Playlist: Luke Kranker


Luke Kranker is an artist, weirdo, recluse, explorer, hypocrite, and maker of music. His projects include Servile Sect, ITHI, and Sadness Saturn. Servile Sect formed in 2005 and is currently split between NYC and Humboldt County, CA. Servile Sect has released two full-length records with Thurston Moore's record label Ecstatic Peace!, and their third full-length "TRVTH" releases this Summer Solstice on Handmade Birds. ITHI is based in NYC and consists of Luke and Joshua Convey. Their debut record, "The Persistence of Meaning" is being released by Utech Records. Luke resides in an over-priced loft in Brooklyn, NY where he struggles with reality while cuddling cats. His opinions do not matter. For more information, please visit http://www.servilesect.com and http://www.ithi-within.com.



//Upcoming for 2011//

ITHI - "The Persistence of Meaning" CD, June 18th, Utech Records
Servile Sect - "TRVTH" Gatefold LP, June 21st, Handmade Birds
Utarm/Sadness Saturn - Split C-30 cassette reissue, summer 2011 Handmade Birds
Golden Raven(Nhate from Servile Sect)/Sadness Saturn - Split C-30 cassette, summer 2011, Handmade Birds
(Several other musical and visual projects are in the works for this year).


///Shit I Resonate With, Things That Blow My Fucking Mind//

Terence Mckenna
The story of Aldous Huxley's death
Synchronicity/coincidence
The overwhelmingly psychedelic ark found on the street by my apartment
Dreaming
Meaning
Boundary dissolution
New ideas
Personal responsibility
Procrastination
Satan as an archetype for positive change
UFO realities
Benzodiazepines
Collaborations
Human potential
Dreamachines
OG Kvsh
Lost Love
Globalist/Reptilian agendas
Perspective
Svchness
Natvre/Gaian Mind
Psycho-active plants
Plant-based living/lifestyles
California redwoods
Mid-tempo black metal
Cozy depression
Courage/Lack thereof
Discarding belief
Palenque
Fuzzy blankets
Partnerships
Intvition
Trve Love
Molly
The Will
Vibe/Awareness
Technological oracles


//Righteous Jams Mega-Mixtape//

Mostly older stuff, but there are a few 2011's in here.

//Psychedelic//
A.R. and Machines - "I'll Be Your Singer, You Be My Song" from Die Grüne Reise
Weirding Module - "Gazing Into Diamond Mirrors" from A Newer Age
Gary War - "Good Clues" from New Raytheonport
D.R. Hooker - "I'm Leaving You" from The Truth
Noah - "Why Should I Care?" from Brainsuck (yeah, holy shit - 1969)
Moon Duo - "In the Trees" from Escape
Belong - "A Walk" from Common Era
Benoît Pioulard - "Together and Down" from Précis
Current 93 - "The Shining Shining World" from Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre
Comus - "In The Lost Queen's Eyes" from Song For Comus Collection

//Blurry//
Golden Raven - "Bear Forest" from Golden Raven/Sadness Saturn Split
Aghast - "Enthrall" from Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis
Yellow Swans - "Foiled" from Going Places
Tim Hecker - "Spring Heeled Jack Flies Tonight" from Harmony in Ultraviolet

//Death//
Witchchrist - "Adoration Of Black Messiah" from Beheaded Ouroboros (the packaging for this LP is really something…)
Morbid Angel - "Prayer of Hatred" from Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Cannibal Corpse - "From Skin to Liquid" (instrumental) from Gallery of Suicide
Necros Christos - "Necromatique Nun" from Doom of the Occvlt

//Black//
Blut Aus Nord - "Epitome 6" from 777 Sect(s)
Anti - "Landscape in Minor" from The Insignificance of Life
Walknut - "The Midnightforest of the Runes" from Graveforests and Their Shadows
Inferi - "Burned" from Shores of Sorrow
Prevalent Resistance - "Winds of Mourning" from Toil/Prevalent Resistance Split
Toil - "Behold Black Plague" from Toil/Prevalent Resistance Split
Brocken Moon - "Teil V" from Das Märchen Vom Schnee
Krohm - "The Waining" from A World Through Dead Eyes
Elysian Blaze - "Anvil Chorus" from Beneath Silent Faces
Make a Change…Kill Yourself - "Fooling the Weak" from II
Utarm - "Mutilation Epoch" from Mutilation Epoch


//Quote//

"We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the
bones of a dying world." - Terence McKenna

1 comment:

Krumbled Kookie said...

McKenna... brilliant. Everything that guy has had to say blows my mind. Brilliant list, here.