Author Archive: Merchant of the Agora

100 Ways To Disappear And Live Free Forever

Friday, October 9th, 2020 by Merchant of the Agora
To “live free” means to be able to control your own life and to avoid violence, or the threat of violence, by others.
What you do and how you do it will almost always determine whether or not freedom will be yours. But YOU must take the responsibility for creating your own freedom.

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Legend of The Deep Sea Black Carpet From DiverAnon (Giant Sea Anemones & The Bloop)

Saturday, June 6th, 2020 by Merchant of the Agora

Legend of The Deep Sea Black Carpet From DiverAnon (Giant Sea Anemones & The Bloop)

These are stories from DiverAnon discussing potential biological origins of the bloop or other unidentified sea sounds, the black carpet, and generally just what bizarre organisms may still be lurking undiscovered. It’ll be a long time before the sea gives up all it’s mysteries after all.

This next story is supposedly bonafide true- taken from the journal of a now deceased biologist/researcher. I haven’t seen the pages of the journal myself, but I’m working on getting them sent to me if possible. I’ll share them with you if I ever manage to get my hands on them. For now, enjoy an abridge version.

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Vaporwave Album Review: INTERNET CLUB – REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 by Merchant of the Agora

If a major conceptual component of vaporwave is hyper-realism, then REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE is one of its greatest practitioners. Released in January 2012, Robin Burnett’s sixth album as INTERNET CLUB elicits the perfectly sterile and sterily perfect office environment of enterprise millennialism in seventy-five minutes. Here, the grass is the same green, the lights are the same white, and the sky is the same cloudless blue; an exercise in gorgeosity,1 but without the depth or spice that gives gorgeosity its meaning. Everyone can succeed here if they work hard, and why wouldn’t they?

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Vaporwave Review: 식료품groceries – 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 by Merchant of the Agora

Come on baby, take a walk on the aisle side.1 슈퍼마켓Yes! We’re Open2 is the debut release from 식료품groceries3 and is one of the earliest releases on the Dream Catalogue label.4 It is literally a soundtrack to the experience of going aisle-by-aisle in a supermarket (hence the tag “aislegaze”): each track is themed after exploring a different section and listing some of the products that one may find.

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Synthwave Album Review: Auragraph – Memory Tracer

Sunday, April 19th, 2020 by Merchant of the Agora

Synthwave Album Review: Auragraph – Memory Tracer

From the City of Angels… Comes AURAGRAPH with his debut album “Memory Tracer”. Auragraph takes you on a journey through the 80s with vintage synthesizers and a dose of nostalgia. The album will be available on physical and digital format at Hiraeth Records on April 17th!

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