Friday, July 25, 2008

surface area...

i’ve been thinking lately about the physical ways in which surface area can be increased and how to apply those forces into my own everyday experiences. it seems to me that the greater coverage you have, that more possibilities become available to you for absorption (uptake). it avoids static moments…the trappings of a single medium. it gets at living and how the things you make are so much more than a record of a moment (snapshot)…blown/inflated, stretched, rolled, pushed/pulled. i find expansion.

surfaces also have different degrees of friction…often tipping the scales are grit and stick (distraction)…too much traction can limit progression. smooth, ground, glossy…these invite glide, skate, slide without adding mass (weight). movement disperses the point-bearing dream is of a glabrous and amplified surface…receptive, reflective and interpretive. un-accesorized. naked. open. aware. familiar to all new things. digestive. surface area grows.

china mieville has a fantastical story about a creature called “the familiar” whose “feral fascination for things held it together…whose life was contagious…it compared everything it found to everything it knew. it’s power was change. it was tool-using. it had no way of knowing except to put to use. the world was infinite tools…”.

i think about how i know a glass and what it does. and then i think about the properties of the glass transferred to my self and have a whole new perspective.

chesteron, too, thought a lot about the ways in which we look at the world. a recent article in the new yorker about him quotes “all my life i have loved edges; and the boundary line that brings one thing sharply against another...all my life I have loved frames and limits; and i will maintain that the largest wilderness looks larger seen through a window.” my son had a recent epiphany while we sat in the newark airport...looking towards manhattan, he cupped his hands and said, "look, i can hold the whole city!" his views are galactic.

things we see everyday can be as alive and gigantic as our imaginations. there is a pure and simple delight in knowing things for what they are and allowing them to co-exist with illusion.

download: 080725-modyfier part01

tomoki tamura & nono – 3 years (manuel tur remix) : jul 2008 on four:twenty recordings
kuniyuki – the session (cobblestone jazz remix) : jul 2008 on mule musiq
solar & poppcke – early morning :jul 2008 on ostwind records
dapayk & midnight – open the door : may 2008 on fenou
two armadillos – hamlin (sascha dive’s secret dub mix) : jun 2008 on dessous recordings
cassy – for you (real raw remix by jus ed) : apr 2008 on uzuri recordings
donna regina – playing free (chica paula & tobais let’s play it again remix) : feb 2008 on kalk pets
toby tobias – the feeling (john daly remix) : jul 2008 on rekids
kris wadsworth – ripped open : may 2008 on morris audio
wareika – be real : jul 2008 on connoisseur recordings
nekes – crsital (sascha dive’s first remix) : jul 2008 on oslo
philippe autuori – 7 peanuts (skylark mix) : jun 2008 on hypercolour
miss kitten – grace (martinez bass in your face mix) : jun 2008 on nobody’s bizzness
sety – mogane (guillaume & the coutu dumonts remix) : may 2008 on circus company

download: 080725-modyfier part02

buset – stay (marcoradi mix) : apr 2008 on fine art recordings
rennie foster – devil’s water : jul 2008 on rebirth
gadi mizrahi – i know : feb 2008 on wolf + lamb music
mossa – body selector (swayzak remix) : jun 2008 on complot records
solomun & stimming – eiszauber (lawrence remix) : jun 2008 on diynamic
betamax warriors – diode (new watch) : jul 2008 on tide pool
kris wadsworth – det sound : may 2008 on morris audio
manuel tur – vabanque (stimming remix) : jun 2006 on freerange records
lemos – blow it : may 2008 on cecille numbers
d’julz – yo momo (shinedoe remix) : jun 2008 on intacto
dub taylor – dirty games feat zoe xenia (roberto rodriguez remix) : jun 2008 on opossum recordings
solomun – no comment : may 2008 on dessous recordings
sasse – new sun day : jul 2008 on mood music recordings
larsson – encore : apr 2008 on hi freaks limited
todd sines – never again feat. justine suesser : apr 2008 on morris audio citysport edition
super flu – glaans : jul 2008 on herzblut recordings
dj blaqstarr – shake it the ground feat. rye rye (claude vonstroke remix) : may 2008 on mad decent


Blogger Unknown said...

back from those vacations with a big bag of goodies!!! really love this posts. thanks^n

1:06 PM  
Blogger The Lemur said...

Hi! It's The Lemur over @ The Lemur Blog
Sunday July 27 is my birthday and I'm reaching out with this mass-created message to all 100-something blogs in my blogroll asking them to send me a nice birthday track! I would like a track to by Sunday, when I will be posting all tracks in a nice mix - of course linking to the blogs by their respective tracks! Thanks in advance!

Yours sincerely, The Lemur

2:04 PM  
Blogger z said...

What a perfect Saturday afternoon mix. Really nice. Thanks, Z via Stumbleupon. ;)

9:53 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

thanks for the comments...and if anyone has other ideas on how to expand surface area (i.e blown, stretched, rolled, etc.) i'd love to hear them...

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I often find that by simply concentrating on limiting the amount of traction, whilst still maintaining the necessary levels of friction - acceptable expansion can be achieved.

5:03 PM  
Blogger sigh9 said...

welcome back

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, thanks for playing my track, glad you liked it

send me a message through myspace and i can send you a whole lot more

11:55 AM  

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