Before the end, something is coming to an end. The general digitization of channels and information erases the differences among individual media. Sound and image, voice and text are reduced to surface effects, known to the consumer as interfaces. Sense and senses turn into eyewash. Inside the computers themselves everything becomes a number: quantity without image, sound or voice.
Feedback as cultural logic
one good thing about the music when it hits you feel no pain
Because I know that time is always time And place is always and only place And what is actual is actual only for one time And only for one place
all that is solid melts into aether
Pirates and Lacan- a shared logic
The nonstop relation between the broadcast and its listener ‐ a central part of the vocality of the broadcast – mutates the micro‐massive into part of the subculture as whole. It’s a call and response, but in the MC’s call the listener’s response has already been presumed. The broadcast is not about music; its about situating, binding and anticipating a mutual excitation which is felt through...
silence as dialectical medium
WE ARE IN AN ELECTROPOLITICAL SITUATION
SOUND MACHINES THROW YOU ONTO THE SHORE YOU ARE IN
We must terminate the terminally stupid sublime that good music speaks for itself. The opening of Eshun’s book. Theory kills the beat, the groove. So how are we to write about the bassfaces, the abdominal reverbs, the bass so low it seems to fall back onto, into and around itself? Eshun suggests- writing can restore music back to its proper place, rather than reigning it in. Toop says...