phatic musk :: Uschi-No-Michi :: Ameratsu

In 2004 I started pathmusick with alex cortex. Our aim was to set up a net label that allowed artists to put out their material with freedom. We trusted the artists we asked to join pathmusick so we had very few restrictions with regards to what they released. Over the 9 years pathmusick has had well over 100 releases and the downloads are still going strong with around 1 new release per month. iphone 8 ted baker case mirror Last year I decided I’d like to try to release some stuff in physical formats. It was 10 years since the release of the hermetech records compilation Word Become Flesh, so time to give it another go! I decided that pathmusick deserved a physical form and phatic musk was born. The first release was going to be Uschi-No-Michi . ringke iphone 6 case She’d previously released her Blue Light EP on pathmusick and had great downloads, and I really like her music. karapax iphone x case I’ve always wanted to use old 8 inch floppy disk as a container for a 7 inch and thought it would be perfect for this release. canvas iphone 6 case So after much searching I was able to find a good source of enough disks to use as packaging. iphone 7 dual case With the old hand written labels and the different company branding on the different disks, it makes for a one off package when hand stamped and numbered.

The 1962 film ‘Carnival of Souls’ reduced to six animated GIF files

The synopsis for Carnival of Souls from IMDB is quite brief – “After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.” Thats it… but this film has a little more about it than just that brief explanation. A genuinely creepy film, and very low budget, it’s one of those films that rattled around in my head for a good while after I saw it.

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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≈ carnival of souls ≈

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Toshio Saeki (佐伯俊男)

A first for 20three, I am posting up some Erotica. I would not like readers of this blog to think that this is a new direction for the 20three, or that I have an extensive erotica collection, which may or may not be true… but all this besides, I would like to introduce some images by Japanese iconoclast Toshio Saeki.

Toshio Saeki himself describes his work as Erotica, but I think the somewhat twisted and nightmarish subject matter make his work a little more than just titillation. His work is often labeled as Ero guro – “a literary and artistic movement from 1920s and ’30s Japan that puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption and decadence” (definition taken from wikipedia). For the western reader there is not much information on Saeki – a web search brings up a few pages, the most informative being at www.akatako.net.

The information I do have is mainly gleaned from the introduction of ‘Onikage’ (published by Last Gasp) which I had imported from the US – this book gave me a little more background on the man himself, especially this quote, written in 2009 when he was 75, about his childhood, which informs a little on how Saeki developed his singular view…

Amidst working hard on sketches of plaster figures and oil paint, I gradually found myself drawing forbidden erotc pitures. At that time, I had no experience with women yet, so my imagination was persistently obscene. I drew the pictures to satisfy the few friends I had, but first and foremost, they had to arouse and infatuate me sexually, or else I would not be happy with them. So as a gratifying a task as it was to me, it was quite a difficult practise. I had no idea that this secret creative engagement would turn out to be the strong foundation for my future works.

(Read the full extract here)

Another great quirk I love about his work is a result his childhood fascination with famous japanese movie stars – these famous screen heros would often crop up in his work, as the creepy male protagonists, lurking in the background, behind a doorpost or behind a tree…

Here is a small selection of images by Toshio Saeki:

 

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Pathmusick :: 2012

This post is a long time coming. iphone 8 water case It’s August already, and the new pathmusick site went live at the start of the year! Pathmusick has been around since 2004, initially it was a free mp3 net label. sailor moon phone case iphone 7 plus Times have changed, and so have attitudes, and as such we decided it would be much better if we put out releases as .flac files. wine glass phone case iphone 7 This gives people a better audio experience, and also uses a none proprietary audio format. iphone 6 case duck egg blue With the new site, comes some brilliant new releases. iphone 6 case lightweight Such as the Uschi-No-Michi Blue Lights EP, with remixes from Production Unit, Adrian Carter, and decadnids, plus a brand new track by Uschi-No-Michi.