At the end of the 80's a kind of Institutional incompetence led to several
political crisis, mostly affecting the United States. Moreover emerging
technology made handheld devices available while exposure to music television
brought different cultures into daily life. This period marks the emergence of
the so-called Generation X and the birth of "Urban tribe" culture. Gen Xers were
pushed toward adulthood, forced to spend less time with their parents. They were
home alone, taking care of themselves and their siblings. Autonomy and
self-reliance attitude led young people find and receive emotional support more
likely from friends, than family and committed relationships, creating a sort of
"Urban tribe". Uncertainty of the future and confusion related to developing
meaningful intimacy often caused depression and anxiety, giving rise to alcohol
and drug abuse. A talented yet troubled grunge performer, Kurt Cobain, became a
rock legend in the 1990s with his band, Nirvana, and was labelled "the spokesman
of Generation X". Cobain, indeed, was often uncomfortable and frustrated,
believing his message and artistic vision could be misinterpreted by the public,
showing difficulties coping with his fame and public image, and the professional
and personal pressures surrounding himself. For Black Powder, Julien Rasquinet
has played with a leathery accord, as provocative, audacious and bohemian as the
attitude of Kurt Cobain. The result is an intense, deep, sensual and mysterious
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