There was a time when I hated electronic music more than anything else. I’d leap up to change the station if I heard it on the radio, and anyone expressing a liking for it would recieve a look of disgust and such remarks as “It’s not even music! It’s all done on a computer!”, which is a really strange comment to be coming from somebody who likes computers as much as me. But I was always a rocker, and dance music was something which went against the emotion and “rebeliousness” of my favourite art form, with it’s empty and repetitive beats.
I don’t think like that so much anymore. I’ve developed a taste for that kind of dance which pushes the boundaries of expression. It’s hard to find among all the formulaic trash, but it’s there. The argument that it’s-not-music-cos-it’s-made-on-a-computer no longer holds any weight with me. The computer is just a tool like a guitar is a tool, and if it facilitates self-expression, how can it’s use be a bad thing? But of course, people have been saying that one form of music or another is just noise for a long time. Usually old people. And I’m not quite over the hill yet