Monday, June 28, 2010

What the fuck is IDM?

Intelligent Dance Music?
At the heart of this phrase is a word: D A N C E.
If you can't dance to it, it's not dance music, only electronic music - and just because it's electronic doesn't make it music. Some of Autechre's textures are terrific experiments in sound, but I wouldn't want to dance to it any more than I would 2 Unlimited.
And, it's just as possible (if not more so, judging by some of the try hard attempts to replicate Aphex Twin and the like) to make stupid, uninspired electronic soundscapes as any other dodgy trance/techno/... tunes.
So stop saying one genre is more intelligent than the next - unless you're talking about Gabba, Hard NRG or Tony De Vit style Hard House - they are all really stoopid.

Sorry, just had to get it off my chest.

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