- Hi again
Just wanted to point out that i would be gald to recieve trance information on genres way outside of the world traditions i mentioned. For instance an area i know little about but would be interested in is trance in electronic music.
Just anything vaguely trance so i can get a good background to start from.
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- There's a lot of books out about the electronic variety of trance, ranging
from first-person memoir, to academic-press essay collections, to full-on
theory/musicological tomes. A search for the word "trance" or "ecstasy" on
Amazon.com will bring up a wide selection. If I can think of a particular
one worth starting off with, I'll write back.
For a more general, culture-spanning take, Gilbert Rouget's book, Music and
Trance: A Theory of Relations between Music and Possession, has been highly
recommended to me on several occasions -- by music educators and by
autodidact DJs -- but I've only scanned it a few times while at the
library. An English translation was published in 1985 by University of
Chicago Press, but I'm not sure when the original, French, edition came
out. But, in any case, Rouget was involved in the translation, as far as I
At 02:43 PM 7/5/2002 +0100, James Maiden wrote:
>Hi again- - -
>Just wanted to point out that i would be gald to recieve trance
>information on genres way outside of the world traditions i
>mentioned. For instance an area i know little about but would be
>interested in is trance in electronic music.
>Just anything vaguely trance so i can get a good background to start from.
>Check it out...
>The latest news and original tracks from Moonlight & Transistors
>The album by James Maiden
>Veinmelterspacejazz - Adventures in Modern Music
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- --- In thewire@y..., "James Maiden" <jam1977@b...> wrote:
> Hi againinformation on genres way outside of the world traditions i
> Just wanted to point out that i would be gald to recieve trance
mentioned. For instance an area i know little about but would be
interested in is trance in electronic music.
I meant to respond to this when I first saw it.
since I was thinking about something along these lines
in tandem with that stoner stuff.
the Stooges talked about the O-mind, which was pretty much a trance
state as far as I can work out.
I think it was a state of emptying the mind of conscious thought so
that the player was in constant respond mode.
From what I understand its a form of meditation.
-the stoner thing -I wondered if that O-mind thing was taken up by
any other bands playing in the sludge area. It seems one of the most
likely musics to crossover with the use of trance
Can seem to have been thinking along the same lines in their idea of
being able to improvise off any stimulus.
at least thats what I take from having read Irmin Schmidt talking
about pretty much watching himself play.
and Holger Czukay's coming off stage and taking a long time to return
to normal would suggest the same thing
The same with AMM -the crypt booklet says something about the
commentator trying to work out where a certain noise was coming from
then being deeply surprised when he found out it was himself.
I haven't read that booklet in several years but I'm pretty sure
thats in there.
What about the Grateful Dead? somebody said something last yeare
about the players needing a 'comedown' trailer for returning from the
state they'd reached through playing onstage
Also MIke Gira at the time of the recordings on the recently released
Feel Good Now was continually talking about trying to put himself in
trance like states.
-that was his given reason for rolling around onstage in what looked
I think that 20m inute SEx God Sex might be a good illustration of
there must be several jazz players along the same lines of trying to
achieve trance states.
John Coltrane at the time he was playing hour long versions of My
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