biotronic vat-grown amazonian S&D mechadroidonic fasciofuturism
random-access racial memory
ethno-realist terminator matrices lubricated by pure photic transglobal immanence
view the final rupture of the earth's crust via direct intravenous uplink from the dark side of mars
libidinal forces atomised and released in aerosol form over the floodlit plaza; the autocannons relax in the haze
- Nick Land, Le Epic Pouncing Trannailures Wrap It Up: Fail and Aides Abeba
actually not an article just shittily copypasting things on the creepy internet nu-reactionary wave. owned
these essays are cool & link up with the HBD / scientofash blog stuff mentioned a while ago by blinknwheeze (i think)
Is it a critique of capitalism or a capitulation to it? Both and neither. These musicians can be read as sarcastic anti-capitalists revealing the lies and slippages of modern techno-culture and its representations, or as its willing facilitators, shivering with delight upon each new wave of delicious sound. We could apply to their music a term used to describe a certain sentiment and praxis that has recently gained currency among philosophers of capitalism: accelerationism. Accelerationism is the notion that the dissolution of civilisation wrought by capitalism should not and cannot be resisted, but rather must be pushed faster and farther towards the insanity and anarchically fluid violence that is its ultimate conclusion, either because this is liberating, because it causes a revolution, or because destruction is the only logical answer.
Ultimately, it’s the profound ambivalence of this potentially ‘accelerationist’ art-pop that is its most constructive and provocative contribution. It asks us whether we accept or reject the image of the future, and indeed the present, that it conjures. It might make us feel powerless, bewildered and over-stimulated or it might leave us thrilled, blissful and entertained, and it’s at its cleverest when it can do both at the same time. This is when we see ourselves reflected, together with the ways that we and our fellow human beings have been manipulated, modified and dragged, either against our will or along with it, by the seductive violence of contemporary culture. Whether it makes us anti-capitalist or more capitalist than ever before, we’ll know where we stand when the future really does get here.
vaporwave & the whole previous chillwave/hypnagogic pop & witch house/"seapunk" irony-pseudo-scenes are obviously tied to the tumblr current of subversion, detournement and/or adoption of dated/repulsive/dejected imagery. dated advertisement and fashion, beyond perverted & decayed porn, bottom of the barrel braindead hi-fi post-human corporate pop, pre-Web 2.0 pixelated artifacts resting like dead cocoons in angelfire and geocities pages, 90s hip hop cassette culture, and the older glitch art are all consumed into narrativeless sensory overload. though it's mostly not so much satire as deliberately unconscious acceptance of simultaneous self-loathing, narrativeless pomo lust, the cultural debris that permeates our lives etc. if industrial music, disco, the post-punk music genres, hip hop, avant-garde & free jazz, post-john cage classical music, post-duchamp art in general & performance art dealt with the Death of Modernism and Sprawl of Postmodernism, the post-internet debris cult is comparable to them as a defeated response to late capitalism. the technoeschatology has been accepted & there are no endless possibilities in every new moment, just blissful death drive & fateful immanence to make our genes sing in the void
and this is in turn linked to FYAD + Lil B + horse_ebooks + Weird Twitter,
i'm reminded of this article on how the rise of chillwave and other overnostalgic "digital native" genres was triggered by the slumber of late capitalism and its ongoing economic crises:
I read Pitchfork reviews for chillwave records or witch house records and think of how often they review a record and use words like “amniotic”, “womblike”, or “womb” to describe it — it’s pretty constant, right? Five or ten years ago, every other twentysomething band wasn’t making hazy, woozy, droney, “womblike” music. There was no band called Baths and no crop of hundreds of projects that sound like Washed Out, but suddenly, since 2009, there are multiple micro-movements that sound like nosedives back into the uterus, “amniotic”, maybe because the world has gotten too hopeless and terrifying to handle. Two years ago, bands like Toro Y Moi (age 23) and Baths (age 21) and the hundreds of other projects that sound like that might have been (or were) on “the beach” musically, because two years ago it seemed like the economy might recover soon and the beach was a fun place to wait it out or escape it temporarily. Now they’re crawling back into bed or getting into the bath.
Missing the idea that chillwave and its siblings are the product of a collapsing economy and the instinct to escape it, and the effect the economy is having on the first generation of kids to have it worse than their parents, including kids who graduate prestigious schools and wind up working at the supermarket and kids who have no hope of making a decent living as a musician for very long if at all, is like thinking that Citizen Kane is a movie about a sled. Every music writer that has written about chillwave and neglected to understand this has failed the kids who make it. Chillwave is an economic phenomenon, and it’s the sound of kids who are long past anger and frustration and defiance.
but back to the nazi race theory.
re: HBD, the scientofash blogroll is rly long, but to give an idea on the race realist spectrum:
bloodyshovel.wordpress.com (of interest is their interview w/ land, which was linked here b4 http://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/a-chat-with-mr-land/ dont miss the hilariously depressing comment section)
robertlindsay.wordpress.com (im socialest but i has white supremacist anxiety??? how race formed how specie get raced)
hbdgirl.wordpress.com (GEEK FEMINIST: Lebensraum Edition)
nick land's own eerie blog
pictured: gOOD SHit.
also DIS magazine is a big evo-immanence aesthetic vomit vortex orgy, basically directly connecting all these things
check out this thing on how capitalism is to be dismissed as a "reified generality" dreamed up by marxailures & is in fact a natural evolutionary adaptation & we should celebrate our evo-capital DNA, cant figure out if its sincere but idc
copypasted from: @joolsd & twitter crew & thanks to blinknwheeze for originally linking here to this new abyssal level of the dizzying social media void