Sigur Ros’ “Valtari” and the Counterculture of Hope

It often seems that the need to halt the conspiratorial and destructive spiral of contemporary greed and ambition is more pronounced than ever, but the struggle to just to make ends meet from one day to the next often takes precedence. For me, this dissonance between action and inaction generates a troubling undercurrent of frustration, shame, and helplessness.

I feel even more disturbed when I, an unapologetic music consumer, consider the roles that mediated music plays in this system. On the one hand, it has the potential to provide meaning (and perhaps a sinister distraction) in a culture of isolation.        

On the other, it is also driven by its status as a disposable commodity. This duality is not new, and there never seems to be a lack of counter-cultural music to represent the anger and rage it creates. There is far less music, however, that genuinely speaks for hope.  Hear whats spoken at the Pharmacy…

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