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bt#40: stAllio! – sword to your mother
release date: october 2, 2015
you had probably forgotten that line, buried in the liner notes for 2008′s wack cylinders, that read “part one of a trilogy i haven’t named yet.” and who could blame you? there have been three other stAllio! releases since then! but stAllio! never forgot, and the trilogy that still hasn’t been named continues with part two — sword to your mother.
part two continues many of the loop-based appropriation techniques of part one, and throws in a few new tricks. it’s a little glitchier, a little less chatty. it’s a meditation on death and dying technology. it’s a free download.
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this is it: the full recorded stream from last night’s event!
video stream mixing/FX by Jim Kincaid
bt#37: animals within animals – produce, abuse, resample
release date: february 29, 2012
every four years comes a day that shouldn’t be—a horrible mistake of a day, like someone’s played a prank on the calendar. we tack an extra day onto the end of february because we have nowhere else to put it; the other months are too crammed full of days already, and poor february has so little… but it’s not enough; like a bad toupee, it just draws more attention to the problem.
animals within animals chose this day, february 29, to release their new album, produce, abuse, resample. did they choose this date to say that this release, like leap day, is an artifact of our damaged system—a kludge, an attempt to fill some vaguely perceived cultural gap using whatever they had on hand? did they choose the date as a wry acknowledgment that it takes them too long to put out material? did they just do it because it sounded cool? because they wanted it out in february and that was the last possible day?
none of these questions will be answered when you hear the album. but on that hourlong odyssey of noisy collage, ritualistic beats, ambience, and profanity, you just may learn what happens when you find a stranger in the alps.
the download is free—as in “free samples”.
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from the long-deleted cassette-only release perpetual emotion machine, here’s the music video for “eggify” by stAllio!
created in 1999, this was probably stAllio!’s first true “glitch” video, consisting of video feedback, scrambled porn, and garbled closed captioning. due to the scrambled porn, it’s probably not safe for work, as the occasional breast is visible.
youtube was a lot more restrictive when this and other early bad taste videos were first posted years ago, so we went back to the original VHS source in order to post this new, higher-resolution video.