Babbling Corpse

PDF Epub Babbling Corpse Grafton Tanner In The Age Of Global Capitalism, Vaporwave Celebrates And Undermines The Electronic Ghosts Haunting The Nostalgia Industry Ours Is A Time Of Ghosts In Machines, Killing Meaning And Exposing The Gaps Inherent In The Electronic Media That Pervade Our Lives Vaporwave Is An Infant Musical Micro Genre That Foregrounds The Horror Of Electronic Media S Ability To Appear As Media Theorist Jeffrey Sconce Terms It Haunted Experimental Musicians Such As INTERNET CLUB And MACINTOSH PLUS Manipulate Muzak And Commercial Music To Undermine The Commodification Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Global Capitalism While Accentuating The Uncanny Properties Of Electronic Music Production Babbling Corpse Reveals Vaporwave S Many Intersections With Politics, Media Theory, And Our Present Fascination With Uncanny, Co S Mic Horror The Book Is Aimed At Those Interested In Global Capitalism S Effect On Art, Musical Raids On Mainstream Indie And Popular Music, And Anyone Intrigued By The Changing Relationship Between Art And Commerce.Babbling Corpse

Grafton Tanner is a writer and musician from Georgia His writing has appeared in Paste magazine, Film Matters, and The Blue Indian, and his debut book, Babbling Corpse Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts, was released in 2016 He is a classically trained percussionist and music educator, and he writes and performs music as Superpuppet.

[Epub] Babbling Corpse  By Grafton Tanner –
  • Paperback
  • 104 pages
  • Babbling Corpse
  • Grafton Tanner
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9781782797593

10 thoughts on “Babbling Corpse

  1. says:

    Babbling Corpse is a book which looks at a bizarre phenomenon in recent history an emerging subgenre of music spawned in the wake of American overindulgence Vaporwave is an odd style of music, but a powerful one using ambient noises, nostalgic sounds such as shopping mall background music, 1990 s TV adverts and video footage from earlier eras, often warped by machines for an eerie aesthetic, vaporwave celebrates everything our world has come to shun and hate about pre 9 11 overindulgence and materialism This book dives deeper beyond the music and looks at the psychology, societal attitudes and life experiences which have stirred up this new thing, and the facets of pop culture which have been adopted into it.While maybe Babbling Corpse reads a bit too much into vaporwave music, this book does give a concise and good background to it and some interesting theories about how we seek content in the digital age which gives off a haunted atmosphere It...

  2. says:

    a great first real published book to come out on vaporwave it touches enough on the subject independently, but is mainly concerned with the cultural concerns that surround it which is, in my opinion, totally relevant and okay he seems to know everything that is important, but i think gives too much credit to graham harman and pitchfork possibly TMT the most obvious flaw above my critique of OOO is that he rips into avengers as drivel cinema, while praising cabin in the woods as some sort of deconstructionist masterpiece without acknowledging that they are by the same director.i think there was to work with than what he presented and that this could be extended into something larger, but as far as i am aware he is one of the first to actually publish on this subject in a meaningful way and did so...

  3. says:

    More like three and a half The author is clearly very young, and offers an intelligent and worthwhile critical analysis on a hyperniche musical movement within the accelerated culture that deserves such academic attention As a gateway into the analysis of hauntological scholastic studies, it is valuable if only as a summation of its sources BUTAs someone who has suffered from depression for a decade plus now, what I took as the author s tacit admission of being a fellow sufferer in the acknowledgments made abundant sense as a guiding force behind his interpretation When I stumbled upon the proto spf420 collective when room surfing in, I didn t want to hang with them because of any post 9 11 malingering capitalist monoculture malaise It was FUN There was a definite sense of humor amidst the nihilism, and this book focuses on the latter almost to a fault I like vaporwave because it helps me get out of depression and to think less of the miserable world described within this text Perhaps Simpsonswave, a largely vapor soundtracked meme that finally helped many of my friends understand the appeal of the music, would be worthy as an additional chapter But the authors views are definitely validi just don t see it as q...

  4. says:

    For now, we live in the mall, but I think it s closing soon Few words can truly capture how impactful this work was Grafton Tanner, in his debut work, has given me a vocabulary with which to speak about ideas that I had long held yet had no way to express Aside from providing a wonderful guide to those seeking to get vaporwave, this also provides a nice little introduction to OOO and musicology Tanner, while unloading heavy concepts, is also a master of writing in particular, the last paragraph was earth shaking The only complaint I have is that this work is so short but considering it s the work of a grad student, and the first book published on vaporwave, this is no true complaint Tanner provides a wonderful compendium of source material and suggestions for further reading, and I will certainly be spending much time with ...

  5. says:

    really didnt expect a book on vaporwave to blow me away this much but i am thoroughly impressed the book feels sort of pretentious, but thats a problem that all music writers seem to have theres no good way to discuss music without listening to it, without letting your audience hear it you have to describe music, describe how it feels to listen to a song, and doing that work seems pretentious theres no way around this anyone who writes about music sounds like some smug mu asshole without necessarily meaning to do so.but in the second half and particularly the last third, the author makes this light book on vaporwave into an absolutely scathing critique of mass culture i mean, he is fucking brutal tanner is ultimately asking is any of this instant access to instant gratification even worth it and the we delve into it the we realize that perhaps it isnt, perh...

  6. says:

    Babbling Corpse is een boek dat ikzelf had willen schrijven.

  7. says:

    My experience reiterates the other reviews here As someone who was already a fan of vapourwave, this book struck me as a timely and incisive meditation with an unusual relevance to my own listening habits For this reason, I was delighted by the numerous references to vapourwave music and to other comparable aspects of internet culture that riddle the text With my smartphone to hand, I could read the text while listening to the music that it was analysing, as if the book had its own soundtrack I have never had a reading experience quite like that The book also comes with a handy discography of vapourwave music with plenty of albums I ve never heard of The author clearly knows about music production than I do, and I found his analyses of the genre informing and interesting.As someone who is also interested in Philosophy and who is sympathetic to left critiques of society and political economy, I did not discover in this book any particularly insightful additions to the genre On two or three occasions, the author digresses away from his comfortable territory of musicology to offer mostly vague and even cliched indictments of capitalism in general The author name drops a number of authors without pursuing them, as well as drawing analogies to philosophical movements without adequately explaining them or giving any detailed explanation of their relevance to vapourwave, such as object oriented ontology and speculative realism , leaving me still unclear as to what th...

  8. says:

    Interesting discourse analysis of vaporwave music and visual aesthetics Definitely worthwhile reading if you are into internet sub cultures and micro genres It has a lot of references of audiovisual pop culture it is handy while reading it to have a...

  9. says:

    excellent read

  10. says:

    I m not sure why I decided to read a book about vaporwave in 2019 since, as I understand it, the genre has long been dead I d considered reading Babbling Corpse when it first came out, but synopses I read lent the impression that whatever passingly interesting while or less straightforward takes on the music and its aesthetics it contained would be saddled down with too much over simplistic anti capitalism fluff to ultimately warrant a read So I passed.Only to pick it up a couple years later when the music had arguably exceeded its prime Having finished it, I m realizing that it was because vaporwave is past its prime that I finally read it Vaguely I d begun envisioning some commentary that would treat vaporwave the way vaporwave treats the recent past, that would reinvigorate it by compressing and condensing it into something essential than it ever in fact was I let building nostalgia for the genre I enjoyed override my initial reservations about the book which in the end proved correct.How have I managed to stick with vaporwave despite my failure to identify with its anti capitalism origins Large...

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