Evangelion, Ye, and the tragedy of true artistry in modernity

After watching the Japanese manga Evangelion TV series ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, the End of Evangelion film and the Rebuild saga of remake films — directed by the visionary Hideaki Anno — I perused YouTube videos blending Evangelion snippets with the music of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West. One comment struck me as … Continue reading Evangelion, Ye, and the tragedy of true artistry in modernity

The matrix of music: Wrestling with a paradox

We are confronted with an inconsistent triad — these three things cannot all be true: 1. X is the greatest musician of all time, 2. X is the future of popular music, 3. X is almost completely unrecognised musically. A politico-philosophical paradox (a musical matrix). One of these three claims cannot be true for two … Continue reading The matrix of music: Wrestling with a paradox