Monday, 22 May 2017

SONIC WAR IS EVERYWHERE



Moor Mother creates a fiery blend of Afrofuturism, beat poetry and protest politics set to jittery, complex electronic soundscapes. The effect is challenging, unnerving, constantly moving. It points its finger in your face and demands your full attention. I'm listening.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

OPTICAL ART

 

























As a child, all Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru wanted was a pair of glasses, but his strict Dad forbade him from wearing them. Now he rootles through the rubbish tips of Nairobi, looking for chunks of metal and strips of wire he can use to sculpt unique spectacles that wouldn't look out of place on the incredible Sun Ra, the thinking and feeling person's Elton John.

I've been wearing glasses since I was nine, as of today, a mere forty years. I've clearly been doing it wrong.

Monday, 15 May 2017

SCI FI OF OLD TIMES




























A RÉGI IDÖK SCI-FIJE is a 1982 Hungarian television tribute to the golden age of Science Fiction, soundtracked by music from the Human League and Kraftwerk amongst others. It gets quite trippy, but that's outer space for you. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

SMOOTH OPERATOR





















From Jangal Mein Mangal, the Professor gets his swerve on. With an opening gambit like that, how can he fail?