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    Physics, maths, poking things with sticks

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  1. While I have no trouble believing that some musician is a cunt (I have a few asshole-in-the-industry experiences of my own), may I caution people against uncritically believing accusations without hearing the other person's side of the story?
  2. Good choice. One time I was on a train sitting opposite a small child who kept singing the song about the dogs being let out, except he only knew the chorus and he only knew the words to half of the chorus, so he just kept singing "who let der der der" over and over again. Let me tell you, that journey just flew by.
  3. Friendly reminder that Autechre released 21 hours of music last year
  4. I'll give it a shot. Personally the album means a lot to me because of its strong associations with a particularly formative period of my youth, but trying to put that aside and listen objectively I think there are several reasons why it's a pivotal album for R&S: In terms of the song structures and the variety between tracks, and even within some of the tracks, it feels much less bound by genre constraints than their previous albums. Compared to e.g. the straight ambient of Amber (which I also love, don't get me wrong), Chiastic Slide really feels like they're doing their own thing. The sound design is incredible. The sounds on the earlier albums sound like synthesizers, but the timbres on Chiastic Slide sound like something else - some mechanical, some alien, some abstract, but all in some way real. I don't know much about production but I suspect that this album is the point when they started relying less on hardware and started seriously exploring the possibilities of software. As good as the sound design is, much of the album would still hold up without it. For example Pule with its deceptively simply melody but baffling time signature, or the jarring-in-a-good-way transition into the pentatonic second half of Cipater, or the intricate rhythms of Tewe. Those tracks could be played on traditional instruments and they'd still sound both good and original, and there isn't much electronic music about which that can be said IMO. Of course none of that would count for much if the music didn't resonate emotionally, which for me it does massively, but if it doesn't for you then I don't suppose there's much I can say to change that. Hopefully the above gives some new perspective though. Now I just need someone to make me understand what people like about Draft.
  5. Storing IDM music in FLAC codec on your PC computer most IDM 2020
  6. + a bunch of other 90's dance hits that were wasted on me as an indie kid.
  7. Rotwang

    omg cipater

    Strong contender for favourite 'chre track.
  8. One of mine as well. Fun fact: the girl on the cover went on to play for the Arsenal women's under-21 football team.
  9. It's 2019. Women can have penises, get over it.
  10. https://osom-music.bandcamp.com/album/mindbenders-2
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