2 thoughts on “Sonic Space

  1. Fascinating. Look at that huge gap to the left — so much music to be created to fill the void.

    Even more illustrative than the left to right progression is the humanistic to mechanic progression up the Y-axis.

    I remember hearing an interview a few years ago with Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer from the Strokes, where he described creating a “mechanic” sound. He wanted his drums to literally sound like a drum machine, though they were being played by a human.

    The unique sound of the Strokes was not a revival of garage rock, as many in the music press stated. Rather, it was an evolution of garage rock into MECHANIC garage rock. Create a new genre for the Strokes and shove it up towards the top left on that graph.

    From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is_This_It :
    “…the group wanted the majority of songs to sound like them playing live, while they requested a few others to be like ‘a weird, in-studio production with a drum machine, even though no drum machine was used.’ The songs of the latter type were done track-by-track and were crafted into non-standard rock arrangements. Raphael’s background in industrial music played a large part in the album’s conception.”

    • It would make sense that more are oriented towards body-excitation, particularly regarding the non-organic (as those rejecting the organic would likely reject its associated concepts of meaning etc.) Also, “dark black metal” being so far left surprises me, though not dramatically.

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