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2011-12-15 08:27:21 AM
Is it purple?
 
2011-12-15 08:29:41 AM
That isn't half bad...
 
2011-12-15 08:36:44 AM
Mr. Oizo would be proud.
 
2011-12-15 08:41:06 AM
Is 'chairs and tables' the answer?
 
2011-12-15 08:46:07 AM
awesome melodic dubstep

Those words don't belong together.
 
2011-12-15 08:49:07 AM
Someone discovered how to use faders.
 
2011-12-15 08:49:12 AM
Woo... Sounds like wobbled/stuttered BT but a bit more mediocre than actual BT.
 
2011-12-15 08:51:07 AM
That is a little unsettling on headphones.
I think I'd like it better without all the fades.
 
2011-12-15 08:55:57 AM
If you can't dance to it, and it's not mellow enough to ride out a trip with, can it really be called electronic music, and if so, what's the point?
 
2011-12-15 08:57:44 AM
Wow. That must have taken at least half an hour to do in Garageband....
 
2011-12-15 08:57:53 AM
>dubstep

lolno.exe
 
2011-12-15 09:00:45 AM
Don't get the big deal about being "20-years-old" Many great musicians where around that age when they started, like Tony Iommi was 20 when Black Sabbath started and Eric Clapton was only 18 when he was with the Yardbirds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great trax and a good find, just saying age is irrelevant in this case.
 
2011-12-15 09:01:07 AM
It is too early for this shiat.
 
2011-12-15 09:01:59 AM
Just saying Dubstep sucks. Seriously, it's awful. It's shiat.
 
2011-12-15 09:02:17 AM
Link (new window)
 
2011-12-15 09:04:35 AM
wow, fader overdose...

and Fark now greenlights any old indy musician?
 
2011-12-15 09:13:25 AM
That sucked almost as much as subby's mom.
 
2011-12-15 09:14:18 AM
I hate to be "that guy" but dubstep is just plain ol' uncomfortable music to listen to.
 
2011-12-15 09:19:39 AM

dennysgod: Don't get the big deal about being "20-years-old" Many great musicians where around that age when they started, like Tony Iommi was 20 when Black Sabbath started and Eric Clapton was only 18 when he was with the Yardbirds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great trax and a good find, just saying age is irrelevant in this case.

 
2011-12-15 09:21:40 AM
Uh yea, that's not even really dubstep, that's just plain electro...

So all 50 "dubstep sucks" commenters sure to descend upon this thread, please take your walkers and analog music and return home to guard your lawns. I'm sure whatever music you listen to sucks as well.
 
2011-12-15 09:23:29 AM

Zabriana_Maloletka: and Fark now greenlights any old indy musician?


"Not Affiliated" my ass. So, which Admin has a 20 year old dubstepping sibling and/or sex partner?
 
2011-12-15 09:25:46 AM

damnproud1388: dubstep sucks


Agreed.
 
2011-12-15 09:28:52 AM

Dr. Nick Riviera: That sucked almost as much as subby's mom.


But Subby's mom is probably pretty proud that subby got some more hits on the music he made.

Yeah and it was pretty bland.. and the use of fades made me want to take my headphones off for a bit
 
2011-12-15 09:30:44 AM
I think this guy doesn't get why a lot of folks like dubstep to begin with. Because it tends to sound ANGRY. It's angry techno... Transformers farking, whatever you want to call it. This sounds like that one ballad on every Slipknot album you try and pretend is not there.
 
2011-12-15 09:31:18 AM

damnproud1388: Uh yea, that's not even really dubstep, that's just plain electro...


Plain Electro-House? Plain Electropop? Plain Electro-nnica? Plain Electro-funk? Electrostep? Electro-Jazz? Plain Electro period?
 
2011-12-15 09:33:07 AM

Zabriana_Maloletka: wow, fader overdose...

and Fark now greenlights any old indy musician?


You know that feeling you get when you lean back in a chair and almost go over backward, but then catch yourself? Yeah. That music makes me feel like that repeatedly.

No thanks.
 
2011-12-15 09:37:46 AM

crab66: damnproud1388: dubstep sucks

Agreed.


Is there some here? Did I miss it?
 
2011-12-15 09:45:58 AM
a) this isn't really dubstep
b) please stop with the side-chaining, it makes me dizzy.
c) he has better tracks
 
2011-12-15 10:01:44 AM

LasersHurt: crab66: damnproud1388: dubstep sucks

Agreed.

Is there some here? Did I miss it?


Yea you missed the whole context which crab66 took me out of.
 
2011-12-15 10:11:53 AM

dennysgod: Don't get the big deal about being "20-years-old" Many great musicians where around that age when they started, like Tony Iommi was 20 when Black Sabbath started and Eric Clapton was only 18 when he was with the Yardbirds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great trax and a good find, just saying age is irrelevant in this case.


We live in the "50 is the new 30" world, where people act like having a kid at 26 is like having one at 16. What do you expect?
 
2011-12-15 10:19:33 AM
img210.imageshack.us
 
2011-12-15 10:21:58 AM
They replaced the WUDWUDWUD with a pattern of turning the volume all the way down and back up so it sounds like some audio distortion which is right damn annoying. The rest was meh, but I could listen to it for about a minute before that effect just made my head hurt.
 
2011-12-15 10:26:27 AM
My first thought was that it sounded like a generic anime intro theme song before the singing kicked in. But instead of singing there was horrid fading.

/I'd say 'Air' or 'Kannon', sounded really similar to the intros for those two to me
 
2011-12-15 10:33:26 AM
Obligatory.

pull.imgfave.netdna-cdn.com
 
2011-12-15 10:41:54 AM
"try it out if you like chill electronic"

douche chills.
 
2011-12-15 11:18:38 AM

danny_kay: That isn't half bad...


No, it's all bad!


/dohohohohoho
 
2011-12-15 11:20:24 AM
Wow that's awful. Thanks for the intro to dubstep subby.

/get off my lawn.
 
2011-12-15 11:22:39 AM

The Incredible Sexual Egg: danny_kay: That isn't half bad...

No, it's all bad!

/dohohohohoho


I LOL'd
 
2011-12-15 11:24:24 AM
I remember when my old college roommate dropped $500 on turntables and a mixer. For about three months he thought he was DJ Dara making fat beatz. Except his only trick was the same fail ass use of fade and volume as this newb. It wasn't cool in 1999 and it certainly is not cool now.

Hang up your overpriced gear, kid. Flipping volume levers up and down isn't how you make electronic music. You're just embarrassing yourself.
 
2011-12-15 11:41:57 AM

Githerax: Wow that's awful. Thanks for the intro to dubstep subby.

/get off my lawn.


Just in case you didn't read the rest of the thread, it's not Dubstep at all.
 
2011-12-15 11:42:19 AM

sinanju: You know that feeling you get when you lean back in a chair and almost go over backward, but then catch yourself? Yeah. That music makes me feel like that repeatedly.


I am shamelessly stealing this quote for my own purposes.
 
2011-12-15 11:58:03 AM

VaportrailFilms: That is a little unsettling on headphones.
I think I'd like it better without all the fades.


Same here; decent melody though.

/everyone's musical taste is different
 
2011-12-15 11:59:52 AM

Stormgren: sinanju: You know that feeling you get when you lean back in a chair and almost go over backward, but then catch yourself? Yeah. That music makes me feel like that repeatedly.

I feel like that all the time.

I am shamelessly stealing this quote for my own purposes.


It's a Steven Wright joke.
 
2011-12-15 12:00:31 PM
20-year-old makes awesome melodic dubstep

multimedia.billybrew.com

Great, the same Am-Fmaj7-G progression for 5 1/2 minutes, except instead of going "oontz oontz oontz", it goes "oon... tz, oon... tz, oon... tz." I guess that qualifies as "awesome" and "melodic" in failmitter's world.

/and stop playing with the farking faders.
 
2011-12-15 12:01:54 PM
Just how many bots Pandora Music Genome Project has on Fark?
 
2011-12-15 12:04:56 PM
not my thing, not hating.


/damn, why the hell am I on Fark at all?!
//didn't drink enough Haterade this morning
 
2011-12-15 12:09:23 PM
Tebow>Dubstep.

IMHO

....and, spell-check has a stroke.
 
2011-12-15 12:23:20 PM
i226.photobucket.com

and

www.explosm.net
 
2011-12-15 12:25:30 PM

Apos: dennysgod: Don't get the big deal about being "20-years-old" Many great musicians where around that age when they started, like Tony Iommi was 20 when Black Sabbath started and Eric Clapton was only 18 when he was with the Yardbirds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great trax and a good find, just saying age is irrelevant in this case.


I don't think it's as much an anomaly that someone that age can play music well, but it is rare for people that age to have noticeable success. Sure, it happens (Bieber, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), but when it does it's often not self-made success; it's because you have a stage-dad or you're "discovered" by Berry Gordy or that old fat guy from Florida.
 
2011-12-15 12:31:20 PM
img808.imageshack.us
 
2011-12-15 12:44:02 PM
meh...that first one doesn't chill me at all. the volume cuts were hard to take...and then later it got too new-agey. then it combined the two!
 
2011-12-15 01:08:47 PM
 
2011-12-15 01:09:02 PM
The fades kill it, honestly
 
2011-12-15 01:23:20 PM

thefireandpassion: Just saying Dubstep sucks. Seriously, it's awful. It's shiat.


Then when why did you post in a dubstep thread? Hmmm?
 
2011-12-15 01:34:14 PM
It was okay, but he needs to kick the guy's ass that stood there flicking the volume knob back and forth on the mixer board the whole time.
 
2011-12-15 01:38:48 PM

TheJoeY: The fades kill it, honestly


Seriously. Is it possible to get epilepsy from listening to a song?

/liked it otherwise
 
2011-12-15 01:48:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-12-15 02:10:07 PM
I was surprised to see it was Blackmill. He's a good artist.

Not sure why he has a Fark green though.
 
2011-12-15 02:16:57 PM
By the way, if you want real dubstep:

Chasing Shadows (new window)
 
2011-12-15 02:37:25 PM
Dubstep is just transformers farking.
 
2011-12-15 02:38:51 PM
But if you're going to listen to it, you should be listening to this: Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go - Cinema (Skrillex Remix) (new window)
 
2011-12-15 02:43:56 PM
Maybe this is all onion-belt-ey & get-off-my-lawn-ey of me, but WTF is "dubstep?"
 
2011-12-15 03:01:17 PM

lisarenee3505: Maybe this is all onion-belt-ey & get-off-my-lawn-ey of me, but WTF is "dubstep?"


bounce your head of the kitchen counter in a fast beat.

turn your disposal on and off at a slightly different beat.

bang a spoon into a tea kettle at a slight different beat.
 
2011-12-15 03:29:36 PM
It's not bad.

When I was in my early teens, I loved this type of music but this was back when CD's were relatively new and quite expensive. Add to that the fact that the only "techno" music I could get my hands on were imported and so you can imagine how hard it was to find new music. I still have all of my happy hardcore, house, techno, ambient, trance, etc CD's from the early 90's just because they were so damn expensive. By the mid/late 90's it became easier to find stuff, but the internet is really what changed how I found my music (as well as finally being old enough to actually go to raves/clubs).

I was the only person I knew as a teenager who listened to this type of stuff. I can't believe it is relatively popular now.

/feels old
 
2011-12-15 03:39:28 PM
my problem with dubstep is that you just cannot dance to it. once you get going, you have to wobblwwobblwwobble and it's just ridiculous.

/loves me some funky breaks.
 
2011-12-15 03:40:01 PM

lisarenee3505: Maybe this is all onion-belt-ey & get-off-my-lawn-ey of me, but WTF is "dubstep?"


Short answer: it's techno for stoners
 
2011-12-15 04:02:07 PM

Lollipop165: It's not bad.

When I was in my early teens, I loved this type of music but this was back when CD's were relatively new and quite expensive. Add to that the fact that the only "techno" music I could get my hands on were imported and so you can imagine how hard it was to find new music. I still have all of my happy hardcore, house, techno, ambient, trance, etc CD's from the early 90's just because they were so damn expensive. By the mid/late 90's it became easier to find stuff, but the internet is really what changed how I found my music (as well as finally being old enough to actually go to raves/clubs).

I was the only person I knew as a teenager who listened to this type of stuff. I can't believe it is relatively popular now.

/feels old


Similar boat, except now that I'm old(er), music doesn't have the same effect on me. I rarely find anything that gets me excited and when I do the excitement doesn't last very long. I did find myself in a bar/club in Berkeley last year that was having a dub-step night and after a few/several drinks and with the music way louder than it needed to be, I was kind of able to emotionally transport myself back to when "this was awesome," but it only lasted about a half hour. I've always said if you have to be f'd up to enjoy something, you don't really like it that much.

I came across this article (new window) in the onion the other day, not sure if it was on Fark or not. Made me laugh.
 
2011-12-15 04:09:32 PM
there is soooo much better than this.

PANtyRAiD (new window)
PANtyRAiD bumpin it (new window)
Mimosa drippin (new window)
Someone say PURPLE? (new window)
MartyParty is awesome (new window)

Yes it is transformers farking, yes it is techno for stoners. dont care, love it.
 
2011-12-15 04:21:36 PM
Or, as anyone who knows a damn thing about music calls it, house music at half-tempo.
 
2011-12-15 04:23:08 PM
This thread made me go back to listening Eurodance.
 
2011-12-15 04:56:14 PM

lisarenee3505: Maybe this is all onion-belt-ey & get-off-my-lawn-ey of me, but WTF is "dubstep?"


I have no idea. I was into the scene back in the 90's and alwsys preferred the Jungle room to the candy ass house shiat on the main floor. Even as someone who spent some time immersed in the scene, I never really understood half of the weird subgenre labels people came up with. Jungle, Drum & Bass, and Breakbeats were the common names I knew and I used them more or less interchangeably. I listened to a few of the good tracks linked in this thread and I would have called it all jungle music back in my party days.

Even back then the snooty subgenre name dropping was starting to get out of hand, I can only imagine it has gotten worse in the decade plus i've been out of the loop.
 
2011-12-15 05:11:05 PM
Dubstep is just the same damn dnb songs I heard 5 years ago except its "WUBWUB" instead of producers raping the "Amen Break". No BS I went to a show about a year ago and it was seriously the same damn songs, structure, everything. A few extra ambient noises in the background and alot of wubwub and BAM!Instant recycled genre.
 
2011-12-15 05:25:42 PM

Spaced Cowboy: lisarenee3505:
Even back then the snooty subgenre name dropping was starting to get out of hand, I can only imagine it has gotten worse in the decade plus i've been out of the loop.


Sounds about like my exit from electronic and DnB/Jungle scene. It was up to about 13 sub-genres in my area and people would act completely ridiculous if you called it plain old "Drum and Bass". Thought the music was stale and the people insufferable, listened to a few of the tracks I used to love, most dont hold the test of time lol.
 
2011-12-15 05:27:03 PM

Shakes999: Dubstep is just the same damn dnb songs I heard 5 years ago except its "WUBWUB" instead of producers raping the "Amen Break". No BS I went to a show about a year ago and it was seriously the same damn songs, structure, everything. A few extra ambient noises in the background and alot of wubwub and BAM!Instant recycled genre.


Never underestimate the popularity of simple, recycled music that you can bob your head to.

See: Pop music
 
2011-12-15 05:36:46 PM

Shakes999: Spaced Cowboy: lisarenee3505:
Sounds about like my exit from electronic and DnB/Jungle scene. It was up to about 13 sub-genres in my area and people would act completely ridiculous if you called it plain old "Drum and Bass". Thought the music was stale and the people insufferable, listened to a few of the tracks I used to love, most dont hold the test of time lol.


I noticed this happens with anything that sounds extremely contemporary. It usually incorporates "the latest technology," in not-so-subtle ways. It seems the more "cutting edge" your music sounds when it comes out, the more dated it sounds 10-20 years later.
 
2011-12-15 05:49:35 PM
Color me unimpressed

If I wanted to listen to good "chill electronic" music I'd listen to Thievery Corporation or Nightmares on Wax.

Dubstep has jumped the shark -- too many crappy artists out there think that just because they have pro tools and a laptop they can make music. Artist presented sounded like a college student art project. Yeah, haters gonna hate, skaters gonna skate -- but it's shiat. Most dubstep is just an excuse for trust fund college kids to take the "hetty mahlz" and dry hump their skanky trash girlfriends all night.
 
2011-12-15 06:25:58 PM

damnproud1388: Uh yea, that's not even really dubstep, that's just plain electro...

So all 50 "dubstep sucks" commenters sure to descend upon this thread, please take your walkers and analog music and return home to guard your lawns. I'm sure whatever music you listen to sucks as well.


Thank you. I don't understand why there's so much hate for such a diverse genre. It's not all Skrillex and womp womp.

Give a listen to Burial, Submotion Orchestra, Pinch, The Bug, or Kryptic Minds. Make sure you use speakers that can handle a good bass output and know that what you hear at home doesn't hold a candle to hearing it live on a proper soundsystem.

You might like it.
 
2011-12-15 06:54:03 PM
WTF is a dubstep and why am I seeing this word everywhere? The latest fad I guess.
 
2011-12-15 07:48:07 PM
I randomly stumbled onto 'Burial' a year or two ago and fell in love his stuff...I determined they were part of "Dubstep" which I'd never really heard of before and decided to check out the genre.

Gotta say I didn't find anything else I liked as much.

/I probably coulda looked harder...
//Kode 9 & Spaceape pretty cool too now that I think of it...
 
kab
2011-12-15 08:07:03 PM

safari joe does it again: damnproud1388: Uh yea, that's not even really dubstep, that's just plain electro...

So all 50 "dubstep sucks" commenters sure to descend upon this thread, please take your walkers and analog music and return home to guard your lawns. I'm sure whatever music you listen to sucks as well.

Thank you. I don't understand why there's so much hate for such a diverse genre. It's not all Skrillex and womp womp.

Give a listen to Burial, Submotion Orchestra, Pinch, The Bug, or Kryptic Minds. Make sure you use speakers that can handle a good bass output and know that what you hear at home doesn't hold a candle to hearing it live on a proper soundsystem.

You might like it.


You seem to forget...this is FARK, where the pinnacle of sonic integrity is a pair of earbuds, and if you spend more on speakers than the latest iPad, you're an insufferable audiophile douche.
 
2011-12-15 08:17:51 PM

kab: safari joe does it again: damnproud1388: Uh yea, that's not even really dubstep, that's just plain electro...

So all 50 "dubstep sucks" commenters sure to descend upon this thread, please take your walkers and analog music and return home to guard your lawns. I'm sure whatever music you listen to sucks as well.

Thank you. I don't understand why there's so much hate for such a diverse genre. It's not all Skrillex and womp womp.

Give a listen to Burial, Submotion Orchestra, Pinch, The Bug, or Kryptic Minds. Make sure you use speakers that can handle a good bass output and know that what you hear at home doesn't hold a candle to hearing it live on a proper soundsystem.

You might like it.

You seem to forget...this is FARK, where the pinnacle of sonic integrity is a pair of earbuds, and if you spend more on speakers than the latest iPad, you're an insufferable audiophile douche.


Uh oh, looks like someone is regretting his $1,500 Sonic Vibration Cancelling Wall Mounted Cable Holder.

img.directindustry.com

The S bend in the cable really brings out the fidelity of your wub wubs.
 
2011-12-15 09:50:18 PM
The only really good thing about Dubstep is that anyone could do it, it doesn't require talent, since untalented tweens with a PC can download a cheap audio app, produce this crap, and feel all good about themselves, but who is really listening to this stuff more than a 1 minute clip

// I gave your song a listen, it was ok, but I quit at the 3 minute mark when I had decided "I've heard this before, oh ya, it was minute 1 and 2"
 
2011-12-15 10:52:17 PM

Vanis: I randomly stumbled onto 'Burial' a year or two ago and fell in love his stuff...I determined they were part of "Dubstep" which I'd never really heard of before and decided to check out the genre.

Gotta say I didn't find anything else I liked as much.

/I probably coulda looked harder...
//Kode 9 & Spaceape pretty cool too now that I think of it...


If you're still willing to try out some more, I recommend:
Boxcutter - Glyphic
MRK1 - Copyright Laws
Pinch - Underwater Dancehall
Headhunter - Nomad
Scuba - A Mutual Antipathy
Kush Arora, - From Brooklyn to SF
Kryptic Minds - One of Us

..and some good blends with other genres
Enter the Dubstep vol 1: Wu Tang & Vol 2: Brand Nubian
Elucid - Super Chocolate Black Simian
Snares - Sabbath Dubs EP
Kush Arora - from Brooklyn to SF
pretty much any Low End Theory podcast
 
2011-12-15 11:14:52 PM
Freakin' kids. Gimme some Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Underworld, Astral Projection, Crystal Method even.
 
2011-12-15 11:42:24 PM

epyonyx: Freakin' kids. Gimme some Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Underworld, Astral Projection, Crystal Method even.


Oh man, you just sent me back in time about 15 years. I really need to dig out my old college CD crate from the basement.

I think I just had an acid flashback from one of the most amazing live Crystal Method shows ever played. (well, it seemed like it at the time anyways :D)
 
2011-12-15 11:48:55 PM

Spaced Cowboy: epyonyx: Freakin' kids. Gimme some Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Underworld, Astral Projection, Crystal Method even.

Oh man, you just sent me back in time about 15 years. I really need to dig out my old college CD crate from the basement.

I think I just had an acid flashback from one of the most amazing live Crystal Method shows ever played. (well, it seemed like it at the time anyways :D)


LOVED that stuff, but I can't believe I feel old when I pull up my favorite sets by Mylo, Desyn Masiello, Deep Dish/Sharam, Eric Morillo... that was only a few years ago.
 
2011-12-16 12:06:01 AM
And since we're dropping names of awesome electronic acts in a drum and bass thread, I humbly submit Photek. The grandmaster of DnB. This guy crafts drum lines that will break your farking brain.

I haven't followed him in years, but his shiat from the 90's was mind blowing. fark the wub wubs and get with the intricate breaks that crawl up your spine like a spider and infest your mind. This is how a master does it.

Any self respecting DnB fan of any age should have, at a minimum, Modus Operandi and Form & Function in their library.

I have so much great old music to dig out of my library thanks to this thread. Good looking out Farkers.
 
2011-12-16 01:45:26 AM

Spaced Cowboy: epyonyx: Freakin' kids. Gimme some Chemical Brothers, Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Orbital, Underworld, Astral Projection, Crystal Method even.

Oh man, you just sent me back in time about 15 years. I really need to dig out my old college CD crate from the basement.

I think I just had an acid flashback from one of the most amazing live Crystal Method shows ever played. (well, it seemed like it at the time anyways :D)


What it really sounds like without drugs (new window)
 
2011-12-16 01:47:41 AM

Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,


2011 (new window)
 
2011-12-16 01:57:05 AM

LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,

2011 (new window)


I now has a sad.

:(
 
2011-12-16 02:02:06 AM

Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,

2011 (new window)

I now has a sad.

:(


Why?
 
2011-12-16 02:12:03 AM

LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,

2011 (new window)

I now has a sad.

:(

Why?


Just disappointing to hear someone who I consider to be one of the kings of the DnB genre putting out a track like that. I suppose it's been a decade since I gave electronic music much attention, but that sounded very uninspired and very unoriginal coming from an artist who was utterly unique and groundbreaking in his heyday. I simply didn't expect a generic house track with the name Photek listed as the artist.

I clicked a few related tracks from this year and found this one a bit more to my liking, but still only a shadow of what he once was.
Link (new window)

This is the Photek that had me hooked like a fish in my college years. Those 2011 tracks have none of the same layered intricacy that made him the king in the 90's. Guess I'm just getting old.

/my lawn
//off it
 
2011-12-16 02:17:14 AM

Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,

2011 (new window)

I now has a sad.

:(

Why?

Just disappointing to hear someone who I consider to be one of the kings of the DnB genre putting out a track like that. I suppose it's been a decade since I gave electronic music much attention, but that sounded very uninspired and very unoriginal coming from an artist who was utterly unique and groundbreaking in his heyday. I simply didn't expect a generic house track with the name Photek listed as the artist.

I clicked a few related tracks from this year and found this one a bit more to my liking, but still only a shadow of what he once was.
Link (new window)

This is the Photek that had me hooked like a fish in my college years. Those 2011 tracks have none of the same layered intricacy that made him the king in the 90's. Guess I'm just getting old.

/my lawn
//off it


"If you knew how much making of Modus Operandi cost me, you would never ask me to do it again"
/from memory
 
2011-12-16 02:30:12 AM

LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: LewDux: Spaced Cowboy: I haven't followed him in years,

2011 (new window)

I now has a sad.

:(

Why?

Just disappointing to hear someone who I consider to be one of the kings of the DnB genre putting out a track like that. I suppose it's been a decade since I gave electronic music much attention, but that sounded very uninspired and very unoriginal coming from an artist who was utterly unique and groundbreaking in his heyday. I simply didn't expect a generic house track with the name Photek listed as the artist.

I clicked a few related tracks from this year and found this one a bit more to my liking, but still only a shadow of what he once was.
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This is the Photek that had me hooked like a fish in my college years. Those 2011 tracks have none of the same layered intricacy that made him the king in the 90's. Guess I'm just getting old.

/my lawn
//off it

"If you knew how much making of Modus Operandi cost me, you would never ask me to do it again"
/from memory


Interesting quote. If you could find a source of that, I'd be very interested in reading further into what he meant by that. I'm not sure I fully grasp it's meaning without the context it was given in, although I think I see what he means.

It farks with my head just to listen to the layer upon layer he squeezed into that album while still miraculously maintaining the minimalist, atmospheric sound that was uniquely his. It's utterly brilliant and I could see how it would tax one's creativity to even approach such a task, although Form & Function holds up extremely well to Modus, so he did do manage to tap that genius at least once more, much to our benefit. :P
 
2011-12-16 03:50:55 AM

Spaced Cowboy: Interesting quote. If you could find a source of that, I'd be very interested in reading further into what he meant by that. I'm not sure I fully grasp it's meaning without the context it was given in, although I think I see what he means.

It farks with my head just to listen to the layer upon layer he squeezed into that album while still miraculously maintaining the minimalist, atmospheric sound that was uniquely his. It's utterly brilliant and I could see how it would tax one's creativity to even approach such a task, although Form & Function holds up extremely well to Modus, so he did do manage to tap that genius at least once more, much to our benefit. :P



I found this quote few years ago somewhere on the internets in thread about artists who changed genres radically. Somebody who organized or helped organize small festival asked him why Solaris. Other reason was that he moved from London to California. My theory is that he spent so much time working on OM that e left him
 
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