COMMUNISM FUCKING WON
SIDE NEWS, FUCK THE NOTRE-DAME, NEXT TIME Y'ALL MAKE SURE TO BURN IT ALL DOWN.
Posted by I0TA - 4 days ago
Since every musician on this community have an About Me page. I'm gonna make one. Not really. Fuck your introductory page. They make no sense and y'all too ashamed to feature your latest work, you just wanna post your "best track" made like 2 years ago cos yo ass was too lazy to develop new styles and techniques.
About this loser called I0TA. You might know me through the funky project of Make Arma Not War, 1st Place, Resist. I don't need a fucktons of projects on my "bio" to prove that I'm a heavy hitter. I AM a heavy hitter. I only need one project. And I fucking aced it.
That's all for this "about me", check out my music, y'all!
ACAB and Fuck the system. In sol.
Posted by I0TA - 11 days ago
John Cage was one of the most famous contemporary composer, well known for his archaic and creative composition. But he was also one of the least known anarchist, Cage turned to anarchism after asking his friend and Spanish artist, Esther Ferrer, what is anarchism. Ferrer participated in Spanish Civil War and is one of Spain most prominent artist.
Here are some quick thoughts to respond to your question as to the future of anarchism,
- For me, anarchism shall always have a future, and a present, for the basic reason that I associate it with creativity. Please, I don't mean art, which is something else, much more limited. I am talking about creativity in the sense that it comes from rejoicing, from pleasure and it serves first of all the person who practices it, without paying attention to the consequences and without feeling obligations to anyone else. There is no "master" except oneself.
Anarchy, like creativity, is thus a completely gratuitous choice, which engages only yourself and which you decided to practice; one could well define anarchy as a practice of liberty, first individual and then social. One can practice it alone, even if others are not at all interested. That is often the case, when one speaks of anarchism, others laugh or mistrust the idea, but that does not take away from one's own joy. This is to say that anarchistic thought is something out of time, even without time, and I would even dare to say that it is something anchored in human nature (there are other things anchored in human nature also, unfortunately) and like creativity, individualistic and individualized. This is the source of its attractiveness, and of its enormous risk, which in my opinion, makes it all the more attractive.
As a result, John, I think that in periods of "desánimo" of "desesperanza", as today, when there is not, or seems not to be, any messianic hope to stuff our heads with, when the hopes have turned out to be largely inoperative, there is a return to essential things, and the essential things are never far away, because WE CAN FIND THEM IN OURSELVES, without needing recourse to ideologists and master thinkers, without needing to think outside of ourselves. Our liberty is only limited by the characteristics of our species in the most physical sense, and by the personal decision to employ liberty intelligently, that is, to consider others as beings who practice liberty too.
Anarchy is quite simply a problem of assuming individual responsibility. It is the idea that each person conceive of himself as a thinking being, capable of making his life decisions without delegating his decision making capacities to someone else, whether it be a god, a king, a state, a party, an ingenious artist, a master of thought, a leader, a mother or a father. Now, to be more specific, for me, John, anarchy really does have the future that people are talking about, and for a reason much more concrete than the one, fundamental for me, which I spoke about before, that is, creative conduct, as opposed to subordinate conduct, and positive individualism:
In these times, which flow in a behavioral "grisaille", it is no doubt attractive to follow a way of thinking that does not demand anything, that simply proposes the possibility that you have the courage to assume the decision and the consequences of your own acts, without protecting yourself in the imperatives of an ideology, a religion, or an authority, which convert you into an irresponsible person, first in regard to yourself, and then in regard to society.
In view of the unworkability of all the doctrines that claim to liberate humanity, such as capitalism, Marxism, or authoritative socialism, the big loser of all the revolutions (Soviet, without forgetting Kronstadt, Spanish, etc.), that is, anarchism, seems for many to be once again a possibility. (As the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza, used to say to me: "From failure to failure right up to the final victory"). Of course, that this possibility could become another fashion, another fad, is a new risk that anarchists must assume.
Why is anarchy a possibility? Because we begin to understand that we have delegated too much, believed too much in the daddy state, which protects us, and gives us such security (or the delusion of it) and puts us to sleep (in the best cases) or which exploits us (in the worst, and unfortunately more frequent cases). The daddy state also puts to sleep our capacity to think, to revolt, to manage our lives, because it promises everything and gives us practically nothing. Maybe it is easier, and even more comfortable, to delegate than to think.
Anarchism, in the face of all the other doctrines and ideologies, is a marvelous exception. IT PROMISES NOTHING! Wow! What joy! It gives us no model of pleasure to follow, to go for. It gives us no paradise, neither an artificial one nor a real one nor a proletarian one, at the end of an authoritative road. This is because, among other things, there is no road. Machado, a Spanish poet, exiled by the forces of General Franco, and who died in exile, has written: "caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar" ("Walker, there is no road, the road is made by walking").
So, from this struggle against the state, which does not mean the conquest of power, but rather its dispersion, anarchy struggles against the patriarchal family, of which the state is only one manifestation, (even if anarchist writing, with rare exceptions, make no reference to women, and even if, in their individual behavior, some of the great anarchist theoreticians were misogynist and authoritative). The term "patriarchal" really means any hierarchical pyramidal structure, in which the summit is occupied by a supreme authority traditionally masculine. Given that one of the goals of feminism is to decompose the patriarchal family (and not, if you please, to replace it by a matriarchal authority) in this sense the various feminist movements, can stimulate and actualize--thanks to women anarchists--some anarchistic ideas.
These ideas, John, at bottom, are simply natural creations of free thought, capable of generating someday, a fraternity and solidarity, conflictive, I hope (anarchy does not fear contradictions, she is submerged in them), but capable of inventing imaginative and joyful solutions.
Posted by I0TA - 1 month ago
Today, March 25, is the 108th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that murdered 147 garment workers during a strike, mostly who were Jewish, Slavic and Italian immigrants from Prussia. The massacre was caused by the pigs Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, who locked the fire exit doors and set the building on fire to suppress the strike. The Triangle Fire was one of the very long list of struggle for the working class. Rest in power.
Fire in my mouth is an oratorio written by Julia Wolfe. Arguably it's the first-ever mainstream orchestra project that finally representing the working class. The classical scene is known for its extreme toxic reactionary with privileged cum bags, with exception like John Cage, but finally in times it opened to the proletariat.
Posted by I0TA - 1 month ago
But I won't.
I'm tired being under someone else's shadow. It wasn't who I am. Thus I made this account and restart from fresh. It's just sad that the trailer scene is like one copying another, there is no innovation or creativity. The entire scene felt so forced. Which is why I choose the indie road and not competing with the big guys. I could, I would come out and win. But I won't. Like I didn't even participate contests on NG anymore. Competition isn't healthy for my work.
The irony was that Thomas Bergersen only started to write trailer music after he stopped trying to hard to be Necros in his electronic tracker works. I've noticed his early trailer hybrid stuff also sound Necros-ish, but after the 2000s stuff he finally came out of his shell. Wondering what Andrew Sega said about this.
Posted by I0TA - March 3rd, 2019
As a soul sucker and lumpen anarchist who constantly needed to remind the world that "anarchy" isn't all about broken Sbux windows, it seems to be a pointless attempt to do so, particularly when the media doing the opposite job to either exaggerate or dehumanize us. At this point it's kind of funny to even talk about it. So here is a list of the media that either made us look like antifa supersoldier or something funny. Also include some socialist examples, cuz when SHTF they're less likely to shoot us in the back... or are they?
Apostle & Syndicate (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) - This is the best/worst portray of anarchists so far. Bond-level villains with super spy gadgets and MMA techniques, one who later get snuffed by a hook. It's rather fun to see that we either get upgraded, or dehumanized to this level, depend on how you view it. Anyway, if Solomon Lane truly wanted to kill Ethan Hunt, he can accomplished that with only a tire iron at the beginning of the movie. Then you can go and infect the world with smallpox and radiation.
Black November (Mirror Edge: Catalyst) - Right off the bat, the game portrayed them as renegade that so extreme, even Faith felt they were enemy. Don't get me wrong, I love this game cuz mainly the cyberpunk and parkour (my former fav sport), but ME:C is just another goddamn liberal piece of work when comes to plot. In fact, the plot is shallow as fuck. Faith is a centrist, the setting is in Cascadia Prime, pretty much a right-libertarian/ancap utopic dystopia, and Kruger is fascist. The kick here is that Faith and her goons don't really want to topple the system, they just want "changes", exactly like IRL liberals (and conservatives, except they are liberals, too)
The black bloc (Battle in Seattle) - the worst riot movie in history of mankind somewhat portrayed anarchists somewhat right in our natural habitat. But that copaganda is puking material.
Anarchists with various tendencies (Anakiseuteu) - A Korean movie about anarchists trying to establish nationalism? Seems like a rip-off of Shinmin.
The Punks (Suburbia) - Anarchy isn't all about piercings and punk music
Sorry To Bother You - The movie is literally a surreal art about unionizing, class war, EVERYTHING. It's a masterpiece.
V (V for Vendetta) - I mean the comic, movie is trash. V is an individual anarchist, egoist and nihilist. Stirner is proud.
Namgoong & Yona (Snowpiercer) - Boong Joon Ho is a socialist himself and making this movie is pretty much his version of "coming out" lol. Snowpiercer doesn't label anything, however the metaphors are so transparent, that even the most naive liberal would sense that the movie is shit talking about them. Moreover, the two protagonists are anti-civilization anarchists, and Capt America is the tankie. The whole movie is an anti-civ anarchy criticism of our society. No movie has portrayed class warfare better than Snowpiercer, not even Sorry To Bother You (it's the difficult choice)
ALF (Okja) - Joon Ho third movie following up to Snowpiercer, is another one about anarchism. This time featuring Animal Liberation Front, an IRL active anarchist group that were branded by Western capitalists as one of the most dangerous domestic "terror" group. Feel good to be finally represented.
CNT-FAI (Land and Freedom) - Obviously
F Society (Mr. Robot) - It's a bit nifty including F Society here, but the first episode is relevant. Yes the first season makes sense, the rest don't.
As always. Fuck the system and ACAB.
Posted by I0TA - February 21st, 2019
I recently had the nostalgic feeling for old school music, especially demoscene stuff. And I went back to check out all the famed people who once active in the scene. And I came across this. This is the xm if anyone was wondering. It was made be no other than that Thomas Bergersen. Yes, that guy. I'm familiar with his module files and his history in the scene, as a demoscener myself, but I was surprised that he did intelligent DnB. Most of his old tracks were techno, and this was the one stood out the most. His recent stuff were pop and techno, how ironic, I guess he missed the scene.
Move on to other artists, where they are now, particularly the people I admire... Wave is still wave. Necros is still famous. Rajunen is still on NG but not active anymore. Jesper Kyd is a full blown composer who's known for Assassin Creed, Hitman and Borderland. Scorpik did Witcher series. Purple Motion is now an orchestrator. Skaven does music for Trine series. Blaizer works for DICE, like the rest of The Silents. Gopher just disappeared. Croaker did Angry Bird, and music by Djartz and also disappeared. TDK doesn't seem to surface anymore, he has an account on NG. Tempest still hasn't got his lawsuit money back from the thief Timbaland.
The other who weren't directly from the scene but known sometime in the tracker scene are: Darude, Aphex Twin, Infected Mushroom, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Venetian Snares, Chris Huelsbeck...
I'm still here, standing on the shoulder of these giants... It's funny to think that I probably started tracking shit and going to the scene, by the time Lioz (Bergersen) stop tracking, left the scene, and went to uni for orchestration.
The point of this post is that we all started from somewhere. Never give up.
Posted by I0TA - February 13th, 2019
I'm gonna get back to orchestra, TSFH latest album 'Dragon' get me pumped up... also ignore the previous "album", it's one of my edgy joke. If you've been my fan for a while, you know me...
Side note, I should probably upload those synthwave tracks from the first album.