“Almost immediately, their incredible and unclassifiable music went against every possible grain. Their confrontational live performances, light years before punk rock, are the stuff of legend. Their first, self-titled album is one of the single most challenging and noteworthy achievements in American music.” … [Read more...] about Alan Vega, Suicide frontman and electronic music pioneer, dies aged 78
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Besides, music that uses nostalgic older sounds as its source material doesn’t have to be apolitical. In August 2009, a month after the original Carles post, the Wire’s David Keenan coined the term “hypnagogic pop” to describe a new wave of psychedelia growing out of the American noise scene. According to Keenan, musicians including James Ferraro, Spencer Clark, Ariel Pink, Oneohtrix Point Never, Zola Jesus and even Pocahaunted – Bethany Cosentino’s other project – were excavating the trash culture of the 80s and 90s, refashioning the dollar-bin one-hit-wonders and workout video jingles of their youth as the building blocks of a new generational consciousness. Though he stopped short of saying that this “deliberately misheard and degraded pop” was anti-capitalist, the idea was that these musicians were using these remembered sounds to dream up another world. Or as Clark put it: “To recognise the essence of the past is to … [Read more...] about Chillwave: a momentary microgenre that ushered in the age of nostalgia
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A second challenge, for the male contraception, is that the hormones they normally rely on are quickly metabolised by the liver, meaning that it’s difficult to package the drugs in a pill form. Again, it is worth noting that most of men on the trial said they would be happy to go forward with the injection method. … [Read more...] about Contraceptive jabs for men may work – but what about the male pill?
It is the very symbol of the glory that was Rome. It figures on the badge of the Serie A side, AS Roma. It was used as the emblem of the 1960 Rome Olympics. For Benito Mussolini, Italy's fascist dictator, there was nothing more representative of the might of the empire he hoped to revive than this magnificent, life-size bronze of a she-wolf suckling the city's legendary founders, Romulus and Remus. … [Read more...] about Radio-carbon tests reveal true age of Rome’s she-wolf – and she’s a relative youngster