October 15, 2009 -

My top albums of the 2000’s so far


In no particular order:

Lustmord – [ B E Y O N D ] (Extremely accurate and the perfect incarnation of soft moody dark ambient)
Alva Noto – Xerrox vol 1 and 2 (Beautiful ambient with excellent associations)
Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi (Their weirdest but also most nice album imo)
Autechre – Draft 7.30 (Their most isolating and immersive album)
Air – 10,000 hz Legend (Perfect melodies and nice beats)
Goldmund – Corduroy Road (Amazing quiet piano)
Hybrid – Morning Sci-Fi (Excellent cinematic and scifi breakbeats)
Murcof – Martes (Nice strings and moody glitches)
Plaid – Double Figure (Awesome melodies)
Radiohead – Amnesiac (Better than Kid A)
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (Beautiful songwriting and instrument use)
Burial – Untrue (Nice atmospherics for late nights)
Elegi – Sisteris (Perfect rendition of haunted shipyards and boats made of wood)
Mira Calix – One On One (Innocence and beauty)

October 4, 2009 -

My top movies of all time (in random order)


Cube
The Butterfly Effect
Alien
Children Of Men
Donnie Darko
ExistenZ
The Matrix
Rules Of Attraction
Star Trek (2009)
The Crow
Scream
Hackers 2: Takedown
In The Mouth Of Madness
The Game
Jacob’s Ladder
Mulholland Drive
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Solaris (2002)
Starship Troopers
Traffic (2000)
The Bourne Identity
Blade Runner
Hitman
The Shawshank Redemption
American History X
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Die Hard 2
Independence Day
Minority Report
Groundhog Day
Pitch Black
Frailty
Office Space
The Next Three Days
The Company Men
The Breakfast Club
Basic Instinct
Taxi Driver
Kids
The Machinist
Heat

October 2, 2009 -

FlashForward tv series thoughts


Wow! FlashForward had a kickass start!
It looks to be a dense mystery series where nothing is predetermined.
They even tied it in a bit with Lost. Look at the screenshot:
FlashForwardOceanicBillboard
Yes, that’s an Oceanic Air poster, right out of Lost.
Right now nobody has any idea what’s going on, and next year in February Lost’s secrets will be revealed. I’m glad we now have a new show to take over where Lost ends