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    I've just been reading some of k-punk's old blog posts and under one on an old post of Craner's about the Cold War someone's left the following:

    the death drive permeates pop all the way thru e.g "the leader of the pack". it's the kind of death craved that changes from genre to genre. with the early industrialists, they wanted a death that matched their aesthetic - impersonal and mass-produced. making nuclear war an ideal candidate.

    Assuming this is true, what's the death-aesthetic these days? Drifting away, numbed on prescription drugs, seems the obvious one what with the prevalence of the stuff in hip-hop atm.

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    Part of a death-aesthetic seems to be widespread disengagement, cynicism etc. In music I guess you'd see this in emo-rap like xxxtentacion. There seems o be an inward turning there that mirrors the mental health crisis. t I probably don't have my finger firmly enough on the pulse of the new to be able to answer that clearly.

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    I think a fair few people crave an on-screen death, to be seen; lone shooters in the US livestreaming themselves. I dunno whether that translates to music though, I guess the way someone like 6ix9ine was using Instagram to bait people and rapping about it could be one way.

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    I've just been reading some of k-punk's old blog posts and under one on an old post of Craner's about the Cold War someone's left the following:

    the death drive permeates pop all the way thru e.g "the leader of the pack". it's the kind of death craved that changes from genre to genre. with the early industrialists, they wanted a death that matched their aesthetic - impersonal and mass-produced. making nuclear war an ideal candidate.

    Assuming this is true, what's the death-aesthetic these days? Drifting away, numbed on prescription drugs, seems the obvious one what with the prevalence of the stuff in hip-hop atm.
    The death promised by climate change is a retributive death. The wages of sin. A death we deserve.

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