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“On this midsummer night, Outer England awakes” track listing

Following from Laura’s post, here is the track listing for the “On this midsummer night, Outer England awakes” mix. I had hoped to have this up for the Solstice on Sunday, but we’re still in midsummer! 1. “Good Lads, Bad Lads” – Jam City 2. “Nocturn” – Kate Bush 3. “Mother” – Goldie 4. londonunderlondon […]

This place is nowhere, and it’s forever

Direct download This explores the different senses of hauntology in Ghosts Of My Life and Hidden Valleys – Hidden Valleys unlocks Ghosts Of My Life from the outside … There is a Launch event for Hidden Valleys at the Showroom on June 16 …

Abandon hope (summer is coming)

So it was to be a re-run of 1992, after all. It seems that even elections are subject to retromania, now. Except, this time, it is 1992 without Jungle. It’s Ed Sheeran and Rudimental rather than Rufige Kru. Always ignore the polls, wrote Jeremy Gilbert late on election night. “You get a better sense of […]

Communist Realism

Normal capitalist realist service was resumed on Thursday, on the BBC Question Time Leaders Special. With the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens absent, horizons contracted, expectations lowered, we were once again asphyxiating in the Oxbridge-Westminster bubble. This was most obviously signalled by a discursive exclusion: “austerity” was never mentioned, so we were back on […]

The Shining and The Eerie

The Shining got under my skin when I read it at the age of fourteen: the corridors that extend in time as well as space; the catatonic drop-outs; telepathy; schizophrenia; the Poe and Carroll intertexts; the pulp modernist experiments with layout … Later, I would see a quasi-schizoanalytic critique of patriarchy and patriarchal time (the […]

Ghosts Of My Life

Ghosts Of My Life out May 2014 on Zer0 books. Cover photograph by Chris Heppell and illustrations by Laura Oldfield Ford. Publicist: ‘After the brilliance of Capitalist Realism, Ghosts Of My Life confirms Mark Fisher’s role as our greatest and most trusted navigator of these times out of joint, through all their frissons and […]