version

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dont mind us Gus we are not your target audience. the main thing is that you wrote a whole book.
In all seriousness, the About section on Gus' site is very impressive. He's running a small press, he's written three books, he has a blog, he's built a forum, plus the tech stuff and some other things.
 

luka

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In all seriousness, the About section on Gus' site is very impressive. He's running a small press, he's written three books, he has a blog, he's built a forum, plus the tech stuff and some other things.

He's a clever boy and very gifted writer but I want to know how much of the effects he's generating are deliberate. To what degree it is supposed to irritate, provoke, upset, disgust etc
 

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I used to play this silly computer game in middle school, called N

And you could build maps and mappacks, so I got really into that

And I remember the forum being very divided, some people liked it a fair bit, others hated it, but whether you liked it or not, the prevailing consensus was that the maps felt completely devoid of personality—clean surfaces, like something auto-generated by a computer, or cut'n'pasted procedurally.

I didn't feel that way about my maps, I liked my maps, I thought they were neat.

So it goes, I guess!
 

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It's interesting, really

Sometimes I feel like me and Stan are wired really differently but then sometimes I get feedback that we're not! Something revolting and impersonal and modernist. A lack of charisma
 

Clinamenic

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I think this reaction/criticism of a lack of emotion tends to come from people who don't see through their own emotions.
 

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Sorry Stan I didn't mean to call you revoltingly impersonal and lacking in charisma

I believe we have our own forcefields of attraction

But there is something about us that comes off as robots to other people, as you're aware
 

version

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Reminds me of some of the criticism of Autechre.

I don't know how anything done by a human can ever really be inhuman or robotic or soulless if you believe in things like "soul" or the uniqueness of human beings as a species as it's contradictory. You can't do anything that isn't human by that logic.
 

Clinamenic

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Virtually every state of mind I've been in, whether a corporal depression, an electric bliss, or an enlightened equanimity, I see through. So I tend not to ground reality in emotion, but in a thermal assemblage.
 

luka

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the big difference between you and stan is that you are uncommonly overeducated and he is unfeasibly undereducated
 

version

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Where should I start with Autechre what's the canonical entry progression
I dunno that they're worth listening to without decent headphones or speakers, mind you. I can't imagine them sounding great through a laptop, for example.
 
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