This bit sounds like VU - Heroin (modular mix)
Ableton. No softsynths, no plugin, not even a soundcard (maybe that's why it sounds kinda scrappy and "clips"). After experiencing too many crashes I chose the bare minimum approach, so it's more a necessity than a deliberate choice.Good stuff here. What you using?
I think new music tech has always done little more than redirect work flow, and what was perceived as new was the circumstance of the time. As much as acid house was new, it was also the 303 and the roland drum machines redirecting creative energy already out there in psychedelic (particularly krautrock), dance and punk.
we may have already run the gauntlet on electronic sounds, so the effect of max/msp will be less stark than the changes brought about by past tech. But I imagine this stuff will bring about a change in focus, what returns. From the little I know about max/msp and pure data, seems like live performance/improv could be most affected, as devices like the organelle (pure data) offer alot of power while remaining intensely playable