droid

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All I listen to is albums, mixes and painfully long drone and ambient pieces. If I want a quick hit I'll go on YT and check something, but otherwise its longform all the way.
 

luka

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I mean droid claims to be immune to this and I believe him but I don't know what he's done to gird himself against Satan's wicked temptations
 

droid

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40 minute bicycle commute each way means mixes and/or podcasts/audiobooks are my only options as I cant change tunes en route.

Endless demands of ambient DJ'ng means I have new playlists of dozens of albums to go through on a weekly basis.

Long history of listening to music whilst working = leaving albums on in the background when writing/designing etc.

If Im actively listening I tend to flick very quickly between tunes, but thats more a symptom of the habit of flicking the needle forward when previewing tunes for mixing. I have a mode on my music software that will only give me the first 30 secs or so of each tune for when Im feeling frisky.
 

Corpsey

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Music is the hardest of artforms to pay attention to in my experience because its easy to take it in passively
 

droid

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It's actually a very good way of selecting tunes in ambient mode. Stick 30 albums on a playlist and when I notice something good, when it drags my attention or affects my mood I highlight the record and move on.
 

droid

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One good thing about being a DJ. Whilst it does completely warp your perception of and attitudes towards music, it also gives you some very good coping strategies for managing the torrent of music and quickly evaluating quality.
 

luka

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One good thing about being a DJ. Whilst it does completely warp your perception of and attitudes towards music, it also gives you some very good coping strategies for managing the torrent of music and quickly evaluating quality.

It reminds me of walking around with a camera. How that changes the way you experience and intetact with the physical environment
 

thirdform

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I don't hate youtube, but personally i use it minimally. the sheer idea of being dispossessed from offline access to music is terrifying. people make this rationalisation about vinyl in that mp3s can disappear when vinyls can't, but that's like saying a fire will never start in my house. actually then it's easier to take a 6tb hd with you.
 

luka

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That double edged sword of intensifying and sensitiving on the one hand snd warping on the other. Deepening the engagement on but in perhaps a slightly imbalanced way
 
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thirdform

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Music is the hardest of artforms to pay attention to in my experience because its easy to take it in passively


this wouldn't be a problem if you would let us do lumpen psychotherapy on your aversion to greek music. post a list of tunes and let us hear em. I'm sure i can tell which avenues u need to pursue.
 

thirdform

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western melodies are incredibly limited once you fall in love with anatolian music you will only ever need to actively listen to the lyrics of western music.
 

luka

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this wouldn't be a problem if you would let us do lumpen psychotherapy on your aversion to greek music. post a list of tunes and let us hear em. I'm sure i can tell which avenues u need to pursue.

It's political. He sides with the Turks in the Cypress dispute. You can't subject it to psychoanalysis.
 

luka

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I like India and the near east and whatever. I don't share that prejudice with barty and corpse, its Latin America I have an irrational prejudice about. Fiesta! Arrriba! Not into it.
 

Trillhouse

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I haven't read through the entire thread but.. Away from the consumer side of things, as an artistic endeavour, the fact that creating an album can make an artist think outside the usual constraints and also focus on pushing themselves to create a cohesive body of work, at a consistent level of quality can only be a good thing for creativity.

Albums definitely suit certain genres better than others. Live groups make a new body of work, tour to promote said new material etc, it all forms a nice cohesive timeline. The more experimental end of electronic music production can use an album to explore various ideas around a cohesive theme. Look at somebody like OPN or Aphex and the ideas and themes that are explored within their albums, that just wouldn't be possible within a shorter form media. Even within genres that don't really do the long player thing, like for example Grime, I can see a good argument for the genre benefiting form a push in that direction. If Wiley had got it together enough to put out his 'Boy In The Corner' the value that as a clearly defined body of work would've held some real weight, in a way that a simple collection of singles doesn't. I don't think that's simply a dictation of a traditional, accepted mind state, it's because putting together a cohesive body of work, at a very high standard, over a short period of time is a worthwhile standard for achievement.
 
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