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    Aesop Rock – Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives Review

    Posted on March 3rd, 2005

    Aesop Rock - Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives

    Score: 8.0

    Add Blue Distortion to the list of “journalists critiquing his first eight bars.” The Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives EP is Aesop Rock’s latest addition to the independent label Definitive Jux’s ever growing collection of mind expanding, eclectic hip hop. We can continue to hear Aesop progress into something new and fresh, following closely to the electronic and obscure sound of Bazooka Tooth. While there are only 7 songs on the EP, it includes an 88-page book highlighting all of Aesop Rock’s lyrics from Float to Fast Cars. The phrase “Now it takes a dancing bear jumping through flaming hoops to even make em buy the god-forsaken single!” from the Daylight EP comes to mind.

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    Happy Holidays, New Tunes Released!

    Posted on December 20th, 2004

    Happy holidays. There are two new Recipher tunes uploaded. The first is a drum and bass remix of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy called Sugar Plum Hardstep. The second is a heavy and dark drum and bass tune with the name Blue Destruction. Both can be found on the Recipher page. Please send us feedback from the contact page.

    JP-8000 Samples Uploaded!

    Posted on December 6th, 2004

    Four new samples packs have been uploaded to the samples page. Three of these packs are from the JP-8000 and the other, Alien Hihats, is a kit processed out of a lamp squeaking.

    Blue Damage Blog Up!

    Posted on September 12th, 2004

    Blue Distortion now has a blog! That’s right, Blue Damage is the name of it. It will feature random thoughts and writings from a couple members of our team. It’s powered by WordPress, check it out!

    Salvador Dali – Ange Pi-Mesonic Review

    Posted on September 3rd, 2004

    Salvador Dali can be credited for being one of the greatest surrealist artists of all time. One of his accomplishments, Ange Pi-Mesonic, in my opinion, is truly one of his greatest and least praised works as an artist. The title of the picture can be translated as Pi-Mesonic Angel, a very strange yet suitable title. The word meson alludes to a class of elementary subatomic particles that participate in strong interactions, which forms the basis of the painting. This work is vigorous, effectual, and full of energy. It is a depiction of nuclear chaotic forces interacting in perfect unison.

    Ange Pi-Mesonic was started in 1957 and completed in 1958. A vast majority of Dali’s pieces are oil on canvas. This illustration is just a little bigger than a regular sheet of paper. He used ink, pencil and a small amount of gouache to complete this piece. The picture may represent a dream of his, as most of his works appear to do. There is no real style association here, but it was labeled as divisionistic art. This does not adequately classify the drawing because divisionism is defined as a sub genre of neoimpressionism in which colors are divided into their components and mechanically arranged so that the eye organizes the shape. The eye cannot organize the shape of this piece, and thus the expectation that there is more than the basis of divisionism at work here. Divisionism, as defined from a scientific view, was a principle studied by Werner Heisenburg. This scientist suggested that matter might have several forms harmoniously coexisting within a single structure. It is strange that a scientific principle can label the work instead of a style of painting such as impressionism or renaissance.

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