This is (IMO) absolutely genius dub, a soundscape of dub creativity on par with the best of Jamaican dub and Brit dub superior to  Massive Attack who are absolute legends in their own right. 

 

Dub reggae is my musical passion. Perfection IMO.  As good as it gets

Carnelian posted:

Maybe this is middle aged angst but I find adding my songs to this thread are increasingly old songs and even the newest date back to the early 2000s.  Maybe I'm an old duffer who just doesn't get "today's music".  I really struggle with it, with its autotune and its bland autobiographical themes but equally, maybe I'm just a reactionary git who just doesn't get the depth and wide range of today's music.

 

I don't get Ed Sheran, I'm told he's got depths but I just don't see where they are.  It all seems one note to me.  Likewise Adel.  It just seems like Simon Cowell rubbish, obviously Ed Sheran and Adel aren't "all" today's music but to me it seems like it.  Maybe mentioning Ed and Adel is a sign of how utterly out of touch I am. Maybe it's time for the pipe and slippers and a disconcerting expression at the failings of today's 'younger generation'?

 

I would pretty much agree with that Carnelian. I really struggle with contemporary music, for me, a lot of it seems to be so similar that I would struggle to tell artists and bands apart. The sheer amount of auto tuned vocals atm is annoying beyond belief. 

 

I truly wish I could describe the way that so many songs I hear could have been made by any one of a whole collection of artists as the tunes sound so samey.!

 

I myself do try and listen to as many current artists, but tend to find I quickly veer away from the charts and into more, underground, leftfield or difficult music, for want of better descriptors. A good example of where I am exploring is the fields of drone and ambient drone. I'm particularly interested in a guy called William Basinski. I also listen to a YouTube channel called Cryo Chamber. They do some great mixes which I listen to while at my desk at work.

 

But. Like you, my posts do have a lot of much older music, mainly from the period of my life where I was like a sponge for music 1977-1990. Beyond 1990 I stopped listening to the bands that made up the charts.

 

I am lucky to have made friends with people over the years that have introduced me to or expanded my knowledge of music. I spent many years working with a guy who played a lot of Jazz, reggae, funk and soul. Marvellous education. 

 

Although, this forum has been good too. I remember Velvet Donkey posting a couple of tunes I still play, The Stan Tracey Quartet - Starless and Bible Black  and Shoc Corridor - Khartoum. 

 

 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Carnelian posted:

Maybe this is middle aged angst but I find adding my songs to this thread are increasingly old songs and even the newest date back to the early 2000s.  Maybe I'm an old duffer who just doesn't get "today's music".  I really struggle with it, with its autotune and its bland autobiographical themes but equally, maybe I'm just a reactionary git who just doesn't get the depth and wide range of today's music.

 

I don't get Ed Sheran, I'm told he's got depths but I just don't see where they are.  It all seems one note to me.  Likewise Adel.  It just seems like Simon Cowell rubbish, obviously Ed Sheran and Adel aren't "all" today's music but to me it seems like it.  Maybe mentioning Ed and Adel is a sign of how utterly out of touch I am. Maybe it's time for the pipe and slippers and a disconcerting expression at the failings of today's 'younger generation'?

 

I would pretty much agree with that Carnelian. I really struggle with contemporary music, for me, a lot of it seems to be so similar that I would struggle to tell artists and bands apart. The sheer amount of auto tuned vocals atm is annoying beyond belief. 

 

I truly wish I could describe the way that so many songs I hear could have been made by any one of a whole collection of artists as the tunes sound so samey.!

 

I myself do try and listen to as many current artists, but tend to find I quickly veer away from the charts and into more, underground, leftfield or difficult music, for want of better descriptors. A good example of where I am exploring is the fields of drone and ambient drone. I'm particularly interested in a guy called William Basinski. I also listen to a YouTube channel called Cryo Chamber. They do some great mixes which I listen to while at my desk at work.

 

But. Like you, my posts do have a lot of much older music, mainly from the period of my life where I was like a sponge for music 1977-1990. Beyond 1990 I stopped listening to the bands that made up the charts.

 

I am lucky to have made friends with people over the years that have introduced me to or expanded my knowledge of music. I spent many years working with a guy who played a lot of Jazz, reggae, funk and soul. Marvellous education. 

 

Although, this forum has been good too. I remember Velvet Donkey posting a couple of tunes I still play, The Stan Tracey Quartet - Starless and Bible Black  and Shoc Corridor - Khartoum. 

 

 

 

Much the same although I'm a huge fan of 90s music, rave, techno, 'hardcore' trance, techno dub, triphop and various other iterations which borrowed from the past but  pushed music forward creatively.  For me the 90s was the best decade even though I wasn't a spring chicken in that decade.

 

I struggle with recent music, it seems so samey, I find it difficult to see that music has changed much since the turn of millennium, there's no reason why it should and if that's what people like, then so be it. As someone whose idea of music is new exciting sounds, things to peak my interest and get me fired up by artistic creativity I feel short changed.

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