The Will to Experience

When the perspective of an artist and the method of science combine, a wondrous madness ensues.... Ok, Ok!!... to tell you the truth, i haven't a clue...

The progressive metal band Cynic have uploaded their 3rd studio album in its entirety! The album was released on the 14th of February 2014. The current line-up of the band includes Sean Reinert on drums (also is/was a part of Death, Gordian Knot, Aghora and Æon Spoke), Sean Malone on bass (Gordian Knot, Aghora) and Paul Masvidal providing the vocals and guitars (Death, Gordian Knot and Æon Spoke).

Reinert had this to say prior to its release: “It’s a bold new sound for Cynic and marks a gigantic leap in the band’s progression. We’ve had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I’ve been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn’t be happier about what’s happening with these songs. They are truly alive!”


“I wouldn’t be the person I am, I wouldn’t understand what I understand, were it not for certain books. I’m thinking of the great question of nineteenth-century Russian literature: how should one live? A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.”

Susan Sontag, born today in 1933.

Clint Mansell and Park Chan-Wook!


“Some of the one-paragraph stories I wrote before the novel took weeks of revision. I’d go mad with concern over semicolons. Conjunctions ruined my sleep. I wanted no needless sound in my sentences. I hated to use adverbs because of the ‘ly

’ endings. They seemed like sloopy trailers. They made the sense mushy and weak and artificial. I didn’t want to mean anything beyond what could inhere in the particular limited aural sensation. Idea and sound had to be exactly the same length, or the same density, as if a word could be flesh. That used to be my idea of real writing. Sculptural.” —Leonard Michaels

Read more of our lost interview with the American writer here.
Anathema live for Spanish Radio 3 

British band Anathema’s complete 30 minute set for Spanish Radio 3. They performed Untouchable Part 1 and 2, Thin Air, Dreaming Light and Closer.


Always stay true to yourself. (via Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York blog)

Address Is Approximate (by The Theory)

A wonderful stop motion animation created around google street view. A “lonely desk toy” takes a trip…

A Jules Renard quotation on a Himank BRO sign board in the Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Northern India.

Ladakh is a region located toward the northern edge of India. It spans the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges.


(Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain)

(via withrainboweyes-deactivated2013)


“I took little snippets of text and ideas from some of my favorite authors, and let the words be a springboard for an illustration. The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye.”


“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.”

Happy birthday, Mr. Bukowski.