Simon Reynolds

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PublisherSocial Discipline2022
We had the great pleasure of being joined by majuscule music journalist and author Simon Reynolds. In times of “Shock and Awe” we discuss the legacy of CCRU and Mark Fisher (and its neo-reactionary co-option), depressive hedonism and the attention economy, if there are any subversive attributes left to be found in subcultures… and among many other things, we share what still gives us a kick in music nowadays!
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PublisherResident Advisor2017
Episode 343 of Resident Advisor magazine’s podcast series The Hour, featuring a discussion on the late writer and theorist Mark Fisher. We begin the latest edition of The Hour by asking Youngstar to tell us the story behind “Pulse X,” which is widely understood to be the first-ever grime track and is still massively influential, 15 years after its release. Next, Angus Finlayson speaks with some of the many people who were influenced by Mark Fisher, the greatly respected writer and theorist who we sadly lost back in January. For this moving tribute, Simon Reynolds, Holly Herndon, Kode9, Tamar Shlaim, Logos, Tim ...
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PublisherRepeater Books2018
Edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds, this comprehensive collection brings together the very best work of acclaimed blogger, writer, publisher, political activist and lecturer Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) who died in 2017. Covering the period 2004–2016, it includes some of the most incendiary and influential posts from his seminal blog k-punk, as well as a selection of his brilliantly insightful film, television and music reviews, together with his extraordinary writings on politics, activism, precarity, hauntology, mental health and popular modernism for numerous websites and magazines. Also included is his final unpublished k-punk post, the unfinished ...
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Repeater Books is dedicated to the creation of a new reality. The landscape of twenty-first-century arts and letters is faded and inert, riven by fashionable cynicism, egotistical self-reference and a nostalgia for the recent past. Repeater intends to add its voice to those movements that wish to enter history and assert control over its currents, gathering together scattered and isolated voices with those who have already called for an escape from Capitalist Realism. Our desire is to publish in every sphere and genre, combining vigorous dissent and a pragmatic willingness to succeed where messianic abstraction and quiescent co-option have stalled: ...
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A TECHNO Conversation between Simon Reynolds & Reece Cox Simon Reynolds is the author of a number of books about music and popular culture: most recently Futuromania: Sogni Elettronici Da Morder ai Migos; also Energy Flash, a history of rave music and dance culture; Rip It Up and Start Again or as it is known in Italy, Postpunk; Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past; and the glam rock study Shock and Awe, which bears the poetic title Polvere di Stelle in Italy and was published by Minimum Fax, as were most of the other books mentioned. Born in London, ...

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