ills 1: lol.
this weekend. i'm psyched. susan herring on saturday at 16.15 illinois local time. the programme indicates a number of other cool papers, including two on second-language hip-hop online.


not sure if i fully get how the argument is supposed to work, but i like this paper all the same.



animosity & drumcorps: altered beast.

pretty hectic, came out last year on man alive. also downloadable as flac for the audio fidelity heads, and as super-mega-ultra-deluxe vinyl for the fetishists.


i got interviewed by email a while ago by brutallo (before the big move), and that interview is now up on breakcore.com.ua. i'm very pleased to be a part of that site, which i know is one of several projects that brutallo has been putting a lot of work into lately.
also, maybe the interview is good if you have no idea what i'm on about whatsoever.


hear some.


Christian McCrea is a lecturer in Swinburne University of Technology's Games and Interactivity Programme. Here Jason Wilson (UoW Lecturer in Digital Communications; ICR Member) talks to Christian about academic blogging, utopia in game studies, and the relationship between games and war.

dl from here.


lessig gets a dmca takedown from warner. apparently for this:


noiseworx: killer ukrainian breakcore netlabel. see for instance this release:

and its predecessor is also a lot of fun:

they also offer vst plugins for download.


the man like howard s. becker. what a legend!


experiemental music: audio explorations in australia. the resources page accompanying the book.

also, 1/4 inch.


heavy fundamentalisms cfp

heavy fundamentalisms: music, metal and politics
10-12 november 2009, salzburg

What makes metal powerful? Is it the power of amplification, the brutality of the music, the violence of its discourse? Is power essential to the core of metal? Is metal a mechanism for the dissemination of power?

The terms ‘heavy metal’ and power may be so strongly related as to suggest they are cultural synonyms. Power in heavy metal music extends well beyond the boundaries of performance, seeping into to other music genres and the cultures and subcultures that compose the scene. Metal power modification may be on plain display, but behind this, deep in the fabric of metal culture a plethora of debates can be surmised on what exactly power is and what can be understood by it, from the stage through to the politics, ideologies, culture and lifestyle in metal. This conference investigates the varied relationships between heavy metal music and sexual potency, social agency, coercion, bodily strength, ideological domination, and myriad other forms of social,
psychological, and physical power in modern human existence.

The second conference meeting of this project on heavy metal, music and politics aims to bring together papers on the theme of Metal and power. We hope to promote
contributions from a range of disciplines, including the sciences.

Abstracts are invited for submission under, but not restricted to the following headings:

Heavy Metal power (hegemony, commodification, globalization,sexualities)
Intersectionalities of power and structural relationships (gender, race, nation, class)
Intersectionalities of theories of identity issues of whiteness
Masculinity and politics
Lack of power/absence of power
Power and psychology
Nietzsche, Foucault and power
Knowledge production and power discourse
Nationalism racism and identity construction in pagan metal
The power, ballad
Cock rock, poodle hair and power metal
Battle metal and mythologies of war
Power, sexuality and the subject
Post-structural analysis of the construction of the subject
Gender and Power in Metal
Identity Construction
Scarring, piercing and fashion
Psychology of the Self
Self-loathing, self-destruction and violence
Sublimation of aggression and the erotic in the music and scene
Power and discharge
Power in the metal music industry
Musicology: the powerchord
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 12th June 2009. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 9th October 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

the cfp, contact info, and information on format style for papers is here, and there is more information here.