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Quietus Recognized In Field Of Pretension
John Doran , March 17th, 2011 09:25

Finally, the esteemed satirical magazine Private Eye has cottoned-on to the fact that Quietus Editor John Doran is a pretentious pseud.

In issue 1284, Doran (who is currently pretending to read John Gray's The Immortality Commission and is pictured above standing next to Franz Kafka's grave with a book on existentialism sticking out of his duffle coat pocket on Xmas Day, like a proper bell end) rubs shoulders with Peaches Geldof, Joel Coen and Christina Odone in Pseuds Corner.

Then last night cementing the resounding victory (the awesome) Miranda Sawyer commented that the site was sometimes "pompous" on her Radio 2 show.

In retaliation Doran said something about drone metal, The Turin Shroud and phenomenology but no one was paying attention.

The recognition was for his review of PJ Harvey's Let England Shake and specifically the lines:

"Her sonic palette is simple but used to myriad effect. On ‘All And Everyone’ the Autoharp is fed through masses of reverb until it feels as if it has taken on a physical shape, like a haze of gunpowder smoke rolling across a battlefield. It is as if the cavernous post shoegaze guitars are tracing out death on the battlefield as a liminal zone between this world and the next. It feels as if death has made a physical foothold on the battlefield: 'death's anchorage'. But on top of this Harvey's words hang in the air like pink mist after mortar carnage."

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