ORLA is an etheral entity that emerged either within the depthness of blackholes or in the throat of Cthulhu eons ago.
Exactly 1 year ago, ORLA released an ambient sci-fi inspired project titled MASS, a cyclical exploratory journey through another universe. While mass increases, time does not exist: the journey never ends.
Composition: João Pedro Amorim (as ORLA)
João Bica (as Crouga) took part in the creation of “Pulsar” and “Strange Star”
Editing: Otávio Crespo
Mix & Master: Z G A
I created the video-album version of this album (click above!) using only freely available material from the Public Domain.
Below, more tracks featuring ORLA:
You can buy his album on his BandCamp. Support your local artists!
A semi-homonym, has been writing some short poems while listening to albums on youtube, João Pedro Valente relinquishes them in the platform as comments. But now, I’ll be collecting them here. Hope you find them entertaining.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was the name,
he walked beturbaned on clouds,
and I bet you’re banned from feeding
in urban mazes.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was the name.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had some angels
that worked for him. In Burbank,
Los Angeles, the pizza-full pigeons
feed on disturbance
with broken wings.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had no angels.
Do not ever trust me.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 never visited, for sure,
Mount Aniakcha. But most people
never heard of the Bosniak classification
system of renal cystic masses.
Not that it matters.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 tomb is a pigeon-shaped labyrinth.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 had a good childhood,
he played with triakis icosahedrons
all the time. Today someone discovers
Urbaniak, UrbSymphony and
Urbanator. A dolt.
𒀭𒊹𒆕𒌉𒍑 was born an adult.
There are no pigeons in the skies of Nepal.
Datura thrive throughout the globe
(and drives relentlessly through your lobes)
in tropical and temperate climates,
(tristes trópiques et l’os temporal, échec et mat)
sometimes even in the strangest conditions
(soma tomar-se-ia com dicções estrangeiras)
such as growing near landfills and roadsides
(quería amantes, no adeptos, así era Lorca)
Se a cura é deitar-me nos campos
onde chovem pétalas de sakura,
acampo aí até que tsunamis convirjam em ondas
sónicas com virgens
se a cura é levantar-me do chão
salpicado por tons rosa de sakura,
mede chai, canela, picantes vários e sal picado
em medo que evapora
Tundra carbon arpeggios melt covered in the fire of slavic dragons, thought to be extinct.
Baba Yaga silently observes while the defrosted grass turns into ethereal mouth harps.
Zebras correm sobre teclas de marfim,
se é para que orem sobre azul do mar sem fim,
que o ouro pouco importa entre bemóis
e o outro susteve-se em sustenidos e búzios
há espera que ecoassem sóis doutras galáxias.
Enrolar-nos-íamos entre os dedos de Erroll Garner
tal acácias, ácidas, livres de roldanas e parafusos
que agora pouco importa. Entra, vê mais.
Come to me my love,
scissors / glue
desenterrar-te-ia as palavras, dez
enterradas em teias pelas larvas,
para que bronzeassem de novo ao sol
para que piriquitos dessem sombra às ondas
para que o lo-fi não esculpisse paraquat apenas
e no bater d’asas caíssem penas
numa distribuição de Bernoulli anseio que (num ânimo maior)
butterfly wings should not be a symbol for chaos (anymore)
Les absents ont toujours tort
Com absinto até te juro que torto
Loin des yeux, loin du cœur
Acção, movo flores e decoro
Parto deu-se, partindo findo
Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin.
Uma chaleira orbita o Sol entre Júpiter e Ceres,
prova-me que estou errado… É.
Informação ao núcleo, tu nunca evitas seres,
e o cosmos que evitas ser… És.
Estou a ver se evito sê-lo der por onde der,
só que nunca evito selos, é uma sede de ceder,
cego e passado acumulo um monte de dor: FERE.
Segue-me nas passadas ao cume se és, éS footwear.
Abanca que é Santander, branca a carta confere,
chego a ver um santo arder, chagas são pinhole para te ver…
Ego abre a sutura sagital… chapéu.
Vergo a verga a quem perdeu… himénio.
Ela recebe prendas porque é a tal… anel.
Sinto que estive nas estepes com o meu… estipe.
De volta à vulva na traseira dum Volvo… volva.
Devolvo o meu céu ali a todos… micélio.
this reminds me that sometimes we should
not interact with the δ-opioid receptors at all
but would a tall cyclops cover his mouth when he says:
“human proteins, in radioligand binding assays”
Ammer S, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Cunha E. 2019. Outline Shape Analysis on the Trochlear Constriction and Olecranon Fossa of the Humerus: Insights for Sex Estimation and a New Computational Tool. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 64(6):1788–1795.
The easiest way to understand what we did here, is to grab a humerus, look at its distal (and posterior) end, and try to estimate its sex through outline shape simulation, using our app! I think this is the easiest-to-apply method based in geometric morphometrics ever. Well at least to my knowledge. I created the software back in 2017, so I am glad to see the paper out finally. Check it here!
Vilas-Boas D, Wasterlain SN, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Navega D, Gonçalves D. 2019. SPINNE: An app for human vertebral height estimation based on artificial neural networks.
Forensic Science International. 298:121–130.
The SPINNE webapp together with raxter allow for a complete back-to-end protocol for anatomical stature estimation, even if some vertebras are missing in your individual. This is the most complete solution yet for the stature estimation problem in bioarchaeological or forensic anthropology scenarios. SPINNE uses a neural network regression approach to fill the missing values, similar to what we did previously in DXAGE. The paper is available here!
New biological profile data for the Lagos skeletons
Ferreira MT, Coelho C, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Navega D, Wasterlain SN. 2018. New data about sex and age-at-death based on the postcranial skeleton of the enslaved adult Africans found at Lagos, Portugal (15th-17th centuries). Cadernos do GEEvH, 7(1):7–16.
158 individuals of sub-saharan origin were excavated in an archaeological urban dump in Algarve. We re-analysed sex and age-at-death for adults (roughly 60% of the sample) using combinations of multiple methods. We provide all the dataset and results in this open access publication available at Cadernos do Grupo de Estudos de Evolução Humana.
Silva A, Tomé T, Cunha C, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Valera A, Filipe V, Scott GR. 2018. Unilateral absence of mandibular condyle in a Bronze Age male skeleton from Portugal. International Journal of Paleopathology, 22: 168–172.
I contributed with some quantitative landmark-based analyses and 3D modelling for this paper.
The paper described a pathological absence of the left mandibular condyle and its possible diagnoses, including subcondylar fracture, cystic defect, congenital absence, condylar aplasia and mandibular condylysis. The most likely explanation for the pathological alteration is subcondylar fracture with non-union. This mandible was likely functional, as can be inferred from dental wear and muscle attachment sites. This trauma probably occurred before adult age (male individual) when remodelling capacity is still high. Read more about it here.
ZGA X DEL - Directrizes e Métodos de Transcendência
Lines from 2008 up to 2018 get hyperdimensionally rebuilt into the ultimate origami by DEL while ZGA brings all the genres into a supernova darwinian competition in a spheric battlefield of lost clouds of electrons.
EIS EU, EX-DEUS
SOLIPSISMO A DOIS
ENSAIO DE AUTOPARASITOLOGIA
PSICONAUTA (feat. zer-0)
SOLIPDOIS A SISMO (REMIX)
GRAVIDADE MAIOR (feat. Momentum II)
TU A VIRES TER COMIGO OU EU A IR TER CONTIGO
Raps and lyrics by DEL
Beats, production, mastering, 1st verses and chorus on track 2, 2nd verse and chorus on track 10, adlibs on track 7 by Z G A
2nd verse on track 9 by zer-0
Piano and adlib on track 11 by Momemtum II
There is a hidden track in the physical version of the CD as well. Shhhh!
(Trumpet in hidden track by ORLA; verses in hidden track by zer-0)
rASUDAS is a new web-application using a statistical framework that estimates the ancestry of unknown individuals based on their suite of tooth crown and root traits. Users can choose between 21 independent traits, scored following the well-known Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (ASUDAS). It is powered by a world-wide reference sample representing approximately 30000 individuals from seven biogeographic regions. The statistical framework and the web application were developed using the R open source programming language. The framework uses a naive Bayes classifier to assign posterior probabilities for individual group assignment. To test the application, 150 individuals were selected from the C. G. Turner II database. In a seven-group analysis, the model correctly assigned individuals to groups 51.8% of the time (chance is 14%!). In a four-group analysis (chance = 25%), classification accuracy improved to 66.7%. With three groups, accuracy was at 72.7%. It is still necessary to validate the program using forensic cases and to augment the reference sample with modern skeletal data. However, results from the current version of rASUDAS are presented as proof of concept on the potential of dental morphology in ancestry estimation in medico-legal contexts. This software has been described in the first issue of the new scientific journal Forensic Anthropology. The application is available at rASUDAS is free! You can try it osteomics.
The incorporation of dental morphological analyses into forensic anthropological casework has several advantages:
there is a robust body of literature outlining the heritability, development, evolution, and population history of dental morphology, which allows for accurate interpretations of results;
teeth are not subject to plastic change over a lifetime; and
teeth are often better preserved than other parts of the skeleton; Further,
dental morphology represents a different aspect of the genotype and is the result of distinct evolutionary relationships that go beyond the mid-face and shape and size of the cranial vault.
The ability to incorporate more information from the skeleton when assessing ancestry is critical in creating accurate estimates of ancestry. Dental morphology couched in a statistical framework can become an integral part of the methods regularly used by forensic anthropologists in ancestry estimation.