Hey I started a new group for music fanatics, the focus is going to be different than the ExMF and the frosty paradigm. It's a bit of an experiment but if a bunch of people get in it could be cool. Join if you are interested. I want this group to become a center for music discussion on Lastfm (even though it's metal centered, other genres are more than welcome to be discussed.) Cheers! http://www.last.fm/group/Unholy+Cult+of+the+Appraised+and+Damned
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I'm guessing the guy below me is joking, but if not, Power Metal is probably the opposite of power electronics since it tends to focus on a clean crisp sound, melody, operatic vocals, technical proficiency and guitar virtuosos. Compare that with the description above...
I think what he's getting at is by learning notes and melodies you are necessarily accepting someone else's definition of what is pleasing tonally. You are adding boundaries whereas if you approached sound from an untrained viewpoint you are without boundaries, except for whatever your own preferences are.
why the fuck should someone learn instruments and do the same structured stuff that is not too far from what we have on MTV and radio??? I mean, people can make awesome soundscapes without knowing an instrument and only experimenting.
I think a lot of the proliferation of genres like death industrial etc. are a result of the term industrial being used in the popular imagination to refer to industrial rock and metal outfits, or EBM/distorted dance music. Therefore anyone who wanted to do something in the vein of throbbing gristle, spk etc. had to do it using different genre names.