The Downward Spiral is Nine Inch Nails’ most consistent, unified piece of music and remains one of the most artistically and culturally significant albums of the 1990s, with an influence that reaches well into the present day. The album expressed the mood and the atmosphere of its time—political, social, and personal—but more importantly it continues to resonate with countless fans and new generations of listeners.
A brief excerpt from my forthcoming book on Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral – Into The Never [October 2019] [CLOSER] At once, the most chart-friendly and overtly controversial single from The Downward Spiral, “Closer” is a hymn to the joy of sex, by way of sado-masochistic self-flagellation; while continuing to explore the deepening loathing of the album’sContinue reading “NIN – Excerpt – CLOSER”
New review up on Hong Kong Review of Books Shard Cinema charts the brief history of glass as the ultimate liminal material and how the spectacle of the screen has increasingly become the lens through which we view the world. The author, Evan Calder Williams argues that while the vista of the cinema screen broughtContinue reading “REVIEW – Shard Cinema – Evan Calder Williams”
The good folks of Dostoyevsky Wannabe have featured a couple of brief extracts from my novel, Politics of The Asylum, on their Swimmers Club website which promotes author’s new work! The Odour of Sanity That brown water stinks, there’s me all dog-breathed wandering. There’s a RUSH – finally – well done! Goodnight Mr Beam, weContinue reading “READ – Politics of The Asylum – NEW Extract”