Someone archived it a few times,
The master’s study is also a place of solitude, but for a different reason: no one else could make the same kind of progress. They don’t have the same arcane, specialized knowledge, and you’ve already progressed far enough that it’s clear that the vision beckoning you is unique. You don’t have to stop thinking, but at this point thoughts aren’t enough. You need to produce concrete evidence that you’ve been doing more with your time than, you know, endlessly rewatching Sniper Special Ops or something. You need to make your progress real so that it won’t all die with you.
What's truly special about Neon Screams is how it makes this case. Most music journalists, if tasked with writing this book, would have taken one of the following approaches: (a) assemble an exhaustive Wikipedia entry, dutifully running through every notable purveyor of autotune and related technology or (b) focus on connecting the music to the hard social realities that surround and shape it, thereby legitimizing it as worthy of Serious Consideration in an explicitly political sense. Although writers adhering to these paths can produce invaluable work, there's one crucial question that they don't answer, which is... what are the dreams of this music?... Other people have noted that autotune can sound a bit "cyborg", but Mackintosh expands this vague scribble into a mural, a religion with its own mythology and beliefs. If you want to posit a new universe, it helps to have a good creation story.
Music criticism is only worth reading when it can help listeners get something more out of what they're hearing.... Seraphic light, reptilian shapeshifters, imps, gorgons, resurrected gang members, the cold glare of an iphone screen in a dark bedroom–are these the dreams of the future, the recent past, or the present? Perhaps the vision is so wonderful that it doesn't matter.
I'd like to read this one. I have my own thoughts on the importance of balancing the foreign & familiar, but am curious to hear a rebuttal."Balancing" Experimentation and Accessibility is Stupid
I feel like your above argument about music criticism earning its way making the music a richer/more saturated medium answers this, unless I'm misunderstanding what you'd wanna say.is interpretation bullshit? (this one's important, probably 1st priority)
I'm also curious about this one, I thought a bit about it while on a mushrooms trip in Oaxaca, when you spend enough time in the archive it changes you, your whole sense of situation. Ever read anything good on the topic?weight of the 20th century culture archive