It is at once the story of what was and what could have been. The question could be asked: does it represent what should have been? Probably not. Maybe the world would not have been ready for this. Maybe SMiLE would have come out and been laughed off the shelves. Maybe music would not have changed for better, for worse if this enigmatic masterpiece had been able to go toe-to-toe, a musical rumble in the jungle, with Sgt. The only answer is that we can never know. There is undeniably a cognitive dissonance listening to this, trying to make sense of it, all these years later.
This is, nevertheless, paradigm-shattering stuff, and most welcome to honest and open minds.
How often does an artifact come along that radically disrupts, and reconfigures, an established understanding of history? How exceedingly seldom does this happen, if it ever does?
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It has happened here and everyone has reason to be very happy it did. In the final analysis, the vision that sustained SMiLE was undeniable; delicate yet capable of withstanding an uninterested world, which is pretty much precisely what happened. By turns alarming and awe-inspiring, Jessica Helfand's Face: A Visual Odyssey offers an elaborately illustrated A to Z—from the didactic anthropometry of the late 19th century to the selfie-obsessed zeitgeist of the 21st.
Sink into the metatextual delights of a touchstone ranting about his own touchstone with Steve Almond's Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life. Joni Mitchell's latest book denotes the next step in the Joni evolution, and indicates that perhaps those different languages for her—of visual art, poetry, and music—will finally be held in equal regard. Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging gives us such compelling characters that we cannot help but sit and observe them. Cheap Queen undoubtedly establishes King Princess' talent, but it encounters issues with contrived affectations and productions that show less experimentation than seen on previous singles.
Continuing her take on artist-themed covers albums, Juliana Hatfield takes a stab at the Police songbook, with unique, marvelous results. The anguish a parent feels for losing their child is harrowing and Ghosteen masterfully captures Nick Cave's grief and spiraling rumination on mortality. Connolly explores how our assumption that the world is made for us has led us into a dangerous complacency. Art-rocker Kapil Seshasayee takes on a sexist Bollywood trope with musical skill and visual pathos in "The Item Girl". Brooklyn Funk Essentials take partying to intergalactic levels in a video both space-age and retro for "Funk Ain't Ova".
In the '70s there was something sinister sneaking into suburban homes between the sitcom and the 11 o'clock news where the real horrors played out.
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This is a film that one needs to savor and contemplate, a film that captures the tribulations of this world and the evanescent truth that lies beneath them. Black Marble leaves behind the obscure, lo-fi, and dim essence of the past for the brighter, more melodic, synthpoppy Bigger Than Life. On their first collaboration since , a meeting of experimental musical minds has produced an album full of quiet, off-kilter introspection.
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Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated. Powered by RebelMouse. Almost half a century later, The SMiLE Sessions fully vindicate Brian Wilson's obsessive efforts: the material is complex but accessible, intense but assured, the fully realized vision of a unique talent. White, however, views the Wart's sincerity and lack of presumption as his two greatest assets, contributing to the "reward" he receives at the end of the novel.
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