many doors yes?
- other_life, social medialet's return to toying with conventional musicality in deliberate reaction to overwrought dissonance
let's return to the presets in deliberate reaction to overwrought 'sound design'
let's return to audible seams in deliberate reaction to the Xanax Zone
this is a dialectic between stimulation and boredom. what's interesting is that boredom overlapped into stimulation years ago. in spite of my lack of full reading of Mark Fisher who i evoke here with full respect, i want to use this thread to talk about the results of dangerous but productive wayfaring to tranquil, seductive, narcotic whatever music that tries not to be commercial but still personified. still individuated and still made by human beings. leaking towards inhumanity tho. one on hand i would want to bring up the convergence between two ideas Gilles Deleuze had. his obsession with the collapsing humanity of Samuel Beckett's characters (tracing autism and schizophrenia in them), and "Becoming-Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible" (involving the expressed individuated shift from one reference point to another, if you can identify a state of being you can make the Turn to it, shapeshifting with half-conscience involved.) elsewhere though i think it's just a general artistic goal once you work with powerful musical forms and express a dissatisfaction with, what, like, state-mediated happiness? but it isn't unproductive either, you're not sinking into a deep hole somewhat, you're not a victim of it. this is not museum-worthy because the music is already a museum. it has failed, Fisher does of course talk about this:
"These emotions do not inspire bold thinking or entrepreneurial leaps, they breed conformity and the cult of the minimal variation, the turning out of products which very closely resemble those that are already successful"
but here i want to talk about successes and hopefully finally make clear a space i've been in for years and years that inevitably made my path to this site
maxinquaye, nearly god and pre-millennium tension by tricky
musick to play in the dark and black antlers by coil
nyc, hell 3:00 am by james ferraro
betrayal, veiled sisters, maroon and mullah said by muslimgauze
love remains by how to dress well
blvcklvnd rvdix 66.6, dark angel and overkill 2 by spaceghostpurrp
"moments in love" by art of noise
garden of delete by oneohtrix point never
underground vol 1 and da unbreakables by three 6 mafia
one nation and black is beautiful by hype williams
the narcissist and the redeemer by dean blunt
varying "UK electronica", records by orbital, future sound of london and leftfield
subject matter: assemblage of undesirable (to higher class) social strata, the Rough and the Dirt, and coping mechanisms - imaginably burying yourself in and being forgotten, expressing it - as an artistically productive cry for help more or less. a black hole. and usually it leads to accusations of pretentiousness - i want to break that spell here. music can rightfully be seductive depression. physically irritable right now and might try to continue tomorrow. don't know if deleuzifying is against the rules