This week’s offering focuses on Hypnagogic-Pop’s self-reflecting 80’s nostalgia aesthetics. Coined by Wire columnist David Keenan, "Hypnagogic pop is pop music refracted through the memory of a memory. It draws its power from the 1980s pop culture into which many of the genre's players were born, and which is only now being factored into underground music as a spectral influence. Hypnagogic realms are the ones between waking and sleeping, liminal zones where mis-hearings and hallucinations feed into the formation of dreams."
C81- Hypnagogic Works
From the shopping mall drones of James Ferraro to the synth evacuations of Oneohtrix Point Never, from the hazy Lo-fi pop of Ariel Pink to the coconut drones of Monopoly Child Start Searchers, ‘Hypnagogic Works’ cruises through empty shopping mall loops, valium dosed zombies on hoverboards and childhood refractions of 80’s movies. Enjoy!
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Artwork by Unsung
Compiled and mixed by Gonzo