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OT: Programmed/Hand made music (was: Random word generators)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Thursday, June 16, 2005, 11:41
--- In, "David J. Peterson" wrote:
>Of course, a hard core progrock fan will probably >note that there are bands few people have heard of that are >the *real* progrock bands--of these I have little knowledge.
Something along the lines of Gentle Giant? Or are you just using the old inane "quality is inversely proportional to fame" indie-music theory? --- In, Paul Bennett wrote:
>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.
As someone who goes ga-ga at a catchy sequence or arpeggio, but cannot stand the music you usually hear on dancefloors, I disagree. I think the completely repulsed people are just experiencing culture shock. What drives *me* away from the more dancey EM categories are usually either 1) the over-aggressive BPM and instrumentation, 2) the incessant unimaginative THUMP THUMP THUMP which goes on at the way bottom of ca. 98% of the songs, and 3) the overabundance of drum sounds. Oh, and it's a _definition_ that percussion's not smooth. But yeah, maybe there is a category of people whose brains are wired to hear othervise... elseway "D&B is smooth" makes zero sense to me. John Vertical _________________________________________________________________ Löydä etsimäsi - testaa MSN Search


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
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