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September 2021


by Liero Plantir
27/12/2021


Better late than never I guess.



Siren Spine Sysex
Proc Fiskal
SHILOH: Lost For Words
John Glacier
Honest Labour
Space Afrika



felt cute, might delete later - Objekt

I’m not really sure how to describe this mix, it’s just one that you can’t not enjoy listening to. Running around like it’s nothing, take a lil journey.

India Jordan @ Boiler Room London

Such an amazing mix to end the summer, India Jordan doing what she does best. Continually waiting for that opening track to be released, it gets me too excited every time. It was definitely the best set of that day running through everything you could ever want. So in love, a must listen!



Articles


1.
Whither Tartaria?

An entertaining read about an interesting conspiracy theory called Tartaria. The premise is that we suffered a kind of apocalypse around a hundred years ago and that there was a globe-spanning civilisation called the Tartarian Empire, which was somehow erased from the history books.

It presents an alternative history in which there was a technologically advanced Tartarian empire which built vast cities and infrastructure all over the world. Around a hundred years ago Tartaria fell, it's great buildings were buried and its history was erased. Although, there were a few surviving examples of Tartarian architecture which were relabelled as being built by contemporary builders.

Astral Codex Ten attempts to break this theory down and assess it across all art forms and tries to understand its basis in modern society. As always there’s a huge debate in the comment section to the ideas surrounding the theory as well a range of people’s thoughts. The transition from classical architecture to modern architecture is interesting to explore given how drastic it can be. Tartaria is probably one of the most entertaining theories which does open up a lot of debate into the aesthetics of the modern world. 
2.
How Friendships Change in Adulthood

I love a good well-written piece about friendship. It’s something I think about a lot but I’m not sure I ever get anywhere with it. As you transition into adulthood and into new lives you end up having to constantly redefine your friendships as things start to change significantly and more people start to enter your life.

The piece talks about the general lack of structure within friendships and the ambiguous nature of them. You get close to people in a range of different ways which appeals to different sides of the self and this can sometimes make things confusing, especially when you enter into different phases of your life. As you become older your friendships become more complex and meaningful as you probably depend on your friends for emotional support more than you used to. Sometimes the ideal of people’s expectations for friendships is always in tension with the reality of their lives.

One of the inherent tensions of friendship is the freedom to be independent and the freedom to be dependent. The piece explores the different facets of friendship in a beautifully reflective way, so I’d highly recommend you have a read.

3.
obsession

As I’ve said many times before, I love Ava’s writing. It always opens up parts of my mind that were previously undefined. I think about obsession a lot because I tend to get obsessed with things and then gradually or abruptly detach from them and I tend to have to consciously revisit that in order to acknowledge it.

Isn’t it strange how a single compelling idea or emotion can change your entire life?

I guess it helps to acknowledge the transience of most obsessions and personally I’ve never found them to be negative. Things change so rapidly, it’s hard to keep up.


Books


Identity, mortality and nostalgia. In a skewed version of contemporary England a girl called Kathy reflects on her time as a shadow of society.

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro