‘Sight Sound And Space’ 3 CD box set now available
Every Dog Has Its Day vol. 6 #millsart
Sunday. This is track 5. A day of rest. A day to reflect and slow down. Laundry day maybe? For me, its a day of coming home from somewhere. In any way you consider, its 24 hours of transition. The name Sunday, the day of the Sun, is derived from Hellenistic astrology, where the seven planets, known in English as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day. During the 1st and 2nd century, the week of seven days was introduced into Rome from Egypt, and the Roman names of the planets were given to each successive day. https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-the-Sun-and-Sunshine Ok, so if the term means “Sun or Solar”” day, then some in the upper hemisphere cities (especially during Jan.Feb. ) are just out of luck! #millsart
Apex The Curve. This is track 4 This term comes from Auto racing. It means to speed up when making a turn or curve. By doing so creates a magnetic type of effect that pulls the car closer to the ground. https://www.leithcars.com/blogs/1421/lifestyle/drive-like-mean-how-to-hit-apex-turn-easy-fun/ In ways, I suppose one could apply this “accelerated turn” technique to life in general. With caution, but with momentum that gives your efforts an extra push and impact on the straight. I suppose this technique could be used to get the most of life, even the times of transitions. Here are 5 gems to think about: “I don’t think life is about pace, living slow or fast, I think you just live. Y’know what I mean?” - Rapper Lil Wayne “Fast Is fine, but accuracy is everything” - Xenophon “Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death” – Hunter S. Thompson. “If everything seems under control, you’re probably not going fast enough” – Unknown “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow”. – Rupert Murdoch
Big City Fishing. This is track 3. This track references the difference and social divide between people that live in city versus those who live in rural areas of countries. Fishing refers to anything or opportunity that comes by the way of being in as place outside your normal comfort zone. I’ve mostly lived in major cities all of my life and I proudly wear the self-imposed title of “Big City Fish”. Which means, a person that knows the magical ways of avenues and boulevards. An expert of municipal shortcuts and patterns of street lights. Big Cities shape a person. When I moved to NYC from Detroit in the early 1990s, I was in transitional shock for about a week. It wasn’t just the fast pace and all the yellow taxis cars, but also the idea that I couldn’t totally know what’s happening in the city at any given time. Even though it might have been just a block away. The reality that things are happening around me that I’ll never know of or aren’t privy to was hard to grasp. This is also possible in small towns or cities, but there is closer link between people that live in more sparse areas. Probably because they need to know. But in Big cities, the idea of living next to someone but never ever knowing the person’s name seemed logical, if not acceptable. In such dense living areas, there is always to something to discover - something to know of. The term “Fishing” doesn’t refer to trout or seabass fish, it refers to knowledge and things to know because this is the way a person succeeds and gets ahead in Big Cities. The more you know, the better advantage to can have and so, to live in a Big City means, playing part of a huge information distribution system. #millsart
Forever And A Day. This is track 2. In my profession, a “day” can be anywhere from 24 – 48 hours and ends by when my head hits the pillow! A track that was slated for EDHID Vol. 4, but kept off, this was the one that convinced me to restart the EDHID album project again. Occasionally listening to it for the past 17 years, I never grew tired of hearing it. That’s a sign that it can serve a purpose. The title reflects what it feels like when I’ve been on the road touring more than average. At that point, super - sonic air travel just isn’t fast enough! Like the Beasties Boys album “No Sleep Til Brooklyn”, the cycles of reality can be stretched far beyond the imagination to a different form of time altogether. Tuesday might as well be Friday and 2:00 or 3:00 is often rhetorically asked whether its AM or PM. Cosmically, it doesn’t matter, but here on Earth’s surface, it becomes the leash that restricts most living things”. Around the creation of this track, I recall orchestrating a discussion of our website (www.axisrecords.com ). Every week, I used to pose a unique question to the readers and ask for their comment and replies. The question was “If you had to decide whether to remember everything or remember nothing, which would you choose? Surprisingly, most readers decided that remembering nothing would be the better. Suspecting that perhaps the times we spend sleeping and then wake to remember very little about what we dreamt is more desirable mental state than when were awake. #millsart
All the tracks created for Every Dog Has Its Day is about life, past and present. Sometimes the most seemingly unimportant things can unfold themselves to have an impact on actions decades later. Ultimo. This first track is titled after the 1980s iconic Men’s clothing shop in Chicago, located on Oak Street, near Lake Michigan. When I was on the radio as The Wizard, I used to travel by train to Chicago from Detroit, among other vital stops like record shops, Science Fiction/comic stores, the ICA Museum, this was one place where the clothing was more conceptual than most. Expensive (even then ), I could only browse, but the atmosphere felt like a museum of ideas and concepts about what we might look like in the future. The same can be said for certain magazines, like GQ and L’Uomo Vogue that we were increasingly showing ideas of what life could be like after the year 2000. Even today, I still practice this technique of looking at certain designs of fashion, architecture, engineering and all other creations people propose that shape the ways we may live in the future. Visionaries designers like Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne and Andre’ Courreges are still constantly studied.
Millsart: Back with Every Dog Has Its Day vol. 5 out tomorrow on Axis Records. #millsart
The Director’s Cut interview series -Carola Stoiber ex label manager of legendary Trésor Label and currently CEO of @pullproxy talks about her memories about Blue Potential.
The last Chapter of The Director’s Cut is dedicated to... The Bells. Orchestra version with the Montpellier Philharmonic will be available for the very first time on vinyls, December 6. #thebells
Soundcheck done. The Director’s Cut event in Tokyo tonight!
@konbini video interview at the construction site of the Ariane rockets! Now available on their YT channel. Link in bio.
Life on Mars @crack_magazine
The Director’s Cut interview series -Jonas Stone talks about his views on Axis Records.
#sightsoundandspace 3 CD set compilation now available. Track: Deadly Rays (Of a hot white sun ).
SIGHT SOUND AND SPACE out today. This 3 part production features compiled tracks from Axis archives, each carefully selected to re-examine. It includes famous tracks but also unreleased works. Tracks that were only previously available on Purpose Maker and Axis vinyl are for the first time released on CD. #jeffmills #SSAS #axisarchives