LXNNNIE The Master of Schizodelia
LXNNNIE The Master of Schizodelia
Today is the day: 26 April 2014
In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers associated with nuclear power, Indifferent Spaces presents IS7: “Припять 1970.” Released on April 26th 2014, the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, IS7 is a daunting instrumental concept album concerning the subject. The music attempts to capture assorted nostalgias and vibes related to various eras of the small city of Pripyat, in which its population of nearly 50,000 people was evacuated a few days after the ill-fated incident occurred. Each song on the album swiftly switches gears from track to track, back and forth between exuding the city’s pre-disaster wistfulness of the 70’s- to the urgent distress of the accident in ‘86- to the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of the landscape that now exists. IS7 was designed to be an eerie, groove-ridden and thought-provoking expedition meant to spark the listener’s curiosity into exploring more about the situation that occurred in Pripyat and the consequential perils of nuclear energy.
Welcome to Pripyat. This small city is but a microcosm of the potential outcome of our entire planet, proving that the atrocities created from nuclear power far outweigh its benefits. We as an intelligent race have created plenty of alternative green energy technologies that can more than sustain the world’s needs if thoroughly and passionately embraced. Fossil fuels are no longer necessary nor is nuclear power, which contrary to popular belief, does not ultimately support green objectives. It is imperative for our survival as a species that we harness renewable forms of energy from the Sun, the Wind and the Ocean. Indeed, we know how to do this, however, these green technologies are not being fully utilized and are primarily ignored due to industry and corporate gain. If action is not taken to promptly employ renewable energy technologies and to dismantle nuclear plants responsibly, our future as a human race is bleak at best.
Beware the facade of the snakes. The information concerning the safety of nuclear energy put forth by government agencies such as The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the corporate industry i.e. General Electric (GE) is manipulated. The truth is ignored, hidden or outright falsified. The real truth is that nuclear energy facilities create radioactive waste, which is responsible for all types of cancer including that of the lungs, breast and thyroid. Subsequently, cancer is sufficiently higher in populations surrounding nuclear facilities. Almost all nuclear plants leak radiation and every exposure to radiation is a potential over exposure.
Not only is radiation and radioactive waste continuously emanating from these facilities but also, disasters are inevitable, and a nuclear disaster is no small thing. The accidents at Three Mile Island PA, US in 1979 and in Chernobyl, UA in 1986 are responsible for countless cancer related cases and deaths within the past decades. The Chernobyl disaster alone released a hundred times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in WWII. The by- products of nuclear energy and its inescapable accidents are fundamentally in complete contrast with overall human existence, biologically and economically. In addition to the aforementioned health hazards, the cleanup costs of the disaster at Chernobyl, by itself, exceeded the economic benefits derived from all other nuclear power reactors operating (54) in the Soviet Union. Chernobyl is still bubbling and will be radioactive for at least 100,000 years.
“The risk/reward is so different in nuclear power that one bad day at one facility can wipeout decades of good days at dozens of other facilities.” -David Lochbaum, Nuclear Engineer
Furthermore, the 2011 earthquakes and ensuing reactor meltdowns at Fukushima in Japan are possibly worse than any other nuclear accident in history, with tons of nuclear waste leaking into the ocean everyday and Reactor Number 4 still unstable. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), whose nuclear reactors were built by GE, has attempted to somewhat successfully cover-up how detrimental this ongoing catastrophe is. In reality, not only is the Pacific ocean becoming increasingly contaminated and reaching the western coast of the US, but if Reactor 4 is not properly handled, a potential atomic chain reaction of the 6 reactor facility could render the entire northern hemisphere of the planet uninhabitable. The top resources of the world are not being exploited to tame the Fukushima calamity due to the gross mishandling of information by the Japanese government and their utter denial regarding how unstable the situation actually is. This should be quite eye opening.
Globally, there are around 450 commercial nuclear reactors. The United States alone has 104, more than any other country. The human race may have already reached the point of no return, but as long as there is life, there is hope. It seems we have been quick to brush off such nuclear disasters because the larger danger is incremental and not seen immediately. But we are now beginning to comprehend the full range of devastation produced by the Chernobyl incident and within a decade or so; the impact of Fukushima will be evident.
In closing, we leave you with something to consider. Indian Point is a nuclear facility, which is located in Buchanan, NY, US, 34 miles north of Times Square. A 50-mile evacuation zone is required during a nuclear emergency. 20 million people live and work within 50 miles of Indian Point. There is no viable evacuation plan in place in the case of an emergency. The Indian Point nuclear power facility is situated on 2 fault lines that have the potential of rendering a 7.0 earthquake. A nuclear plant is given a 40-year license from the time it is built. Indian Point is one of the oldest and most problematic facilities in the US and is up for relicensure, which if granted, would allow the plant to operate for an additional 20 years. The NRC is not only moving towards relicensing Indian Point, but has relicensed every other old nuclear facility in the country that has applied; without proper safety upgrades due to additional capital expenses.
This information is alarming. The situation is not under control. Nuclear energy is not a necessity and the current powers that be are lying to you. Please take the time to do your own research and learn what you can do help divert our culture from its current trajectory towards self-annihilation.
Sincerely with love,
My soul is young
My soul is old
My soul reflects
And over lives
Thru stories told
My soul collects
A cosmic mold.
I turn it in
It churns about
I burn it up
And blurt it out.
I am the end
I begin again
I understand I’m not—
But I am.
This is what happens when you don’t grow up.
Not many people understand and I never cared.
They’re grown up and they don’t count.
You have to live here.
Not have only once lived there.
You have to spit in the face of conformity every time it arrives.
I’m proud to say I have done this every time.
Proud like a little kid.
The little kid I am.
I am not delusional.
I don’t think I am more than I am.
I don’t hold myself accountable for this grand experiment.
Let alone your grandiose ego.
You are nothing.
Just like me.
So I just ride.
I realize that love is all.
Love is not a material.
Love is an action.
A glorious feeling.
And I’m just a smile in the mirror of your frustration.
A speck of life in the multiverse.
A psychedelic glitch in space.
With mighty ignorance in the right place.
Holding an only prejudice against structure.
It’s unbelievably hard sometimes.
But all times are unbelievable.
And that is the secret.
Everything is fantasy.
And I don’t believe in anything.
Sometimes I almost die.
But when I don’t, the reward is greater.
It’s the best melody you could ever hear.
And I hear it everyday.
The only thing worth living for.
You should hear it.
You should’ve tried it.
Our souls are young
Our souls are old
Our souls reflect
And over lives
Thru stories told
Our souls collect
A cosmic mold.
We turn it in
It churns about
We burn it up
And blurt it out.
And in the end
We gain a scar
We understand we’re not—
But we are.
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Posthumous Wrath is a short 67 page collection of poems written by Lxnnnie Rutledge throughout 2012 and 13, containing a variety of styles ranging from classic sonnets to innovative free-verse. The poetry’s content displays the author’s generally dark, twisted and psychedelic views of modern society and his assumption that his work will only be recognized long after he’s gone, if it is ever recognized at all. Although often melancholy and reflective, Posthumous Wrath contains a rebellious air throughout; detesting modern corruptions and longing for the nostalgia of days passed. Perhaps a glance into the post-apocalyptic world in which we may be headed, this unusual selection is full of interesting wordplay, thought provoking ideas and schizodelic imagery while still maintaining an element of hope. Something to be reckoned with. Soft or hard cover versions are available here: http://store.blurb.com/my/books/5000469-posthumous-wrath
Released 01.08.14 through the Weakie Discs label out of Poland, on physical floppy disk, the “IS?” EP is an interesting alternative experiment. It serves as a precursor to the upcoming IS8 album “Припять 1970” which is a concept album about the abandoned city of Pripyat, and is to be released on 04.26.14 (the 28th aniversary of the Chernobyl disaster) to bring awareness to the problems associated with nuclear power. In-line with this concept, “IS?” has been appropriately released on the nostalgic floppy disk technology of the 80’s and 90’s, which captures the 4 tracks in all of their 349kb lo-fi glory, further alluding to the illusion that radiation has melted the tracks. The digital download includes both lo-fi versions (as they appear on the Floppy Disk) and the original high quality studio versions. Digital download available here: http://indifferentspaces.bandcamp.com/album/is
FREE CREEPY BEATS: http://indifferentspaces.bandcamp.com/album/mass-noun
Appropriately released on Mischief Night 2012, “Mass Noun” is Indifferent Spaces’ 4th effort and the first to venture almost entirely into the depths of a realm left behind for ghosts. IS4 is an 8 track mini concept album of eerie downtempo trip hop beats and creepy abandoned vibes, complete with scratches and the heavy crackle of an old 78 record that drags continuously throughout the entire program. Each song title, when read consecutively, creates one whole run-on sentence and describes a particular scene to which the music narrates. An exceptional, yet sometimes unsettling endeavor.
“Manipulating the Boards" by Indifferent Spaces is a Boards of Canada mashup from the best-of Indifferent Spaces album IS=IS available for FREE here: http://indifferentspaces.bandcamp.com/album/is-is
“Playing with Food (DJ Food Mashup)” by Indifferent Spaces from their ‘Best Of’ album IS=IS, available for FREE DOWNLOAD here: http://indifferentspaces.bandcamp.com/album/is-is
"Exigence" by Indifferent Spaces from the upcoming best of album IS=IS.
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