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IMO music is music from throat singing to Pop, it is still music. I like to keep an open mind and try new genres from time to time. Maybe that is just me ^^

Well, every waking hour in my friend's car being blasted some ear worm from the east doesn't mesh well for me.
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Ah, a fine choice there. I hadn't listened to them in a while but now I will today! And speaking of the lovely Sharon, here's a track that qualifies as repetitive that features her.....

 

 

edit: found one with slightly better sound quality.


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some stuff from the Asian 80s band, Yellow Magic Orchestra.

 

Thank you!!!  smile.gif  Would it be too much to ask that the track chosen be Behind The Mask?

 

BTW, there is a remix of Behind The Mask by Fantastic Plastic Machine that is ab fab.  I'd post the vid, but I can't imagine that you haven't heard it.


Edited by warrenpchi - 3/17/13 at 5:41am


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Was close between Meshuggah and Phillip Glass for second track, but IMO nobody should have to listen to Phillip Glass.  You can thank me later.biggrin.gif

 

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Nah, I've cooled down now (something happened). I'll put it in the playlist just because it fits the theme so perfectly. I mean, what better representative from the sheep mass consumer side of things than most of the kpop idol songs or whatever.

 

This is a bad attitude to take towards music. Your inability to enjoy music other people like does not mean it is bad or that its fans are stupid or gullible. If anything, it means they're capable of appreciating things you can't...

 

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"Throwaway" lyrics are actually a really interesting topic to me. Repetition has always been a major facet of music, but in the 70s I think there was an explosion when it came to addressing the idea head on as it related to music. The Krautrock movement (Can, Amon Duul, Ash Ra, Popol Vuh, Eroc, etc.) and some of the weirder progressive stuff (Soft Machine, Gong, Hawkwind, etc.) really focused on repetition of patterns and textures as a means of sonic exploration.

 

 


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The K-pop thing is admittedly something I know next-to-nothing about, but just seeing those titles and listings I think it fits right in myself.

 

K-pop is a weird and (imo) problematic thing, because of how it is going about trying to formularize and commoditize pop music. Mature fans tend to cast their alliances with management companies rather than specific groups or talents, because that's where the real action is, in a way. There's something weirdly mechanized and inhumane about the system, for reasons I find easier to intuit than to articulate -- there's not any specific thing that JYP or SM are doing that doesn't happen (or hasn't happened; viz. the Motown label) in any other nation's pop culture industry.

 

Last fall my partner was taken with Orange Caramel. Apparently within South Korea the group's music is considered forgettable and their videos are a guilty pleasure. Personally I find the music perfectly fine -- kind of a less otaku-oriented J-pop idol style -- but the videos are nigh-unwatchable. I haven't been able to sit all the way through one yet, and usually endure by backgrounding the window and doing something else while the music plays.

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This is a bad attitude to take towards music. Your inability to enjoy music other people like does not mean it is bad or that its fans are stupid or gullible. If anything, it means they're capable of appreciating things you can't...

Honestly, I agree. This is the same with my anime preferences too. It depends on what will manage to break my bias though. I mean, if I were to my previous post
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Well, every waking hour in my friend's car being blasted some ear worm from the east doesn't mesh well for me.

this is the same experience I had with most electronic songs too. And now? It's one of the best genre I've had listened recently, albeit with a huge hook with Japanese culture. I'd say the same thing with jazz recently too.

I know that my attitude is blocking some great songs/artist/manga/anime/etc. I want to say "I"m hoping I can like some of them" but to be honest, I'd be lying to myself.

For what it's worth, I like Gangnam Style...
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I know that my attitude is blocking some great songs/artist/manga/anime/etc. I want to say "I"m hoping I can like some of them" but to be honest, I'd be lying to myself.

 

You don't have to like everything, either. Developing your critical sensibilities ideally makes it easier to articulate what works for you and why, but also to appreciate that things you don't like can still have artistic merit. And also that not everything is good.

 

The blasting-music thing is, yeah... Easiest way to get me to hate anybody's music is to force me to listen to it at high volume. I'm sensitive to high volume as it is, and exacerbates the feeling that I'm being force-fed something I'm unfamiliar with or already predisposed to dislike. Turn the stereo off and ask him for the artist's names and tell him you'll check it out on YouTube on your own time.

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You don't have to like everything, either. Developing your critical sensibilities ideally makes it easier to articulate what works for you and why, but also to appreciate that things you don't like can still have artistic merit. And also that not everything is good.

The blasting-music thing is, yeah... Easiest way to get me to hate anybody's music is to force me to listen to it at high volume. I'm sensitive to high volume as it is, and exacerbates the feeling that I'm being force-fed something I'm unfamiliar with or already predisposed to dislike. Turn the stereo off and ask him for the artist's names and tell him you'll check it out on YouTube on your own time.

Occasionally I do try to venture out of my comfort zone, since comfort zone tend to be a bit stale once in a while. I've surprised myself more than once doing that. Maybe after IRL stuff hasn't been too trying, I'll give it a shot again.

Funnily enough, I don't need to ask him what's the song since one of the most prominent song he kept playing was from SNSD. He made sure I know that at least...

Well emulating my #1 waifu, time to keep an open mind then.
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Wut?  Where did the K-Pop entry come from?  Oh I see.  We'll leave it to Mupps of course.  She can be the arbiter of such things.  But given that she wasn't against Gangnam Style a while back, I can't imagine her dismissing this one.

Will still pick treble peaks using broken Grado or Beyer T1.

 

Believe me when I say that I understand how you feel.  I too have a negative association with K-Pop.  It has nothing to do with the music itself, but rather specific experiences IRL that make me cringe when I hear it.  But... in realizing that others may have similar feelings about the stuff we listen to, it's only fair that we include it.

 

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Nah, I've cooled down now (something happened).

 

Was it TMAC?


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IIRC Cymbacavum is tomscy's blog right?
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IIRC Cymbacavum is tomscy's blog right?
It is. Awesome no ?
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It is. Awesome no ?

Indeed it is. Based on his Tralucent 1plus2 review, I deem that I should follow his blog since his listening preference is kind of like mine.
There's some album that I have in my library that begs for true continuous gapless playback, but the thing is the kind of have this half a second silence before going to the next track, even gapless. I wonder if it's worth it to use some sort of crossfade DSP.
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CYMBACAVUM is awesome. I'll be contributing as a writer for it in the not-too-distant future.

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Indeed it is. Based on his Tralucent 1plus2 review, I deem that I should follow his blog since his listening preference is kind of like mine.
Owning the 1plus2 myself I think it is the first review to do them justice. What I like most of all is his writting style.
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CYMBACAVUM is awesome. I'll be contributing as a writer for it in the not-too-distant future.

Ooh. Looking forward to it.
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