Kodwo Eshun's New Book, and other stuff...
- Had a chat with Wire writer Kodwo Eshun the other day, very entertaining
and he showed us his new book, 'More Brilliant Than The Sun', which is
out from Quartet on May 26, �10 in a nicely and trendily designed
paperback. He's one of my favourite writers, and his book - tracing that
strain of pop which has picked up from somewhere the name 'afro-futurism'
- looks like compelling and funny stuff. Full review to follow when I
get a copy, but it's something worth supporting.
There's a crass thread idea - favourite Wire writers :)
Other stuff - somebody asked about the new Massive Attack album. Well,
it's OK, very good in places and very weak in others. Like most of the
big, critical-consensus classics of recent times, it does sound
deceptively interesting on the first couple of listens. My advice? Buy
the current single, one of the high points, tape the Horace Andy tracks
and borrow the rest.
Phill Niblock - *one* piece by him (Held Tones, on the Blast First
sampler from a couple of years back) - netted a record number of
customer grumbles and complaints, beating out our previous record holder,
Steve Reich's "Come Out". More Niblock stuff is plainly needed, and
because it's very good to boot, but it seems extremely difficult to find
anything. Does anyone know what's in print?