Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”
They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.
Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.
And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.
Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c
They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.
Honor among thieves.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great
This is techno! It’s both familiar and different and has me questioning what is art and what is science in the techno genre. A departure from the EDM that most people call techno today.
Soundtrack by Simon Pyke
Thank you Claude Young for putting the bug in my head to question what I think techno is/isn’t today. Definitely got me thinking.
This song unites the world! How can anyone have anything but LOVE for the Daft Punk and the Pharrell. Bonus marks for the vocoder voice in the end.
Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
EDIT: I still can’t believe this took off like it did this is crazy??? Just wanted to let people know that there are indeed errors in the transcription and this is indeed not a very good recording (I threw this together in like 30 minutes at 1 in the morning,) but I’m working with the music department at my college to get the transcription more accurate!
in the meantime enjoy this fantastic choral arrangement by wellmanicuredman i’m in love
Someone needs to paint the some of our epic Detroit Techno into paintings and turn them into works of art to be discovered 600 years in the future
I still remember first discovering MIDI and thinking… wow, this is really cool. Now this little clip helps give some context and showcase what is probably the coolest most awesome thing in the world. long live BlackMIDI.
Today we’ve released a new promo remix EP exclusively on Beats Music, the new streaming music service co-created by Trent Reznor. The Seed Eight EP includes four new remixes by Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco, Cold Cave, and Autolux. Check it out free here (US only for now).
I’ve always been a fan of NIN and had always imagined that an artist like him would try and best capitalize on the technology to bring his subculture to life.
If anyone could re-imagine mySpace for the mobile experience, i suspect this new platform is going to be a decent step in that direction.
I always like Eclectic Method videos… If you haven’t discovered the world of video mashups, it’s well worth spending some time and watching his stuff.
Rex, the world’s first bionic man is featured at London’s Science Museum. Equipped with a functional artificial circulatory system and blood, the humanoid can be yours for $1 million. -
DiN44 | 2014 | Limited to 1,000 copies
Release date 18th February 2014
Synth supergroup Node return with their first new release since 1995! “Node 2” features three of the original members, maverick producer and sonic legend Flood, renowned producer and composer Ed Buller and classically trained Doctor of music Dave Bessell. The band are joined by new member, Hollywood composer Mel Wesson, who has most recently provided the soundscapes for Hans Zimmer’s run of blockbuster films. This extraordinary collective take time out from their high flying day jobs to indulge their secret passion for all things analogue. The result, “Node 2”, is the culmination of two recording sessions that took place over the last year and a half at Battery studios in London.
Featuring what is quite possibly the largest collection of vintage analogue equipment that has been assembled in a studio in recent times, this quartet drag their favoured analogue tools, crackling and bleeping into the 21st century. Staying true to their roots the band improvised everything live and recorded straight to two track. The final result is edited down from the mass of material that was recorded but is otherwise presented as it was played, without the computer tidying up or overdubbing that has become part & parcel of most contemporary recordings.
The resulting nine tracks range from the classic Berlin sequencing of Shinkansen East and West to the moody introspection of Dark Beneath The Earth. Along the way we are served up such unclassifiable treats as March Méchanique, which mixes martial rhythms with Arabic flavours and subtle sequencing, or the extraordinary No Signal which pushes sonic boundaries, mixing custom written physical modelling software with analogue microtones.
Don’t miss this increasingly rare chance to hear what these legendary machines can do in the hands of experts. Presented with an extensive accompanying booklet that contains fascinating insights into the recording sessions and working methods “Node 2” is another must have release on the DiN label.
01 Shinkansen East (10:37)
02 The Traveller (8:17)
03 Becoming (8:32)
04 Doppler (5:07)
05 Marche Mécanique (8:30)
06 Dark Beneath The Earth (6:06)
07 Shinkansen West (11:11)
08 No Signal (6:07)
09 Thin Air (8:38)
Total Time: 73:31
Amazing analog sweetness! Definitely one to keep an eye on for those who are looking for music to catch.
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