Music is a non-rational "phenomenon". And thereby extremely soothing and inspiring for rational people. To be involved in music-making is a blessing, where the audio structure spirits ascend and descend at the same time, totally transcending any of the known dimensions. It's an interaction that can also include the listener in the end - if he or she is attentive and open-minded enough, that is.
I'm addicted to making music. I serve the audio structure spirits.
There was a time when music like "rock" was interesting and inspiring to me. And it may be that that interest resurges. White Stains were a noisy "rock group" in the early days. Easy music to play and drenched in mythologically glamorous nihilism. Good for teens.
As souls mature, so the spirits appear. They don't entertain. They want to communicate. And it's not so much a question of communicationg rational concepts or ideas. They want to communicate and resonate on much deeper levels. To reach those levels, human beings and other species need audio structures.
Deep frequencies affect you, whether or not you "hear" them or not. When you're asleep and people chat in the room, their words are assimilated into your mind. Your brain is a giant storehouse, a bank for audio as well as visual and emotional input. One way to create some sort of understanding of how these processes occur and work is to use music as a means to communicate with yourself.
If people focussed more on learning about how the mind works and how it's structured than on applying various tricks to numb it, I believe the world would be a much happier place.
Formula music makes formula listeners. Makes formula human beings.
Mindexpanding and free music makes free listeners. Makes free human beings.
ANYTHING that makes an individual more knowledgeable about his or her own mind IS sanctioned, recommended and legal according to the laws of this universe. Those who claim differently are liars.
CHANNELS OF THE SPIRITS.
We all have favourite bands and artists, I guess. These are some of mine (no specific order of preference). I wouldn't go so far as to claim that all of these are conscious channels of the audio structure spirits, but what unites them is that they've all created and played some amazing music. A great many thanks are extended to you all!
Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Psychic TV, The Silver Apples, The Chocolate Watchband, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Basement Jaxx, Wamdue Kids, Anton LaVey, Joy Division, New Order, Electronic, David Sylvian, I:Cube, Bing Crsoby, The Velvet Underground, Frank Sinatra, Union Carbide Productions, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Freddie Wadling, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Spectrum, Stefan Kéry, Daft Punk, Autechre, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner, Ludwig van Beethoven, Depeche Mode, Roxy Music (and Ferry solo), The Future Sound of London, Amorphous Androgynous, Idee des Nordens, Funkadelic, Mu, Merrell Fankhauser, Anton Bruckner, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, 13th Floor Elevators, Gustav Mahler, Deep Space Network, Mouse on Mars, Fila Brazillia, LTJ Bukem, 16B, Larry Heard, The Hafler Trio, Phauss, Kraftwerk, Juan Atkins, Thomas Fehlmann, Ian Pooley, DJ Tonka, Bruce Haack, Kevin Yost, The Rolling Stones and many others.
All material is copyright © 1999 Carl Abrahamsson, if nothing else is stated.
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