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  • Prettyness vs. depth 1

    by Jane is K.O.

    Do you favor music, which is not pretty?

    Let me string a few things together.
    Lately I listened to loads of anti-, future-, post- and i don’t know what folk music.
    Most of it was just too pretty for me.
    ...or seemed just posed, which seems to lead to similar results sometimes…
    I can’t even recall all the names of the folk influenced bands i listened to, which i found too pretty.

    Pretty equals shallowness. So I favor the bit of music, which seems to be deep, and for some reason
    I associate depth almost exactly NOT with prettyness.
    (Jandek, Tazio and Boy, Matt Elliott, Bob Dylan again, Scott Walker, Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, more later…)

    I’m so deep.
    It came up, when life has hit me on the nose hard enough for me to change my phlegma.
    Depth can be the result and might turn into something like integrity, and depression. *sigh.
    The more diverse and challenging an artist’s life was, the more complete is his or her work, given that there is some clear way to express that. Most pretty music doesn’t sound like that. And most otehr music sounds like depression 8-)

    I don’t like to listen to pretty things alone at all. I also don’t like to perform that type of non-depth. Even when I sing a song to my daughter i can’t seem to be just pretty. Oftenly it happens, that she says “Daddy, that is sooo sad”, when i play a lullaby to her, which seemes shallow and beautiful to me.

    So… given that it was beautiful… beauty is of a certain depth, then, at least 8-) Is it?

    Uhm, i guess i just want to know, what not-so-shallow music you’re listening to.
    Go ahead, please.

    Jane is K.O. aka jayrope is a Berlin-based composer, producer and musician.
    More info: jayrope.com

    1. jayrope    6 September 2006    #

      @ ulka: touched – you sound like you listen to notso shallow music. what is it?

    2. — ulka    5 September 2006    #

      what is the magic of this sentence: “I don’t like to listen to pretty things alone at all”? when repeated and bits added a good song would come out;-)

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