Monday, December 25, 2006

2: Kode9 & The Spaceape - Memories of the Future

"The truth lies somewhere between a lie and a fiction." Indeed! If the Junior Boys record was the one I have listened most to, then Memories of the Future was the record I was most impressed by, a real hauntological trip from beginning to end.

Not too easy a record: it took me three listenings before getting the point, but since then I have been addicted to it until this very day. Not too joyful a record, either: it is music for nighttime tunnels, dreary underpasses and derelict districts of the cityscape, where paranoia rules and accidents are bound to happen. That is, if they have not already happened, which is the more probable alternative.

It is music for and from people who saw, and judged it was not good. Everything is spooky, ghostly and haunted on this record, a bit like our present itself. Hence its disappearance from the title, which is all about the irrevocability of the past and a future that is happening to fast. "One step forward, two steps back"

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