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Friday, March 28th, 2008
1:36 pm
Monday, July 18th, 2005
7:55 pm
New track
There is a brand new Unexpected Slug track up on Soundclick.

The track is called "Ontology Recapitulates Phylogeny" and can be seen as a mis-spelling of a scientific idea or as a philosophical comment on the nature of reality. The track is currently part of an "experimental" music competition on the Soundclick message boards.

You can hear it and other U.S. tracks at: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/1/unexpectedslug_music.htm
Saturday, July 16th, 2005
11:41 am
Bring out your dead
For those who don't know Unexpected Slug has taken part in two "Exquisite Noise Corpse" experiments which can be heard at the Roil Noise label website: http://www.roilnoise.com/exquisitecorpse.htm

Don't know what an exquisite corpse is? Here's some of what wikipedia has to say:

"Exquisite corpse (also known as 'exquisite cadaver') is a method by which a collection of words or images are collectively assembled, the result being known as the exquisite corpse or cadavre exquis in French. It is a technique used by Surrealists, and is based on an old parlour game called consequences in which players wrote in turn on a sheet of paper, folded it to conceal part of the writing, and then passed it to the next player for a further contribution.

The exquisite corpse game is played by a group of people who write a composition in sequence. Each person is only allowed to see the end of what the previous person wrote. The name is derived from a phrase that resulted when Surrealists first played the game, "Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau." ("The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.") While initially sentences were constructed using the method, poems and stories were later also written using it.

Later, perhaps inspired by children's books in which the pages were cut into thirds, the top third pages showing the head of a person or animal, the middle third the torso, and the bottom third the legs, with children having the ability to "mix and match" by turning pages, the game was adapted to drawing and collage. It has also been played by mailing a drawing or collage — in progressive stages of completion — to the players, and this variation is known as "exquisite corpse by airmail", whether the game travels by airmail or not)."
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse
Monday, April 4th, 2005
12:43 pm
Welcome to the world of Unexpected Slug! Hand in your 5 tonnes of flax at the cloakroom then take a seat. If you read the community info page it will give you some idea of what Unexpected Slug is about. We can tell you some things about Unexpected Slug but remember..... the more you learn about us the more you can expect the unexpected.

To hear the Slug in action take yourself off to http://www.soundclick.com/unexpectedslug
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