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The Angel of History
Artist: Cryptodira
Format: Vinyl


Label: GDFM
Rel. Date: 03/05/2021
UPC: 850236007614

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Limited white colored vinyl LP pressing. "Conceptually, this album comes from a place of suspicion towards several trends within postmodern (and contemporary) philosophy," states Matthew Taibi. "Philosophy has developed an allergy to it's driving force - i.e., collective action marching under the banners of liberation and ameliorating oppressed and exploited people. While "The Angel of History" is not explicitly a work of philosophy, it is still intended to criticize these trends, especially their collaboration with individualism. As an ideology today, identity (whether rugged or nihilistic) has us steeped in depression, substance abuse, and suicide. A call for more historical and class-conscious forms of social being is made against the ideology of individualism. On the other hand, there are trends within postmodern thought that have labored to deconstruct this ideology (particularly queer, feminist, and post-colonial theories). So they are given space to update Walter Benjamin's image of the angel of history into the 21st century."