Gleaming the Queue: ANTIVIRAL

David Cronenberg’s son, Brandon, was always going to be measured in the shadow of his father. So for his directorial debut, rather than conspicuously avoiding these comparisons, Cronenberg has doubled down on them with Antiviral – a film that literally … Continue reading

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Seclus Booze 01: The Fat Pug

Since this is somewhat of a reboot I thought it best to revisit a pub I’ve told you about on here before. Back then it was The Coventry Arms, a confused little boozer who wanted to be a hipster hangout … Continue reading

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Gleaming the Queue: Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

Sound is a sacrament in the Berberian Sound Studio: it enters innocuously through the ears before transubstantiating into something more sinister. Peter Strickland’s film is utterly distinctive as it is unclassifiable.  Berberian Sound Studio is a psychological/metaphysical implosion of anxiety, … Continue reading

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FRAME OF MIND VOL. VII

SKULL CANDY

Hello Seclusiasis Peeps! MANIKAN back with another installment of FRAME OF MIND. I was on a small hiatus since I recently got married and then moved shortly after…so I am back at it! This month I wanted to showcase the … Continue reading

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GLEAMING THE QUEUE: A BAND CALLED DEATH

Queued up this month was the rock doc, A Band Called Death, about an enigmatic Detroit trio whose music was initially ignored or dismissed, only to be rediscovered and embraced by later generations.  This subject is hardly novel (the excellent … Continue reading

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STUFF YER FACE: DIY Green Drink

The last few years I’ve been noticing green juice drinks and smoothies becoming quite popular. While some may think they look kinda weird, these drinks are super healthy and most of the ones I’ve had taste damn good! Making your … Continue reading

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GLEAMING THE QUEUE: ROOM 237

The leap of faith one has to make before entering Room 237, Rodney Ascher’s documentary of the hidden agendas allegedly contained within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 thriller, The Shining. That leap is that Stanley Kubrick never did anything by accident. And … Continue reading

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Beat Artillery – Ep. 17 – Maschine Studio

It’s another installment of Beat Artillery here at the Seclusiasis blog… and today we’re going to talk about something that was announced today! Native Instruments announced Maschine Studio, their new flagship Maschine hardware controller…. as well as the slick new … Continue reading

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FRAME OF MIND VOL.VI

COD BLACK OPS 2

Hello Seclusiasis Peeps! MANIKAN back with another installment of FRAME OF MIND. This month I wanted to showcase the artworks of Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2. With the release of XBOX ONE in November and the newest addition of … Continue reading

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STUFF YER FACE: INDIANAPOLIS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

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Last Friday, Mrs Carnicero and I went to the Indianapolis First Friday Food Truck Festival.  We’ve been a few times before, but we wanted to hit it again before summer was over. Here is a list of the trucks we … Continue reading

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