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4th March 2011

Moebius Trip

Featuring:

Ital & professor genius

A hazy black and white television, freed from it’s cheap veneer housing sits awkwardly on a fragile brown table, its cathode ray tube naked and blaring.  Through a dust caked window, Attack Ships perch on their gigantic scaffolds, cloistered beasts awaiting an electronic impulse that will signal their initial, sluggish roll away from their moorings.  The television shows an orchestra from an indeterminate time performing a single note over and over in a breathless loop.

A royal guard approaches the most corpulent Attack Ship, their hard worn uniforms offset by the celestial fanfare that blares over the lashed together PA — hanging like cobwebs over the great ship’s sides, the speakers like flies.  The glories of countless battles etched on the innumerable plates of armour that define the edges of the ship’s bulk.  The memory of space, of the galactic vistas the ship has borne witness too, hangs in the air as the soldiers seal the vast airlock behind them.  Alone on the desolate plains, the PA completes it’s celebration of a victory lost to time and then, they were gone.

Professor Genius stole our hearts with his Moebius/Little Nemo referencing masterwork A Jean Giraud 4 back at the end of 2007 via a typically minimal post on the awesome BumrocksThis is Not an Exit put out the Jean Giraud 12″ in 2008 which contained a sped up version of the aforementioned classic but the second part of the series has lain, until now, hidden deep within the professor’s lair.  He’s been good enough to put the whole thing up on his Soundcloud so we can explore what amounts to a marvellous ode to the great French futurist.  You can grab the whole thing here.  But here’s a taste…

Professor Genius – À Jean Giraud 5

If Professor Genius has constructed a complex mix of the exalting and the maudlin for a battered space fleet then 100% Silk‘s Ital has soundtracked the muscular leaving party for the grunts.  A glimpse out of portholes onto the uniquely specular beauty of crystalline astroids for a moment…before the pounding of the room draws their attention back to the dancefloor with a heaving, looping ecstatic roll of wave after wave of 23rd century Italo instrumentals.

Ital – One Hit

Ital’s 12″ Ital’s Theme is out now on 100% Silk and is spectacularly awesome.

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  1. Jean Giraud, a legend. Lieutenant Blueberry, Heavy Metal. Love the teasers of his work for Jodorowsky’s Dune.


    Yours sincerely

    Christopher fat chops

    4th March 2011


  2. Hello!!

    I am Stefanos from Greece and i would like to share with you a Recording of Gil Scott Heron’s “Who’ll Pay Reperations”!


    Yours sincerely

    Stefanos

    4th March 2011


  3. You’ve got some bug where playing an embedded track further down the page causes the previous track played to play again at the same time. Maybe look into one of those playlist tools?


    Yours sincerely

    Russell

    4th March 2011


  4. Hi Russell,

    Trying to replicate this and not having much luck. What browser are you using? Do you have to have played the first song all the way through for this to happen when clicking on the second? Or does this happen regardless of how far you are through a track?


    Yours sincerely

    xxjfg

    4th March 2011


  5. Yeah I have the same bug (using firefox 3.6) that Russell describes.


    Yours sincerely

    J-Dog

    5th March 2011


  6. Hey, don’t know if you’ve sussed the issue, but yes, it only happens if you play the track all the way through. If you manually pause a track and move on to another, it works fine.


    Yours sincerely

    Russell

    11th March 2011


  7. and ff3.6/mac


    Yours sincerely

    Russell

    11th March 2011


  8. Russell – http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/ is the mp3 player on xxjfg.
    We have reported the issue to them, so hopefully an upgrade soon.
    Apols for the inconvenience.
    xx
    xxjfg


    Yours sincerely

    20jazzfunkgreats

    11th March 2011


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