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Author(s): Simon Reynolds, Andrzej Marzec
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: retromania; hauntology; recreativity; contemporary music

Summary/Abstract: In an interview with Andrzej Marzec, Simon Reynolds talks about his new book Retromania. He explains why contemporary culture seems to feel a nostalgic longing for what is past, or is even dependent on its own past. The music critic examines hipster culture, and such phenomena as recreativity, British hauntology, American hypnagogic pop, and revivalism. He attempts to show why contemporary music can no longer be seen and described using categories such as novelty and originality. He also explains how changes in the reception and consumption of music affect its creation.

  • Issue Year: 177/2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 40-49
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish