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"What's interesting... is the way in which Burial's music conducted affects and images so powerfully, so lucidly, without the mediation of the (facialised, biographical) individual or its self-understandings. (How different is Burial's abstract art - so painterly, so precise in the images it produced - to so much of what appears in galleries, with its overthought, overconscious, nulanguage meta-rationales, while 'the work' induces no ideas, no affects, at all.)" - Mark Fisher, advance-critiquing conceptronica
 "Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life into it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory" - Claude Debussy. 
 "It’s not electro unless it makes you feel like you’re wading through a zig-zag shaped forcefield" - Om Unit
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  "the reason why I give no sources is that it is a matter of indifference to me whether the thoughts that I have had have been anticipated by someone else" Wittgenstein, via someone on Twitter contra view to this (which is close to 'genius steals, talent borrows' but not quite) coming in the next post
  "I like every book to include its own refutation, but hidden. ... I like it to include what denies it, to self-destruct" - Andre Gide, Marshlands, 1895 (via David Ulin)
" The rhythm was very militant to me because it was like marching, the sound of an army on the move. We lost Malcolm, we lost King and they thought they had blotted out everybody. But all of a sudden this new art form arises and the militancy is there in the music ".   Max Roach, talking to George Lipsitz, about hip hop/LL Cool J
"I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance"  Friedrich Nietzsche  via this Jeremy Gilbert piece that is well worth reading , "A God that Knows How to Dance"