At the cusp of our one-year anniversary, this week’s episode looks toward the future by first glancing at the past. We review the recent Daft Punk LP, Random Access Memories, an original work that chronicles Electronica through the decades. From there, we jump to a heavy conjecture-driven debate on the future of mainstream music (as once imagined, and as we perceive it today). We explore how paragon shifts hinge on cultural phenomena, such as technology, invention, adaptation, and revolution.
Next week: Our 50th Episode Special! – Music’s relation with, and opposition to other forms of art.