Once upon a time “experimentalism” in music would have conjured up images of child like pounding of paint tubs and forks on pianos (as above). The abrasive use of discordance to make some sort of political existential message reflecting the chaos of the “artists” soul. Thankfully this is not what we mean by experimentalism today. Continue reading “The Rise of … Experimentalism in Music”
Over the last year there has been a rising presence featuring within the music world. Those who tune into Radio 1Xtra will already be familiar with the trend. You are probably already familiar with many of the musicians that are making a global splash with this music scene. Continue reading “The Rise of … Grime”
Gone are the days when we were all a flutter with rhetoric around sites like MySpace, Bandcamp and Soundcloud, sites we thought were showing us how artist could rise without the misogynistic backing of the monolithic record labels. However instead of democratising music, an online presence has actually stimulated a wave of popularism in music. Continue reading “The Rise of … Popularity in Music”
What does it mean to be authentic in music? Unfortunately this trend is tied up with a musician online image. It is not so much about genuine authenticity, but about appearance of authenticity. Continue reading “The Rise of … Authenticity in Music”
The rise of politics in music should not perhaps surprise us. Music as a creative outlet has historically always been a way to express the views and opinions of a generation, culture or tribe. However it has been a while since we have seen political activism through music. Continue reading “The Rise of … Politics in Music”
A maturity dawns with a new century; and the 00’s saw electronic music become mainstream. The added benefits of using electronic gear became clear to all and a mainstay of every good musicians toolkit. Whether it be compositional complexity or simplicity, electronic music has matured. These musicians are some of the best at displaying the unique virtues of electronic music. Continue reading “The Most Inspirational Musicians Of The ’00’s To Now”
In this era of electronic music the sounds developed into the mid 20’s to 30’s of adulthood. Reflective, more thoughtful than the 80’s era. The technology became much more user friendly and affordable; giving rise to amateur electronic musicians, and DJ’s. The musicians listed here helped define an era, refining the electronic music sound, and developing the genre into the realm of serious music.
This was an exciting time for electronic music, where the genre started to become established in the industry. As it entered it’s adolescent stage of development, the music was experimental, quirky, young and often melancholic to reflect the political turmoil and disillusioned feelings of antidisestablishmentarianism of the times….
Whether you agree or not about gender discrimination within the world of music industry, these names stand out of the crowd. Not only for their talent, but for their inventive use of electronic sounds, that has made their music unique. Here is a brief look at some of their work… Continue reading “A Female Revolution In The Electronic Music Industry?”
These were the baby years of electronic music; and truly amazing musicians working with electronica sounds were few and far between. For the time the equipment amazed with its technical complexity; however most musicians didn’t know how to use this alien technology. Computers were entering the music industry, how wild! These musicians are some of the best and bravest; pioneering a way forward for trailblazers after them…. Continue reading “The Most Inspirational Electronic Musicians Of The ’70’s”