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I miss the collective feeling of ecstasy

jeez, Mr. Reynolds, how are you doing?!
I caught a cold in Hamburg for evil. And the Tour through several Bars after the reading has given me then the Rest of it. There are simply too many temptations in this Hamburg.

In any of the Hamburger Bars echoed with a howl from past decades from the boxes. We are still so nostalgic on-the-go, as you wrote once in her book, "retro mania"?
Yes and no. On the one hand, many musicians and musicians of old styles and sounds follow. In addition, old Bands get together ever again to play their old Hits. For Festivals and Bands associations are financially interesting, because their Fans are now older and hefty admission prices can pay. Streaming services such as Youtube or Spotify also allow that you can constantly fonts between different musical eras and stove. Retro is still a topic. At the same time, I feel this focus on the Old but not more than quite so overwhelming, because, again, more New happens, of course, especially in the world of digital music.

you once said that new music is always gone, a new technical achievement progress.
technology is only one factor. Social energy, the politics of the time, drugs and the Ungestümheit the youth have proved to be equally important factors. But it is true: In the search for new Sounds has been experimenting with new technology. In the 1960s, there were guitar effects, in the late '70s, synthesizers became affordable in the' 90s could produce, thanks to the Cubase program at home in your own four walls, good-quality Dance Tracks.

"Today are created with Autotune really nice and bizarre Sounds."

And today?
Today a lot of experimenting with the voice, with Autotune is the thing of the hour. As Autotune was set up in 1998 for the first Time in a Song by Cher audibly, held it still for a Gimmick that would soon disappear again. But this was not so. Today, be really nice and bizarre Sounds and voices to be unrecognizable distorted. While you try in retro mode, to cause the Sound to be as warm and old sound, is now handled with a light, obviously digital sounds, which is full of glitter Details. This is the modern Sound. I'm a Fan of Autotune.

in Addition to the technology, it is not likely to play also the factor of Migration a significant role in the development of music trends?
Definitely. In England there are for a long time, the great "Black Community". Earlier, among other things, people from the Caribbean and Jamaica have influenced the music with a fat bass and reggae beats. Today, African-are increasingly listening to beats. People from the African continent bring a very different cultural Narrative and other sounds. These have become an important factor in the Urban Music.

you have worked in recent years intensively with electronic music. Her essay, "Conceptronica" has recently caused some uproar in the scene?
I have described in the "Conceptronica" the increasing Academisation of electronic music. What ends up as a day in my E-Mail Inbox, often sounds more to the curated art exhibition, as according to the description of music. This Trend can also be seen in Live Shows find. There are big Festivals with new electronic music, in which during the day Panels and discussions to take place at night, are then shown visually strong Shows. In General, the visual component has become increasingly important. Game designers help to create the most spectacular audio-visual concepts, which include rare political Messages and art theoretical references are peppered. This is all a bit upper class-school of art-elitist.

"My own son, the Meme has been sent to "Conceptronica", without knowing that I was the inventor of the word."

And this bothers you?
The Great thing about electronic music was always that it requires exactly no additional Text, and you can lose yourself in the Soundscapes and dance. I have noted in my essay, only observations and my opinion, at most mildly criticized. However, this was seen by people from the scene seem to be very sensitive, that's very bad. Funny was, that a Meme has been brought in circulation, made about the word "Conceptronica" funny. My own son has sent the Meme, without knowing that I was the inventor of the word.

Now, one might criticize that they put themselves the case in the Retro, if you like electronic music, do not want the development in the direction of concept art.
I miss just the collective feeling of ecstasy. This can't arise when I have something to look at, instead of feeling it. But Yes, you're right, of course. Finally, the reason why I am so interested in the retro trend that I myself am a very nostalgic Person.

in Spite of their penchant for Autotune?
I believe that there are two needs go Hand-in-Hand: on the one Hand, the interest in the artistic expression of the current time, in which everything is changing fast. On the other hand, the longing for a return to a time in which everything seemed manageable and idyllic. I think this need to return is this longing for a transfigured time, or an idealized place, a very human. Invented, by the way, one of you Swiss.

Created: 17.11.2019, 17:33 PM

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