“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, December 14, 2012

Speculative Shoegaze

What could go wrong? Nothing. M83. Thanks Dirk (AGAIN).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


There's been a few good, speculative music videos coming out recent years, like this one by Bon Iver, "Holocene".


It's more down to earth, I would say, than M83's "Wait", but some of the same elements are there, the child, the cosmos (in different scales, "Holocene" never leaves earth), the serious and the playful. The ending of "Holocene" very much hints at the relation between nature and music, with the rhythm in those cliffs, a result of the weather and the sea bashing at the shore for ages, an endless improvisation of nature, manifesting some very complex objects.