21 March, 2012

Angelus Novus

William Basinski - Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive (2004)

Amniotic piano loops in endless rotation.

"The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise and has got caught in his wings; it is so strong that the angel can no longer close them. This storm drives him irresistibly into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows toward the sky. What we call progress is this storm."


  1. I love this blog even more after your posting my favorite Benjamin quote, keep this up!

  2. thank you john - gaspar von trier