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Aus on EBM and the new Swedish book about Synth music.

posted 5 Oct 2012, 06:06 by Pierre Maier
EPIC rant time this week.
Let’s talk a bit about music, let’s talk about EBM ;)
Recently there was a book released called “Den Svenska Synthen” (The Swedish synth music) and our own Conan is apparently featured in this book about his involvement in Club Tech Noir in Stockholm.

I have not read the book yet but I definitely will.

However I read some about it in one of the national Newspapers and
the author of the book is interviewed.
He goes on about why Synth/Electronica never has the impact that metal did and have and basically comes down to that synth people do not agree with music that sounds anything like the genre they love because “it has been done before”.

While in other genres that would be considered a great thing and the sport would be to make that particular sound as good as possible and work on the actual performance of the music.
This got me thinking a little. (let the ranting begin * ba-dish*)
Looking at the huge metal crowds they kind of opted for a cheery brotherly approach where uniqueness where not that important, as long as you bang your head and show some horns at a concert they are all friends (at least while Fear of the dark pops out of the PA).

While we are prone to bickering about uniqueness all while having the exact haircut and combat boots as the bloke next to you anyhow.
And frankly for a genre of music that’s been around for 30 years we can’t really state that we are so unique and boundary breaking any longer, there are lots of clothes brands that make clothes for people like us for crying out loud.

I’m sure some will disagree but I’m sure there’s a sale on 12” vinyl’s somewhere to pass your time instead of explaining to me how utterly awesome some band I have never heard of is because they were “creative” in the toolshed and recorded it into a song ;)

I want more and better EBM songs, not something else.
Who cared at all about the late 90’s and 00’s Front 242 tracks? Exactly, NO-BO-DY. Because it was no body, (sorry, horrible joke) and still people bickered about evolution of music that simply needs to be enjoyed as it is.

If you wanna be unique, join a folk dance club, that’s friggin underground.

Maybe it’s time to opt an attitude that says “I listen to EBM and I fucking love it” have another beer and be done with it. Wear it like a badge of honor that you are one of many who does.Then perhaps some new people would feel welcome into our little pond ;)

And if you love EBM, well then I will call you brother in front of any Nitzer Ebb show as long as you stay the fuck off my beer.