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Kittens play in a jack-o-lantern in Madison, WI, 1965


Kittens play in a jack-o-lantern in Madison, WI, 1965

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:: Foxes in Fiction - Altars ::

Ontario Gothic, Foxes in Fiction’s followup to his 2010 debut Swung From the Branches, was released just this past Tuesday. As a record over three years in the making it makes sense that each track is labored, detailed, and fleshed out to reach its maximum potential. It’s a record that was well worth the wait and seems to get better with each listen.

After repeated plays of Ontario Gothic it feels like Altars is the heaviest track on the record, both lyrically and sonically, serving as an appropriate closer for the album. Altars also showcases a lot of what makes Warren’s music so special. Not only are these songs personal and intimate, but Warren also crafts these sorts of large open spaces in his music. A lot of the beauty in Foxes in Fiction comes from the lush atmospheres Warren is able to create. While it almost feels effortless when listening to Ontario Gothic, a quick look at the track details on bandcamp, and of Altars specifically, reveals all of the work he put into this record. Countless vocal contributions, samples, and instruments were used to create this song but after everything is put together nothing feels out of place. All of the textures present blend into something almost breathtakingly beautiful. If anything, this record is a testament to how detail oriented Warren is, something that was already obvious considering his and Brian’s work with Orchid Tapes.

Perhaps the most important part of Altars is the line “In dreams he’s still there.” It feels like one of the most accurate depictions of loss in music I’ve heard in a long time. Loss is something we can learn to deal with but never really get over. We learn how to live with it but whoever it is we’ve lost still exists. They’re still there and we never forget them. It can be painful to have these sorts of constant reminders of someone who isn’t around anymore, but in some ways it’s also comforting. No matter what happens they’re still there, in dreams or in memories.

Purchase a physical copy of Ontario Gothic through Orchid Tapes right here or grab a digital download through the link below.

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Woah thank you so much for this Raf <3

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Some color plates by Augustus Knapp from “The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly P. Hall (1928). Images in order are:

  1. Mithra in the form of the Leontocephalic Kronos (eternal time). See also: Aion (Uranus), Phanes and the Orphic Egg.
  2. Abraxas (“The embodied form of God”).
  3. Cherubium of Ezekiel (c.f. “Living Creatures" and Tetramorph).
  4. Celestial Virgin with Sun God in her arms. See also: Isis & Horus, Mary & Jesus. Note Orphic Egg c.f. Kundalini wrapped around a Lingam in Muladhara chakra.
  5. The Jewel of the Rose Croix (where “Rose” is an anagram for “Eros" or Love).
  6. Magician invoking Elementals (GnomesUndinesSalamandersSlyphs) from within a Magic Circle.
  7. Paracelsus performing the experiment of palingenesis (creation of a new universe). See also: “The Rose of Paracelsus" by Jorge Luis Borges (1983).
  8. The Consummation of the Magnum Opus (“Great Work”). See also: creation of Homunculi, Golems, Tulpas, Egregores and “Assumption of God Forms" (a form of Theurgy).
  9. The Philosopher’s Stone (note double-headed eagle in centre of diamond). See also Vajra (diamond, thunderbolt). 
  10. Double-Headed Eagle (The end product of the Magnum Opus). See also: Rebis in Alchemy, the divine Hermaphroditus (child of Hermes (Intellect) and Aphrodite (Feeling)), Ardanarishvara (androgynous form of Shiva merged with Parvati).

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is your teen joining THE SKELETON WARS?


decode their text messages for “txt speak” slang used by SKELETONS

  • LOL - lots of legbones
  • SMH - skeletons murdering humans
  • FYI - forget your insides! (and become a skeleton)
  • WTF - waxing the fibula
  • OMG - outta my grave
  • FFS - for friendly skeletons

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Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake (Alternative version)

I suddenly had the urge to post some JSRF.


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In its 9th year, the “BLAB!” group show comes to Copro Gallery in Santa Monica once again, featuring a selection of works by some well-known creators in the New Contemporary gallery scene. From Joe Sorren’s soft, storybook-like works to Ryan Heshka’s satirical, pulp-inspired scenes and Travis Lampe’s maniacal cartoon characters, the artists cover a broad range of styles that stem from the low brow and Pop Surrealist movements. Curated by art director, designer and editor Monte Beauchamp, the exhibition coincides with release of his third art anthology, BLAB World 3, which features the work of the aforementioned artists and many more. The exhibition opens on September 13 alongside Yoko d’Holbachie’s solo show “Genesis of Girls.” Take a look at our preview of both shows on Hi-Fructose.

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