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  1. shiels

    press release for new aphex twin album 'chosen lords'

    Some of the analord stuff is my favourite music ever
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    depressing/sad jungle & dnb

    Fair point, very much enjoying it!
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    depressing/sad jungle & dnb

    if you’re just realising this now take a look in the mirror bro
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    K-Punk

    It’s very complex, I see this as bringing the complexity back in when things were being simplified, medicated, isolated, pathologised. The complexity and mess of environment, belief systems, hegemony
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    K-Punk

    The MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATION has moved very quickly. “It’s just a disease, a chemical imbalance in the brain” was the prevalent idea when the book came out. His headline here in 2012 wouldn’t be contentious today, they wouldn’t use it...
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    K-Punk

    It was a reaction to throwing around the word neoliberal. Neoliberal subjectivity. Self for sale as a source of misery, and the solutions on offer (CBT, medication) cementing the idea that you’re the problem... I think you just hated the word as a catch all for why everything is shite
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    K-Punk

    I found this too. The best part about it was the attack on current mental health chatter. Luka disagreed on this but he’s probably revised his opinion after a second read in 2020
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    DO YOU TONGUE ARSEHOLES YES OR NO?

    Why is this not a poll? Such a waste
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    DO YOU TONGUE ARSEHOLES YES OR NO?

    Yes!
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    K-Punk

    this stuck with me too. I think it appeared in his blog first? I want to just do it like neo “I know Kung fu”, no effort just put it in my brain. remember reading Nietzsche at 16 and getting the buzz from reading the difficult brooding philosopher at 16. Reading Nietzsche to be a Nietzsche reader
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    Totally exquisite bits in jungle

    there’s French house in there, garage too. People wouldn’t say that’s a hardcore tune hearing it for the first time
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    Webscraps

    From: "🐟Colleen Owens" <Fore.Parimi7775@hotmail.com> Date: 25 June 2020 at 16:57:27 BST Subject: communication via text message. Hey, Over the last few days, we have asked forty local women if they would be willing to meet you for discreet sex, without getting into a relationship. Four of...
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    Colors and Ideas

    It makes sense to me that before we had language and culture, the meaning of colour was more ‘fixed’ than it is now, because we didn’t have the means to use it creatively and were restricted by the materials in our immediate environment. But even then the same red on an apple meant ripe, and on...
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    Indie with a tint of Grime

    The dark side?
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    Cultural Cowardice

    Yes. Disruption, corruption, interruption.
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    Cultural Cowardice

    Market dynamics are probably the most common, or reliable arbiter of innovation we have here? in a perverted way you could posit what’s being called cowardice as a calculated robbery and a trangressive act of innovation. Innovation as betrayal. Norm violation is rewarded So the cowardly...
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    Craner's Top 100

    One of the most interesting bits ( and I don’t know how much you were taking the piss) was the Alice Coltrane part about suppressing your spiritual side
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    Craner's Top 100

    Agree with corpsey’s point about the personal meaning of music being great to read about, especially if it’s flavouring the aesthetic analysis and cultural moment etc
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