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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:50 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Feb Birthed » wrote:

(...) I listened to Heaven and Hell last night. Not bad. But its pretty typical of alot of New Age EM. It has a certain amount of "deepness" to it. (...) p.s. New Age elements in music can give the music a deeper meaning which adds to the overall sound. (...)


Thank You, Dave Smile

I agree to the New Age influence - still, to my taste it stays on the "deeper" side of that rather than on the "kitsch" side. Cineastic - yes, that put's it well, I think.

I'm certainly a friend of "good" New Age, however You like to define that. A lot of the work of Peter Michael Hamel belongs to that category, and parts of Deuter's music, and Andreas Vollenweider (which - of course - is not EM at all and therefore is out of place in this forum; still it's great music and an excellent example of how to balance deepness and lightness and charge it with spirituality without ever turning painful...in my book, at least...). Oh yes, and this Software album comes close to that quality as well in places...

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Cool. I listened to it the other night. I may put it on my 'to buy' list.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:44 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

" I agree to the New Age influence - still, to my taste it stays on the "deeper" side of that rather than on the "kitsch" side. Cineastic - yes, that put's it well, I think. "

You're German so I bet you remember when the whole "hippie/cosmic" culture crossed the pond from the U.S. to Germany (plus England, Japan, etc). That helped spur the popularity of "New Age" in undergound music communities. It (the music) began deep and with meaning and then by the 1980s was used more as a commercial selling point in a way.
Most of the big "EM" names in the late 1960s through the 1970s were very much into the New Age, it's symbolism and it's spiritual content. Most of the members of TD were hugely into it and still are. Ash Ra Tempel's name alone is 100% based on New Age mysticism and symbols.
New Age is not a bad word or thing though in the 1980s NA artists like Kitaro, TD, Yanni, Deuter, and countless other prog/cosmic groups went "soft". The music seemed to get watered down for an aging audience. Songs became shorter to try to fit into the new radio formats. The music became more easy listening and "adult contemporary".

I also like punk rock in part because there was usually a cause behind the music. Be it political or social issues. It added to the music (for me).

Nowadays there's "pop punk" bands like Greenday who sound similar to earlier punk but without the bite or balls of the earlier bands.
Make sense?

Now there's retro musicians trying to capture the magic of the late 1960s/1970s music be it punk or New Age or Synthpop, etc but it's not the same. I see so many "copiest" making lame attempts at creating what once was. Even now I've also seen it going on in Techno music and rap/hiphop. We just have to keep diggin deeper to find the Deep Music.
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Deuter - D (1971)

I'm starting at this one (his first) and I'm going to work my way down to his later releases.


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