[LAU] re Subconscious Affecting Music

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Aug 30 11:45:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, August 30, 2010 4:32 am, Julien Claassen wrote:
> Hello Patrick!
>    I still think you see it a little too harsh. Isn't it evident what
> happens
> in most pop music? Still, if done well, it's an art. I tried to do it and
> I
> only ever came up with one tune, that might probably fullfill the
> constraints
> of a "typical" pop song. I don't see too much subconscious and obscure in
> a
> pop song. Certainly, with a good pop song, you can listen to it loads of
> times
> and discover something hidden in the musical works and effectary. :-)

That's what I find is the biggest failure of good pop music. It takes too
many listens to get to the root of the message. I feel if it is possible
for the abusers or the people who have bought into that system
wholeheartedly to make music that fulfills their agenda to manipulate and
oppress the minds of the listeners through constant repetition of insanity
then it should also be possible to make music that expresses sanity in as
simple and direct terms.

> But I feel a lot of it is based upon simple assumptions and playing quite
> straight at certain points.
>    I don't listen to the current pop music too much, because it isn't
> quite my
> style, most of the time. But what I hear, doesn't sound too aggressive or
> sexualy overloaded. No more sexual than in the 50s/60s or in the midieval
> times and no more aggressive than in the late 60s, 70s and early 90s.
> Certainly techniques have changed. But it's not only industrially intended
> music that does that, it's also completely free music, that takes it up.
> Certainly more of the aggressivenes in the music beyond the mainstream.
> Yet
> also the sexual (over)load can be found. Portraied differently, bus still
> present.

In a way you are free from the additional abuse of the visual media that
often accompanies the auditory attack that IMO we are being subjected to.
Possibly that makes you less susceptible to the subconscious abuse

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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