in this explosion of incredible diversity, linguistic relations have marked by creations springing from the friction between languages, by the give-and-take of sudden innovation (for example, initiatory street languages in southern countries), and by masses of generally accepted notions as well as passive prejudices
Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation, 2010, University of Michigan Press.
Yuri Suzuki’s “B-side of Onomatopeic Music” seems to be an inspiring pointer wrt the #rd8b project:
Is it a bird, is it a book? No, it’s BOOM, a visualisation of Yuri Suzuki’s sonic works. If an image is worth a thousand words, it can probably be worth a soundscape, a song or both, however cacophonic. Contributions by DMX Krew, Simone Grant, Tim Hunkin, Momus, Nobumichi Tosa (Maywa Denki) and Åbäke
My thesis shows clearly how there is a sort of ‘anti-nostalgia’ among chip-people. “It’s just nostalgia” is an insult that we’re trying to avoid. I think it was only Alex Mauer who talked about it an positive sense. It seems to be that way also in other areas, judging from the Retromania book.
goto80 in a comment about his post on Retromania. I’m quite interested in this notion that there is not necessarily a fetishization of the retroculture, and that chiptune music can be new and original.