So what will be next in music? can something be new anymore? Techno, acid, jungle, then all of this pushed to the limit by Aphex Twin, dnb, then pushed to the limit by Noisia, garaje and dubstep, perfected by Burial and pushed to the limits by Skrillex in brostep form. Rap and rnb productions sound amazing, then we got this ridiculous thing now called trap, but I don't even consider this as relevant.
Is there space for something really groundbreaking anymore? Im not taking into account convential music because everything has been done before. The really experimental/avantgarde stuff, seems also stagnant.
Perhaps we're waiting on a big technological breakthrough.
We've seen big shifts in popular music with mainstream artists adopting the electric guitar, the synthesiser, the sampler, and finally the computer. It's hard to imagine what comes next.
>hen all of this pushed to the limit by Aphex Twin, dnb, then pushed to the limit by Noisia, garaje and dubstep, perfected by Burial and pushed to the limits by Skrillex in brostep form.
Electromechanical music is far from exhausted.
Xenharmonism, more complex rhythms, serialism, twelve-tone.... so much that's not yet mainstream.
The war is won when there's a polyrhythmic twelve-tone composition in the TOP 40.
He doesn't really have anywhere to push his music though. Kind of like Autechre, who, if we leave out oversteps (which was more like a melodical fusion with their usual stuff), don't really push things forward but simply perfect their production, make it more complex and completely fill out the niche of their style by themselves.
Hope i make some sense. We don't need to push things forward. We need different things to be mastered by new artists and those developed into something entirely(as much as possible) new.
I kinda agree with OP with Noisia being the peak of the innovation of dnb. Along with Spor, tech itch, limewax and the likes. Every album that would be considered jungle sounds straight like it was made from the late '90s.
Well he did say he had some
>Experimental things, noise things, weird things. Shitloads of stuff
for us, so i'm hyped for that. We'll see if he's gonna fuse those things up with his usual idm wankery (which he has more or less done already) or something completely unique. I don't honestly expect much innovation under the Aphex Twin name though. As people have already said, he's given so much to people already, he has the freedom to make and release simply good music without worrying about innovativity. And Syro is definetly good music
People has been doing electromechanimal music for ages, Squarepusher released a record consisting on that. There's not much that can be done with that, it's the same thing as samplers and samples but instead triggered in the physical world. Kinda meh.
Skrillex spawned an entire genre. There's nothing that predates the sound in Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. The rest are not really groundbreaking enough to define a new genre.
Lol yes there is
Skrillex is a really messy fusion between electro and the usual dubstep wubs that started gaining popularity in mid 2010's.
Stuff like this
and neurofunk artists in general have made similar and often more 'pure' and defined growls with similar qualities.
I used to have this electro tune from '08 representing that side of skrillex perfectly but i forgot it's name, unfortunately.
I would, however, go as far to bring similarities with Aphex Twin and his use of catchy and almost childish melodies. I'll give him that.
Not sure how related this is, but i think it's a shame that dubstep with reese basses hasn't gotten popular. Stuff like this is what i'd wanted to hear in that style
i know, it's news to me that techno was perfected by burial too. is this a troll or what? and what is garaje? does he mean the musical genre garage?
basically op what you said doesn't make a lot of sense. Aphex Twin is an electronic music producer whose dabbled in quite a few genres of the music, the other artists you mentioned have mainly released works in 1 or maybe two styles of music, the exception being skrillex who was in that god awful punk band before going solo. there is a whole host of experimental musical forms out there, you just have to dig a little deeper.
i think what a lot of people fail to realise is that most electronic music is meant to be heard whilst fucked or at a rave. get out there and mingle! some of the freshest stuff i've heard has been in ibiza of all places! glastonbury gets an honourable mention.
I need another Aphex ambient record.
>late stage capitalism
Don't make me kek
Groundbreaking music will always come, because people can combine disparate elements to make things that don't really sound like anything previous, even though it didn't develop in a vacuum. That's how art progresses.
This. As much as people here make fun of it, Vocaloid is probably the most interesting recent development in musical technology.
I'm also looking forward to advances in physical modeling synthesis, esp. w/r/t reverb