Try a Little TendernessBy John Beeson
Jan Verwoerts first published collection of writings takes as its title part of that indelible refrain from the Spice Girls 1996 smash-hit Wannabe. Both forthright and provocative, like the song, Verwoert delivers what Roland Barthes called a text of pleasure as well as, at times, a text of bliss
MUSIK ALS TRÄGER VON IDEENBy John Beeson
In Digital Magma, Jean-Yves Leloup offers his conception of how electronic music has enabled a generation to pursue its unique penchant for communal experience, while also providing contemporary societies with a means to reflect their individual realities.