"Fashioned with a veneer of innocence yet painfully burdened with
knowledge... Giving myself up to it, the way I'd surrender to Dionne
Warwick singing Burt Bacharch, is impossible."
That's from a David Toop review of a record by Cornelius (from The Wire, January 2002) that prefigures some of the concerns of Retromania and specifically the chapter on Japanese pop culture and mimesis