Entitled-a critical history of the British aristocracy (Chris Byrant):

“Show the people that our Nobility is not noble, that its lands are stolen lands – stolen either by force or fraud: show people that the title-deeds are rapine, murder, massacre, cheating, or court harlotry; dissolve the halo of divinity that surrounds the hereditary title; let the people clearly understand that our present House of Lords is composed largely of descendants of successful pirates and rougues; do these things and you successfully shatter the Romance that keeps the nation numb and spellbound while privilege picks its pocket.” – Tom Johnston, Our Scots Noble Families, 1909 Continue reading Entitled-a critical history of the British aristocracy (Chris Byrant):

Narco & Gangster States, Capitalism, and London & New York money laundering of criminal currency through the commercial banking sector (Cartel Land, Roadmap To Hell, Amexica, Gangster Warlords, More Terrible Than Death, HSBC: Les Gangsters de la Finance)

‘Rogue’, ‘Failed’, ‘Gangster’ & of course ‘Narco’. As so much of modern politics increasingly defines organized crime (arguably in it’s ultimate form), it’s perhaps best to donate some attention to regions that are afflicted by the ‘classic’ model, or at least the model with the most recognized distinction of this growing phenomenon. Filthy as fuck money, drenched in blood, massive narcotic dividends, major state thievery, larceny & kleptocratic hoardings, are washed through the City of London, New York or Switzerland & stashed off-shore beyond tax authorities & public knowledge (or hygienically converted by ‘investments’ or ‘assets’). Continue reading Narco & Gangster States, Capitalism, and London & New York money laundering of criminal currency through the commercial banking sector (Cartel Land, Roadmap To Hell, Amexica, Gangster Warlords, More Terrible Than Death, HSBC: Les Gangsters de la Finance)

They All Love Jack-busting the ripper (Bruce Robinson):

 

I was reluctant to read this book. Slogging through an 801-page tome on a Victorian serial killer is really something I could do without. The first thing that snagged my attention among impressively adulatory reviews was descriptions of “the greatest cover-up in British history” along with all manner of institutional & establishment corruption & crime concealment. Continue reading They All Love Jack-busting the ripper (Bruce Robinson):

Frackman (documentary) DVD

Doubt you have heard of this (bravo if you have)? If I did not have my talons deep into all ilk of info, I would never of known about this excellent, urgent & coma-conducingly shocking documentary on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Australia myself (it’s appallingly distributed, fantastically marginalized & stifled as the petroleum industry wields extraordinary influence & does not want the truth revealed). Based around ‘accidental activist’ Dayne Pratzky (aka Frackman), the picture presents sweary, pick-up-truck driving, red meat devouring, verging on redneckery ‘out back’ Australians getting absolutely shafted, shat-on & utterly’ utterly fucked-over by a barley believable, outrageously criminal “natural gas” intensive extraction bonanza, facilitated by their own government. Continue reading Frackman (documentary) DVD

Diononesiste interview – (hyper obscure & fiercely accomplished subterranean Extreme Black Metal-Death-Grind-Noise from Italy):

Some years back, whilst compiling the payload of Esrt-while Antrum edition 11, I ended-up conscripting an extremely obscure & opaque harsh noise/power electronics entity from Italy by the name of Pale Sister. At some stage in the e-exchange with the taciturn eccentric, a slew of links to additional projects  by the same practitioner were revealed. I ended up confronting the recording Inclavatus by a one-man band dubbed Diononesiste. Very quickly, the album asserted it’s exceptionalism, perhaps most notably for me by it’s extraordinary drumming. The musicianship & marked-effort really stood-out, yet the whole thing was delivered under a rind of sordidly lofi, raw, bunker & ultra-necro construct/finish that was almost contradictory to the virtuosity & diligence at work. Continue reading Diononesiste interview – (hyper obscure & fiercely accomplished subterranean Extreme Black Metal-Death-Grind-Noise from Italy):

The Verboden Boys (Belfast Chapter)-band from reality & Unseens

So this group have a badly bent/majorly skewed/acutely kinked set-up/member ratio that stages them apart from the first foot through the stain-glass…I forget it off-the-cuff but will retrieve it from the label notes by the end of the review. Continue reading The Verboden Boys (Belfast Chapter)-band from reality & Unseens

The Riot Club-film:

Toffs on the rampage. Based on the play ‘Posh’ by Laura Wade, that I believe is staged (at least in sections) on real life events concerning the Bullingdon Club (renamed here as the Riot Club). Drama & dramatization aside, this is a very’ very important subject that rarely undergoes public attention. The Bullingdon Club is of course a ‘gang’ of Etonians as a semi-secret society that celebrate destructive, excessive, class-based criminality & chronic decadence. this included Boris Johnson, David Cameron & George Osbourne, who are depicted “semi-covertly (wink-wink) in major rolls within the film. Continue reading The Riot Club-film: