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OT: relaxing music (was Re: OT: Programmed/Hand made music (...))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 11:41

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 22:35:54 +0200,
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

> Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>: > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> > > > > > "David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...> writes: > > > Funny, I love both the experimental electronic (like minimal stuff > > > like Noto, Pole and Thomas Brinkmann or non-minimal stuff like > > > Pansonic) as well as industrial electronic (Esplendar Geometrico, > > > Winterkälte, Sonar, PAL, ...) as well as more easy listening stuff, > > > e.g. Jungle (Photek, Kumo). > > > > I get the oddest looks when I describe Jungle or D&B as smooth and > > relaxing, to say nothing of how I like to chill out to a decent bit of > > Gabber. I think there's a fundamental difference in brain wiring > > between people who find interesting rhythms interesting and those who > > are repulsed by them. > > The most disturbing music I've ever heard was some allegedly relaxing music a > stress management consultant played for us in my first year of uni. It was some > sort of electronic stuff reminicent of the sound of ripping tinfoil - I might've > expected it to be used as mood music in a SF horror movie. Relaxing when it was > playing was, for me, unthinkable.
Ripping tinfoil? Good grief! People indeed have very divergent ideas about what kind of music is good for relaxing. I can relax very well to long, complex progressive rock pieces from bands such as Yes or Dream Theater; my sister-in-law, however, once called that kind of music "strenuous". Greetings, Jörg.