Akira Rabelais
November 23, 2003 8:53 AM   Subscribe

What is this? I really don't know how to make heads or tails on this one. I was listening to last.fm and some of the strangest ambient noise started playing. I ran a google search on the artist and was led here. One of the most unique pages I've ever seen. There seems to be a lot going on with this page. (Notice the poetry that appears on the index page for 1/3 second before refreshing to the main index map). In addition to having copies of the I Ching and the Kama Sutra (no pics) there is poetry and literature spanning back 2000 years, yet nothing I could find about the the original artist I was looking for. Has anyone run into this before or know what it's all about? And what are your thoughts?
posted by daHIFI (9 comments total)
Search back issues of The Wire. There has been much written about Rabelais within those pages.

More from Forced Exposure.
posted by anathema at 9:00 AM on November 23, 2003

yet nothing I could find about the the original artist I was looking for.

There's the PDF linked on the front page that has a lot of information.
posted by macadamiaranch at 9:14 AM on November 23, 2003

it's weird. so I HATE IT!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:36 AM on November 23, 2003

Creator of Argeïphontes Lyre, well liked by people who like that sort of thing.
posted by Grangousier at 10:04 AM on November 23, 2003

[andrew wishes he wasn't at work, using a computer with no sound card]

and thanks for a solid, old-school, interesting, non-news/list/quiz, cool-page, honest-to-goodness mefi-link. have a pony.
posted by andrew cooke at 10:22 AM on November 23, 2003

Y'know, I can imagine myself cueing these beats to Plastikman
on a rainy evening, and listening to the final mix in the dark--

--What am I saying? I'm the good twin!
posted by Smart Dalek at 11:38 AM on November 23, 2003

oh, pysse on it!
posted by quonsar at 12:17 PM on November 23, 2003

Well, the Oblique Strategies reference is obvious enough. That, and the random I Ching hexagram generator, suggests an interest in sortilege and aleatory composition.
posted by y2karl at 2:15 PM on November 23, 2003

if you don't hate them since they halted the unlimited plan, emusic.com has a coupla' albums:

Akira Rabelais
posted by hulette at 6:24 PM on November 23, 2003

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