Tuesday, April 11, 2006


New on the blog roll: |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|, a blog of electronic music and abstract graphics. The author describes it as "anonymous and anti-authorial by design" but I'll have none of that. Post structuralist literary criticism is always undermining the notion of authorship in texts. (Perhaps I should say that post structuralist literary criticism is always already showing how texts undermine their own authorship.) As a form of payback, I'd like to undermine the anti-authorial intent of |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|. The music and graphics are by Thomas, an expectant father who works in IT in the Chicagoland area.* But I can do better. The music and graphics always already undermine their own anti-authorial intent by their noticeable stylistic and thematic continuity with Thomas's old band, Lichen.

In any case, give it a listen.


*Like you couldn't tell that the author worked in IT from the name "|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|"

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