Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hypermodern Music

Just a quick thought-drop, something I intend to expand on later:

Hypermodernism has been expressed in some current, some not-so current trends of music. It's been expressed as a tendency to create fractious but organic textures as a large part of the musical rhetoric/language. It's often mistaken as a flirtation with noise elements, but it actually expresses the tonal ("normal" pitched music) through textures and structures more often traditionally used in noise music, and even through textured sounds that barely resemble something pleasant.

See: Burial's later works, SOPHIE, sd laika, TCF.