Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen (23C) is a writer who is interested in music and movies. Some of his interests include (but are not limited to) British humor, the Grateful Dead and silly things. Contact Rosen at [email protected]

The High’s Calder-Picasso exhibit engaging, verbose

In “Genealogy of Morals,” Friedrich Nietzsche describes the unbearable guilt that  culture and language impart on humans. Our chief method of relief from this guilt, he contends, is to take part in established rituals created by our ancestors. One such way is to visit art museums.  At the outset of the High Museum’s Calder-Picasso exhibition, [...]

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‘Promises’: A Potent Meditation on Ambient Spiritual Jazz

Filled with flashes of glee, regret, depression, regretful change and optimistic hope, “Promises'' is a serene meditation on these momentary and impressionistic waves of emotion, embodying a cathartic exercise in free jazz supplemented with classical and analog-synth orchestrations. This groundbreaking collaboration between the DJ Floating Points, jazz pioneer Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra [...]

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Daft Punk: A Legendary Career in Review

Someone once told me people are born knowing the Beatles’ songs, and that saying also applies to one other group: Daft Punk. Exploding out of the French house scene in the mid ‘90s, Daft Punk, composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, became one of the most influential and enigmatic electronic groups of all [...]

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JPEGMAFIA’s ‘EP2!’ Synthesizes, Simplifies

It’s every self-loathing, /mu/-browsing beanie-wearer’s favorite time of the year: JPEGMAFIA is back and more sensual than ever. In 2019, the release of “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” was a bold step beyond his hyperaggressive industrial style into an even more bizarre storm of atmospheric and boyband-inspired auto-crooning. JPEGMAFIA, also known as Peggy, stylistically progressed [...]

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