What MOBY said (a look at music)

Moby in reacting to some corporate rock said,

“It’s fun, but I don’t think of it as music. It’s manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn’t function as music for me. Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way, and when I listen to the pop music you’re describing, it’s hyper-produced corporate product. That isn’t really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer.”

Moby is right – but he’s not better.

It’s very hard to hear independent music outside the “Big Four’s” manufactured music (the ‘Big Four’ companies own about 80% of the business and tend toward generic rock/rap/country/pop. They are EMI, Sony-BMG, Universal, and Warners)

The art/writing/music revolution is doing that –  WOW music and Dallas musicians are opposing all bands and groups.

If it’s another group or pop singer, then I know what it’s going to sound like.  If it is a musician opposed to what rock has become – then I want to hear what they are up to – don’t you?

WOW Music – its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.

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2 Responses to “What MOBY said (a look at music)”

  1. Owen Clark Gilbert Says:

    When it’s an indie group of musicians who have taken a stand in opposition to what rock has become, wouldn’t you be interested in that? There’s a band in Berea, Ky called Patterns. Check them out if you can even find them.

    • musea Says:

      OCG, For me anyone in a band isn’t even trying anymore. I’ve heard enough bands.I’ve heard 50 years of bands – that’s enough. Bands are boring, safe, and the most conservative music around. They take no chances, but instead fit a 60 year old generic mold. When bands say they are innovative, then they become pretentious too. Want to play it safe and never challenge anything, and assure you fit the formula? Be in another band 60 years after that was relevant.

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