The avant-garde share thread herewent really well so let's try having a general.
Discuss, share, you should know the drill.
Cartel Carnage - Incorporated  (V0)
>Avant-Garde Metal, Jazz
Nerve Net Noise - This Island Earth  (320)
>Noise, long build ups, odd structure, last track is a gem
Silencio - Dead Kings  (V0)
>"a righteously catchy pop/grind/jazz/avant/prog/salsa/death epic !" - Crucial Blast
Mombu - Zombi  (320)
>Italian Duo, Bass Sax + Drums, They call it Afrogrind, Featuring member(s) from Zu.
>Checked archive, link is down, here's a new one
Everything I posted last minute in the last thread. Currently I'm really tired, but I'm going through my archives before I go to sleep
Recommending this, don't have a download link sorry.
Well it's outsider music that's for sure.
Honestly I'm not sure if we should really call this avant-garde general, because I think it'd be a better place for discussing experimental, avant-garde, and outsider music all together and if we just label it as avant-garde general people are going to sperg out over what something is or isn't.
avante-garde is a plenty accurate term.
it's anything that's pushing the boundary creatively. Most Avant-garde can also be considered Art-music, as can about 100 other litle micro-genres.
dunno if this counts but the mega link in the archive is dead so here goes
Gasper Claus - jo ha kyu
[copypasted description from archive]
>Cello Improv, Glitch, Dark Ambient, Onkyo, Features Keiji Haino, among others
i have a few things
Keith Rowe & Radu Malfatti - ?
>tabletop guitar + trombone
Philip Samartzis + Sachiko M - Artefact
>glitch, drone, very textural
Intent is the most important aspect of music.
Did you say something, and did you mean what you said. That's the essence of all art-music.
I intended to say something ugly, because I feel like I'm surrounded by ugly people.
I intended to say something melencholy, because I can't find a reason to be unapathetic.
or so on and so forth.
often the point of avant-garde music is to force the listener into confronting unfamiliar emotions, phrases, or idioms.
Mark Fell/Evol - Head Office Transformation
>mark fell's side - "I was watching my daughter play on Guitar Hero with headphones, all I could hear was the clicking of the buttons as she played. She, on the other hand, was have a very different experience. I made a recording of the sound of the button pushing which lasted about 30 minutes. Following this I implemented a simple system to analyze the sound file and give me a list of all the timings of the button pushes. This was then used to trigger a simple kick drum sound and lush chord generated using 4 operator FM synthesis. For me the music made outside the headphones, the skeleton of the guitar hero performance was far more interesting that the illusion of skill and performance it offered to the player. A more interesting head space transformation."
>evol's side - the classic rave hoover sound gone insane
>maybe try loren mazzacane connors or nels cline for some other avant-guitar work? or marc ribot (a little jazzier)?
i'll check em
>also you like lubomyr melnyk then?
TBH i'm very new to minimalism. riley, reich, glass, young, the list goes on and on...
is it weird that i love sachico's contributions as a collaborator, but when on the forefront I get less interested? the textures add so much, but on their own (a la good morning goodnight, where sachiko seems to be the head) it just doesnt hold me
love this shit though so far
that's the literal definition of avant-garde, from the french "forward guard", meaning anything on the horizon of the creative norm.
Usually, avant-garde is a term used strictly for material which doesn't fall into current or previous trends and styles. It doesn't stay avant-garde for ever, eventually the style is absorbed by popular-culture as techniques related to the aesthetic become more common place.
It's not weird, I get what you mean. I like her solo as well as a collaborator, but more as a collaborator
try this if you wanna give her solo another go
Sachiko M - Derive
>long brain-piercing drones as well as erratic glitches, all no-input
Dreams - Dreams
>james ferraro under another name
>haunting, eerie drone stuff, tribal themes, sort of ritualistic
>listening to it
an unfortunately all too real example of great concept but lackluster execution. sure it's curious to listen to, but it doesn't successfully tread the line between engaging music and thought experiment for very long
could've at least videotaped her pressing the buttons and mapped each to different pitches and shit
that's precisely the point of art. Your presumption is that I'm referring to a 3rd parties interpretation of a piece of work. I'm referring to an artists ability to decided whether or not the piece question met with the aesthetic they wanted.
From the last thread
Loved and Recommend :
Alvin Lucier - I am Sitting in a Room
Grumpin Together - Turbocactus
Mazen Kerbaj - Brt Vrt Zrt Krt
Nikos Veliotis, Taku Sugimoto, Kazushige Kinoshita & Taku Unami - Quartet
Moondog was meh, and Mahmoud Awad was disappointing as fuck. Everyone said it was music from the future, but it was just arabic music with shitty OLD electronic filters. Reminded me of Macintosh Plus
Self titled. It could be that I was just listening to a lot more experimental stuff, and his sounded tamer in comparison. I like folk so I def will check it out again
All those comments must've been made by people who have never heard anything remotely like it
I don't think so. I mean look up a Merzbow video on youtube and people will comment shit like "this is what hell sounds like" and "I'm so scared"
sometimes plebs run into weird music and freak out