Produced in partnership with aqnb, this month’s ‘Unthinkable’ segment for NTS Radio from Lithuanian producer J.G. Biberkopf relates to research into fluidity and decentralisation. On the whole, there’s an airy disposition, as it implicates breath, as respiration necessary to life; the inhalation and exhalation of air — air that forms the atmosphere — but also in the sense of exposure; of circulation and publication. It corresponds further to a frame of mind; specifically mindfulness — the state or quality of being attentive and aware. At the close, it correlates this with the inclusion of ‘Guided Mediation with Dr. Miles Neale – Brief Mindfulness of Breathing’.
It is also represented in the succession of tracks — a wavering, mutable, unconstrained selection that includes pieces by Gatekeeper, Valerio Tricoli, Chris Watson, Fis, MC Colibri, and Eliane Radigue, as well as Unthinkable alumni such as DJWWWW and Knives label-head Kuedo. Following on from last month’s concern for the voice, this month’s Unthinkable tethers the mind deeper to the self in the direction of breathing — still of utterance of words, but also of a moving or blowing, as of wind, and the manner of articulating.
Listen to the mix and read the text below:
A computer network is a self-organised system with the capacity to impel large-scale transformations in meditation (continued thought). Specifically, the faculty of thinking may transfer away from modes distinguished by objects’ necessary properties, in the direction of non-linearity. At the same time, a likening of inanimate with animate, breathing systems demonstrates conformity in their mechanisms.
For the individual, taking part may bring about alterations such as a switch from a doctrine of essentialism to one that reality is known only in terms of the perspectives of it seen at particular moments. As a result, the ability to judge truth, merit, etc. according to context may spawn — just as fish spawn masses of eggs — as well as cultivating a refined awareness of the self as a system of connected individuals.
Equivalent designs and forms come into sight all over the natural world, and this is not simply a chance occurrence — all of these forms participate jointly in fundamental mechanisms, which bear the emergence of designs on account of self-organisation. Nature’s designs grow without mention of scheme, authoritative direction, or command given to carry out a particular operation, but rather arise instinctively out of interplay between parts.
In natural and biological systems, self-organisation has been called upon to account for the outer coverings of animate beings — the patterns of stripes on a Zebra, for example. Here, the growth of design draws in organised groups or communities of associated individuals, whose small-scale interplay engenders multicoloured, eventful substance. **
Philip Samartzis – General Electric
Youtube – (Cover) I Need You Lord Jesus
Underwater Sound Specialists – Dolphin Sounds: Relaxing Sounds of Nature, Underwater Sounds for Meditation and Relaxation, Stress Relief, Deep Sleep, Yoga and Tai Chi
Music For Deep Meditation – The Chakra of Creativity, Swadhisthana – Om in the Key of D
Gatekeeper – Imax
Valerio Tricoli – In The Eye Of the Cyclone
Piano Brothers – We Are The World
Chris Watson – Lechten
DJWWWW – $ega World //// Soviet Union Anthem
Toure Kunda – Sidi Yella
Mala Ganguly & David Vito Gregoli – Sati
Gatekeeper – Tree Drum
Levy Productions Arnhem – Zuid Battle
Kink Gong recording archive – Duo Uyghur
Maeva Tahiti Tahitian Folkloric Group – Huti Huti
Helena Gough – Spores
Skrillex, Diplo, Kiesza – Take U There
Oneohtrix Point Never – Zebra
Fis – Kal
DJWWWW – Generations
Helena Gough – Protonema
Nozinja – N’wanga I Jesu
Adiemus – Adiemus
MC Colibri – Danca Do Creu
DJWWWW – DNA
Clara Mondshine – 1922 in Baku
Kuedo – Event Tracking Across Populated Terrain
Lindstrøm – No Release
Ben Frost – Kinetic Engagement
Gatekeeper – Visitor
TCF – DB 9F 72 A8 B4 1C 62 8A 3C 96 22 8B 5B 03 23 6F 81 16 64 76 3E 0A D8 16
Jean Micheal Jarre – Industrial Revolution Part 1
Lorenzo Senni – Superimpositions
David Crosby – I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here
Ben Frost – Flex
Guided Mediation with Dr. Miles Neale – Brief Mindfulness of Breathing
Eliane Radigue – Jetsun Mila (Pt.1)
Deuter – Dawn
J.G. Biberkopf’s Unthinkable radio show airs at midnight on a Friday each month at London’s NTS Radio. This latest one aired December 5, 2015.
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