Thursday, June 2, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
What we're working on now:
1. Illusion of Love, a four-song EP which will include "Egypt Wore Her Tulle Dress" and "Poison Mind (Shambling Necro Remix)," another song in the same vein, and a song from our next LP. It will be released in July. Consider it an appetizer before the main course.
2. (e)uphoria [no feeling at all], our next LP, which will expand on some of the ideas of our Find ourselves in the neon city EP. We've recorded parts of seven songs and hope to have twelve songs finished in time for a November release. Here is the first track of the album, "Parts Cascading":
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. This unique existence of the work of art determined the history to which it was subject throughout the time of its existence. This includes the changes which it may have suffered in physical condition over the years as well as the various changes in its ownership....
The presence of the original is the prerequisite to the concept of authenticity....The whole sphere of authenticity is outside technical – and, of course, not only technical – reproducibility. Confronted with its manual reproduction, which was usually branded as a forgery, the original preserved all its authority; not so vis-à-vis technical reproduction....
The authenticity of a thing is the essence of all that is transmissible from its beginning, ranging from its substantive duration to its testimony to the history which it has experienced. Since the historical testimony rests on the authenticity, the former, too, is jeopardized by reproduction when substantive duration ceases to matter. And what is really jeopardized when the historical testimony is affected is the authority of the object.
One might subsume the eliminated element in the term “aura” and go on to say: that which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art.
-Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"