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using an abicus to lay down the beat and a calculator for the melody.
in that it's cold and engineered to make money.
Minus The Bear
cause i'd have thought New Acoustic Movement still had that title
What was the one that they tried to lump The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Ikara Colt and the Parkinsons under?
It was basically a tacit admission that the bands had fuck-all in common bar the NME's decision to base a scene around them.
or something similar
but equally daft.
was pretty dreadful.
The movement that even the people in it forgot.
best midlands. which i believe covered the enemy and the twang
The Scene That Celebrates Itself
Sometimes I don't miss the music press.
a pretty fundamental part of makes something a scence in the first place?
remembered being associated with it were in there.
Your comments make sense. I always thought that the name was a criticism of that loving-themselves-to-death syndrome you might have latterly associated with the inhabitants of the Good Mixer.
Math-rock deals with unusual timings that are mathemtical in nature and is essentially a style of music designed to be technical and complicated. Pop thrives on simplicity and accessibility in its style, rhythm and timings.
Surely the two directly contradict each other?
Furthermore given that Math rock is arguably formulaic (in the best possible sense in so far as I assume it's creation of its timings is derived by reasoned mathematical formula rather than being instinctive) surely you'd end up with formulaic pop?
If someone has a better definition of what makes it "mathematical" feel free to correct me.
"Furthermore given that Math rock is arguably formulaic (in the best possible sense in so far as I assume it's creation of its timings is derived by reasoned mathematical formula rather than being instinctive) surely you'd end up with formulaic pop?"
I've never heard any bands that do this, probably for the simple reason that you don't need any particular mathematical, or even musical expertise to write music that sounds "math".
Your perception. Math is relative.
is that it isn't relative and that there are answers. That 2 plus 2 does equal 4 for example.
I was talking about 'mathy' music, which is so called for the intention behind the music: to sound complex.
This is entirely separate from the discipline of mathematics (which of course, is fundamental to the creation of ALL music), or even from music that actually does involve the conscious application of mathematics in it's construction (like Iannis Xenakis and Serialists composers).
Why can't they just write a bleeding song and cut the bullshit out?
Some people might be of the opinion that anything aside from the music is the 'bullshit' that should be cut out.
I can imagine this quite easily.
I just did.
and rhythms but without causing detriment to the accessibility of the music?
Or just 'shit'. I can't decide, depends on the artist. Quite often it seems that anything to do with the term 'math' in music is usually some contrived attempt of trying to create something 'interesting'.
''nu-dave'' genre didnt catch on that i made up.
i thought it was genius.
nu-rave for street dads. hella.