Originally Posted by LabelKing
Some Edgard VarÃ¨se perhaps?
yeah this guy's def. cool for pioneering electronica
i'm sometimes sickened by the thought of a million garage bands within a kilometer of me, each comprised of basically the same pattern - a guitarist or two, a bassist, and a drummer
music is becoming standardized. there's only a certain amount of sounds that can be made with a formulaic drum kit. when cavemen experimented with music, i don't think they banged the same types of rocks together, or the same types of sticks. i'm sure they experimented with different objects, to achieve different ranges of sound. that's why we have so many different string instruments.
but when something like the guitar-bass-drumkit combo becomes prevalent, it means music is stagnating. varÃ¨se realized this even before
the garage-band format became so commonplace. with technology, we can produce almost any range of aural effects, both inside and outside the human hearing range. why would anyone use a goddamn analogue instrument like a guitar, when you can go digital? it's about the music, not the instruments.
very few people agree with me. and of those that do, fewer still are aware
that they agree with me. interestingly, though, the music-listeners that are
in agreement with me quickly fly through the "obligatories" (pink floyd, led zeppelin, beatles, countless others), and drift onto other, more aurally expressive forms of music, like hip-hop (which i love for the sampling almost as much as the vocal element) and IDM-style electronica.
in the end, things tend to work out as they should.
edit - note that i am not bashing pink floyd, zep, et al.
i grew up on them. they were the epitome of that musical era, which is precisely WHY we need to move on to different kinds of instruments, because the guitar-bass-drum combo has already been done so well.