Aleph

Monday, September 02, 2002

"'The only authentic artworks produced today are those that in their inner organization measure themselves by the fullest experience of horror.' But as T.S. Eliot wrote, 'human kind cannot bear very much reality.' Most listeners want only to be distracted and entertained, and so they flee from music that offers a full experience of horror... popular music is anti-music, a product shoved down the throats of passive consumers by a culture industry devoted to profit. It is not just a substitute for good music but a drug, a poison..."

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