Nova Festival's debut took place over the weekend of 6-8th July 2012 at Bignor Park, West Sussex
"Nova proved itself a right little star, with top notch live acts, lovely staff, delicious food, and boundless enthusiasm and imagination…" - Brighton Argus
"The words talented, funny and heartfelt seem to conjure up the essence of Nova" - Spoonfed
"In fact F&*k it, it's a house party (without the house and a little extra party)… Intimate, spiritual and not a Prada flip flop in sight" - Clash Magazine
Under a canopy of majestic trees and nestled in the heart of the South Downs 'Novaliers' soaked-up a true muso's line-up of new and established live acts and djs. They revelled in the bizarre opportunity to putt golf balls through Hitler's legs and topple Saddam whilst playing a round on Doug Fishbone, Jake and Dino Chapman, David Shirgley and co's dictator inspired crazy golf course. They were led away by twenty white rabbits, got 'treated' in a field hospital, made hats, jewellery, wood carvings, sketched neon nudes and took lessons in burlesque. They danced like loons. They bobbed in hot tubs, chilled to film, drank cocktails in the bricks and mortar Nova Arms. They awakened their minds and their hearts with readings and talks in the Wordsmithy. They warmed themselves until the early hours by the open camp fires and joined in true candle-waving, folky singalongs.
With all this Nova made it's beautiful (if slightly squelchy) debut onto the festival circuit and will return next year over the weekend 11-14th July in the same gorgeous location with even more whimsical and raucous treats. Join us!
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Music: Jonsi - Go Do
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Music as evocative as the stuff made by Com Truise—master of the transporting synth odyssey—necessitates videos that are nothing short of cinematic. Hence the fully blown-out treatment for “Brokendate,” which rolls everything from eighties cop noir to Blade Runner retro-futurism to slo-mo Hype Williams nods into one five-minute world unto itself.
Says previous collaborator and director Will Joines of 10 lb Pictures: “While I was cutting the ‘Fairlight’ video earlier in the year I kept thinking that it was fun, but if I ever had the opportunity to actually film something for one of Com Truise's songs then I could really go all out and create this whole world that would be specifically tailored to his music.” Mission accomplished.
ABOUT COM TRUISE
When talking about the music of Com Truise (one of the many pseudonyms of New Jersey designer/musician Seth Haley), the nostalgia bit inevitably comes up, so let's get that out of the way. Yes, his songs tap classic sci-fi and proto-electro in a way that is distinctly early eighties in scope. But they're also remarkably weird—stutter-step proggy and intoxicatingly psychedelic, like those classic touchstones got drunk on lava lamp juice inside a pinball machine. After his well-received Cyanide Sisters EP, a grip of remixes for artists like Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, and, uh, Daft Punk, and a few floating MP3s, Truise's first LP, Galactic Melt, will finally enter brainspaces this summer.
A trailer for the indie short thriller 'The POW' by John Hamlett and starring Ben Worth. A war film / drama currently under submission to film festivals in the UK and Europe. For more information please visit http://www.lunar.co.uk/thepow
How Do MDMA and Related Drugs Affect Healthy Volunteers?
In the 1970s, MDMA and MDA developed reputations for having unusual emotional effects, such as feelings of closeness to others and empathy, not shared by most other psychedelics. Shortly thereafter, some scientists and doctors raised concerns about the physical effects of these drugs. Decades later, science is still trying to understand MDMA like drugs. This presentation reviews our studies giving MDMA and MDA to healthy volunteers. I will describe what we have learned about these questions: how and why do MDMA-like drugs affect emotions, perception, and attention? How and why are learning and mood affected in the days after MDMA use? How do these drugs affect the body? Our studies ﬁnd that MDMA-like drugs have real risks that cannot be ignored; however, they also produce unusual emotional effects. We ﬁnd that these unusual effects include decreased concern about threats produced by mechanisms involving serotonin and oxytocin. (Supported by the NIH and the Beckley Foundation.)
This video is from Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century, a conference taking in place in San Jose, California on April 15-18, 2010. The conference was organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in collaboration with the Heffter Research Institute, the Council on Spiritual Practices, and the Beckley Foundation.
This video was produced by Teal Sievers of Living Dream Films (http://www.livingdreamfilms.com).
To learn more about MAPS or to support our work, visit http://www.maps.org.