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Simon Reynolds on Old New Age

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I love Simon Reynolds’ article on Wired called Musica Globalista: Old New Age. Here is a quote:

[A] blurry boundary between New Age and critically respected music involves those genres of Nineties techno that targeted the chill-out room rather than the ravefloor: groups like The Orb, B12, and Biosphere, labels like T:me / Em:t and Fax (whose founder Pete Namlook was originally in the New Agey electronic outfit Romantic Warrior). In this Resonant Frequency column from 2002, Pitchfork’s Mark Richardson tracks the way that post-rave electronica veers over and again to the very brink of New Age.

Read it here.