the screen is an environment as is the world outside. you can only be in one place at one time. you can be in a screen (computer game, internet, book, cave painting, television etc) or you can be in a city, or a forest, or a park or whatever.does the screen really disconnect you from the world or is it that the world is becoming more and more inhospitable?
i've already staged the strategic strop and slope off. it cant be done twice in one thread.is the mass generalisation of prison-like anxiety really that boring to discuss? I guess I'll bow out of this thread then. The dreaminess, it is a narcosis, a limitation of consciousness, not an inevitability. ultimately these are just tools.
musically you'd need to look to Alva Noto prototypes and tranceform I think. cold emotionless micro reflections. I guess the sort of Migos sound is more like losing ones virginity, amazing sex at first but gets emotionally limiting eventually. whereas with noto it's that gaping void. if anything the internet and the way its structured is a zone of fruitless intensification. all neurons maxed out.like, i guess it's sort of a game. you can think of it as a game. you go
"internet then, what's that do? what does that do to us? what does it feel like to use it? what is the nature of the relationship? what does it change? what does it look like? what effects does it produce? what tricks does it rely on?"
then you go
"what might musical analogues of those things be? how could you evoke those affects and effects and changes and conditions in sound? what might some examples be?"
you could play the same game with supermarkets, or with drugs, or with, as droid gestured towards, the mainstreaming of electricity and the associated devices (radio, television, lights etc etc) at different points in history but i am assuming that our point in history is currently dominated by the internet and by digitisation.