Dissatisfied Art in Post-Slavery Bristol

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On 09 March 2015, the ‘Down with Rhodes’ movement began in the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Its aim? To tear down a statue commemorating Cecil Rhodes – a British politician, colonialist and diamond magnate who believed that Anglo-Saxons were inherently superior to those of different colour. The statue was torn down a month later, […]

The Importance of Ambience

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The start of 2017 saw the release of a new Brian Eno ambient project entitled Reflection. It’s a sparse, minimalist soundscape which sprawls out over 54 minutes, reminiscent of his 1985 work Thursday Afternoon. This seems like an opportunity to discuss the role which ambient music can play in developing an effective method of stress […]

Kendrick Lamar: Damn

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kendrick Lamar stated that: ‘My focus is ultimately going back to my community and the other communities around the world where they’re doing the groundwork. To Pimp a Butterfly was addressing the problem. I’m in a space now where I’m not addressing the problem anymore.’ To Pimp a Butterfly was huge […]