Like Watching the Sun Rise
Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings of Life (1987 / Detroit Techno)
Hello internet pals of music. Today’s song is a bonafide dance classic from Detroit that’s not only good for moving your limbs but also for moving numbers on spreadsheets.
No, that’s not a typo in the name. Well, at least on my end. Rhythim is spelled that way on the record label, a record which would probably cost you too much money to feel sensible about buying. There’s a backstory to this song that boils down to Derrick May’s friend playing the piano line to May, which he loaded into a sequencer. From there, he sped up the BPM, chopped up percussion, added here and there…peppered the meal.
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I’ve been listening to a lot of sequenced / synthesized music lately. I’m particularly interested in electronic music as auditory sculpture or painting. Allowing the strokes to dictate where the piece heads. Carving out frequencies, finding melody within the bulk.
2023 is going to be a shit show, and I’m going to sculpt it into something, carving out here and there from the bulk, making some sort of melody from the cacophony of noise.
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