[ExI] music survey

Nuala Thomson nuala.t at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 04:26:52 UTC 2022

Well if it's lack of repetition you're after, let me introduce to djent, or
math metal:
Artist: Meshuggah
Yes they have repetitive riffs but try and count the beats ;) I'm sure if
you can get past the brutality you'll enjoy it.

Artist: Tesseract
Fair bit of jazz influence and vocals may or may not be more to your liking.

Artist: Animals as Leaders
Purely instrumental. This is the song that got them as famous as they will
probably ever get. There are some repetitive sections but they lead

Artist: The Ocean
I'm going to send 2 because my favourite song is highly repetitive and that
wasn't my point here. I think it just needs sharing.
Title of the album: Precambrian
The titles of the songs go by layers of the ocean.
This is the album: https://youtu.be/5TISfxNI_yM
In my opinion it's a master piece. The first few songs are aggressive,
tumultuous, violent, as is the surface of the ocean. The deeper you go the
calmer it gets.

If you wish I also recommend Russian Circles. They're also instrumental,
less math more beauty. Highly repetitive but it always builds to something.
And Metallica's Call of Cthulu is beautiful. But I'm biased towards
ANYTHING Lovecraftian.
As for sub genres, I get a huge laugh that Christian Deathcore exists.

On Mon., Jan. 17, 2022, 12:53 Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat, <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Jan 16, 2022, at 3:29 PM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I knew that there were a lot of genres.  To my extremely limited musical
> taste, there's classical and there's 'other', which I called pop.
> That’s fine if idiosyncratic. I mean it puts you at odds with ordinary
> usage, and it does lead to confusion. I would’ve made very different
> choices if I knew you simply meant ‘non-classical.’ For instance, I
> probably would’ve listed Polyphia and other recent ‘progressive’ or
> instrumental rock bands.
> (Non-classical is also a problematic term. Are Johann Strauss II waltzes
> classical or popular? I would classify them in the latter category, but
> perhaps they fit into both. This is kind of like high/low distinction in
> art generally, where there are plenty of artists that span the distinction,
> such as Shakespeare. SF (and just any ‘genre’ fiction) is almost almost
> classified as low art by critics and theorists and ignored. This has
> changed a little recently, though I still run into people under my age who
> presume SF, horror, mystery, etc. are not or can’t be serious art. And
> often the exceptions are reclassified as not genre writers. So, if someone
> like Cormack McCarthy writes a Western (which is like almost all of his
> work), they’re not seen as Westerns, but as literary fiction. In SF, Kurt
> Vonnegut gets welcomed by the literary establishment, but I bet it’ll be a
> few decades before the current crop of sophisticated SF writers are.
> Reminds me of how the Nobel was looked down upon because epic poetry was
> the obvious form of high art in narrative literature.)
> Katy Perry - one of the funniest things I ever saw:  one costume featured
> large lollipops affixed to her breasts.
> I wonder if part of her act is a sendup.  A satire.
> Jazz - I heard Dave Brubeck Quartet in concert in Hyannis Port in 1962.
> It turned out that Brubeck's is the only jazz I like (he was
> classically trained by Milhaud and wrote classical music).  I  do like some
> pre-1950 jazz.
> Many jazz artists are classically trained, even after Brubeck. Keith
> Jarrett, Chick Corea, Jan Garbarek, Wynton Marsalis, and Herbie Hancock all
> started with classical training. I wouldn’t make classical training the
> disideratum of playing great jazz, but, if that’s what you’re looking for,
> there’s them. ;)
> I did say no review, but I was lying.  In Dan's post he mentioned
> Sandstorm, so I heard it on Youtube.  Extremely annoying.  Also Astronomia
> - not as annoying but plenty annoying.
> Dance music, in general, tends to be like that. The Strauss waltzes come
> to mind and a lot of classical ballet music.
> By the way, I mentioned those two pieces to make a point. I wasn’t
> offering them as my favorites. Similarly for Katy Perry. I believe most
> people would agree Perry is pop and Darude and Tony Ivy are not pop — even
> though all three are ‘popular.’
> Is there a genre where nearly total repetitiveness is not present?  The
> songs varied only in the voice part - the background was totally
> repetitive.  I wonder at the musicians who play it.  I would be absolutely
> bored out of my mind, if anything was left of it after doing it for a few
> years.  More later.   bill w
> Kind of strange that your taste in poetry — well, based on that poem you
> shared here a few days ago — seems to be for sing songy (in other words,
> ‘nearly total repetitiveness’ in the meter) work. ;)
> Regards,
> Dan
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