An introduction to Atmosphererier

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See if you can make a connection to this.

Atmosphererier

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Is a concept I created. Taylor Roland (Eddie the panda) warrants some of the credit for terminology and for just listening to my ranting about old warehouses.

Decay, dilapidation, derelict and isolated. Key elements in Atmosphererier .

‘Addictive Fear’

To begin explaining I must revert back to my childhood. Neither I nor my parents could understand my obsession with broken down, dangerous, risky and tramp infested buildings. What can I say I love them, they excite me. When I’m alone at night staring up into the rafters of an empty oil stained garage I feel and an affinity. The only way to describe what I feel is feeling home sick but never feeling more at home. Never so nervous or relaxed. It’s a beautiful thing.

Any clearer? It’s more of a feeling some places possess it more than others. It depends on how severed their connections with life are. But on that note a key factor is the remnants of life. These places must be alive when you’re not there. As if the area was developing by itself.

A few examples from my own experience. Locations not included for various reasons. An old asylum, an old school or factory building. Some shacks in the middle of a field. Anybody understand?. I’m making a connection to emptiness, to nothing, to serenity. It’s all amplified by the remnants of past life. To me humanity is ugly but the damage it leaves behind is beautiful. It’s almost unexplainable. I’ve never met anybody like this so I’m assuming only I can feel it. I would love the previous statement to be proved wrong.

There are many types. Mostly focused on large scale derelict areas but building of a classical nature could have this. One major part in Atmosphererier is one must be alone. This connection is not possible with another person, or close to others. The only exception is dreaming. Once again even a dream doesn’t quite have the same connection.

Some music is mildly compatible Opeth is the closest I’ve found. Also ‘Danger keep away’ by Slipknot, it only works if you listened to the song before being caught up in all that they went commercial bullshit. For the record all of slipknots music is great.

Anyway I hope somebody understands this, I plan to write more essays. So I can explain my obsession. Feedback welcome as always.


Submitted: March 31, 2009

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Eddy the Panda

why thank you my friend, i'll just pretend you didn't spell my name wrong. i'm glad you've put htis up here, and for that matter when was the last time we had an atmosphererier conversation? we neeed another sometime soon, great as always- see you onite for band practice

Wed, April 1st, 2009 7:28am

JenDamsel

very interesting.
i must say i've never heard truer fact thans this:
"To me humanity is ugly but the damage it leaves behind is beautiful."
Great essay, I'm looking forward reading more of your 'obsessions'
~Jenn

Tue, June 9th, 2009 9:49am

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