:: Monday, February 14, 2005
ISHKUR'S GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC
yeah.. found out about this site from one of me MSN contacts.. and seriously.. I FUCKING WANT THIS DUDE's MP3 collection.. seriously.. he's got the fucken musical hookups.. if you are in ANY WAY a fan of ANY kind of electronic music.. fuckit.. I dunno.. house, trance, techno, breakbeat, drum n bass, or even wot'ever the fucked up shit they pass off as cool in the top40 charts.. yeah.. yer gonna wanna check this site out.. seriously.. click here now.. and go explore.. it's like a fucken candy store in there..
to explain (like I need to) : it's a freakingly cool compact flash operated website featuring the entire family tree of electronica.. all mapped out in it's evolution from the 70's / 80's / 90's and 00's with all the tiny bewildering subgenres branching out, in an interface not too dissimilar to wot'ever the hell they have on those touch screens in sci-fi movie spaceships.. each little subgenre is clickable to reveal balls out hilariously written text descriptions (summing up the vibe perfectly.. damn, kinda makes me wish I wrote this) and audible examples of each (all which load up with seconds.. even on my shitty connection..).. yeah.. there's a world of music here.. and this site's giving me a heap of cool track ideas of wot to download.. it's like the discovery channel.. yeah!
here's an example of the humour within, on it's definition of "NRG" (perfectly summing up the crap experience I get from 99% of the shitty raves I've ever been to.. and thus why, although I'm a lunatic electronic music fan, I go to a lot of rock gigs instead..)
NRG - AKA NU NRG, HARD NRG, HARD DANCEoh.. and for extra larfs.. check out the historical "tutorial"..
It's actually really decent in small doses. Being forced to endure an entire set of it will grate on you, however, and having to go through an ENTIRE NIGHT of it--as I was victim to, many many times--gets excruciatingly mundane. The problem is the music just doesn't let up--ever--and no, you stupid ravers, that is not a good thing.
Parties build on tension and release; NRG's go-go-go ethic just flatlines the entire experience, with track after track of the same idiotic shit. There are a group of genres that pride themselves under this monicker Hard Dance (which includes Happy Hardcore, Trancecore, Freeform, and Stupid House) and are harbingers of a cultural infatuated with its own attitude that, given the chance, will set your teeth on edge even more than the music will. Best to just ignore them. They're too high on crystal and nordic-tracking to NRG music to pay much attention anyway.
yup, this site fucken rocks.. (and no, I'm not being bribed to say this.. although I AM accepting bribes to add it to me permanent links collection.. muhahahha)
:: Spoz 1:52 AM |