Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Our God Is Speed proposes this as the Retromania Theme Song

The sound is totally retro but lyrically, I'm not sure what it's about.

Did remind me of this anthem of the one-man time warp cult, though

BTW, do check out this Our God Is Speed post about Tacita Dean's JG, Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty,  and Ballard's short stories  "The Voices of Time”and "The Terminal Beach". Wence comes this quote: 

"Typically the island inverted the geologist's maxim, 'The key to the past lies in the present.' Here, the key to the present lay in the future. This island was a fossil of time future".

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the plug and linkage.

    Yeah, Dean & the Ballardian post focus on "The Voices of Time," and for good enough reason. But some quick googled cross-referencing brought the other (more known) story to my attention again; and re-reading it for the first time in a long while, I actually think it may've been the more influential of the two. Lots in it, I think, that appealed to Smithson's perverse appreciation of "new ruins" and "synthetic landscapes."