like burial is a legacy artist by this point. both of those examples are practically indie rock canon to the extent that exists anymore
well staying focused on big artists. burial would be interesting because of restirctions enforced by just working with waveforms. sophie would be interesting in being very restrictive in terms of building synths from ground up, no samples, no presets, modelling up from a vacuum. opn takes a very different almost kitschy bad taste historian provacateur approach, very conceptual... he's maybe singular in that goofy blend of high and low culturehow 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
quit othering me bro!!! and you’re missing the point. It’s an internet problem
The problem, if it is a problem, stems from precisely this though doesn't it?
Paralysis in the face of all these pathways
you cant argue the internet doesnt bring a certain dissociation, detachment, drift that comes from excess of choice. and I think it can relates to a non commital approach and a kind of nihilism
back to the question on evasion vs commitment. its a question of how do you arrive at something to commit to in this environment? to defend.
you mention jungles eclectism but was restricted and contained, by a london focal point, a set of people (yes who wer diverse, but it still had a distinct this is what we are / this is what we arent) there were also technological innovations that focused things - with sampling technology: you could fire anything through the system, but the nature of how it cut up time, and how that sounded had a fixed quality which was another unifier
the three artists mentioned all started underground and crossed over to be very influential, made pop etc have all done a kind of metamusic that responds to this nihilism