Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DEXIAN RACKING

Good friend and Brisbane local Mr Brad Swob (one third of Brisbane's Dank Morass) has just launched a project (culminating in the form of a website) titled DEXIAN RACKING. Mr Swob describes what the project is about and its aims:

"Dexian Racking is a website that will regularly publish mixes of music, short stories, digital art and photography in thematically linked volumes. Submissions are open to anyone and everyone. Each volume starts with a mix of music and an object selected by Mr Swob. Writers are encouraged to submit short/micro stories (600 word limit) loosely inspired by the mix of music and the selected object. Graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and video artists are encouraged to submit work based on the same. All submissions are required by a deadline and the entire volume of work live on the Dexian Racking website shortly thereafter. A new mix and object is posted and the process repeats.

Jah willing, Dexian Racking will be an online hub for original writing, music and art in the stylistic tradition of, say, The X-Files. I only half kid! Other influences on the tones and tales of the Dexian Racking project could come from places like horror films, pulp fiction, murder mysteries, ghost stories, science fiction, film noir, Edgar Allan Poe, gonzo and other, Lynch-esque moody weirdness - with varying degrees of blood and silliness. I’m reluctant to say much more. Keep it dank and go crazy."

Swob's initial mix for volume 1 of DR was extremely dark and extremely atmospheric. I particularly enjoyed hearing tracks taken from David Lynch's masterpiece of a TV series "Twin Peaks". Having only just watched the entire series for the very first time earlier this year, it was inevitable my submission for the Racking was going to be inspired by the peaks. Check out my video work / sound scape titled "The Owls Are Not What They Seem"



Also check out a good friend of mine PROV!$'s sinister & sleazy gangster remix of the sound scape >>> ATLASt - The Owls Are Not What They Seem (PROVi$ Remix) by PROV!$

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