OT: Programmed/Hand made music (was: Random word generators)
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 16, 2005, 11:41|
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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 email@example.com, 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.
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