Music

Beyond Postmodern Narcolepsy

Beyond Postmodern Narcolepsy

In his book ‘Retromania, Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past’ (2011), music journalist Simon Reynolds states that popular (music) culture is suffering from retromania, an incurable addiction to its own past.

Last Exit Underclass

Last Exit Underclass

When I discussed Lana Del Rey’s ten-minute video ‘Ride’ in my aesthetics seminar group there was a strong disagreement amongst the students about the quality, novelty, inventiveness, and meaning of the identity claims…