Art: Yet another self portrait

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~Yet another self portrait~ by CT

December 2014

Media: Digital

I haven’t done any digital work in a very very long time so it was kind of nice getting the chance to play around with a tablet and photoshop. It’s not particularly interesting but I like it anyway. Just another self portrait, I made myself look too attractive though, whoops.

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Anime: Autumn Season 2014

I would usually write up at the beginning of the season after seeing 3-5 episodes of each show, but I found myself way too busy to even watch most shows as they aired; nevermind writing about them. Soooo here’s an end of season “review” I suppose.  I’m shit at this whole writing malarkey.

If you haven’t been watching anything as it airs then be warned that there may be some spoilers in this, I’ve tried my best to just summarise up the plot without revealing too much, sorry!

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Review: Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

Design by Trine og Kim

Solefald – Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord
Design by Trine og Kim

Solefald
Norrønasongen – Kosmopolis Nord

Side A
1. Norrønaprogen
2. Det Siste Landskap (An Icelandic Odyssey Part IV)
3. Norskdom

Side B
4. Norrøna: Ljodet Som Ljoma
5. Songen: Vargen

Released: October 27th, 2014
Indie Recordings
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I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just listened to the new Solefald EP. I suppose my love and adoration of them is slowly but surely dwindling away and this album seems to be the perfect piece for mourning what passion I once had. I feel lost and broken without the Solefald I knew, but I suppose it was inevitable to one day experience this. Everything must grow and change.

It’s wonderful to see how much the music has matured over the years but the lack of raw chaos just reminds me of the bitterness of growing up. Everything is too serious, too clean, too dull. That childish artistic wonder has gone and instead replaced by that feeling of crushing melancholy you only truly experience as an “adult”.

Norrønasongen: Kosmopolis Nord has left me feeling empty and I’m not sure what to do.

The EP is by no means bad, in fact it is a beautiful piece of work – it’s just that on a personal level I don’t find myself particularly gripped by it. If you enjoy some slow paced and easy to listen to folk then this is ideal for you, at times it reminds me a lot of Hardingrock’s Grimen but with a noisy Germanic twist with Mari Skeie Ljones’ harding fiddle playing almost as perfect as Knut Buen’s. I’m sure this EP will find a place in my heart over time, but for now I can’t lie that I am a little bit disenchanted by it. It breaks my heart to feel this way, I’m Sorry.

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Art: gig doodles

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11PARANOIAS by CT
November 2014
Media: black ball pen

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Watching. Waiting. Visible. by CT
November 2014
Media: black ball pen

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Tour: Dragged Into Sunlight – Europe

Dragged Into Sunlight European Tour

This November, Dragged Into Sunlight shall embark on their longest European tour to date, preceded by two shows in the UK:

8th – The Dome w/ Hooded Menace, London, UK
9th – The Exchange, Bristol, UK
11th – Decadence, Ghent, BE
13th – Les Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse, FR
14th – Mogambo, San Sebastian, ES
17th – Freakout Club, Bologna, IT
18th – Sidro Club, Rimini, IT
19th – Le Romandie, Laussanne, CH
20th – Lo Fi Club, Milan, IT
21st – Immerhun, Wurzburg DE
22nd – Kokpit Club, Prague, CZ
23rd – Exzess, Frankfurt, DE
24th – Ciemna Strona Miasta, Wroclaw, PL
25th – Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
26th – KB18, Copenhagen, DK
27th – Bambi Gallore, Hamburg, DE
28th – dB’s, Utrecht, NL
29th – Romein, Leeuwarden, NL

Trailer: http://youtu.be/KWYavzKXTuI

Tickets: http://bandsintown.com/draggedintosunlight

Poster by Hugo Silva.

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Anime: Summer Season 2014

I guess it’s time to reveal that I am  secretly a massive fucking weeaboo *gasp*. I’ve been watching a few shows this season on Crunchyroll as I don’t really know anywhere else that legally streams them and I’m too lazy to torrent them these days, I prefer the convenience of having them stream straight onto my TV via my X-Box and such. So yeah, I’ve only watched a handful of shows and as I am incredibly bored right now here’s my brief and uninformative opinions of those few.

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Art: Dragged Into Sunlight fan art

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Dragged Into Sunlight fan art by CT. August 2014

Traditional: Moleskine Paper, Black Gel Pen, 0.3 Black Fine Line

“I was learning how to draw skulls and it turned into this shit. Listening to Dragged Into Sunlight does that to you I guess.”

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Tour: Dragged Into Sunlight – Japan

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23rd-EL PUENTE Nishiyokohama, Kanagawa
24th-FIREBIRD Shinmatsudo, Chiba
25th-EARTHDOM Shinokubo, Tokyo
26th-SOUGEN , Shizuoka
27th-KURAWOOD Asakusa, Tokyo

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Listen to: Zothique

I can’t even be arsed writing any sort of review of their music because WHY ARE YOU READING THIS AND NOT LISTENING??

By the way, they are supporting Dragged Into Sunlight in Japan so make sure you catch them otherwise you’re a shit.

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Art: Cvntlord Fvcker

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“Cvntlord Fvcker”
A self portrait by CT. June 2014.
Mixed Media: Moleskine Paper, Watercolours, Acrylics, Black Gel Pen.

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