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Adj.1.phantasmagorical - characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature"
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The hyperproduction of music is a sublimely freeing act in that it sparks the motion towards eviscerating the Cartesian model in which the public sphere of hearing is entangled or representation is the will in the mind of the listener, and the notion of a Cartesian principle being applied to music listening--considering that music is heard as images conjured from faulty psycholinguistic assemblages, godhead vocals, abstract smearing of sounds that conveys and allows only a small dialectical choice of emotional conjectures (instrumentation)--is such a flattening mechanism that the will is more or less not even the thing that the listener consumes, but the residue of its representation in a phase state along the linear line of phantasmagorically vanilla daily experience.
The expressionist revelation is the very revelation of the core, phantasmagorically or Dionysianically differentiated in Nietzsche's approach, which brings a change in the cultural function of this aesthetics, by comparing it to the modernist models.
6) Gilbert & George's bodies are made from these canisters, with stick arms and legs, capering like the figure of the Grim Reaper in a gothic dance of death against a backdrop of a phantasmagorically distorted London street.