Has Techno Decelerated? On technoculture, acceleration and breaks


Reflecting on the last thirty years of techno music, I am not alone thinking that it has decelerated. By deceleration, I mean that since the 1980s the beat per minutes of techno music – which varies, usually, between 120 and 160 bpm – slowed in pace. Techno has become somehow more reflective, more cerebral.

When I argue that techno music has decelerated I also mean a second, perhaps more important, thing: technoculture, of which techno music is a socio-cultural collective expression, has decelerated too. But what does “decelerated technoculture” mean?

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