Mongrel Patriot Review: Isis Aquarian

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Seemingly patriarchal religious leaders, especially ones who practiced polygamy, hung around with underage girls, and apparently lived by the slogan “no fat chicks,” are not the sort of things to thrill my punk feminist sensibilities.  But as I read through the fascinating and beautifully illustrated book Process Media released about The Source, and as I listened to recordings, and watched The Source Family documentary, I realized that Jim Baker was a balls out (literally and figuratively) example of American Metaphysical Religion, and I had misjudged him and The Family.  He reminds me of people like Tom Morton, who got into trouble for erecting America’s first Maypole and having a party he invited everybody to whatever their gender or race.

Before the interview, a few words about this Baker guy.  Born on the 4th of July, in Cincinnati in 1922, he wasn’t wrong to come to Hollywood to try…

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John Ov3rblast – Sounds of the Universe | Spaceal Orbeats

From SpacealOrbeats
Sounds of the Universe , produced by John ov3rblast .
A breathtaking release from John, once more he creates a new era
of sounds, of vast spaces, deep orgasmic atmospheres.
As he always says, he is replacing the words with sounds, then Sounds of the Universe is a release that could only be described as his personal manifesto.
14 tracks splitted in several journeys, a huge puzzle of experimentalism open minded progression, a digital ceremony, a celebration of life.
His trade mark sound a mixture of hypnotic ambience shaked well and balanced with moving liquidish drum kits, a soundtrack from a science fiction odyssey.
Throughout his career, John tries to explore the vastness, the silence, making possible connections between genres, a modern sound alchemist.
The collaboration with the talented vocalist from France , Natasha Ferrand aka Nartingale offers a momentum from this release, Natasha brings her personal aura, through her lyrics adds a dreamy, nostalgic air, which pushing to outer reaches .
Sounds of the Universe plugs you in a digital vortex, a mystical arrangement, an ecstatic staticness, a conversation between the composer and the Universe, because this is what it is, a dream that recycles all the happiness, the pain, the loss, the melancholy, the weirdness, rippling textures of experimental techno, out of this world in his own dimension, time and space .
Welcome to the new world of John Ov3rblast, where everything is sound, everything is sound.
*vocals on the tracks ”Escapism” and ”Into the Future” from John Ov3rblast

Hadisel presents DJ Bahar – Reliance EP

Next journey from Hadi Soloki aka Hadisel and Mahsa Hajilary aks DJ Bahar, from Iran.
Hadi Soloki, Mahsa Hajilary
Hadisel and DJ Bahar are two producers in Progressive House/House from Iran.
The person behind the project DJ Bahar is the female producer Mahsa Hajilary. A mixture of progressive ambient techno house. Hadi and Mahsa created
a deep esoteric journey, layers of warm atmosphere, sacred mysticism,
Gloom track gives you the sense of a lost but not forgotten feeling, a story that dives inside the calm waters of the innerself.
Reliance a glorious ambient soundscape, melodies, floating ethereal colours of light, the staticness of the frozen airy elements parallel with the synth lines, an orchestrated gloomy story.
Fatimah continues the spiral ambiance, this time with a wobble pad, soft and fluffy like a cloud, meditate atmosphere, a heart fulfilling atmospheric scenario, almost a prayer.
Fatimah Airy Sounds mix, expands our acoustic pleasure, adding rithmetic kicks and hats, a personal exploration between several genres, an elegy to the morning sunrise.
Hasidel and DJ Bahar and their personal release from Spaceal Orbeats .
Close your eyes and let yourself go .