moves of evasion vs. commitment to a direction

other_life

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british detroit purism/fetishism could also be an angle for you to investigate, even if it gets panned on here i like it

this is texturally very immaculate but is this not just vamping on pentatonic?


chillwave nightcore.
it's funny how much this rhythmically approximates what it is i'm going for. it's texturally very tame - clean guitar, midrange cotton candy pads and strings, slap bass samples, restrained drum hits. but there's something uneasy about its harmony and it has a loping stop and start gait. the sub bass on the kick glues the entire thing together.
^this is maybe an example of when moves of evasion are tactical and not cowardly. sidestepping, not retreat altogether
 

other_life

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the problem is that this kind of music is some of my favorite electronic music there is, but it doesn't have a shorthand by which it can be referred to which isn't discarded as just being 'idm' or similar
 
 

luka

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The problem, if it is a problem, stems from precisely this though doesn't it?
Paralysis in the face of all these pathways
 

other_life

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I think the possibility is there to work against that but it means imposing a kind of artificial asceticism and refusal

there's no God backing any of that.
we are God's adult children now, not His babes or even His adolescents.
 

luka

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Notable how the biggest artists like burial and opn bring the channel surf into their music explicitly
Well this is it isn't it. You either enforce an artificial asceticism and retreat from the world as it is, log cabin or hermits cell, or you bring it in.
 

other_life

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how are we supposed to follow up on those two examples specifically, though
once 0pn has gone from arbor tapes to the super bowl what trajectory can his students follow? because there's a sense in which only 0pn can go from arbor tapes to the super bowl
 

luka

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to bring it in you need to play quite cute because you need to both be inside it and outside it, a victim of it and in control of
 
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