"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

This is Ian Mathers' Tumblr. I live in Canada. I've written about music and other things for Stylus, Dusted, PopMatters, Resident Advisor, the Village Voice, and a few other places. Hi.

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Isn’t there a way I can make you interested in this record without subjecting you to some five thousand word treatise on why it matters and nothing else does? Do you have to sift through some computer-generated algorithm from Pandora or Spotify to find this record? How can I help you find this record? This record is not going to change your life. But this record is worth interrupting your day for. And I don’t really think there are five records released every fucking day that are worth interrupting your life for.

Chris Ott, SHALLOW REWARDS // 03 NO CANON

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