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Hauntology
All things hauntological, atemporal and future past nostalgic in music, media, art and ideas
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The Quietus | Features | A John Foxx Interview - Impossible DNA

The Quietus | Features | A John Foxx Interview - Impossible DNA | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2009

 

'I don’t think we really understand what media is yet. We’ve had modern media, movies and photography, for a hundred and fifty years altogether; but we don’t know what it is yet. And so if I begin to talk about ghosts, people will think that I’m talking about something supernatural, but I’m not, I’m trying to find a way to describe what that kind of media does.' - John Foxx

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Rouge's Foam: The Premature Burial: Burial the Pallbearer vs Burial the Innovator

Rouge's Foam: The Premature Burial: Burial the Pallbearer vs Burial the Innovator | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2009

 

'What is Burial’s music ‘about’? What does it ‘do’? Come to think of it, what is his music? What does it mean? Of course, all of this is up to the listener’s imagination, but for a while now there’s been a certain degree of consensus on the answers to these questions: Burial ‘mourns the death of rave’, his music is (to paraphrase a handful of commentators) a ‘plaintive echo from a bygone era of collective energy’, ‘a melancholy, ghostly memory of the faded promise of rave, drenched in weathering and mired in urban decay’.'

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blissblog - hipstergogic pop - Simon Reynolds

From 2009

 

'Interesting article by David Keenan, in the latest issue of The Wire, on what he's calling "hypnagogic pop".

 

Basically it's some American ltd-edition cassette/CD-R noiseniks who've realized that noise is a bit of a dead end (better late than never eh?) and have been making this oneiric no-fi wooze, through which flicker memory-mangled traces of Eighties music: overbrite and clinically-tight mainstream pop and rock (Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" gets a special mention); sequencer-chattering and digi-synthy themes from movies and TV; New Age, and so forth. All of which apparently seeped into the consciousness of these young twentysomething musicians when they were toddlers.'

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Welcome to the Interdome: Multi-tracking Eno with Cyber-time: an Atemporal Metaphor

Welcome to the Interdome: Multi-tracking Eno with Cyber-time: an Atemporal Metaphor | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2009

 

'In this speech about the studio as composition tool, Eno directs our attention at a shift in our conception of music in relation to recording, which I believe is a perfect metaphor for what I view as the concept of "atemporality". (A guy responsible for The Long Now Foundation should have some idea, right?)'

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The Music Was Dying - The Brooklyn Rail

The Music Was Dying - The Brooklyn Rail | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2009

 

'Invoking Freud, the English critic Mark Fisher coined the term “the technological uncanny” to describe the surplus effects that the material inscription of music gives birth to. This surplus is a haunt born in the space between content and context, between the fantasy of song and the material inscription of sound. It is a haunt that is always already there.'

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Rouge's Foam: Hauntology: The Past Inside The Present

Rouge's Foam: Hauntology: The Past Inside The Present | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2009

 

'My main aim here is to discuss the famously hauntological in more detail and expand the hauntology aesthetic to cover more music and particularly art, and secondly to provide an introduction for anyone interested in one. I hope that’s constructive, but in the end it’s just that I’m very interested in the parameters and problems of hauntology as a way of looking at art, I’m keen to pass on some observations and I’m really into writing about it.'

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