RAINFOREST #7: V.A. “Nightrecordings From Bali”





Peliatan night walk by Gamelan Rehearsal


Monkey Forest Night / Night Recordings From Bali


Legian Minstrals / Night Recordings From Bali




The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s by Pitchfork


Diamoci del pop, ecco la classifica ufficiale di Pitchfork del decennio. I 500 migliori singoli, dal 2000 al 2009. Lavoro mastodontico, con tanto di preview (paraculata, con acquisto via Lala a 50 c) e motivazioni a crescere. Comincia il giochino dell’approvazione/sdegno, un’ottima mezz’oretta di nerditudine. (fdf)



Marfa/Crash  New
Rita Ackermann 


32 Pages, Color b/w Offset
26 x 38 cm, First Edition
Nieves Books 


The dry air of Texas, drawings of girls, crashed cars, and the story of a local cowboy.

Trash Humpers – A new feature film by Harmony Korine


Tired vocabulary like “enfant terrible” and “provocation” is a constant threat when writing about Harmony Korine and his films. Trash Humpers is no exception: creepy masks, low-grade torture, frequent public urination, senseless vandalism and the title, acted out on defenseless garbage cans, all have a confrontational panache about them to be sure. But the film is also full of poetry, dance, song and moments of aching poignancy. Such is the dilemma with Korine and his remarkable career; for all the fireworks, there is an impressive coherence in the subject matter of his work. His four feature films all seek to shed light on a certain class of people: unique and bizarre individuals usually lumped under the heading of “subculture.” Poor but not destitute, subject to state disinterest, anti-social and often violent, these are the contemporary equivalent of Brothers Grimm villains, the scary witches in America’s woods. Vilified by the right and condescended to by the left, their official narrative is one of cliché and fake melodrama in Hollywood cinema. Korine reclaims them as individuals through the lens of an unironic but corrosive wit and a bracing sense of the macabre. They are like the denizens of an overly familiar cautionary tale, the post-apocalyptic now. His portraits come from many angles – the baroque stillness of Gummo contrasts radically with the rough-hewn melodrama of Julien Donkey-Boy. His last film, Mister Lonely, had an epic quality and interest in celebrity that Trash Humpers disdains, preferring instead a low-end surveillance-video look with frequent in-camera lighting distortions and a cinema-vérité authenticity. Although Korine is often compared to (his frequent collaborator) Werner Herzog, another curious observer of humanity’s darker impulses, Trash Humpers feels more akin to the work of William Eggleston, especially his prescient seventies video piece Stranded in Canton. In both films, friends and associates create unique and particular universes that seem borne of a different time and subject to different rules. But the ability to explore such avenues is the mark of any artist who matters, “provocative” or not, isn’t it?


Noah Cowan


Extracted from www.tiff.net (http://www.tiff.net/filmsandschedules/films/trashhumpers)

Lili Carati e Karlheinz Stockhausen

Lili Carati, fatta di roba, seduta accanto a Stockhausen chiaramente spaesato dalla situazione, in un programma della Rai. L’effetto è un pò come vedere adesso Sven Vath con Rita Levi Montalcini da Bruno Vespa. Lili Carati è tra le poche meteore degli anni ’70 e ’80 con una sua personalità. Ha recitato in film cult come Avere Vent’Anni di Fernando di Leo, ma per comprarsi la roba si ridusse all’hard d’autore di Joe D’Amato e compagnia bella. Ora vive in un paesino nella provincia di Varese con i genitori. Se passate di lì, andate a trovarla..le farà piacere. (llp)

DOOMSDAY VAULT #11: Jellyfish lake

Jellyfish doom in Palau

(recommended by fdf)