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Popel Vooje
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Edited Aug 21, 2011, 16:08
Re: Music of the mad.
Aug 21, 2011, 16:04
Hunter T Wolfe wrote:
IanB wrote:
Robot Emperor wrote:
Popel Vooje wrote:
Daminxa wrote:
That's true!

I wonder if we'll witness a mass outburst of eccentric creativity as a result of the recent cuts?

I was talking about this with a couple of friends in the pub last night - we were cautiously hoping that increasing levels of unemployment coupled with affordability of CDrs and home recording set-ups would lead to another creative explosion like the advent of post-punk in the late 70s and rave in the late 80s. As much as I'd like to believe that'll happen though, I'm not holding my breath.

Personally I'm willing to put up with shit music if we can get rid of the increasing levels of unemployment.

How different would say "Where Were You?" or "Damaged Goods" have been if the artsts had made them in Pro Tools and endlessly worked them over. Who wants to hear a quantised Mekons? I love the idea of records made under challenging circumstances. The world of Leisure Recording isn't especially good for the art I don't think.

Absolutely. The last thing we need is more people making records just because they've got nothing better to do. The truly driven will always find a way.

I disagree. The advent of "leisure recording" has facilitated a lot of astounding records by sollipsitic genii like Ariel Pink and Gonjasufi who would never have stood a snowball's chance in hell of getting signed if the record industry still operated the way it did 30 years ago. Artistically speaking, it would be a far more damaging prospect would be if the economy stabilised to the point where forming a band simply became viewed as an alternative career like advertising or software development. It was the latter mindset that produced most of the pedestrian pseudo-indie crap like Travis, Embrace, Razorlight, Snow Patrol etc. that made me stop reading the weekly music press altogether around 1997 or so, and ensured that I never stared reading it again throught the noughties.
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