Category Archives: Music

Dark Ages

A short playlist of music I’ve been reminded of by current events. Most of this is music I’ve liked since I was younger that seems more relevant now than it did at the time. Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck … Continue reading

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Classical Music Complexity

An article in The Guardian today discusses music and complexity. In ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength‘, Alan Davey writes that “the inherent beauty, complexity and mystery of classical music will see it endure”. He’s arguing … Continue reading

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Kolapse

Tobias Reber has released Kolapse, an album of remixes from his previous album Kola (iapetus, 2013). I remixed the track Piñata. My approach was to try to keep the sounds mostly the same but change the timing. Tobias said the … Continue reading

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2016

After all the crap that’s happened this year, it seemed like there wasn’t much point in writing an end-of-year list. Given the deaths of so many musicians, the rise of authoritarian nationalism and xenophobia in Europe and the US, and … Continue reading

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Gescom – Motor EP

Playing some of my old vinyl the other day, I noticed something on the record label of the Motor EP by Gescom: part of the printed text has been deleted with black marker pen. The deleted text is probably ‘rob … Continue reading

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Present Shock

Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock is about the experience of living in accelerating complexity. It looks at the social, economic and political conditions that are changing increasingly rapidly and the psychological effects this is having on our perception of the world … Continue reading

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Critical Reading and Listening

Political and economic turbulence in the UK since the EU referendum. A lot of news and uncertainty. Amongst all this, some things offer orientation, clarity and hope – critical analyses for times of crisis. And there’s been lots of good … Continue reading

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