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Abject Bloc session on Resonance FM 7 February 2012
February 10, 2012 07:16 AM PST
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Live session on the Abject Bloc radio show hosted by " "[sic] Tim Goldie & John Wild. Three tracks, as yet untitled - they may very well be remixed and extended and released in some other form, especially the second one.

All sampling, instruments, vocals and production by Robin Bale

THE RAPTURE - ABJECT BLOC 21 MAY 2011
September 12, 2011 09:07 AM PDT
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The Christian Radio broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on 21 May this year 6p.m. local time everywhere. It didn't. This performance happened at about 10p.m. that same day.

Camping, and many others, expected that the saved would be swept up to heaven at this time, whilst the rest of us would be left behind to perish in floods, plagues, earthquakes etc. Camping was reportedly "flabbergasted" when this didn't occur, but said that a spiritual judgement had happened and that the world would really, truly end on 21 October this year.

Apart from the rather dull consideration that he and his followers might simply be deluded, there are two other possibilities. One, that the rapture didn't happen because there was no one worthy of being swept up to heaven; we were all judged and all found guilty. Two, that we were all sucked up by the divine vacuum cleaner - we are all the blessed, but because it was all of us, the whole world, we haven't yet realised that we are already living in the New Jerusalem.

Other voices that can be heard on this recording are Harold Camping himself, a member of his organisation, David Cameron, Nick Clegg.
Texts are by me apart from when they are from the book of Revelations.

The dandyism of contempt january 20th 2011
Explicit
January 23, 2011 09:33 AM PST
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Improvised spoken word at the "Dandyism of Contempt" show at Camden Unlimited. I also wrote an essay for the show, which can be read at

http://purgeglut.blogspot.com/2011/01/dandyism-of-contempt_18.html

The repetition of the phrases was helped along by the use of live looping software. Dido also makes what may be the first of many appearances in my ouvre.
The recording quality is not the best, I'm sorry to say. I will do better next time.