Simon Reynolds

Why the 40-year-old Mute record label remains an enigma

Henning Besser 'DJ Phono Plays Daft Punk' Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 2011

From retro to repro, and beyond

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Will Oldham, 2009

To coincide with the publication of his new book Retromania, Simon Reynolds talks about pop’s obsession with its immediate past

Talks
Cosey Fanny Tutti speaks at Frieze Talks 2009. Photograph: D Tyler/Frieze

A panel on the notion of subculture

Image from Gas: Loops

Wolfgang Voigt draws on Romantic landscape and classical music as much as technological minimalism

The state of popular music criticism today