Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'

By Jordan Penney

In Noel Malcolm's important microhistory, we encounter complex individuals who appear resistant to simple categories, generalizations, or identifications. 24 Mar 2017 // 2:14 AM

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	The Del McCoury Band: The Company We Keep

Because there's nothing wrong with a divebombing mandolin run followed by a short sharp shock of fiddle, double-quick switchbacks and turnarounds at the last second, shifts in tempo that you don't see coming until it's just too late.

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	Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen

Absencen is free from the qualities that would allow its music to be summed up in one sentence, or a genre name.

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Horrifying, terrifying, revolting doesn't even begin to describe this pile of shit. Heathen Shame is really a shame.

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	Comet Gain: City Fallen Leaves

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Death Cab For Cutie + Stars

It showed on their faces and echoed through the rafters: for many, this show was more sacred than church, more meaningful than a homily.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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