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Nothing on the radio for the last 500 years

Nothing on the radio for the last 500 years
October 19, 2009, 01:52:05 PM
So, I've been enjoying selections from the Medieval Music and Early Music thread.

What's interesting is how varied it is. Not just how multiple instruments do different things at the same time, or how songs vary between mood and personality, but how as a whole each of these recordings takes you through the complete gamut of human emotions, and experience, and leaves you with a soul conditioned to balance, piety, silence and attention.

Compared to this, most of the modern music is just hollow and one-dimensional. Interesting is how much rock music is based on these song forms and melodic patterns, which if you make them into "scales" instead of "melodies" qualifies as an amazing achievement in this day and age.

Reminds me a lot of metal, not at all of Wardruna, a little bit of Lord Wind and a whole lot like Vaesen, Tangerine Dream and Handel, oddly.

Re: Nothing on the radio for the last 500 years
October 19, 2009, 02:41:48 PM
As indicated in today's topic in the NIHIL list, the key or algorithm to a lot of this is: how many degrees removed from reality, meaning, or truth is X? Or, how deep into the abstract we have drifted.
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793