Monday, April 30, 2012


invisible birds editions for sale at fjord's pop up store in london, 05 may - 29 july 2012
100 clements road. london uk. se16 4dg

Friday, April 27, 2012

(sounds like dirt xv)


up, up, up and down
turn, turn, turn around
round, round, round about
and over again

gun, gun, son of a gun
you are the only one
makes any difference to what i say

the sun shines in the bedroom
when we play
the raining always stars
when you go away

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(sounds like dirt xiv) the sky is breaking


stay tonight
we'll watch the full moon rising
hold on tight
the sky is breaking

i don't ever want to be alone
with all my darkest dreaming
hold me close
the sky is breaking

i don't ever want to be alone
with all my darkest dreaming
hold me close
the sky is breaking

images by tawara yūsaku

(sounds like dirt xiii) from my mouth to yours


i like it - i'm not gonna crack
i miss you - i'm not gonna crack
i love you - i'm not gonna crack
i killed you - i'm not gonna crack
i like it - i'm not gonna crack
i miss you - i'm not gonna crack
i love you - i'm not gonna crack
i killed you - i'm not gonna crack

broken our mirrors we broke our mirrors
sunday morning is everyday for all i care ...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

and the bells were ringing

levon helm, the last waltz, 1978 (d. martin scorsese)


virgil caine is the name,
and i served on the danville train,
'til stoneman's cavalry
came and tore up the tracks again.
in the winter of '65,
we were hungry, just barely alive.
by may the tenth, richmond had fell,
it's a time I remember, oh so well,

the night they drove old dixie down,
and the bells were ringing,
the night they drove old dixie down,
and the people were singin'.

they went
la, la, la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la, la,
la, la,

back with my wife in tennessee,
when one day she called to me,
"virgil, quick, come see,
there goes the robert e. lee!"
now i don't mind choppin' wood,
and i don't care if the money's no good.
ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest,
but they should never have taken the very best.

the night they drove old dixie down,
and the bells were ringing,
the night they drove old dixie down,
and all the people were singin'.

like my father before me,
i will work the land,
like my brother above me,
who took a rebel stand.
he was just eighteen, proud and brave,
but a yankee laid him in his grave,
i swear by the mud below my feet,
you can't raise a caine back up
when he's in defeat.


(first posted in 2007)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

(sounds like dirt xii) everything means nothing to me







someone found the future as a statue in a fountain
at attention, looking backward within a pool of water
wishes with a blue songbird on his shoulder
who keeps singing over everything

everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me

i picked up the song and found my picture in the paper
the reflection in the water showed an iron man still trying to salute
people from a time when he was everything he's supposed to be

everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me
everything means nothing to me

Friday, April 13, 2012

i was never worse fitted since the nativitie of my actorshippe (part 3)

contemporary hollywood

jane adams *

- light sleeper - 1992, paul schrader
- kansas city - 1996, robert altman
- happiness - 1998, todd solondz
- wonder boys - 2000, curtis hanson
- eternal sunshine of the spotless mind - 2004, michel condry

michael fassbender *

- hunger - 2008, steve mcqueen
- inglourious basterds - 2009, quentin tarantino
- jane eyre - 2011 - cary fukunaga
- shame - 2011, steve mcqueen

colin firth *

- pride and prejudice - 1995, simon langton
- the english patient - 1996, anthony minghella
- a single man - 2009, tom ford
- the king's speech - 2010, tom hooper
- tinker tailor soldier spy - 2011, tomas alfredson

william forsythe *

- once upon a time in america - 1984, sergio leone
- raising arizona - 1987, coen brothers
- palookaville - 1995, alan taylor
- the rock - 1996, michael bay
- boardwalk empire - 2010-2011, terence winter



philip seymour hoffman *

- scent of a women - 1992, martin brest
- hard eight - 1996, paul thomas anderson
- boogie nights - 1997, paul thomas anderson
- the big lebowski - 1998, coen brothers
- happiness - 1998, todd solondz
- magnolia - 1999, paul thomas anderson
- the talented mr. ripley - 1999, anthony minghella
- punch-drunk love - 2002, paul thomas anderson
- red dragon - 2002, brett ratner
- 25th hour - 2002, spike lee
- owning mahowny - 2003, richard kwietniowski
- capote - 2005, bennett miller
- charlie wilson's war - 2007, mike nichols

nicole kidman *

- the others - 2001, alejandro amenábar
- the hours - 2002, stephen daldry
- dogville - 2003, lars von trier

ciarán hinds *

- persuasion - 1995, roger michell
- munich - 2005, steven spielberg
- miami vice - 2006, michael mann
- there will be blood - 2007, paul thomas anderson
- in bruges - 2008, martin mcdonagh
- the eclipse - 2009, conor mcpherson
- life during wartime - 2009, todd solondz
- tinker tailor soldier spy - 2011, tomas alfredson

heath ledger *

- brokeback mountain - 2005, ang lee
- the dark knight - 2008, christopher nolan

daniel day-lewis *

- richard attenborough - gandhi - 1982
- james ivory - a room with a view - 1985
- philip kaufman - the unbearable lightness of being - 1988
- jim sheridan - my left foot - 1989
- jim sheridan - in the name of the father - 1993
- jim sheridan - the boxer - 1997
- martin scorsese - gangs of new york - 2002
- rebecca miller - the ballad of jack and rose - 2005
- paul thomas anderson - there will be blood - 2007

tom noonan *

- michael mann - manhunter - 1986
- jim jarmusch - mystery train - 1989
- michael mann - heat - 1995
- the x-files: paper hearts - 1996
- louie c.k. - louie: god - 2010

gary oldman *

- meantime - 1984, mike leigh
- prick up your ears - 1987, stephen frears
- the firm - 1989, alan clarke
- jfk - 1991, oliver stone
- dracula - 1992, francis for coppola
- true romance - 1993, tony scott
- romeo is bleeding - 1993, peter medak
- leon: the professional - 1994, luc besson
- immortal beloved - 1994, bernard rose
- basquiat - 1996, julian schnabel
- harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban - 2004, alfonso cuarón
- batman begins - 2005, christopher nolan
- harry potter and the goblet of fire - 2005, mike newell
- harry potter and the order of the phoenix - 2007, david yates
- the dark knight - 2008, christopher nolan
- tinker tailor soldier spy - 2011, tomas alfredson

berry pepper *

- saving private ryan - 1998, steven spielberg
- 25th hour - 2002, spike lee
- the three burials of melquiades estrada - 2005, tommy lee jones
- flags of our fathers - 2006, clint eastwood
- true grit - 2010, cohen brothers

michael pitt *

- last days - 2005, gus van sant
- funny games - 2007, michael haneke
- boardwalk empire - 2010-2011, terence winter

michael stuhlbarg *

- tim blake nelson - the grey zone - 2001
- coen brothers - a serious man - 2009
- boardwalk empire - 2010-2011, terence winter

stanley tucci *

- prizzi's honor - 1985, john huston
- in the soup - 1992, alexandre rockwell
- big night - 1996, campbell scott & stanley tucci
- blind date - 2007, stanley tucci
- the lovely bones - 2009, peter jackson

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

(sounds like dirt xi) oh i’m dazed, and i’m dazed, and i’m dazed


look at him shouting out, loud as thunder at the sea
he wants a bomb and so do we
a bomb from the sky is the perfect crime
shoulder on shoulder and heat
the beatles and the stones, suck the marrow out of bones
put the “v” in “vietnam”
the beatles and the stones made it good to be alone
be alone
look at me, look at me proud of being seventeen
locking in the pocket a smile
soft from the school and cut by the rule
oh i’m dazed, and i’m dazed, and i’m dazed
the beatles and the stones, suck the marrow out of bones
put the “v” in “vietnam”
the beatles and the stones made it good to be alone
be alone

lyrics g. chadwick, performed by meg baird

Monday, April 9, 2012

nature herself has turned against us


mikhail kalatozov - letter never sent - 1960

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film


pick ax to heart beat



a falling tree (electronics, melody, field recordings)
(majority of dialogue edited out except for some radio voices)


nikolai kryukov - music

raised by small animals

zoltan korda - jungle book - 1942
(unidentified small animal)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

visions obscurcies

ingenting kollektiva's fragments of night
now available from boomkat


**amazing album from this mysterious collective - an absolute must if you're into the haxan cloak, kreng, or indeed anything on the miasmah label. limited edition of 545 copies housed in gatefold jacket, includes a download code redeemable from the label** inspired and long-in-the-making side of dark, brooding neo-classical meditations housed in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve. ingenting kollktiva is comprised of tarrl lightowler, and matthew swiezynski, and was made as a homage to the films of ingmar bergman and sven nykvist - particularly their quality of light, sound, and atmosphere. 'fragments of night' is also a direct response to a number of recordings from 1969 - miles davis & teo macero's 'in a silent way' & 'bitches brew', and vashti bunyan's 'just another diamond day', to name just a few - and was recorded at the lightowler's barn during a christmas rainstorm in 2009. the result is a rich tapestry of sounds played out with bells, bowed tibetan prayer bowl, cello, field recordings, guitars, harmonium, nightingale device, portable 78 record player, psaltery, tenor sax and shakuhachi flute, later edited at studio oiseaux invisibles to create a stunning, haunting arrangement of sounds you never quite get the measure of. the recordings' sense of space is just astonishing and meticulously crafted, bringing to mind the darkened visions of the haxan cloak, infused with an unstable quality which means you never quite know where the recordings will take you next...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

bordell et bordel

götz spielmann - revanche - 2008

classic drone series
sound, sound design, music in film




ending sound montage (birds, weather, etc)

bernhard bamberger - supervising sound editor
alexander koller - sound re-recording mixer
alexandra löwy - sound editor
max bauer - foley artist
normann büttner - foley recordist
heinz ebner - sound