Diffusion Is Next
Cohesive almost to a fault, meanwhile, is the LCD Soundsystem record that everyone seems to have been talking about forever. It's just as good as anyone says it is, I think, though I'm reporting to you from the belly of First-Response. I only fired up the Moveable Type so as to say before I forget: I think Enon and LCD Soundsystem are treading not just similar ground but the exact same path. It's just that John Schmersal's feelings about the journey differ from James Murphy's. Reportedly, Murphy references Bloom's "Anxiety of Influence" in interviews; in practice, Schmersal opts instead for what I'd call the romance of influence, or maybe for a long late summer in one of influence's dirty emotional backwaters: that place where such anxiety as there is impels the puported "influencee" (which, as Mark Sinker would hasten to add & rightly too, is an inversion of the relationship that actually occurs) not to react with shame or defiance, but to submit to absolute pollution, ravishment, dissolution, thence to report what that felt like.
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