2012/12/28/inner-worlds-outer-worlds-movie/

“Part one of the film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds. Akasha is the unmanifested, the “nothing” or emptiness which fills the vacuum of space. As Einstein realized, empty space is not really empty. Saints, sages and yogis who have looked within themselves have also realized that within the emptiness is unfathomable power, a web of information or energy which connects all things. This matrix or web has been called the Logos, the Higgs Field, the Primordial OM and a thousand other names throughout history. In part one of Inner Worlds, we explore the one vibratory source that extends through all things, through the science of cymatics, the concept of the Logos, and the Vedic concept of Nada Brahma (the universe is sound or vibration). Once we realize that there is one vibratory source that is the root of all scientific and spiritual investigation, how can we say “my religion”, “my God” or “my discovery”.

 

Finally, for those who prefer a more scientific approach (yet open-minded), I recommend prof. Tom Campbell. Although I realize watching a talking beard for a couple of hours isn’t the most exciting thing in the universe, I do want to share this fundamental talk of Campbell here. He’ll explain quantum mechanics in a comprehensible way. If you get bored of his face just read the book online : My big TOE.

 

 

Thanks for reading tripfans.

Safe journeys!

Glenn

 

 

 

 

 

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