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Portico Quartet, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, 18/3/10

Textural, layered, European, is it jazz? Jan Garbarek perhaps but without the chilly austerity, tenor/soprano lines eschewing the bluesy and bop tonalities of jazz, post-late-Trane, harmonic simplicity (bass ostinato the fundamental component). Rhythmically complex passages interweaving polymetric/polyrhythmic interplay between bass, drums … Continue reading

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Against the Machine: Being Human in the Era of the Electronic Mob, by Lee Siegel

A superficial account of the putative consequences for civilisation of its embracing of cyberculture, Against the Machine offers a political and sociological critique of online culture, which the author sees as a threat to individuality, political consciousness, plurality of cultural production … Continue reading

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