Last edited by contra; 08-07-2012 at 07:48 PM.
Its whatever... If you like the music then the live aspect should be all about stage production. I like seeing certain people like TEED, SBTRKT, Beetroots, SMD ect doing a "Live" aspect with pre-recorded samples and stuff like that... But i mean it depends on what you think the definition of "Live Performance" is...
When it comes to 1 man performers, i believe you have to obviously like the production work (duh) and the show should be about incorporating a very good visual performance that complements the artists sound. The artists that are able to incorporate more hardware the better... if they are actually using the hardware. Showing up with a massive patch cable system to just turn one or two knobs is retarded.
No, live acts will ultimately destroy electronic music party experience and its label ecosystem. traditional djing is much more fun to party 8 or more hours.
The more "live" they make it, the more it will be like rock concerts, and IMHO it's boring
You know what it actually looks and sounds like?
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD FUCKING KIND! (with an untz untz beat) Ok, respect for getting the logistics of it sorted, but, I wouldn't call it CREATIVE.
I used to love watching Orbital and Underworld concerts. I saw snippets of a F.S.O.L one once, and back then it seemed cool. But that is a standard today. Yes these events are becoming more like rock concerts, but there is nothing WRONG with rock concerts, so long as the band is GOOD! So I'm not worried about all these gimics turning EDM into a rock concert culture. What I am worried about is that these 'concert' performances are using Technology as the focus and show case. You're not going to see the performer, you're kinda just going to see what new bullshit technology he's going to pull out to perform with. It's like waiting for the next I-Phone. ... When it finally comes out, it fucking sucks!
So that's my concern. Don't get me wrong, it CAN be exciting to go and see a rock band rock out some new fancy ass guitar but, if that rock band spends so much time playing with gadgets and using them to make mediocre music, then, the concert will only be mediocre. It'll be something people say "Oh yeah thats pretty cool" to, but that's it. The excitement is gone. The genuine excitement! Not the, scream for the sake of screaming excitement, that, deep seeded "fuck who ever else is around", dance like nobody is watching excitement.
He's using a stripped down interface. Not the first time I see that, probably not the last time.
The reason IMO to see a rock band is to see if they could "pull it off live" and interact with the crowd to bring a special "liveness" to their sound.
This is just an error free box of lights, for a "Wizard of Oz" style of "the emperor has no clothes" kind of BS, just keep dancing in your monkey suit deadmau!
Must confess to not bothering to watch the video
All that improvisational potential is still gonna be wasted with predetermined setlists and strictly choreographed visual cues all at the "push of a button."
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