Mission Raquez Dispatch Two

The second dispatch in our on-going translation of Mission Raquez is now online! Join the adventure here:


Buy our translations from NIAS here:  In the Land of Pagodas and Laotian Pages.

Robert Pearce video

Awhile back I posted about my excellent friend Robert Pearce, a visual artist in Jakarta. Here’s an amazing animation that captures the spirit of Rob’s process of creation. Check that out, then check out his website: www.robpearce62.com

First Mission Raquez Dispatch

The first of our translations of Mission Raquez dispatches is now posted!

Join in the adventure!


Inspiring words from Jess Franco

Take heart, we’re not alone…from the memoirs of Jess Franco…

Paralelamente, las grandes productoras se han lanzado a la producción de engendros enormes, donde las masas, las explosiones galácticas o las batallas por ordenador, pretenden sustituir a los sentimientos y hasta los nuevos actores más o menos humanos, como Ben Affleck o Ángelina Jolie parecen más salidos de un ordenador que del vientre de su madre. No creo que duren mucho tiempo. Hasta los niños van a renegar pronto de tal deshumanización, aunque a nuestros mandatarios globales les encantaría tenernos a todos inmersos en esas estupideces sin el menor soplo de vida.

New Mission Raquez translation

Paul and I are putting our collective heads together once again to translate Alfred Raquez’s dispatches from his 1904-05 ethnographic mission through Laos.  Check it out here: https://missionraquez.wordpress.com/


Just in time for the Year of the Rat!

FLOWERS, the latest release on BitPulse Media of TWSC’s twisted and totally WRONG appropriation of other people’s music, is now available on most streaming services.

Check the link here for Apple: https://music.apple.com/bn/album/flowers/1493979859


The world is burning, catastrophic war seems imminent…it’s the perfect time to get some FLOWERS!

Buy it today…because there may not be a tomorrow….

Flowers will be blooming in December

People who have been waiting breathlessly in anticipation of the next album drop by TWSC will only need to hold their breathe a little longer! After much tweaking and fiddling, we have finally mastered the tracks. The album Flowers will drop on 21 Dec, just in time to add some noise to your holidays!

Flowers is mastered and released by BitPulse media, the brainchild of the most awesome Syahmi…here’s a pic of me and Syahmi shopping for vinyl at Blok M in Jakarta (I’m the one in the black cap).

Meanwhile, check out ‘Raquel,’ our dance track from the album here.

Get ready for Flowers…it won’t be a trip you forget anytime soon!


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