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I see it as a viable tool for listeners to find music they like. And you have to understand the habit we have as a species to put things in little boxes and label them.
It's almost like how birds have a dance which corresponds to a certain part of their mating ritual. Dancing or chirping is used as communication to get down to the real business, procreation.
It's almost like we have built these systems which almost materialize these mini rituals for us. Think about it. We have the imagination for such a thing. The building blocks are all there, all it takes is for an event horizon; ei; the next music scene creation thing, for everyone to start dancing or chirping to a different rythm. Radio, television and The Internet take over, beings almost of their own (if you look at a being as a complex vareity of organisms working in perfect harmony).
Then all the producers and listeners seem to follow suit, because ultimately you want to feel part of society, it's part of the procreation drive but most of us these days have forsaken procreation for living a comfortable, stress free life.
It's a new form of religion. Consumerism. It now self governs as the religions of old once did. And just as negative.
We can't have a new thing, we can't escape the event horizon without labeling it. Putting a time stamp on it and forever condemning it to being an act of the past. Never to be exhumed. We can't just call anything music. We can't just experience the music without labeling our emotions and letting logic govern our feelings. Don't think, feel.
Letting go would be the answer. If we didn't live in a material world which praises vanity more than it does the purity of love.
That's a take on it.
Last edited by scyn; 07-12-2014 at 11:27 AM..
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Re: I don't think there should be a big debate around genre's and labels.
The only reason I bring this up is because there's a phenomenon where the general fans sometimes get into great arguments over the specifics of the songs label.
Then there is the more immediate and personal issue. It relates to my gauging of the crowed at music scenes and festivals. Not just in one particular western country, but many. The loudness, this fatiguing, like Greg Calbi said, never used to be an issue.
I warrant too, that if low quality audio is bad for our ears, if we NEED this perfectly leveled signal from every individual artist, like some sort of universal health and safety regulation, that's horrible lol. There is a difference between fatiguing and low quality.
We can debate principles, or the semantics of it all but the point is a lot of the time your music needs to "fit" in a "box" so to speak, in order to get any traction for maximum feedback potential (that's what you want right? Or just leave it all to never be heard). There is a system of economics in play that limit a lot of our potential.
I'm simply presenting an issue. Just wanted to clarify that.