We are living in a present copiously infused with moments of the past. We are immersed in nostalgia. We swim in virtual media that play around names like Instagram, but throw aging filters on immediate realities. Or on forums that programmatically gather communities who archive memory.
Batiscaf Radio was founded because the world shifted in that direction. And because the archives of Romanian (pop) culture are buried deep into the ground, with no obvious marks where one can pay a tribute. The Batiscaf podcasts do not come as chronological or neatly arranged archives, but as sporadic moments of Romanian music history that used to function in parallel with the preset paths of official culture.
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