Digitalna plamenica prižgana!

Ta ognjeni skupek enic in ničel je bil danes dopoldne z namenom, da agregira Smetnjakove vrste izpuščen v prostranost interweba. Tam bo krožil do petka, ko se kani skupaj z nami dezintegrirati nadstropje pod Kersnikovo.

Video: Mina Fina
Nano-miks: NubiS

Talk is cheap? Says Madonna.

The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page; your library is your portrait; books may well be the only true magic. The overall glorification of these sets of sown together paper is never-ending and slowly but persistently it is getting rather vulgar. Classics are getting praised by everybody and read by nobody, infinite shelves of encyclopaedias serving as mere furniture, excellent professors boasting with other peoples insights. And yet, such shams are still somehow blameless – the silent systems of endless combinations of letters, which guide our thoughts and give them connivance, are in line for more severe accusations. The latter have been thrown at them from wise men since the beginnings of philosophy and science in Antic Greece.

Pythagoras, who did not write a word in his entire lifetime – he found oral education trustier, casts the first stone. The importance of mouth-to-mouth knowledge transfer is well uttered in the Pythagorean »Ipse Dixit« (he said himself) principle. Socrates too refrains from writing. His distrust in books is prolonged with Plato: in Fairdros he mentions an Egyptian tale against writing, which states that »getting used to writing leads into forsaking the training of memory and ends in being dependant upon symbols.« In his main argument against books he declares that books illustrate people as painted characters, which »seem alive but do not answer a single word when asked a question«. In addition to the last, a tutor can choose his pupils while book cannot select its readers – they could be malicious and thick. Clement of Alexandria proposes (in 2nd century AC): »it is prudent not to write, but to learn and teach with words instead, as what is written remains written.” He adds that »to write everything in a book is like leaving a sword in the arms of a child«. The same view can be found in the Bible. Jesus Christ, who only wrote few words in sand that were seen by no one, speaks out: »that what is holy should not be given to dogs and pearls should not be fed to pigs as they might turn on you and tear you apart« (John 8,6).

More then two thousand years later a group of likeminded aficionados decides to put books in their place with a moving picture lined by a beat of the song fittingly entitled Talk To Me, composed by a double Hamburger named Hey Today!. See it bellow.

Production: Multipraktik, Out of Nowhere
Concept: Smetnjak
Directed by: Mique, Andro Kajzer, Nina Vrhovec
Shots by: Andro Kajzer, Mique, Matej Lavka
Edit: Matej Lavka
Actors: Jaka Drzanic, Miha Artnak
Assistants: Marko Marovt, Jernej Kelih
Big thanks to: Klub K4, Igor Skafar, Teo Riznar, Emir Besirevic, Kristina Ravnikar, Dominik Istenic, Klavdija Ravbar, Seba

Get the B-side here:
Hey Today! – Toasted

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No to speciesism!

Concept: Smetnjak
Camera: Matej Lavka, Mique
Editing: Mique
Dog: Črt Freeverse

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Volatile’s blessings: KoRn

Volatile – Apocalypse Right Now (KoRn cover)

Artwork: kidCAKE

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Mako Records

Pred slabim mesecem dni je po treh letih priprav luč sveta ugledala založba, ki ji poveljuje ruski manijak z imenom Proxy. Zaenkrat združuje skoraj ekskluzivno ruska imena – poleg ustanovitelja lahko pričakujemo izdaje s strani producentov kot so Polymorphic, Marseille, Eclier in Noise Invaders. Proxy ob rojstvu Mako Records izjavlja: “Please welcome your gracious invaders. You can keep the better part of your culture, but the music will be decidedly different.”

Drugi release založbe – debi producenta z značilnim surovim in temačnim ruskim stilom The Mould nosi naslov Soldier Take A Rifle EP in izide 12. aprila 2010. Mala plošča vsebuje remix komada Ghetto, ki ga je za Mako prispeval napol lokalni duo Volatile.

The Mould – Soldier Take A Rifle EP preview

Drobni tisk: Zgornja odstavka sta bila napisana s strani omenjene lokalne polovice dvojca Volatile. Ta se je v izogib samohvale dostojanstveno zatekel k funkcionalnemu načinu sporočanja ter tako zameglil pravo vrednost njunega dosežka. Proxy, po mnenju mnogih najinovativnejši med producenti plesne elektronike sploh (The Bloody Beetroots: “Proxy je prihodnost”), je Volatile priključil svoji skrbno izbrani četi izključno ruskih glasbenikov, kar je malodane dejstvo, ki priča samo po sebi. Na Mako blogu ju med drugim najdemo kot recenzenta prve izdaje v družbi imen kot so Bob Rifo, Sinden, Hey Today! in Motor. Da ima Smetnjak v svojih vrstah težkokategornike, sedaj meni tudi širša indie-elektronska javnost. Upamo, da jih zaradi tega ne boste nič raje poslušali. (Čestita: mk)

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