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WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS Nothing Here Now But The Recordings LP

William Burroughs never seemed especially at ease with the times he was born into, but perhaps his legacy of work settles into the current cultural construct even more uneasily than ever. Ironic, since his work effectively presaged an era of disjointed communication, ubiquitous meaninglessness, virulent madness and media dominance of the sort we are living […]

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KILLING JOKE Mmxii CD/LP

One word: Formulaic. In most circumstances, it would be the most scathing of indictments, but when the formula in question has a thirty-year pedigree of (highly) consistent success, it’s another matter altogether. Passing familiarity with almost any preceding Killing Joke album lays the band’s calculus bare: Pounding “tribal” (lousy word, but the only one that […]