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Harry Cloud The Cyst

Harry Cloud Talks ‘The CYST’, Interview

An Exploration of Experimental Music Harry Cloud is a talented musician and producer known for his unique sound and captivating performances. In this interview, he talked about his musical journey, how he got started in the industry, his collaboration with Paul Roessler, and the artistic process behind the creation of his music. Harry’s latest album, “The CYST,” is a mesmerizing collection of tracks that showcase his talents as a songwriter and performer. His music is a blend of different genres, and he draws inspiration from artists like Harvey Milk, Butthole Surfers, and Phish. Despite the challenges of being an experimental … Read more

Tomie by Junji Ito

Tomie by Junji Ito, Review

Tomie: A Graphic Novel Review – A Chilling Exploration of Beauty, Obsession and Horror Tomie is a horror manga series written and illustrated by Junji Ito. It follows the story of a mysterious and beautiful girl named Tomie, who has the ability to drive those around her to madness and murder. The series is a collection of short stories, each one delving deeper into the twisted and disturbing psyche of Tomie and those around her. The manga consists of a cycle of 20 stories written and drawn between 1987 and 2000 each featuring a different protagonist who becomes infatuated with … Read more

Ranxerox review

Ranxerox by Tamburini, Liberatore, Chabat, review

Ranxerox is a satire of contemporary society highlighting the violent and sadistic elements inherent in it. Ranx is a cyberpunk comic by Stefano Tamburini, Tanino Liberatore, Andrea Pazienza, and Alain Chabat. The series has been well received internationally by critics and readers, and it has been translated and published in various countries including France, Spain, the United States, and Japan. The work is a powerhouse of violence, drugs, obscenity, graphic erotica, amorality, and provocations of all kinds and is recommended for an adult audience used to graphic erotica. Related article: Pompeo by Andrea Pazienza, review The character was conceived by … Read more

Review of the Metabarons by Jodorowsky Juan Gimenez

Review of the Metabarons by Jodorowsky & Juan Giménez

A must-read cult spin-off of Moebius and Jodorowsky’s “The Incal,” focusing on the fascinating ancestry of the ultimate warrior, has gained a cult following. Related article: Review of The Incal The Metabarons is a science fiction epic written by Alejandro Jodorowsky and illustrated by Juan Giménez. The series follows the journey of the Metabaron, a title passed down from generation to generation, as they seek to unite the universe under their rule. A Metabaron (chronologically the last of the Metabarons) made its debut in the Incal comic book series in May 1981. The character’s origin was then covered in a … Read more

Interview with ChatGPT

Interview with ChatGPT: Empathy, Creativity & Humor according to an AI

Interview with ChatGPT on self-awareness, copyright issues, empathy, job displacement, creativity and humor. AI systems play a very significant role in creative activities and are a contemporary tool in constant use in modern society. Their skills grow and improve at such a speed that people could wonder if they can be more than a tool, as work colleagues, or real creative entities in their own right. To better understand what role they will assume in the near future, we thought to speak directly with the subject in question. We asked a few questions about this topic to an AI in … Read more

The Palmeral de Elche

The Palmeral of Elche

The Palmeral of Elche, The Largest Palm Grove in Europe The Palmeral de Elche (Huertos de Palmeras de Elche), is a large palm grove in Elche, Spain, 30 kilometres away from Alicante. It is the largest palm grove in Europe, encompassing around 500 hectares, and one of the largest in the world, second only to the Arabian palm fields. 2 The dominant species is the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), which was introduced by Muslims during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. On November 30, 2000, UNESCO designated the Palmeral de Elche as a World Heritage Site. The Palmeral de Elche … Read more

Songs Inspired by JG Ballard

14+ Songs & Albums Inspired by J.G. Ballard

Music Inspired by J. G. Ballard The slow and inexorable descent into chaos described by JG Ballard, the sense of alienation that is perceived by reading his works, has been the inspiration for many songs. His fiction provides an ideal background for developing pieces of music that address existential themes. The sense of emptiness in life, the cyclical irrationality of our daily actions, the imposed patterns, the petty rivalries that make up the social fabric in which we live, the alienating greyness of 20th-century metropolises, a nervous sensuality used as a way out. The direct or indirect influence of J.G. … Read more

Blue Plate Special

The devil is in the details: The Art of Jeff Lee Johnson, Interview

Jeff Lee Johnson is an American illustrator, who grew up in Minnesota. Thanks to his mother’s guidance and inspiration, who provided him with a supply of materials, and instructions, Jeff embarked on a career as an illustrator and artist. The artist began with commercial illustration before moving on to sci-fi and fantasy themes. Jeff currently splits his time between personal projects and art directing for Fantasy Flight Games. His intricate illustrations bring to light the monsters that hide behind the banality of everyday life. Official site | Deviant Art Can you tell us a little about you? I am currently … Read more

De Arma

Interview with the Goth-Rock Band ‘De Arma’

We interviewed Andreas Pettersson (vocalist and co-founder of De Arma) to talk about the origins of the goth-rock band and the new three-song EP “Nightcall.” Andreas Pettersson, guitarist, singer, and bassist, founded De Arma in 2009. After enrolling drummer Johan Marklund, the pair recorded three tracks for “Towards the Shores of the End” (Nordvis), a 2011 split with British band Fen. Encouraged by the strong reception to the split, De Arma began writing and tracking a full-length album later that year. Despite keeping a distinct feeling of darkness, the music had now moved beyond black metal and into goth rock … Read more

fish-free seafood Sea bass nigiri

Interview with Anne Palermo, CEO, and cofounder, Aqua Cultured Foods

The future of the fish-free seafood: Aqua Cultured Foods, Interview with Anne Palermo CEO, and cofounder Aqua Cultured Foods is a Chicago-based food-tech startup that uses microbial fermentation to make fish-free calamari that tastes, feels, and looks like its seafood counterpart. When did you start Aqua Cultured Foods? Where did the idea come from? After a career in finance, I transitioned into food tech, food science, and culinary innovation. I launched my first CPG (consumer packaged goods) food company and developed proprietary technology for a high-protein snack that used alternative proteins and grew it to a national presence. However, after … Read more