Because most experimental albums fall under the category of post-modern, and one of the results of post-modernism is an increasingly ironic and nihilistic narrative. This narrative prevents experimental albums from expressing emotion because the artist who made the albums see it as vain.
Contrast that with the rise of new sincerity artist who base their sound on their sincerity. Alas, because new sincerity is a reaction to pomo, it also, more often than not, loses its experimentation and instead focuses on conveying a genuine sense of the human condition.
an idea I've been toying with for a few years (but only in a semi-articulate way recently) is music as a functioning emotional "mirror" rather than the traditional sense as an emotional "window" into the soul/mind of the artist i.e. an object so far removed from its own creation/creator as to have meaning only in its consumption/consumer
the farther this idea develops the more the music becomes a sort of magnifying glass for our own thoughts, feelings, desires, etc and where there was once a fixed mirror there becomes a more aqueous, reflective surface- sort of like liquid mercury in the ability to distort and manipulate the inner experience
of course if we continue down this path we come full circle in that the music becomes so refined as to distort the inner experience down a precise path, where it becomes indistinguishable from where we started with a pure expression from the artist
I know there's a name for this line of thinking but I don't know the particulars, but that's not really the point
the point is that most "experimental" (and I mean things you would consider "out-there" and not just your average pop-rock with zany effects) works which I enjoy evoke these thoughts
i.e. to find experimental musics "emotionless" is more an admission of shallow character than any kind of respectable criticism
>>55625043 As I see it, Experimental Music (or Arts in general), is just a way of displaying creativity, as simple as that (and that's something I appreciate, even if I don't get emotionally attached to it).
>>55625183 >Boris Only listened to Flood 1. Very cool first listen, second listens not so much. >Death Grips They have some awesome tracks (Spread Eagle, Lord of The Game), and I really appreciate their innovation. Haven't heard anything past TMS though.
>Primus Only heard a few tracks, but other than My Name Is Mud, I don't like them (I don't dislike them though).
>>55625183 you didnt ask for my opinion but ill throw it at you anyways, because suck my dick. mine and avants tastes have a bit of an overlap at least their drone metal is aimless wank but pleasant, their buttrock is shallow but pleasant. i like the way new album incorporates electronic effects, and rock dream is basically what ive always wanted the term "noise rock" to describe even if merzy coulda put in more work mc rides performances never not feel forced, their seamless blends of rock and rap ideas, the aesthetic of "digital rawness", and also viral marketing techniques and their image are relatively interesting though listened to one song, all i can say about them for now is that theyre silly. too much for me boring, bog-standard celtic frost &co worship spiced up with zaniness and simulcrae
>>55625150 creativity is just a means to an expressive end, though. no more impressive than a virtuoso displaying pure technical proficiency
>>55625157 in a way, yeah, although this challenges traditional views on authorship by placing the artist in charge of making a "container" and the audience in charge of filling it, calling into question who is doing more for the art piece im pretty sure la monte young wrote a bunch of compositions that dealt with this in light/spite of john cage's impact upon the american avant-garde http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compositions_1960#.236
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