the-inbetween posts categorized as Music

The Reciprocal Influence of Game Music

I was browsing the new releases of the Ant-Zen catalogue when I noticed that Iszoloscope has a new release. What caught me is the description: this music is the perfect soundtrack for console games like ‘silent hill’ or ‘project eden’. faussurier’s addiction to video games seems to be the impetus for creating these moods. That’s not the only such reference. Discog’s bio for Iszoloscope says: Faussurier found his place on the vast musical continuum through videogames, of all things. A…

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1997: Shock Shock Horror Horror

During grade school, grunge hit. In the final months of grade 8, grunge died. The first couple of years in high school were marked by the post-grunge punk revival (with some brit-pop thrown in for good measure). Then, during the mid-to-late high school years, there was… nothing. Looking back, there doesn’t appear to be any singular style or movement with alt-rock/new rock associated with that late-mid-90s period. Yet, despite this, certain musical triggers have taken me back to the nostalgic…

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Grammy Crap

Didn’t know the Grammys were today. Didn’t care. Then my sister IM’ed me with something akin to “Christina Aguilera is actually wearing clothing! Being all anti-controversial”. At which point, I switched channels and began the two way barrage of interjections and insults. It made the whole experience watchable. The truest thing said, though, was: “I was watching an award ceremony, and a concert broke out.” I thought it was going to be an award show, but very few actual awards…

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