Black Milk - Sunday’s Best/Monday’s Worst Music video. Two phenomenal songs from No Poison No Paradise. A can’t stop listening to this duo, and frankly would rather they be one track just so I can listen to both in tandem like it’s meant to be grooved so heavily upon. Comes with a thematically appropriate, pretty video.
Wait for the “too late” breakdown/transition. Best moment of the album. Keep it up, Black Milk.
You guys should try out Starseed Pilgrim. It’s this game on PC that you can grab up on steam for six bucks. The game itself is a story that only provides vague clues as to any sort of tangible detail to it’s deeper meaning, but if you’re like me, you find yourself utterly compelled to figure it out. Luckily, the laws of Starseed Pilgrim are amusing enough to drive you to experimentation and then, eventually progress.
One of the main mysteries that I wanted to understand was the title itself. What is a Starseed Pilgrim? Apparently, I am. I’m on an island in the middle of a white void. At the bottom of my little island there is an ever-expanding creeping dark, which slowly consumes my little island. I have no means of escape. The darkness consumes me. I start again. Space plants a seed. I have an item. A seed. I plant a green seed. The creeping drone of the dark is eclipsed by a chorus of bells as my island suddenly expands in lush greenery with what appear to be little hearts embedded within.
What luck! Perhaps a means of escape from the dark? I hastily plant more seeds, wondering what sort of block will burst forth and whether it will be enough to escape that ghastly thing that stalks me relentlessly across my roughshod land-bridge. It’s not enough. Again I am consumed.
But what’s this? I’ve brought back some seeds with me this time! I extend my tiny island a short distance before running out, and again must grow my way out of this void or die trying. My permanent land bridge grows larger and I begin to wonder why. My resolve weakens and the constant vigilance of the dark begins to frustrate me. Several times in a row I return with no seeds. Then I have a lucky run and manage to grab a few more seeds to make what I decide will be the final touches on my land sculpture for the night.
Then I see the island in the distance. Is that a man there, waiting by the door? If only I could reach him. I must reach him. This is the essence of Starseed Pilgrim. That of discovery and understanding.
It’s a lot of fun, if you’ve got the six bucks for it, and time and the patience. It’s a game that can sometimes test your patience, and there are times when you feel lost, and times when you feel like just giving up. However there are also times where something clicks and you figured it out. The game didn’t tell you, you understood. Like learning a new skill or language. And those moments are holy. I highly recommend it. And I wish there were more people to talk about it with.
This one is a personal favorite of mine from the soundtrack of Kentucky Route Zero. It’s a neat little game so far that promises several episodes of content (the first two are already out, though I’ve only completed the first). Thematically I’d describe it as sort of a modern antigame insomuch as how incomparable it is to most games these days. Kentucky Route Zero is not a thrill ride; it does not quicken the pulse or require split second decisions, or some lurking threat of any kind. It lingers in the quiet of night lit only by a flickering street lamp, focuses on characters who inhabit forgotten, old places that are rich with ghosts of the past. There is a pronounced realism amongst the surreality of it all. The characters are grounded, old souls that seem to have found themselves in the realms they inhabit rather than by their own choosing. The is a feeling of fate that is invoked, and that these characters are living, breathing things with heavy burdens on their shoulders. I don’t want to spoil it for you, it really is quite a unique experience. It’s a game for readers more than gamers, I think, though the two more often than not overlap. Please do check it out!
Official trailer for Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg and a bunch of other pretty rare talent. Based on a Dostoevsky Novel, and directed by former IT Crowd talent. Doesn’t look like a comedy, but I expect at least some elements of dark humor, judging by this moody trailer. I’m pumped though. Looks good, right?