June 07, 2011
Richard King is the editor of Loops an occasional journal of long-form music writing jointly published by Domino and Faber & Faber. In All Things Reconsidered he talks to Loops contributors past, present and future about the ideas behind their current books, along with handpicked musical examples from the authors to illustrate their perspective.
Episode 1: Simon Reynolds’ Retromania, his first new book in six years, is the first book to attempt to make sense of the pop decade that just passed. Instead of being the threshold to the future, the first ten years of the twenty-first century turned out to be the ‘Re’ Decade. The 2000s were dominated by the ‘re-’ prefix: revivals, reissues, remakes, re-enactments. Endless retrospection.
Tracklisting:J Dilla - Workinonit
Maria Minerva - A Little Lonely
David Essex - Rock On
Traxman - The Comeback
The Advisory Circle - Frozen Ponds PIF
The Advisory Circle - Fire, Damp & Air
Oneohtrix Point Never - Preyouandi