Similarly, I believe that an hour-long set of electronic music should tell a story of its own. In the same way that a classical composer positions movements in an arrangement, I believe my electronic arrangements should do the same with tracks in a set. In my sets, I try to tell a story. To the classical composer, each movement is one stanza of the poem - one oil-color in the painting - one frame of the motion-picture.
To me, each track is that way. The patient listener receives the reward of seeing the feature from reel to reel. In poetry, the words that are NOT used are sometimes more important than those that are. The same goes for music.
Sometimes silence is evoked to provoke emotion or anticipation on the part of the audience. Just as a whisper can draw more attention than a scream, so it is with silence and decreasing volumes in sets of electronic music. Try not to think of it as "dance music." The set is an experiential journey. Meditate to it.
Dance to it. Love to it. Drive to it. Train to it.
Live it. Bathe in the vibrations flowing through the fluid (air) you live in. You live in a fluid, after all. You should enjoy it - the way a group of dolphins enjoys playing in the surf." Read more on Last.fm.
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