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4 hours ago, zkom said:

I feel like there's some crossover potential between the various ASMR videos, "Star Trek TNG bridge sounds for 8 hours" videos, minimalist ambient, noise music and field recordings that could be totally novel. Maybe throw in some minimalist techno also.

How is this any different from early OPN ?

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I still don't know the story behind the burger reaction and i feel extremely left out... 

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18 hours ago, Braintree said:

What happened to the MF DOOM thread in the Music Discussion forum...?

a mystery mod merged the rip doom thread with a catch-all daniel dumile thread.. so i guess we can continue the dumile tributes there

 

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30 minutes ago, drillkicker said:

How is this any different from early OPN ?

I'm not sure, because I've never really heard anything by OPN that would sound similar to what I'm thinking. Care to throw some examples?

What I'm thinking is something like this, if this makes any fucking sense outside my own head, lol:

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On 1/4/2021 at 4:40 PM, zkom said:

I'm not sure, because I've never really heard anything by OPN that would sound similar to what I'm thinking. Care to throw some examples?

What I'm thinking is something like this, if this makes any fucking sense outside my own head, lol:

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Desribing Bodies is minimalist ambient, Nil Ad Mirari is noise, Format and Journey North has field recordings (among many other tracks of his), and pretty much all of it sounds like spaceship noises, but a fine example is When I Get Back from New York.

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1 hour ago, drillkicker said:

Desribing Bodies is minimalist ambient, Nil Ad Mirari is noise, Format and Journey North has field recordings (among many other tracks of his), and pretty much all of it sounds like spaceship noises, but a fine example is When I Get Back from New York.

Yeah, I start to get what you mean. I'm not familiar with most of that stuff. I was thinking about something way less melody oriented. Maybe no chords, definitely no arpeggios like in When I Get Back from New York. Something much more akin to Forms of Paper by Steve Roden in terms minimalism instead of long droning chords. Tiny short microscopic sounds enhanced.

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honestly for most electronic music of any genre (my own included) I feel like I want to engage with it spatially rather than temporarily. IE the music feels constrained by being fixed to a single linear flow, and infinite generative gimmicks usually don't quite do it for me either. Rather I want to experience the track like it's an environment that I'm in, with no clear beginning, end, or fixed direction. As I walk around the room different aspects fade or come to prominence. Clusters of sound parameters that can be picked up like objects & moved around, modifying the environment in various ways.

I feel like this is why I generally prefer making music to listening to it. The feeling is more atemporal - hearing the same sounds on loop hundreds of times, modifying them constantly on the fly, seems to lend itself more to that exploratory environmental feeling rather than that linear narrative feeling (which does work for certain kinds of music, like say a complex classical composition or a lyrical song that literally tells a story).

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Did someone get banned/delete their account? I'm noticing that some thread pages are off by one post.

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4 minutes ago, ambermonke said:

I'm sure I sound like a crotchety old bastard saying this, and idk if it's just on YT or also on Reddit & elsewhere, but it seems like nobody knows how to be original anymore when writing comments.

As another elderly curmudgeon, I agree. It's a cumulative problem: if you read nothing but poorly written inane crap with no structure and a limited vocabulary, that's how you write. If you're exposed to nothing but social media, you write like social media: quick, simple comments requiring no thought and no personality. I read widely and a lot (dead tree editions, too), so when I write (even here) I revise what I write several times to compress, expand, tighten, loosen, simplify, complicate - and sometimes I just throw everything away because I make no sense. I try to communicate, not just throw boiled spaghetti on the wall to see if it sticks.

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I wonder if any musician/music artist has made an "album" that's actually a set of modules that are no more than 30 seconds each, but all have the same instrumentation and tempo but with different notes and drum patterns. In theory, one can loop and shuffle this "album" simultaneously and have effectively randomized modules seaming with each other, while still making it sound like the same song but with an indefinite duration and non-linear structure.

I'm sure this would make absolutely no sense to most people. But I'm sure someone here would get it.

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15 minutes ago, dingformung said:

^Isn't that basically the concept of Gescom - Minidisk (though I think in this case poorly done)?

I was actually thinking that before making that post. Le Shark (not Monke) in particular comes to mind.

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one of the cool things about society coming to an end is that the threat of being excommunicated from casual aquaintance networks no longer factors in to the way i word things to other people. i feel like i've finally started to become the salty dick i want to see in the world

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1 minute ago, zero said:

@Cryptowen aren't you in Quebec? how's the curfew thing going? 

apparently there was a big protest downtown the first night (I didn't hear about it til the next day). a bunch of people got arrested & there were police helicopters in the sky

judging by the montreal reddit page (which is my go to for "general local normal person opinion" updates) the curfew has caused a very abrupt mood whiplash amongst the general populace. for pretty much the whole quarantine so far the mood has seemingly been "we're all in this together! trust the experts! we'd be out of this by now if it wasn't for those damn kids not keeping two metres of daylight between each other at all times...". and now suddenly i'm seeing lots of comments along the lines of "this is bullshit, the government has no idea what it's doing". also i notice that most of the people i've run into randomly the last week have seemed on edge, out of sorts, making vague statements about their mental health. i can often hear ppl through the walls in my apartment complex talking to themselves in an angry tone, cursing, making vague threats.

me personally i feel charged up. my umbrage levels have not increased, they simply have become less concealed

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34 minutes ago, Cryptowen said:

and now suddenly i'm seeing lots of comments along the lines of "this is bullshit, the government has no idea what it's doing". also i notice that most of the people i've run into randomly the last week have seemed on edge, out of sorts, making vague statements about their mental health. i can often hear ppl through the walls in my apartment complex talking to themselves in an angry tone, cursing, making vague threats.

I follow Ontario news quite a bit (lived there for 10+ years), and it seems they're using the QC curfew as a thinly veiled threat to get people to follow their new lockdown measures. but yeah, I can only imagine the frustration and confusion a curfew like that would bring about in some folks. luckily (heh) we have a bunch of Republican asshats running Texas, who made it abundantly clear they will never lock us down ever again.

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I'm not sure how a curfew is supposed to help anyway. During the pandemic I have limited most of my out-of-the-house activity to evening/night because it means less contact with other people. I do all my grocery shopping during the last hour of the store being open, and I mostly go for long walks at night. Doesn't imposing a curfew just mean you have more people out and about all at the same time? Stupid. 

There are rumblings of BC following suit as well, but hopefully it won't happen.

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38 minutes ago, toaoaoad said:

Doesn't imposing a curfew just mean you have more people out and about all at the same time? Stupid.

yeah the grocery stores have been noticeably more packed ever since it was implemented.

also apparently cops can still give you the $6,000 fine if they feel like it, even if you're a night shift worker & have all the legal paperwork saying you're required to be out past curfew

both of my grandmas have been dead for years, i really don't give a shit about coronavirus tbh

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