marks 11jun19

Simon Reynolds on how those of us who remain on the Isles Of Blogging have actually fallen out of the habit of linking to each other. Fair point.

A helicopter for Mars.

Interesting playlist by Caterina Barbieri.

How To Disappear (As Much As Possible) and Deal With the Consequences

Analysis Of The Musical Cryptograms / The Heavenly Ladder – which I find quite unlistenable, but check out the notes:

Adolf Wölfli 
(Bern, February 29, 1864 – Waldau, November 6, 1930) 
was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label. Wölfli was abused both physically and sexually as a child, and was orphaned at the age of 10. Institutionalized in 1895 at Waldau psychiatric asylum near Bern (Switzerland) where he spent the rest of his adult life. He suffered from psychosis, which led to intense hallucinations. Wölfli started drawing in 1899, but no work prior to 1904 has been preserved. In 1908, Wölfli started developing what would become a potentially endless narrative stretched across 25,000 pages interrupted only by Wölfli’s death in 1930. His images also incorporated an idiosyncratic musical notation. This notation seemed to start as a purely decorative affair but later developed into real composition which Wölfli would play on a paper trumpet.