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Re: New Album Preview Part 1
I have been following your music for the past year and a half now. I
am totally impressed
with the knowledge and control you have with the EDP. My mind is
intellectually stimulated when I
listen to your music, I keep thinking "what is he doing at this moment to
create this sound?" I
could spend hours in rapt fascination listening to your music.
With one exception. When I check in with my internal sensibilities,
I find myself all
a-jumble. There is an abruptness and a harshness in this latest tune of
yours (and many others I
have listened to in the past) that almost hurts in a physical way. I
don't know what to make of
this, I usually just write this kind of sensation off as "that digital
sound" and yet I don't hear
many other musicians talking about this. This is a purely physical
reaction to listening to your
latest offering. As I said earlier, I am intellectually fascinated and
quite in awe of what you
I don't mean these comments in any kind of mean spirited way.
Rather, were I in your shoes,
I'd be more interested in hearing what difficulties my listeners had with
my music (well okay, I
would like to hear the rave gushing reviews once in a while too).
I don't always listen to music for its relaxing effect either. Case
in point, one of my
favorite pieces of music is Penderecki's "Utrenja", which has a harshness
to it as well. Yet it
seems to be a harshness that serves a deeper purpose (and without that
abrupt digital cutting off
of sound in a rapid fire way). Another favorite of mine which comes close
to your work,
Subotnick's "The Wild Bull". I mention these pieces because they share
some things and yet the
overall feeling I am left with in my body after listening to either of
these aforementioned pieces
is one of inner quietude and reflection.
I hope this mini review is of some help to you. If there is need for
further elucidation, I
can speak further on the subject.
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