El Ten Eleven - Yellow Bridges
It’s All About Right Then // Ghosts and Vodka
A tiny collection a rare and choice demo’s collected over a few excitable years.
”I hear lots of great music, but sometimes a big bold bright diamond emerges from the rock-face. Velocity Raptors is a shining diamond it would be wise not to miss.” - TheIndieBandsBlog.com
a social and economic order (against the backdrop of globalisation) that encourages the purchasing and valuing of goods and services in ever-greater amounts. The term is often associated with criticisms of consumption and its overwhelming power, starting with theorist Thorstein Veblen.
Sometimes, the term “consumerism” is also used to refer to the consumerists movement, consumer protection or consumer activism, which seeks to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards. In this sense it is a movement or a set of policies aimed at regulating the products, services, methods, and standards of manufacturers, sellers, and advertisers in the interests of the buyer.
In economics, consumerism refers to economic policies placing emphasis on consumption. In an abstract sense, it is the belief that the free choice of consumers should dictate the economic structure of a society (cf. Producerism, especially in the British sense of the term). The term “consumerism” was first used in 1915 to refer to “advocacy of the rights and interests of consumers” (Oxford English Dictionary) however it also refers to the “emphasis on or preoccupation with the acquisition of consumer goods”, a statement first vocalised in the 1960s (Oxford English Dictionary).
Stefan Zsaitsits, 2012 Drawings: Pencils on Paper