photo by Ryan Bussard
The Saga of DK: Puffinrider continues….
truly a work of art
Early in their practice sessions, they hit on a solution that carried them through El Pintor's completion: Banks himself began laying down bass lines for the band to play over. “Right away, he proved himself to be a great fucking bassist,” Kessler says.
Adds Banks, “It was like, ‘Wow, fuck, there’s new creative DNA here, and the molecule is sustaining.’ We’re new beasts now, and we’re thriving.”
This thought leads him off on a tangent about Splice, the 2009 sci-fi film starring Adrien Brody: “Ever seen that? Crazy movie, man – they make an alien, then he bangs it. Sorry – spoiler. But I would compare this album to that.”
Kessler laughs and shakes his head. “If that doesn’t sell,” says the guitarist, “I don’t know what will.”
She’s Lost Control Joy Division
I feel that life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. That’s the two categories. The horrible are like, I don’t know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don’t know how they get through life. It’s amazing to me. And the miserable is everyone else. So you should be thankful that you’re miserable, because that’s very lucky, to be miserable.
Annie Hall (1977) Dir. Woody Allen
For comparison, here’s a more modern representation of this fractal wonder:
(via Cliff Pickover)
Providence, 1961, Harry Callahan