Rob Young

Rob Young’s Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music came out last year. He is an editor at the Wire.

‘Can one imagine anything in the arts,’ Louis-Bertrand Castel wrote in 1763, ‘which would surpass the visible rendering of sound, which would enable the eyes to partake of all the pleasures which music gives to the ears?’ That would, it’s easy to admit, be quite a spectacle. But would it be the future of art, the logical outcome of whatever synthesising tendency...

Ghost Ions: AA-Rated Memories

Jonathan Coe, 18 August 2022

The Wicker Man, Unman, Wittering and Zigo, Don’t Look Now, Death Line, Neither the Sea nor the Sand … Some of these were X-rated and some were AA, but all emerged during the fruitful, uncanny interval...

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