Nico Callaghan identifies existential issues facing primarily – but not exclusively – modern Ambient Music, and looks to those who offer insight and innovation in the face of corporate intrusions.
Foreword; Sponsored Content & Bizarro Bastardizations; An Olympic Mess & a Trash Music Fetish; Up Red Bull Creek Without Ideological Insulation; Tearing a Hole in the Grey Curtain; Selected Further Reading; Selected Listening, Ambient and notExtract:
If an artist is engaged in a transactional or strategic relationship with a brand or company, perhaps this needs to be viewed in a different sense to the behaviours and relationships of the average consumer. Little space for change is allowed if all behaviour is vilified beyond reasonable discussion. The overused adage that there is no ethical consumption under capitalism implies a crude power dynamic of the system oppressing the subject at every turn. However perhaps artists do indeed have power to make choices, be they relatively small or large. They are the ones with the ideas, the talent, the artistic capital, and therefore, the leverage.
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105 x 148mm
Published by Daisart and General Enquiry
Design by Alex Margetic
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