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.
Watch out for these musicians in 2017, Ten of the best storming up the Canadian Music Scene this year…
Music is an abstract type of thing; as it is something that we hear instead of see it is often quite difficult to visualise a piece of music. Continue reading “Visualisation Of Music: From Paper to Digital”
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?”
Mobility, mobility, mobility!
“If you can’t move your gear from your studio to stage, you might as well not have them!” . The sounds and synths you create, at home or in studio are often a vital part to a musicians unique sound. If you can’t transport them to the stage however, what’s the point of having them at all? Only for online store/sharing ? Continue reading “If You Can’t Move Your Gear From Your Studio To Stage, You Might As Well Not Have Them!”
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”
Like many Musicians I do my music production on DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), as the possibilities are infinite! I create my music with my guitar and arrange on a DAW (Mainly I use Propeller’s Reason). Once I have added the drum and bass, I can jam for hours with my guitar.
But this doesn’t mean I haven’t had problems with DAW’s. My main issue is that they are not made for live gig jamming. This has been an issue for me, like many musicians, I like to improvise on stage during a live performance. Often with a DAW you have to give this up, which makes me ask the question, “to DAW or Not to DAW”?
The musicians and bands we most enjoyed listening to this month; check them out before they make it ‘super big’, most are not that well know, at least yet… Continue reading “WatchList – Feb 2017”