Tuesday, 5 June 2018

BEWARE THE MACHINES

I've been watching the Netflix drama series Lost In Space which is a kind of remake of the '60s tv series of the same name. It has many good points with some great cinematics but is let down by silly science, wooden acting, dumb story lines and the Americans' love of over-sentimentalising everything.

In the series the robot (remember: "Danger Will Robinson, danger") is much scarier and more powerful. It, and its fellow machines have more sophistication and potential than the humans.

This was on my mind when I watched this YouTube clip on modern music and the formulaic way it is being created.


THE TRUTH WHY MODERN MUSIC IS SO AWFUL


Now this is his opinion only but the guy's essay is pretty good and it's worth listening to.

It kind of reminds me of the differences between Richard's and Robert's approaches to creating music.
Richard uses learning and experience and Robert uses programmes.
Maybe this is why Richard has more 'Timbre'.

He certainly has more pine trees up behind his house.


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9 comments:

  1. Interesting.
    I totally agree with the video. To musicians like myself and Richard it is a no brainer. It is good that you are catching up.
    Timbre is just a sound reproduced by a recording.
    I use a computer programme that lets me input notes and choose the timbre.
    My input is totally original down to to the quickest quaver. Nothing about it is generated by a computer programme!

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  2. The guy on this video is a fucking idiot. Most (almost every) cultures have based their music on the same five notes for thousands of years. This sound is used by Indian music, chinese music, blues, western rock music and mosy othet music. Temporing the available notes led to a few changes (Bach) but most cultures preferred to stay with the pentatonic thing. This guy doesn't know a fuck about what he is saying. What a wanker!

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  3. A few typos but, please be assured that this idiot has it all wrong. A complete tosser.

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  4. I can't believe that anyone would buy into this shit! Fuck, fuck, fuck. In all art everything changes. I'm going to bed. Fuck.

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  5. Wow, this poor wanker has totally missed the boat about artistic expression. Okay, I'm off to bed

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  6. OK, so what do you really think?

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  7. That I've got a piece of ginger up my arse?

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  8. Apparently it works on racehorses as well.

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