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seemed a lil reticent/curt on the AMA... possibly because of the quality of questions, or is my impression off? did he deliberately invert the words "affect" and "effect" ?

 

to be fair:

 

- it's reddit - there's always odd sensibilities that emerge based on seniority and tone of discussion

 

- most of questions were meh (as I said, it's reddit) - hell they were so bad mine actually was answered :emotawesomepm9: - kind of wished I asked a separate one on hauntology and another about the likely sample of P.E. in "Describing Bodies"

 

I was glad to read about his actual extent of knowledge of vaporwave.

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Glad he lost all that weight. Shit's hard to do. Track fucking blows, imo. 

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has this mix been posted?

 

http://www.self-titledmag.com/2010/05/20/needle-exchange-020-an-exclusive-mix-by-oneohtrix-point-never/

 

probably has. i can't figure out if he's being ironic in his choices or not. some of the stuff is absolutely terrible, but i can see the influence on replica and r plus seven. seems more like a mix you'd make to impress hipsters than something anyone would listen to. but, after reading this press blitz, the one thing i'm taking away is that lopatin seems to intellectualize music rather heavily. i don't relate to that, and it's strange that i find most of his albums so engaging. i guess it's similar to jim o'rourke, who seems to come from an academic place yet makes very listenable, intelligent pop music (sometimes).

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I don't think he's being ironic, I agree he intellectualizes music and art heavily but he's also frank and honest and he gives some moments of that. He seems to lack a sense of pretentiousness and snobbery for someone so academically oriented, I think he truly listens to and absorbs a lot of music and art from all sources. Like flat out saying that he tried re-creating a Dopplereffect track or being upfront about using Goldwave and a Juno synth + delay pedal and just leaving it at that seems pretty upfront.

 

He goes into some intellectual territory that doesn't interest me often (and the discussion doesn't either - I still won't try to read the TinyMixTapes review), but he still seems grounded in humor: there are moments he jokes or cracks a grin at his own words in the RBMA and you can tell the audience and MC are taking the lecture so seriously that they don't even notice.

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Just listened to R+7. Decent stuff, but no favourite. My question (probably already been aswered somewhere in the previous 33 pages) is; why does Warp suddenly start to release experimental ambient that probably won't sell shit? I thought Warp just released hipster indie plus some AE/Squarepusher these days. Is this the new hipster indie? Is Warp going back to the roots?

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What do you think about Autechre?

 

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I hope someday we can look back on the progression of eleven Oneohtrix albums.

 

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hah thanks. thats a nice number

 

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the best. just saw ikeda perform in den haag and had to go home and listen to confield because i realized that the things i want ikeda et al to do musically (vs structurally) has been actualized hundreds of times in Ae's cannon. oversteps btw... that is one of their best in my opinion. they will always be a north star for me

 

"north star" is a nice analogy.

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au contraire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/dancealbums

 

(at time of posting, R+7 is at #28).

 

Perhaps not indicative of 'huge sales', but copies (digital or physical) are definitely being shifted.

 

 

that list is surreal, #8 is the first release I'd actually even bother with and it's Moby, nothing besides The Field and Disclosure until OPN @ #28 which looks insanely out of place...also Discovery @ 35!? Is that like the Dark Side of The Moon of dance music?

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au contraire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/dancealbums

 

(at time of posting, R+7 is at #28).

 

Perhaps not indicative of 'huge sales', but copies (digital or physical) are definitely being shifted.

 

 

that list is surreal, #8 is the first release I'd actually even bother with and it's Moby, nothing besides The Field and Disclosure until OPN @ #28 which looks insanely out of place...also Discovery @ 35!? Is that like the Dark Side of The Moon of dance music?

 

 

Daft Punk's new album was so average that everybody turned back at Discovery's last reissue (as many were too young to buy it initially)

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He also wrote the score for Sofia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring (2013).

 

I'm pleasantly surprised, but still puzzled by how his music suddenly is so popular.

 

I think he has a hella good agent/publicity team working for him. That's like, half the game, in my eyes.

Either you make a career out of your art, or you get a job and have a hobby that a few people pay attention to.

Everyone and their neighbor makes music now, so how do you expect to get people's attention and time without making yourself extremely visible?

Pay to play, and if your shit is good enough, you might be able to earn a living.

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i think it's cool that nowadays you don't have to be good at synthesis, you can just use general midi. and instead of composition chops you can just do like this: fast, unimaginative arpeggio here, followed by wacky chopped up late 90s vox here, followed by more general midi nooding, and have everything tied together with generic sustained synth vox chords. perhaps a few new age samples sprinkled in for good measure. need a video? just smoke a joint and spend your night gathering random bullshit from youtube. guess what? now you're a fucking genius.

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i think it's cool that nowadays you don't have to be good at synthesis, you can just use general midi. and instead of composition chops you can just do like this: fast, unimaginative arpeggio here, followed by wacky chopped up late 90s vox here, followed by more general midi nooding, and have everything tied together with generic sustained synth vox chords. perhaps a few new age samples sprinkled in for good measure. need a video? just smoke a joint and spend your night gathering random bullshit from youtube. guess what? now you're a fucking genius.

lol alco i <3 u

 

i still really like this album tho w/e

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why does Warp suddenly start to release experimental ambient that probably won't sell shit?

au contraire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/dancealbums

 

(at time of posting, R+7 is at #28).

 

Perhaps not indicative of 'huge sales', but copies (digital or physical) are definitely being shifted.

 

 

the joy of topping a BBC radio chart only to find out you're still ranked below V/A - Clubland

 

 

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i don't like this album

 

That's perfectly fine.

 

but you erased all the points he provided, good work. this album, with all of the conceptual hot air and near-unanimous accolades, warrants some sort of realistic, critical discussion. simply "i don't/like this" is a fucking yawn, lets DISCUSS

 

regarding the album, it's interesting that he uses (in the liner notes) prose that recalls writings of john cage, with possible references to morton feldman, "coptic light," etc.. but this extra information only clouds the way i think about the record. r+7 often sounds one-dimensional, for definite reasons. sure, it's new and shiny, colorful, dynamic and varied, but it's all very dubious. still listening, however

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i don't like this album

 

That's perfectly fine.

 

but you erased all the points he provided, good work. this album, with all of the conceptual hot air and near-unanimous accolades, warrants some sort of realistic, critical discussion. simply "i don't/like this" is a fucking yawn, lets DISCUSS

 

regarding the album, it's interesting that he uses (in the liner notes) prose that recalls writings of john cage, with possible references to morton feldman, "coptic light," etc.. but this extra information only clouds the way i think about the record. r+7 often sounds one-dimensional, for definite reasons. sure, it's new and shiny, colorful, dynamic and varied, but it's all very dubious. still listening, however

 

 

But he's already stated multiple times that he thinks the album is shit, what's the point of going on and on about it and stating how every little good thing about the album is garbage? It's nothing personal at all, I just don't see the point. The guy's obviously talented.

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This forum is called music discussion. please don't post here if you're not interested in discussion. if repetition bothers you I'm certain there are like 900 posts in this thread praising the album before it even came out. nice try.

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