In music, canon is the technique in which a single melody is overlaid with imitation melodies at different intervals. The original melody is the leader, the subsequent copies its followers. In the church, canonization is the declaration that a person who has died was a saint, upon which the person is included in the “canon,” or list of recognized saints.
Maybe sainthood is an overstatement, one that Biogen likely wouldn’t agree with anyway. But the fact remains that it has been six years since Iceland’s pioneer electronic artist passed away, and his music has since been released to a wider audience than ever during his lifetime.
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