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Sunday, October 28, 2007

song a day #011: dubstep sensi

Another dubstep track, this one has a bit more history. I saw a poster on wednesday that Terre Thaemlitz was playing in Karlsruhe. I bought a few albums some years ago, so went to the concert, and in a kind of unthought gesture subscribed to a workshop he was giving. Realizing afterwards that was going to be some theoretical postmodern bla thing, I kind of regretted doing that. However, the performance and the workshop were quite interesting, and I have to do a piece for tomorrow. Terre Thaemlitz read a text that also touched on the subject of his work as a producer, and the marketplaces he produces for, so slowly the idea of doing a very “cliche” style track came to my mind. The most formulaic genre I can think of right now is dubstep, especially cause it was hailed as being oh so very free. Also, I am always kind of put off by people listening to noise/glitch/ambient kind of music, because in my opinion, there is no relation between the amount of work and thought put in by the author and what gets through to the listener. For example, I can’t understand why someone would listen to Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, or the electroacoustical stuff by Terre Thaemlitz. I can understand why you would produce such pieces. Funnily, Terre Thaemlitz said he wouldn’t listen to electroacoustical stuff himself 🙂

So, this dubstep track I made is going to be electroacoustifically glitched, but I still have to do that. Meanwhile enjoy this track which made me loose at tonights laptopbattle in Mannheim 🙂

posted by manuel at 4:35 am  


  1. You should definitely include circuit bending in the great-to-produce-but-completely-unlistenable category.

    Comment by dach — October 28, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Hi Manuel, You wrote, “there is no relation between the amount of work and thought put in by the author and what gets through to the listener” — Are you sure? Who’s your listener? Joyce

    Comment by losangelino — December 20, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

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