Re: Hello! Is there anybody Out There?
- Hi Anna,
I have also just joined the list, and wondered whether anyoned
was out there!
I liked your opinions regarding Einstruzende Nuebauten. When I
first heard them - in Red Rhino records, York - they blew me away.
A friend of mine asked me how I could like a band who (a) didn't
use instruments in the traditional sense, abd (b) how i
understood the lyrics.
My answer was quite simple, it doesn't matter what language the
lyrics are in, the lyrics and sound more universal and almost
transcend the need for translation. And the music they created
was the perfect back drop for the lyrics.
I have to agree with JAMC a little about recent EN music. It has
lost something when compared to earlier recordings, but then
their music is still a cut above a lot of other bands.
As for Techno, I think that scene has a lot to offer, and a lot of
variety. The Dance scene in general is probably wider than the
Industrial Scene has ever been. However, with variety obviously
comes an awful lot of rubbish, but then there is always a price to
The techno scene, to me, includes ambient, drum'n' bass,
breakbeat etc. etc. and as such there is no real limit to what is
created, I tihnk it is one of the most interesting scenes/genres
Anyway, hopefully we've created a little food for thought!
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You are not alone, but as I only joined yesterday having read about it
in this month's Wire I wasn't sure about the form.
> I must say I was rather thrilled to find out about this list, asMine began when I was three or four, seriously, my parent's found that
> I've often wished that there was a list devoted to Adventures In Modern
> Music... My addiction to music began when I was 14. And I have to admit,
> it *is* an addiction.
records kept me quiet, and still do,
I like most things, sometimes it's hard to get too enthused about alot
of music, at times I feel 'swamped'. But Wire has been a good guide and
companion for the last four years or so. However I still like music
close to, and occasionally in the mainstream, and why not I think 'pop'
music was my first love, old blue Philips label 45's, Decca, Parlophone.
I think the only important thing is that music moves you, whether to
peaks of delight or howls of derision, if it causes a reaction that's
good, if you listen to it and go, 'well erm', as I did listening to
something the other day then that's sad. And if you listen to radio in
the Midlands of England you're not likely to be on this list.
Right. Is there anyone else out there?
- At 18:00 26/05/98 +0100, you wrote:
>As for Techno, I think that scene has a lot to offer, and a lot of---------------------
>variety. The Dance scene in general is probably wider than the
>Industrial Scene has ever been. However, with variety obviously
>comes an awful lot of rubbish, but then there is always a price to
>The techno scene, to me, includes ambient, drum'n' bass,
>breakbeat etc. etc. and as such there is no real limit to what is
>created, I tihnk it is one of the most interesting scenes/genres
>Anyway, hopefully we've created a little food for thought!
>IRIS LIGHT RECORDS
I agree! My own interests are particularly in the areas where electronic
dance music interacts with various ethnic music forms: Transglobal
Underground/Natasha Atlas, the barraka el farnatshi label, the Outcaste
label, the whole Anokha/Asian Underground scene, Martyn Bennett, Suns of
Arqa etc etc. The possibilities are endless.
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