Saturday, July 09, 2011

and another guest-musicblog at Bruce Sterling's Beyond the Beyond - this one on NuNewAge

(When i stumbled a few years ago on this advert in the back of an old issue of Audion, the cosmic rock zine, i was struck by the fact that this festival of Spacy Trippy Electronic Music was going on in London at exactly the same time as Spectrum and the other big acid house parties.... that it had some of the same features (hypnotic synths,spectacular lights 'n' lasers) but rather than groovy young things freaky-dancing in garish 'n' baggy clothes, the audience for "Electronica '88" would doubtless have been sitting in the pews, drably attired, with thinning hair etc... And probably the drugs would have been different too.)