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||[Dec. 30th, 2003|09:00 am]
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Why do people like electronic music? (Or, why do they not like electronic music?)
Note: Edited 2-17-04 to Detroit's Movement Festival Guide.
Since I couldn't find the listings of specific artists in your interests, I should ask, what specific electronic artists do you fancy?
Also, it seems to me a correlation between video game players and electronic music enthusiasts is more common than for the non-video gamers.
However, in fair defense, my best of pals Brad loves video games, yet dislikes the techno like my stomach churns when country music is played.
i really dont have any particular like, all of its cool. Whats weird is, i have a ton of video game soundtracks.
Mortal Kombat, perhaps?
I remember jivin' and groovin' to that ominous voice in the background of that crazy techno . . .
"Johnny Cage . . . "
2003-12-30 03:56 pm (UTC)
Dude, I love techno. I have turntables to satiate my addiction. I still use glowsticks, but have ditched the pacifier as nobody here in Europe uses them.
I think the reason why people don't like electronic music is because of the lack of lyrics. People like to sing along, even to the most inane songs.
I think the repetitiveness also plays a factor.
Considering my minor vinyl collection, I almost want to invest in such. They'd probably do more good to me than my Fender Jagstang which mainly sits, due to no recording studio for loop purposes.
I never fully bought into the "dude, analog is the only way to record" philosophy so cherished by rock bands. To me, that is just a chickenshit excuse for the real reason, which is "dude, I can barely tie my shoes and play power chords on this frigging instrument. You want me to learn how to use a computer?"
There is a relative difference in audio quality of analog vs. digital recording, in and of the fact that digital becomes very pissy fast if you go out of range, where you have more fuzz and room to play with an analog signal. In other words, even though the digital signal has a fatter range in broadcasting and recording, if you go out of range, bloop.
If you want crystal clear, there is no other way to get separation and clarity within range than the digital on treble, mid, and bass.
The lack of lyrics would explain the general unpopularity of classical music, of which I like to think that good electronic music is a natural progression of the full orchestra, all packed into tiny silicon.
Repetitiveness happens in all music. Just look at the general horseshit they pull out in the pop divas. Madonna was pretty cool in the 80s, but suddenly Britney Spears is a singer? Actually, they exist for their bodies, but who's listening.
Shit! You're alive! I trust all is well.
2003-12-30 07:55 pm (UTC)
I agree with the fact that all music is repetitive. Just Listen to Kylie Minogue and other pop crap. Yet somehow, repetitive lyrics seem to go down better than just repetitive musical samples.
I agree with palatable repetition of lyrics.
However, there is a mystic ability within the ability to make music that communicates w/o words.
Note the music where the singer is of questionable coherence . . . Nirvana, for example. Weird Al Yankovic made his next 15 minutes when "Teen Spirit" was out . . . Cobain's yarbles in tongues made him more intriguing than if he was coherent and clear-voiced.
I am asking, why it is that people do not like it, to find out reasons why they do not.
Kind of like that guy in the Green Eggs and Ham story where he says "I would not eat them in a mall, I would not eat them down the hall. I would not eat them with a chap, I would not eat them on her lap."
You dig, sista? :D