It was 2001, and humanity was entering the new millennium with hope and fear. Behind – a century of scientific and technological progress, bloody world wars, space exploration, postmodernism and the formation of popular music. Hundreds of musical genres and currents were born, strengthened, evolved, captured the world, crawled to the sidelines, went into oblivion and resurrected in a few decades.
In the late 90s, rock bands increasingly began to turn their eyes to the past. The Strokes and The White Stripes Americans and The Vines Australians, inspired by the aesthetics and sounds of the 60s and 80s, breathed life into garage rock and paved the way for countless indie bands from the 2000s. In Britain, the popularity of Britpop was gradually declining, and Tom York and his associates hit electronic Continue reading
Everyone wants to be unique. Is it really everyone? Hot Chip, who wanted to spit on individualization in this trend, nevertheless released an album with a dozen different covers – in protest, as they say.
Mark Heyvinkel talked with frontman Alexis Taylor about trying to bring absurdity to a craving to be different from others.
Currently, the attention of art lovers from all over the world is attracted to a certain painting, which is in the collection of the Beyeler Art Museum in Basel: it is called “Nafea Faa Ipoioo”, in Russian, “When is the wedding?” In the spring, the gallery sold a painting for about $ 300 million, which made the work the most expensive painting in the world. Why so expensive? Because the 2 women depicted in the idyllic landscape is it beautiful? Because the painting came out from under the brush of the famous French artist Paul Gauguin? Of course. But above all, because it is unique. Anyone who owns the painting, boasts a treasure in front of those who would gladly possess it.
There is no person who is not dependent on the desire to be unique. To be a little different, we develop our own design Continue reading
Disputes over the new work of Muse “Drones” have already subsided. And now, a couple of months after the album’s release, we’ll take a look at it again, so to speak, having tried this material over time.
Since ancient times, when people were not busy erecting grandiose structures, hunting, reproducing or uploading photos on Instagram, they looked at the stars and asked eternal questions: who are we and where are we from? what is our purpose? what is the fate of mankind? Most of us manage to get rid of the damned existential doubts and thoughts about the meaning of everything temporarily or forever, but some people, like Matthew Bellamy, turn their paranoia and fears into a constant source of inspiration (and income). Continue reading