dooj88 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:50 am
my people!!! i always love getting recommendations for heavy stuff from wigglers and synth-heads . looks like i've got my playlist covered for the day. i have to say though, one thing i've come to appreciate after being on muffs for a few years is heavier electronic music like power electronics and Noise (not just noise, i mean music or a sonic expression which is more physical/emotional.) before i got deeper into electronic musici kind of brushed it off as a bunch of cliched sounds and distorted/compressed samey-sounding music, but i've come to really appreciate the subtleties of the genre/style now.
I have a hard time with the sheer volume of DIY recordings now days. I appreciate all kinds of noise-y stuff, but the AMOUNT of stuff on soundcloud and youtube is overwhelming. I mean, a 5 minutes drone that has almost zero frequency manipulation (or just repetitive modulation) is just totally fatiguing to the ear. Sure it's cool to some... but there's just soooooo much. And so many times on here people are like "that's so cool" and I'm not sure why?
"Here's a thing I did using the new _______ module"
It's like if you bought a Les Paul and recored 3 minutes of just E-string sustain....
And worse, people call it a song.
That's kinda why I mentioned the bigger bands in my rant. There was more "definition" in every aspect of music creation. The fact that it was a "band" was a defining factor, they had to (usually) go some place to record, they had a defined amount of time (EP or LP) and had to work within those restraints. Sure, the rules are all different nowadays... but in some ways I think it's to the detriment, rather than the benefit of us all.
Merzbow from Japan comes to mind... even if you couldn't stand an LP worth of noise, just the fact that you had to have a vinyl copy of it meant something. There was a lot of time that went into actually obtaining one. And a lot of time on his end just getting it produced, distributed and on and on.... It's not that his stuff is an better
than some of the noise I hear on Muffs. But it was still more defined against the rest of the music scene, which is almost a quaint idea at this point.