21 December 2013

Timewave Infinity - Winter Solstice 2013

American philosopher and speaker Terence McKenna is widely regarded as one of the progenitors of the 2012 phenomenon, the fabled date of 21 December, 2012 playing an integral part in his "Timewave Zero" theory (ok, technically it's a more of a philosophical hypothesis, but still...) The Timewave deals with the idea that time is not strictly linear but each moment is a confluence of intersecting fractal interrelationships and each event is inextricably linked with other events past and future. According to his proposal, these interrelationships can be mapped with a fractal curve based on the 64 hexagrams of the Chinese divination system, the I Ching. Unfortunately for the longevity of the idea, Terence proposed that the influx of changes would reach a Singularity on the end of the13th b'ak'tun of the Mayan long-count calendar, the winter solstice of 2012, ringing in an unimaginable future of infinite possibility (or something.)
Although 2012 and 2013 were indeed years of great upheaval, political unrest and transformation, the universe for the most part continues to function much as it did before the big date and many people claimed the Timewave to be a failure. However, the true nature of a fractal is infinite; rather than having a clear beginning or end, it spirals in upon itself in endlessly unfolding variations. And so it is with our existence- our collective confluence of energies multiply and amplify as we ascend more and more rapidly to an unknown destination. But because a fractal never truly ends, that destination will likely be yet another beginning...

Sphingida - Over The Depth
Tara Putra - Between The Sphere
Ekaologik - Lake Travel
Globular - Fire & Stars
Scopes - Daze
Kurbeats - Mono-Poly Wants A Cracker
Maharishi - Call Of The Ancients
Radioactive Sandwich - Bhagwan
JBC Arkadii - Molekula
Chronos - Time Keeper
eleMental - Dansul Ielelor
Tentura - Melting
Spectrum Vision - Sympotronic
Perfect Blind - Exosphere
Rob Vector - Mars
ByTheRain - Interstellar Medium
Den Wave - Earth
Alba - Arising And Passing Away
Xenofish - Blurred Matrix

all tracks are from the excellent netlabel ektoplazm.com and are available for free download under a Creative Commons license