Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Just released a new mini-album
Blue Vitriol - They Went To Titan! (2005)
Jake and Josh finished up a 6 song mini-album which has just been released on the premier German Electronic Dub-Reggae music label: Jahtari. It is available immediately (for FREE!) in handy Mp3 format. We've been working on some of these songs for more than a year, so it's definitely our best work ever. Jahtari is gearing up to do CD and Vinyl releases soon too-- keep an eye out over the next few months for news of a CD version of the album with a few exclusive bonus tracks.
We have also revamped our website bluevitriol.com, it is now a much more user friendly blog style site. We constantly post news about events, free music and previews of releases we are working on. Check it out and add it to your RSS reader to keep up to date.
So please, download and listen to the Mp3 release of our new mini-album, share it with anyone who might enjoy it, and let us know what you think. You know you love the digital dub:
Blue Vitriol - They Went To Titan! (2005)
Here is the description from Jahtari.org:
3...2...1...LIFT OFF! On October 15th, 1997 the largest interplanetary spacecraft ever built left Earth for the vast Saturnian system - the Cassini orbiter with its attached Huygens probe. After a seven-year journey through the roaring silence of space Cassini finally reached its goal: the majestic rings, dozens of frozen moons and huge magnetosphere of Saturn that has intrigued human imagination for centuries.
TITAN, Saturn's largest moon, is one of the most mysterious objects in our Solar System. Scientists think that its atmosphere resembles that of a very young Earth. The Huygens probe was released from Cassini in December 2004. Two weeks later it entered the murky atmosphere of TITAN and descended via parachute onto its mysterious surface. The ESA Huygens probe was the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System.
BLUE VITRIOL are supplying the soundtrack to every aspect of this revolutionary mission with their 'THEY WENT TO TITAN'-EP on JAHTARI. A long journey to the outer regions of Dub itself, made for listening as a whole - over and over again. The dense atmosphere of TITAN becomes almost palpable in each track, every crag in the clifted surface of that strange moon an own sound. Hear vast Methane oceans moving in slow motion. Space suits hissing, scanner data transmitting, control lights flashing. Rockets igniting into the screaming magnetosphere, radar echos penetrating the thick clouds, echoing back around the rings of Saturn. Deep and lightyears away.
Commencing landing sequence to your sonic orbit now!
Friday, November 04, 2005
Not because it is, but because people think it is. But it isn't.
Funniest rant i've seen in a while:
Let me see if I have this straight. ID (Intelligent Design) is not religious in nature as long as God is never identified as the designer -- even though God (or an equivalent supernatural being or force of some kind) necessarily is.
And even though ID is not religion masquerading as science -- even though it is -- religion is still "at the heart of the case's appeal for the center." Not because ID actually is based on religion, but because "it is being opposed because people think it is religious." Even though it isn't.
So the center isn't pursuing the case in the name of religion, but it is. Not because it actually is about religion, but because other people think it's about religion. But it isn't.
Which is a rant in response to this:
The More center's lawyers put scientists on the witness stand who argued that intelligent design - the idea that living organisms are so complex that the best explanation is that a higher intelligence designed them - is a credible scientific theory and not religion because it never identifies God as the designer.
Still religion is at the heart of the case's appeal for the center, say its lawyers and the chairman of its board.
The chairman, Bowie Kuhn, the former baseball commissioner, said the board agreed that the center should take on an intelligent design case because while it is not necessarily based on religion "it is being opposed because people think it is religious." And that was enough for a group whose mission, as explained on its Web site, is "to protect Christians and their religious beliefs in the public square."
Read the whole article here.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Japanese landing on an Asteroid
This friday a japanese spacecraft will have a Daring encounter with asteroid:
A Japanese spacecraft is about to make a close encounter with an asteroid in a mission to recover space dust.
The Hayabusa probe is stationed over a giant asteroid some 300 million km from Earth.
On Friday it will descend to the surface of the 600-metre-long space rock to carry out observations and release a tiny robotic probe.
Two further descents are planned later this month to collect samples for return to Earth next year.
(Tina suspects they will find hot naked chicks inside)