True Stories (1986) is an American film that spans the genres of musical, art, and comedy, directed by and starring David Byrne of the band Talking Heads. It co-stars John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, and Spalding Gray. Byrne has described the film as, "A project with songs based on true stories from tabloid newspapers. It's like 60 Minutes on acid."
Conspiracy records, 2005
02. Arch & hum
Line-up: Tony Casimo, Alessandro Curvaia, Vincent de Roguin, Nicola Todeschini.
Recorded by Thierry Van Osselt and Shora, Geneva, Switzerland, during the Summer of 2004. Master by Jaime Gomez Arellano.
(A slow and progressive dive into the viscous states of a silent exultation)
Flower Travellin' Band, Satori (part.2)
Can, Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone
Nicky Hopkins, Sundown in Mexico
Menelik Wossenachew with Mulatu Astatke & The All Star Band, Tezeta
Anonymous Khéne (Laos), Soutsanenh
Kuruption! is the debut studio album by rapper Kurupt. It was released on Antra Records, a label formed after Kurupt left Death Row Records. It was released as a double album. Disc one is labeled as "West Coast" and disc two is labeled as "East Coast". It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 on October 24, 1998. Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (born November 23, 1972), better known by his stage name Kurupt, also known as Kurupt Tha Kingpin, Kurupt Young Gotti or Young Gotstra is an American rapper and former Executive Vice President of Death Row Records. He is a member of the rap group Tha Dogg Pound, and is mostly known for his work with Death Row Records. He is also a member of the hip-hop supergroup The HRSMN.
Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), primarily known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas, Texas. In addition to a solo career, he was a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew, and a creative force behind the gangsta rap group N.W.A, where he co-wrote many of their releases. He has also semi-frequently worked with Dr. Dre, who is one of the founders of N.W.A and produced two of his solo albums.
After Fila Fresh Crew split up in 1988, The D.O.C. went on to pursue a successful solo career. In 1989, he released his debut album, No One Can Do It Better, which reached number-one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks and spawned two number one hits on the Hot Rap Songs chart: "It's Funky Enough" and "The D.O.C. & The Doctor". The album went platinum five years after its release. Months after the release of No One Can Do It Better, The D.O.C. almost died when a car accident resulted in crushing his larynx, permanently changing his voice.
World Class Wreckin' Cru debuted in a club owned by one of the early West Coast DJs, Alonzo Williams. Before he opened "Eve After Dark" in 1979, Alonzo transformed from poplocking to DJ dances under the name of Disco Construction, which name is a influence from the funk group Brass Construction. Seeing the popularity of this new craze, he entered the market of running nightclub performances. The club opened with Detroit-born Andre Manuel aka Unknown DJ directing the music program whose main influence derived from an east coast flavour, Soulsonic Force, Orbit and Scorpio.
As the ‘80s arrived, so did electronic funk, sampling drum beats fused with old school rap format. Disco Construction changed its name into the Wreckin Cru. Lonzo hired local DJs Antoine "Yella" Carraby and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young who were DJs on KDAY. This period would also create history as Dre and Yella would cross paths with a teenage performing group called CIA (Cru' In Action) starring O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson, Dre’s cousin Tony ‘Sir Jinx’ Wheatob and Darrell ‘K-Dee’ Johnson who caught the attention of regular patron, local drug dealer Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright who was looking to capitalize on this new fad and turn his business legal.
Before this eventuated World Class were almost the sole performers in the club, managed by Alonzo who smooth-talked his way into obtaining a record deal from CBS Records for the group and was using money generated from sales to build an inexpensive four-track recording studio at the back of the club to cut records for his acts. With the rapping of another local talent, Cli-N-Tel he opened his own label under Macola Records called Kru-Cut Records and their first recorded singles were "Surgery" and "Juice".
By 1984, both cuts had become electro-rap favourites in the west coast club circuit and sold many copies across the coast. That same year during the Olympics the Wreckin Cru added the World Class into their name.
World Class Wrecking Cru, World Class (1985)
Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 10 July 1941 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) is a Finnish designer, philosopher and artist, best known for his electronic music compositions and the electronic instruments he has designed. He is considered one of the leading early pioneers of electronic music in Finland. Kurenniemi is also a science populariser, a futurologist, a pioneer of media culture, and an experimental film-maker. Kurenniemi completed the majority of his instruments, electronic compositions and experimental films in the 1960s and ‘70s. Between 1962 and 1974, he designed and constructed ten electronic instruments and studio devices when he was working as a volunteer assistant at the Department of Musicology at the University of Helsinki, and as designer at Digelius Electronics Finland Oy, founded in 1970. In addition to the Musicology Department, Kurenniemi also worked as assistant and senior designer at the Department of Theoretical Physics from 1962 to 1973. Kurenniemi earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in 1968. He subsequently worked as a designer of control systems for industrial robots at Oy W. Rosenlew Ab (1976–1978), and as a designer of industrial automation and robotic systems at Nokia’s cable machinery division (1980–1986). He also worked as a specialist consultant and Head of Planning at the Science Centre Heureka in Vantaa, Finland (1987–1998).
In 1974, Gilbert Deflez, who officiates as a karate coach, but who is better known as a science fiction writer, radio host, story teller and voice actor for his weekly radio show on Europe 1, as he decides that his only novel Je Suis Vivant Mais J'ai Peur ("I'm alive but I'm scared") needs a soundtrack, invites Jacky Chalard, the ex-bassist of the parisian prog-rock band Dynastie Crisis, to conceive the music.
The result is this surrealist cosmic concept album, which cover pretty much says it all : imagine Vangelis' 1971 The Dragon flying over La Planète Sauvage with a Roland Jupiter-8 synth, a Bentley Rythm Ace, and an unthinkable amount of grass. Absolutely delirious Lovecraftian texts, freakish fables obviously written on drugs, spacey synth prog atmospherics, definitely non-euclidean geometrization of affects... this is the kind of typically french psychedelia you'll find in this LP (which aslo contains the track Corto Maltese, immediately branded as 'Exotica Weirdness' epitome, and the utterly massive hit Super Man, Super Cool) :
Jacky Chalard & Gilbert Deflez, Je Suis Vivant Mais J'ai Peur (1974)
The winter solstice of 2012 will occur at 11:11 GMT on December 21st 2012, the same day the Mayan Long Count Calender flips over or "ends" as some say. On that morning the sun will appear to rise into the area of the sky we refer to as the galactic center or nuclear bulge. It is the location of the super-massive black hole at the center of the rotation of the the Milky Way galaxy. The sun's position in the sky on this day will also be perceptively aligned with the "Dark Rift" (the dark band that to the eye seems to divide the bright band of the Milky Way galaxy). Additionally on this day, Jupiter and Saturn will be involved in an astrological formation known as a Yod (finger of God.) With the combination of all these celestial events, the "stars will be right" and Cthulhu will begin to awaken.
At the proper time,"the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from his tomb to revive His subjects and resume his rule of earth....Then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom"
In 1997 (15 years in advance to 2012) a "bloop" was heard in the southern Pacific Ocean within a 500 mile proximity of the supposed location of Cthulhu's sunken tomb-city known as R'lyeh located at 47°9′S 126°43′W. This "bloop" was louder than any known animal noise (even whales) and suggested to possibly be from a gigantic cephalopod.
Cthulhu's appearance has been said to be of a gigantic cephalopod with a body like a man's and bat-like wings. "a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind"
Cthulhu rises in 2012.