As I sit listening to a compilation of neo-folk, I ran across this lovely article over at Boing Boing by Mark Pilkington on the recycling of the darker side of music and culture.
At the heart of the musical micro-genre of hauntology is the sense of atemporality that underpins our present culture. Whether it’s musicians pastiching multiple vintage styles in a single track, the endless cycle of remakes and sequels in cinema, or historical genre mashups in pop literature, our future is looking increasingly like our past, which now looks like the future, which looks increasingly like the past, and so on.
Demdike Stare, Coil & Machen. Read it, but listen to the tunes as well!
via the essential Boing Boing.