WARNING !! When non-frequency-politics listens to the clock, it does not hear the uniform tic tic, tic, but it hears tic – toc – fuck the clock.
Against this backdrop Ultra-Black of Music speculates on the manifold ways in which the objective, inhuman soundworlds, which roar underneath humans’ sensological apparatus, pervade and smoothly colonize our humanoid-alien, affective and cognitive capacities – and how to construct ways out of the mess of the Master Rhythms of Sonic Thanaticist Capital and its stratagems of annihilation and pulpification.
Speculative rhythm productions drive the mathematical ope-rationality and its decisional self-amputations to the edge and create the missing corporeality that rewires our affective capacities and inhibitions by un-mooring, alienating/de-realizing our relations to the killing abstractions (reductive Binarism, identitism/autism), the techgnostical mindset and its mystifications.
Ultrablackened music confronts and pushes us also into the experimentation with this nameless in-between, in which new temporalities can emerge whose winding paths and outcomes can neither be predicted nor guaranteed.
Its cruel love vigorously informed and fueled by the hate in ending this world, as we know and sonically experience it.
The book includes a compilation, which you can download. Tracks from the artists:
Automatisme, Thomas Köner, B Ashra, Bienoise, bpmf, SIFIR, echonaut, EPS, Marcel Daemgen, Mijk van Dijk, Khem One, Solar Debris, Grupo Coral a Voz do Alentejo na Quinta do Conde feat Dr Walker, Dr. W, Dr. NoiseM, omsk information & dr walker, stine m, svensyntetics, NicoNote & Obsolete Capitalism, Pavel Zhagun, Schmickler Rohrhuber, Somnambule, Stefan Paulus, The Allegorist, Thomas Brinkmann, Bill B. Wintermute, DJ Durbin, Gerriet K. Sharma, Antonia Manhartsberger, Siegfried Kärcher, Woulg, Zoy Winterstein
Foreword – Dark Precursions.
Technocultures, Inhuman Rhythmights and the Ultrablack of Non-Music 7
Spectral Composition: On Spectral Music, Drone Metal, and Electronic Music 11
Ultra-Blackness in Music. A Non-Mixology 23
SONIC THANATICISM. A Sensology of The Sonic Capital 45
Two Fragments About Rhythm and Nano-Fascism 55
Don’t Forget to Change The Beat From Time To Time – About Counter-Raving 63
Surrounded by Immersion – Means of Post-Democratic Warfare 69
GERRIET K. SHARMA
Connegactive-Approaches, to the Production of Vibrational Matters 81
Melody and Morphogenesis. Refrains of Culture, Crystals of Time 101
TAYLOR ADKINS AND JOSEPH WEISSMAN
in|human rhythms 125
From Rhythm to Glitch: Digital Deformation in Deleuze 139
CORRY SHORES AND MELIKE BAŞAK YALÇIN
The Scream and the Sound of the Flesh 157
Kodwo Eshun, Gilles Deleuze, & Thinking the Reality of Time 163
Deterritorializations – Field Recordings, Percepts, Smooth Spaces
and Bodies-Without-Organs 171
Politiken der Frequenz 181
MARCUS SCHMICKLER AND JULIAN ROHRHUBER
Nullen & Einsen 193
Ten Thousand Million 201
Techno is the Message.
Reflections on the Short Circuits of the Electronic Music Indust ry 207
Dead Detroit Lies Dreaming: Techno (Anti-)Accelerationism 217
(Cybernetic-)‘Post-Pop‘: affect art(s) & (emotional) self-governing 221
BILL B. WINTERMUTE