Simalacrum: (En) Simalacra (pl)  an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. …a simalacrum of feeling rather than the real thing. See NY Times ‘Lady Gag’s Stripped-Down New Album Fishes for Inspiration’ by Jon Caramanica Also see ‘Simulacra and Simulation’  by Jean BaudrillardWithout a beat, compositions become a simulacrum of music