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    Default house and techno are bad

    this is something i need to get off my chest. 4/4 kicks are wrong.
    listening to planet rock last night it has the synth and drum machine that all the techno guys used but with, to my ears, a more interesting rhythm.
    there's a huge division in electronic music between 4/4 and non

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    Quote Originally Posted by woops View Post
    this is something i need to get off my chest. 4/4 kicks are wrong.
    listening to planet rock last night it has the synth and drum machine that all the techno guys used but with, to my ears, a more interesting rhythm.
    there's a huge division in electronic music between 4/4 and non
    Disco's cool.

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    I used to think this.

    Think I was wrong though.

    You can do a lot with that template, rhythmically.

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    Thank you Whoops

    I would replace techno with disco on your list- but hey, it's your list !

    Also when one is talking Planet Rock, you are dealing with John Robie, master programmer and slinger of live tracks onto tape.
    heard Bam rocking it just the other week ... wicked as that music MAKES one dance,
    not THINK one should dance.

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    I used to think that but I like lots of music with 4/4 rhythms, for me it still gets dull quickly if its 4/4 where its completely centered around the kick with very simplistic and static sound-sets behind it. (still have never really been able to get immersed in the basic channel dub techno stuff either tho tbh alltho did like some of the re-releases of the Rhythm and Sound stuff with vocals)
    Last edited by muser; 08-03-2010 at 09:15 PM.

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    4/4 kicks are only wrong and boring when everything 'else' is quantized and suffocatingly metronomic.

    some bread and cheese and fine white wine?


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    [QUOTE=woops;223001]this is something i need to get off my chest. 4/4 kicks are wrong.
    listening to planet rock last night it has the synth and drum machine that all the techno guys used but with, to my ears, a more interesting rhythm.
    there's a huge division in electronic music between 4/4 and non[/QUOTE

    this is bollocks though
    the best techno isn't dominated by the 4 4 kick - same with house.
    planet rock is an electro rhythm and variations of that can get as boring as anything else.
    all dance music is 4/4 too.

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    Pauline Oliveros said any kind of regular syncopation which doesn't change is about locking your consciousness into a groove, the opposite of opening the mind...

    only partially agree...

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    what techno and house needs is clearly Just Intonation.

    and loads and loads and loads more African percussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mms View Post
    this is bollocks though
    it's not though

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    Quote Originally Posted by woops View Post

    this is bollocks though
    the best techno isn't dominated by the 4 4 kick - same with house.
    planet rock is an electro rhythm and variations of that can get as boring as anything else.
    all dance music is 4/4 too.
    clearly. but when i get a chance to listen to the non 4/4 u guys rock to i'll agree
    not just the best techno or house, but all techno or house are dominated by the most obvious plodding

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    The beat of the drum is an echo of the beat of the heart - maybe you suffer from cardiac arrythmia.

    Healthy people like house and techno.

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    I like the 4/4 beat when it's slower than about 120 bpm, slowed down it's really sleazy.

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    I like the 4/4 beat when it's slower than about 120 bpm, slowed down it's really sleazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixed_biscuits View Post
    The beat of the drum is an echo of the beat of the heart - maybe you suffer from cardiac arrythmia.

    Healthy people like house and techno.
    i have no problem with being a sick creature, poncey philosophy reference
    Last edited by woops; 30-03-2010 at 08:25 PM. Reason: went z s c and h then pressed a

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