blacker…

China Miéville’s rejectamentalist manifesto has been one of my favourite daily-ish reads since I stumbled into it after wondering where he’d got to having not seen him on Lenin’s Tomb for quite some time. It was a few days ago now I read Well grubbed, and of course clicked the links. Something about Reza Negarestani and the line, ‘Everywhere a hole moves, a surface is invented’ ensnared me. And so…

There is a certain feeling I experience when I am being drawn into someone new. It reminds me of discovering Deleuze, as if both pulled bodily into and through a choking, dirt-rimed tunnel, and simultaneously unearthed onto the steppe; vastness wherever my gaze might fall. Reza has this for me now.

I read what I could find of Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, and of course messaged my favourite Berlin bookstore, Saint George’s (who seem to have a new website). Ah this spending on books (having bought two today from the estate of Manfred Durniok)…

I look more for Reza and discover ‘Hideous Gnosis – Black Metal Theory Symposium 1’. Why would I not be feeling an immediate sense of coming home? Philosophy? Black Metal? Graaaaaghhhh!!! (double kick drum!). And I see a link… blackmetaltheory.blogspot.com. And so I shall spend my evening reading ‘Hideous Gnosis’ and passing the time waiting for Reza to arrive.

black metal theory
black metal theory