Frantic Mantis: June 2006

King Of Audio

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

This and more art by Hiroshi Araki.


Tech Obsession Enzyme?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Read on about a Japanese discovery of a tech-obsession enzyme.


Exploding Earth

Friday, June 16, 2006

"It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species," Hawking said. "Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of." - Stephen Hawking


Repa 4

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I think our 10 songs in 10 practices may not completely work in that ratio, however we will still continue this experiment. Per created some Jesus Lizard inspired guitar lines on this little number and we jammed rather out-of-tune yet inspired at the end of this version. Slowly but surely we create. Thank you for listening.

[ DOWNLOAD 3v2 MP3 ]

Repa 3

Friday, June 09, 2006

Scheduling conflicts had us driving as a two-piece today, which is always exciting as Per downloads the track and surprises us next time. For a moment I played guitar and then went back to bass as we weren't locking in quite the same. Håkan and I's brains connect seamlessly when I am on bass for some reason. He said I play guitar like I'm playing bass, which is something that Jason Hamacher has also said in the past. Here is our third experiment and work-in-progress.


Repa 2

Monday, June 05, 2006

Frantic Mantis Consortium™ presents the second rehearsal. Open-Source Data-Punk! Two mp3s of new material... one of which being the song from rehearsal 1 with guitar by Per Stålberg. I (Shelby) have switched to bass. A little known fact is that I played bass years before I started playing guitar... and I enjoy it. So no more revolving bassists since 2006™!

[ DOWNLOAD 1_v2 MP3 ]

[ DOWNLOAD 2_v1 MP3 ]


Saturday, June 03, 2006

For space and energy reasons, colonists will eat a primarily vegetarian diet, consisting of cereals like rice and wheat, legumes like soybeans and peanuts, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, garlic, onions and salad crops such as lettuce and tomatoes. All crops will be grown hydroponically, in a shallow solution of water and minerals. Mushrooms and fish will be fed with plant wastes that humans find inedible, thereby providing more variety in the colonists' diet.