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Today is the international Cannabis day and I am glad to publish my first psychedelic track!

 

It was a long journey, which started about an year ago and progressed extremly slowly until somewhere in november, where I tried to impose myself a deadline until the end of 2018, which obviously didn't happen. Also in the beginning of my kick-bass-line crafting I was struck by a hardcore anti marihuana propaganda movie made about 80 years ago called "Reefer Madness". Dating back it was one of the first carefully designed videos to launder the minds of the average American public. After all, Cannabis was considered to be the biggest danger for the private industrialization by providing a natural and easy to obtain ressource in many different industrial branches including medicine, argiculture, architecture and everyday life. It is no where near suitable to be patented as a source, which further cut its chances to avoid prohibition. In turn of events USA banned Cannabis in any form with strictest drug policy available. USA also forced its economic partners to do the same and so was Cannabis banned worldwide and the carefully designed propaganda was extensively used throughout the decades to appal the public from its usefulness. Among all it was lied that Cannabis will kill your braincells, while in fact research showed proofs of neurogenesis. You've been told that Cannabis will lead you to lung cancer, while in fact Cannabis repels not only lung cancer, but huge variety of cancer types. You've been told that Cannabis will seriosly damage all of your physical capabilities, but I'll let Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt disagree. The only use case, which still couldn't be denied by the propaganda is that Cannabis grows much faster than any other useful plant, and can be used to replace single use plastic, to create paper and robust clothing, and even use it in buildings as a material. You've heard that Cannabis is the gateway to harder drugs, yet actually prescription drugs are and Cannabis is a way out. In this way Cannabis messes with many big economic branches. It is a pain in the ass for the pharma and alcohol industry, which now hipocratically at the verge of its legalization tries to obtain the control of its harvesting and distribution. You can also try to make a rough estimate about the millions of lives seriously affected or even lost by the Cannabis ban, in forms of dead penalties and harsh jail sentences, police and criminal violence, extreme social discrepance and public shaming, among others. At the same time no one ever died from consuming Marihuana! So yeah, with this first track of mine I decided to fix the initial propaganda messages to fit in the 21st century.

Now about psytrance music. I was first introduced to trance and psytrance by my brother, computer games and my schoolmates from Asoma, to which I am very grateful. I used to listen to trance music way back in 1995, while playing the slowly moving and not sound demanding Heroes of Might and Magic 1, and with trance becoming increasingly commercial and dull, I've slowly transitioned to Astral Projection, Man with no Name, Infected Mushroom and Hallucinogen, somewhere around 1997. Since then I enjoy its great varieties and try visit many events. I then started cutting psychedelic videos for fun, using mine and other artists work, which you've seen for sure. But back in my head I always wanted to produce music by myself and while psytrance is far not the only genre I enjoy, my extensive signal processing background makes it particularly suitable to jump in.

There it is - my first track called "playground", which is actually the name of the sound project, which I gave to play with sounds in general, way earlier before the track got it's shape the way you can listen to it now. For my artist name I decided to go for Kuker (Kykep in Bulgarian). Shortly said Kuker is shaman that repels evil spirits.

I want to thank all of the producers who sacrifice their time to share free online courses and in particular Andrew a.k.a. Mind Mirror a.k.a. Collective Intelligence for his lessons. Further important psy trance production secrets are regularly taught by Dash Glitch and Sadowick Production who gives tons of electronic music tips in general. Stay tuned for an upcoming video and remaster!

I looks like you are still here so you can enjoy finally my own video to it:

Released in 2019-04-20 at 145 bpm :-)

20th February, 2005: on this day the most paradoxical and genius american writer was shot in the head by a hardcore psychedelic hippie. Yes, today 14 Years ago Hunter Thompson returned his own earth ticket with a gun, stating he needs “No More”. His whole life was no less controversial and made him a living bridge between all circles of society – from convicted felons to presidents. A founder of the later called Gonzo journalism, a style that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as a first person part of the story. One of those stories, his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been filmed by the visionary Terry Gilliam and played by Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The movie is beyond greatness and lets the viewer speechless and unable to recall who does the better role incarnation. It provoked all kind of reactions and inspired generations. So what is it all about Hunter Stockton Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta that managed to put a shadow even on their other iconic activities? Make yourself comfortable as Hunter would – pour a fine whiskey with a filtered cigarette in the mouth and dive deep into an old school psychedelic realm!

Credits goes to:
Fear and Loathing (1996)
Psydrop - Fear and Loathing
Open Source - Too Weird To Live
Dirty Diagnostik - Fear and Loathing
PsyseX - L.S.Dance (Captain Hook Remix)
Tas Visuals
Brock Springstead
VJ Catmac & David Molina
Martin Stebbing
and many more, tell me if I forgot to credit you!

"It’s true that the message of ayahuasca, the "Universal Message", is about the sacred, magical, enchanted, infinitely precious nature of life on Earth and the interdependence of material and spiritual realms"

"And I’d like to add that I don’t think any of the psychedelics should be used for recreation. They have a much more serious and important mission with humanity"

Credits
Labirinto Live, Graham Hancock, Hakan Hisim, Blueberry, Avatar, Pablo Amaringo, Tas Visuals, Simon Haiduk

🍄 x M + 👽

This is a special greeting to all brave hyperspace explorers! :-)

music:
merkaba

talk:
joe rogan, bill hicks, donald cerrone

art:
alex grey, tas visuals, uon, murat sayginer, cyclo, psypepper, steven haman, incedigris, electric sheep, dvein, enter the void

An audiovisual journey to where it all began!