Thursday, November 08, 2007


What, in the end, makes advertisements so superior to criticism? Not what the moving red neon sign says – but the fiery pool reflecting it in the asphalt.” Walter Benjamin, One Way Street, 1928.

For those who (like me) have no taste for militaristic totalitarianism, the fascination for fascist aesthetics so prevalent in Neofolk can perhaps relate to fascism as the fiery pool relates to what the moving red neon sign says - though Benjamin's thought couldn't be more out of place than in that particular context.

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