Miles

luka

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Barty likes to point out that 'electric Miles' is only achieved intermittently and very rarely. Often it's just a gesture towards the territory we think of in connection with that designation.

This mix proves it https://m.mixcloud.com/GettingIntoSomething/miles-davis-electric-mix/
full of hokey organ playing, lots of badly dated bass and even trumpet which keeps dragging it back into the past it is trying to escape from.
 

luka

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We're arguably at the point where the conservative and backwards looking aspects of the music are more obtrusive than the visionary and forward facing aspects.m
 

luka

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Obviously we don't want to hear anything 'bluesy' 'funky' 'jazzy' or even 'rocky' but this stuff is always falling back into the familiar dated and idiomatic.
 

luka

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Which I suppose demonstrates how difficult it is to make a clean break, how hard it is to avoid falling into settled patterns of behaviour and preset 'moods' and other affects.

Free improv is more fastidious in this respect but then most of it is not very good. It doesn't open up a territory anyone wants to occupy
 

Matthew

FKA Woebot
it's definitely not fashionable any more though. it was rediscovered in the nineties and then people have spent the intervening period discovering more and more obscure music which yields less and less pleasure. that perennial music geek race towards aridity.
 

luka

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Everyone here knows these records back to front obviously. It's just interesting to look at how our experience of them has changed over time
 

luka

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Very advanced gonzo music crit. On the corner interrogated.
 

luka

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you don't find the way a given piece of music sounds changes according to what has happened since you first heard it? It just gets sealed in time and can be repeated again and again without deteriorating or warping in any way?
 

luka

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An immaculate piece of data hermetically sealed From the ravages of time?... I don't want that to sound like a challenge or to be antagonistic in any way
 
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