I think of Frank Ocean way too much. I don’t even listen to him as frequently as I think of him, trying to understand why I think of him so much… What am I trying to understand? What is his punktum? It’s a mood, an emotion that he brings out and it’s completely new and other-worldly and I have no words to describe it but I feel it every time…
The punktum of all punktums is at 4:26 of Novacane and the Blond cover photo by Wolfgang Tillmans! I don’t understand what it is but it’s something to do with his hesitant being in the world: He’s there in the world but also shying away from it. And for some reason, I think that’s the Zeitgeist: Being IN this world but increasingly less OF this world!
More musical punktums at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Fk05QLLqFVV81f4ZdgR8E?si=sJmsUOfFQ2CQe1RNH1icog