Saturday, April 24, 2010

Magog. Haxmjolk. OP and the phantom band. Groep Ohm Skokian. Aardvarks. Atrium Color Seed. St Erhart paprika. Everybody's own hand.

The story goes like this. Somewhere sits the man who has almost everything. He spent years since the beginning collecting gems, since the dawn of mp3s and napster, the commonest through to the rarest. In a few years, he will have them all. Only a few remain elusive but thanks to the stupendous set he has assembled he's confident he’ll get the last remaining private pressings, even one-off albums like a legendary cassette or acetate recorded by a completely unknown yet brilliant band in the seventies, through trades and diligent searching. He is aided by a set of far-flung henchmen-- obscure toilers who purchase the records and rip them, then trade them, all unaware of the enormity of their task, like the Mesopotamian scribes who each knew only a part of the text they were working on. He is financed by a wealthy venture capitalist who is equally obsessed but more limited in time than money, to whom hundreds of dollars for one rarity are nothing in pursuit of the shared dream of owning all the historical progressive albums in the entire world-- which obviously constitute a mathematically finite set-- although approaching the exact number requires a calculus which should approach an asymptote, or limit, perhaps around an order of magnitude ten to the power 4, possibly 5, depending on definitions. Day by day he amasses more through the work of all, until one day he has everything-- though no one knows he has this power, this uniqueness in a world of almost seven billion humans. To be alone in such a possession is unusual, it is as special as being the richest man in the world. What does it mean if everyone is unaware? We are all alone in our own consciousnesses. Picture him working in the depths of a hospital by day, in the evening coming home to a package-- the last gem left to listen to. Surrounded by the discs of sound he is complete at least, task finished.

In quantum mechanics we speak of the wave function (which governs all subatomic entities and by extension all reality) 'collapsing' due to interaction with other processes. The elucidation of this collapse to this day is one of the mystifying aspects of the standard model. There is no complete theory to explain it, though many philosophical interpretations. Some, perhaps most physicists, believe that each event, governed by a certain probability, splits into a separate parallel universe. Thus the world and the future are indeterministic in a very deep and decisive manner. At that time the LHC in Europe, through a freak extremely improbable hadron beam black hole creation event, leads to a vacuum instability that is lower in energy than our current universe. The result (as was warned before many times before the accelerator came on line) is that at the speed of light a wavefront destroys the current structure of the universe and drops it to a lower energy vacuum of obliteration. Utterly lost in a millisecond are the man who has everything and his collection of everything.

But, in another earlier split parallel universe, the man who has everything sits back and relaxes after acquiring the last progressive album from Germany and picks up a book on the suggestion of a friend: Sir Martin Rees' "Our Final Hour." He reads about the doomsday argument-- the argument that we are all born, here and now today, because it is the statistically likeliest time for a human to be born (10 percent of all humans who ever lived are alive today), or to put it differently, the population is about to crash suddenly: we are in the middle of a bell curve-- and he's jolted into the chilled realization that humanity is in peril, time is short... He can't sleep anymore, it hits him over the head like a hammer. Of course, it's obvious, there is no future of traveling the stars and exploring galaxies, the population curve is about to negative slope soon... So he starts a blog and dedicates himself to sharing all his tens of thousands of hoarded gems with all the fans who can appreciate them, few as they are proportionately under the integral of that gaussian. He has just started, having shared Anubis (Fra 1984), when the aforementioned LHC vacuum instability wipes him out and all the other fans, atomizing and quantumly randomizing all the culture and progressive music humanity has ever created as well as that great record collection.

Addendum: the parable is not about me!!!!!!

Magog - Lock...
Häxmjölk - Eskimo Heat ...
O.P. & The Phantom Band....
Groep Ohm - Skokian...
Aardvarks - Aardvakistan...
Atrium - Vierwetterhaus...
St-Erhart - Cuando se come aqui...
Hand - Everybody's Own Hand...

40 comments:

Tristan Stefan said...

Magog
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9F9MAUZB
haxmjolk
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5PTC3WR5
O.P. and the phantom band
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LYNQNKSB
Groep Ohm Skokian
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RYVUUQ0A
Aardvarks 1982
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MB8PGIEB
Atrium color seed
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TIA0JXCI
St Erhart paprika 1980
http://www.mediafire.com/?znemjjyjimf
Hand everybody's own hand
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZW5SR25X

Anonymous said...

great blog!

do you the compilation samantha promotions from 1969? It has also been reissued:

http://comps.ugly-things.com/compsproject/comptitle2.php?&lifilter=4&scompid=2153&scomptitle=Samantha%20

thanks

Anonymous said...

Nice story..but its not 1 man or woman..its a group..nice story..keep up the greatest posts since prognotfrog began

Tristan Stefan said...

it is one man...

Ben Sommer said...

That is an awesome story keep up the good work.

Dairos777azz said...

Hi Tristan,

God will bless this man for his generosity to condivide his treasures with others. Dead things comes to life. Surely his existential waveform is now luminous. The huge collection was empty in his nature but come in his hands for an hidden purpose that is now evident.
Your message is particularly trascendental. Yes, the future is indeterministic for humans and devils, due to the complex concatenations of the subatomic particles with human souls, that influenced the quantistic swarm and events at every moment. Only God knows.

For the moment i have listened only the album of the swiss band Hands. A very pleasure folk progressive gem, lovable like the Lear album. Splendid wefts and splendid female vocals. Unfortunately, she didn't had enough space in the album, in comparison to the male voice.

Thanks of heart to you and that guy

Anonymous said...

St Erhart paprika 1980
http://www.mediafire.com/?znemjjyjimf

Invalid or Deleted File...

Thank you

mox.g said...

Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!
You'll never find me !
signed :
Live in Tousson
the New Hokum Sheiks

Me niether!

Voila !
The Phantom Orchestra

ushaped said...

it seems the links have been deleted, whomever was able to d/l these gems, can they help out tristan stefan to re-up to some spreading servers (e.g., flameupload, massmirror etc.), he has really taken the time to be generous! I can help with haxmjolk, hand, and group ohm, tonight, can anyone else help with the others?

focus said...

uploading phantom now

focus said...

thx for the service!! and enjoy
http://www.gazup.com/aewv2-op_the_phantom_band_-_same_1976.rar-download-mirrors

Anonymous said...

Groep Ohm - new link - http://lix.in/-7d52ac

Anonymous said...

Magog - new link - http://lix.in/-81e76b

Anonymous said...

St Erhart paprika - new link - http://lix.in/-7a4826

Anonymous said...

Atrium - new link - http://lix.in/-78c40f

Tristan Stefan said...

"Voila !
The Phantom Orchestra"
no- don't tell me it's the man who has everything himself, making a phantom appearance???

thanks to all those who helped reupload and sorry for the problems

Tristan Stefan said...

P.S.
to the man who has almost everything: I wonder if you weren't convinced by the 'doomsday argument' if not, I think maybe you have skipped the mathematics, which are quite rigorous. Check 'Overshoot' 1980 where Catton talks about how humanity has surpassed the carrying capacity of the earth and is set to overshoot and collapse. Any issue of the New Scientist pick it up and you'll see how bad things look for the next 10 years. In the meantime, you will have all the progressive albums in the world. But I am afraid there won't be many people to share them with. At that time brownouts or blackouts will be common, and blogs will be a thing of the distant past...
Anyways, I just wanted to say hi! how are you doing?

Anonymous said...

in the parellel universe there lives a man called erich fromm, to have or to be? there is music. and after all i was the past,present and the future. the man who has almost anything is hopeful. wound scratches.

Sadness said...

I`d copied pasted links but hadn`t d/led them..would like to thank all who have re-upped the files that tristan has given us..
many many thanks to everyone..

Tristan Stefan said...

I also wanted to apologize for posting too many albums, all at once. I'll try to do fewer from now on, maybe only one or two, or preferably less than one. Sorry to all

ushaped said...

Häxmjolk :: Eskimo Heat - new link - http://www.flameupload.com/files/CDVMA6LU/Hxm.rar

Hand :: Everybody's Own - new link - http://www.flameupload.com/files/GQP7ZH4L/Hand.rar

Anonymous said...

HEllo,

Great posts but I don't believe Aardvarks has been reposted yet.

Tristan Stefan said...

http://flameupload.com/files/1BMCDBJL/Aardvarks__Austria_82_.rar

jaouad said...

hi
great posts , but some links are dead
could someone reupload please o.p and the phantom band and haxmjolk
take care

Tristan Stefan said...

http://flameupload.com/files/1WEVX3ZS/H__xmj__lk_-_Eskimo_Heat_76.rar

here you go brother

Tristan Stefan said...

http://flameupload.com/files/4LMFCI40/Op___The_Phantom_Band_-_Same__1976_1.rar

Anonymous said...

Could we have the tracklist for Everybody's own ?
THX

isabelbc said...

new link Paprika http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4WOPZUIE

Anonymous said...

The only one I don´t know of this bunch is ATRIUM.
Could you re-up Atrium color seed?
Thanks in advance!

isabelbc said...

Atrium - new link http://netkups.com/?d=1b538ea74285f

Anonymous said...

Dear isabelbc,
I'm afraid the file for the Atrium album is corrupted and cannot be opened.
I have tried with winrar & 7-zip
Thanks for your prompt reply.

isabelbc said...

new link Atrium http://netkups.com/?d=9524bf14df061

Anonymous said...

Now it works like a charm.
Thanks a lot. This is how all blogs should be!

japanese kid said...

Hello!
I enjoy this blog every time.
Please reup Aadvarks & Hand albums.
Not found other blogs.
Thank you.


isabelbc said...

Aardvarks -> http://www.munju.net/search?q=Aardvarks

isabelbc said...

Hand - Everybody's Own new link http://netkups.com/?d=0815530c29396

japanese kid said...

Thank you very much!!!

Anonymous said...

All of them gone :(
Is there any chance for new Magog, Groep Ohm and Atrium links at least?

beto campos said...

Please repost!!!

Deprezzive said...

I can't find the Atrium's album "Color Seed" Anywhere! Please upload it again!

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