MEXICAN MYSTERY

  Mexico is one of Latin America’s least equitable countries, where the gap between rich and poor is among the widest and the drug cartels are some of the most violent. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Mexican women were found murdered in their hundreds on the outskirts of Ciudad Juárez on the US border. Almost all had been sexually …

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany

            Kraftwerk   – “power plant” in English –  eschewed proto-hippy blues rock-clichés in favour of trance-inducing dancefloor grooves. Their abidingly great 1977 album Trans-Europe Express, with its signature hypnotic threnodies and percussive rail-track rhythms, suggested the industrial kling-klang of German industry and robot factory production. Donna Summer’s adrenalin-quickening electro anthem “I Feel Love” crash-landed on pop culture that same …