jetlag9We had stayed up all night…under hanging mosque lamps with domes of
filigreed brass, domes starred like our spirits, shining like them with
the prisoned radiance of electric hearts…”*

Jetlag Archipelago #9 Erotic Invisible Empires


We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!… Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.” — *F.T. Marinetti, 1909. “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism”

Spheres of relationality and behavior that require an extended period of attention such as those of affectivity, eroticism and deep
comprehension, are disturbed, subject to contraction. In these conditions of acceleration and information overload, automatism tends to become the prevalent form of reaction to stimuli, in the sense that automatic reations are those that don’t demand reflection or a conscious and emotional reaction. They are standard reactions, implicit in the preformatted chain of actions and reactions in the homogenized info-sphere.”   — Franco Berardi Bifo, 2009. “Precarious Rhapsody”

The Barrio Chino, a section in Berlin only known to Berlin’s dedicated alcoholics and speed shooters, is a geographical foulness inhabited not by Spanish sailors, nor by the American Merchant Marine, nor by the Turks, but by those who have been separate from their birthplace or anything resembling home, they are nationless. As long as they are alive, lost. The Barrio Chino is a place of drifters. Loneliness rather than sex has become the last vestige of capitalism. Loneliness is both a disease and a cause of personal strength.” — Kathy Acker, 1981. “Lust: A Sailor’s Slight Identity”

Includes the sounds of:

Zoviet France - Lief Lulla
Phil Kline - John the Revelator/ Hear Me Cry
Telepherique - Geduld
Chris Carter - Slomo
Alva Noto - Haliod Xerrox Copy 4
Dead Letters Spell out Dead Words - 1992 (tape decay)
Zeitkratzer & Terre Thaemlitz - Sloppy 42nds
Brian Eno - Paleosonic
Yello - Bananas to the Beat
Bloodrock - DOA
Legendary Pink Dots - Only Dreaming
Helhesten - Sei Lights
Fennesz - Before I Leave
Artificial Organs - While the City Sleeps at Night

PLUS snippets from:

Thunderbird Records Presents: Indian Songs of the Southwest
Marked for Death: Can America Survive?
Erotic Invisible Empires tape loops by Delikassette
A pile of tapes from a Moroccan flea market whose names in Arabic DJ
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