28.1.19

Greta Thunberg ~ Wounded healer


In Greta Thunberg's horoscope the Sun is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer. That's saying a lot. Also a quirky Venus square Uranus and an empowering Jupiter trine Pluto. Planetary Golden Aspects are strong for Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Asteroid themes include singleminded leader and hunter. Neither modest nor meek.

19.1.19

The aesthetic fallacy


Hard scientists love to project concepts like elegance and beauty on simple equations like E = mc². A revealing choice perhaps, but also quite absurd. Economic use of symbols is really about compressing a body of theory and data to its absolute limit. But if beauty = max compression, the most beautiful painting would be 100% abstract.

14.1.19

The problem with astrology


This is the final post about astrological techniques on the Dubbhism blog. In the future there will be occasional bits and pieces of interpretation for entertainment, but right now it's time to return to the core business: dubb music. Here are some concluding thoughts after four years of astrological research. Rant-mode is switched on.

13.1.19

Asteroid tales ~ Jenseits von Gut und Böse


Just like Nietzsche's philosophy, the art of astrological interpretation is beyond good and evil. Astrology teaches, for example, that there's more to causality than billiard balls, and that time is both sequential and simultaneous. So how to deal with fatalism? Perhaps Friedrich can help. Now let's take a look at some of the asteroids in his chart.

5.7.18

The retroactive effect of asteroid names


The movements of the stars, the planets and even the asteroids are of great interest to astrologers. But a lump of rock or a star is only useful to a stargazer if it has a name. The name connects the physical object to the realm of meaning. It's the most important starting point for astrological interpretation. But that's not the whole story. Names of astronomical objects are in fact deeply weird.

27.4.18

Avicii vs. Pluto ~ some astrological resonances


Two years ago, we checked the birth charts of hundreds of musicians to learn more about a new astrological technique. Back then, Avicii's chart stood out because of an intense Pluto. The name Avicii actually means 'Lowest level of Buddhist Hell' and Pluto is of course the King of the Underworld. Here's a closer look at Tim Bergling's birth chart.

21.3.18

Renay Oshop ~ Scientific astrologer par excellence



Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as rigorous scientific astrology. Vedic astrologer Renay Oshop is (one of) the best. She uses modern techniques like AI to trace correlations between the rhythms of the planets and the rhythms of life. She also bends spoons. We had a nice chat recently about the universe, music and astrology.

3.3.18

Musicians and Muses ~ astrological perspectives


This post is aimed at music lovers and at astrology enthusiasts. The music lover can find out how the nine Muses, a wonderful bunch of ladies from Greek mythology, influence musicians astrologically. Astrologers can learn more about the use of Phi-angles in the natal chart using thematically related asteroids.

6.2.18

The mighty I-lodica passing thru


I-lodica visited the Low Lands recently, cutting tunes and doing sessions all over the place from Rotterdam to Amsterdam and from Arnhem to Leiden. We talked about making some new dubb music. That's definitely going to happen. In the meantime, here are some recent sessions and tunes for your inspiration.

Marshall B & I-lodica | Outta Mi Yard 26-01-2018 | Live session 

10.1.18

Mysteries of Dubb ~ Pipecock Jackson


Horoscope for Lee Scratch Perry, March 20 1936, Kendal, Jamaica

Pisces Sun opposite asteroid Ethiopia ~ Come from Ethiopia
Mercury conjunct asteroid Lee Perry ~ Intergalactic Brain I
Jupiter conjunct Galactic Center and asteroid Regge ~ Lightning
Asteroid Karma conjunct asteroid Africa ~ Marcus Garvey Black Ark
Pluto sextile asteroid Vaticana ~ Go down Pope

The Tubbutec µTune microtonal quantizer



Jan Caron of Gearslutz and Tony Dubshot discuss the awesome Tubbutec µTune microtonal quantizer. And let's not forget the Ornament and Crime module, a versatile module which can also do xenharmonic quantizing and is a good enough choice for beginners. And here's a mix of some xenharmonic tunes by Tony Dubshot.


21.12.17

Φ in the sky: how to interpret Golden Aspects


This is our second post about the astrologer Theodor Landscheidt, who proposes that the Golden Ratio (or Φ) plays an important role in the physical stabilization of our solar system. He also proposes that the Golden Ratio has an astrological meaning related to stability.