Until the Light Takes Us

It came as a pleasant surprise to me that the City of Tea Tree Gully Library holds this DVD in its collection.

A somewhat underground form of music: ‘Black Metal’ is a style with heavy, gritty and even dirty sounding riffs, often with fast drumming that incorporates blast or thrash beats.
While there are a wide variety of themes attached to different Black Metal bands, the main focus of the genre is atmosphere: creating music that evokes a certain feeling.

Until the light takes us features Frost (Satyricon), Fenriz (Darkthrone) and the infamous Varg Vikernes (Burzum), a Black Metal musician who was released from prison in 2009 after serving almost 16 years. He was convicted of murdering fellow musician Øystein Aarseth (Mayhem) in 1993.

The main body of the DVD is interviews and explanations about the music, using still photography and old footage. It goes through the grim early days of the Norwegian scene, with emphasis on the murders and church burnings, and helps explain how the mistakes of its pioneers have (for better or worse) shaped the present day scene.

I personally listen to Black Metal for the atmosphere, rather than the often anti-christian or satanic themes, and contrary to the image that is often thrust into the public’s view, there are many great Black Metal bands that have no such controversial viewpoints. (Immortal) is one such example, a Black Metal band whose lyrics centre around ‘Ravendark’, a mythical king of cold and ice.


Viewer Warning – R18+ DVD containing strong themes that may distress some viewers.

Harmony Day 2011

Harmony Day 2011

For Harmony Day on March 21st, the City of Tea Tree Gully Library hosted a display showcasing the diversity of style and creativity within our community. 

The ‘Harmony Day Hands’ were coloured in and decorated by local children and as you can no doubt notice, each one is fantastically unique in its own way.

Many diverse hands

 

Video games in the Library

Hi, I’m Alan. I’m new to the library staff and after starting work in the Library late last year, I have been eagerly sampling our PC games collection.
Who would have thought a public library would have such a good range of enjoyable games on offer?
So far I have  borrowed; Blazing Angels 2, The Sims 3, Lego Batman and Pure; an over-the-top ATV racer.

Pure

I have also seen the following titles floating about: Lego Star Wars II, Star Wars Battlefront, Sega Rally, IL-2 Sturmovik, and various Need for Speed titles.
 

IL-2 Sturmovik

As we all know, libraries are great for books, and they are becoming increasingly good for DVDs. Wouldn’t it be great if more libraries had extensive video game collections as well?
The games I mentioned are just titles that caught my eye, there are many more on offer!
Be sure you gamers come and check it out for yourself =)