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