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Multimedia, AV Every so often we publish here at OSNews articles about copyright, about the war of the "old media" establishment against everyone else. Many, myself included, have argued that the way to get out of this mess -- short of changing the law -- is to have more artists release their work under a Creative Commons license. However, after a few years it became obvious to me that CC would never be able to change the industry all by itself. Offering a Free license, and having 30,000 albums released under it, was still not enough. Until the Summer of 2009, that is. Update: Added audio samples.
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RE[6]: Computer generated music
by Laurence on Wed 8th Sep 2010 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Computer generated music"
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Absolutely not. Only *some* of Royksopp's songs on that album come a bit close, but still no cigar (their sound is too clear, it's not like a fade memory, but clean-cut electronic sounds). The rest of the albums you mentioned have absolutely nothing to do with chillwave.

It is very new, and it's still underground. You confuse chillwave with chillout electronic music.

But the point I'm making is there's nothing new to chillwave that warrants a new genre. To most people (and myself including) this is just another form of electronica / chillout music.

It's not the same. Chillout music is simply ambient music, sometimes with a bit more dance-infused electronic music, while chillwave is synthpop/new-wave/shoegaze that specifically tries to awake memories, rather than just make you chill. The fact that it's using the electronic music's tools to realize itself is besides the point. That's where the similarity ends.

No, that's entirely the point. The music uses the same tools, techniques and clich├ęs, thus it sounds just like the stuff I listed and thus i have trouble taking you seriously when you keep harping on about how this is a whole new genre of music.

I couldn't give a rats arse about your psychobabble about awakening memories because music will only awaken a memory if you have memories attached to that style of music. So to say this achieves something that other tracks can't is somewhat pretentious and not to mention completely false.

So the simple fact is, music is categorised by what it sounds like and everything else is just artistic fluff for the producer to indulge in.


Furthermore, this is the problem I have with your article. Rather than focusing on the merits / pitfalls of CC and emerging music scenes that are advocates of CC: you were trying to promote a specific genre that you have found a personal bond with and then trying to sell it like we all should agree with you that it's the greatest original idea since 'Ugg' designed the wheel. To most people this is just chillout electronica - and given that there's already far too many pidgenholes, I'm inclined to side with them.

Edited 2010-09-08 07:38 UTC

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