Yes, that describes quite well what’s going on in here. Then playing around. Jamming, you could say. Trying out, pushing your luck.
Luck in music. That’s like alcohol-free beer, senseless and quite unnecessary.
Keeping what you like, sweeping away the rest, which is easy.
Respecting THEIR OWN LIVES.
You thought the genres in electronic music are complicated? Or was it just me?
Well, our friends in the field of jazz are no strangers to overcomplicating definitions either.
There’s Bebop, Hard Bop and Post-bop. There’s Dixie, Swing and M-base. There’s Free Jazz, Gypsy Jazz and Soul Jazz. We got Third Stream and Mainstream. Guys over there do Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock and Jazz Funk.
And of course we all are fortunate enough to have both Hot and Cool!
I’d say LOST CAUSE lies somewhere between Acid Jazz and Fusion. Maybe throw in some French Avant-Garde and Jazz Hip-Hop. And Modal Jazz and…
You know those expectation/reality-jokes?
I’ve kinda got one. Sort of. This one’s from the real life:
Several years ago I asked this guy what he does for a living. He told me his job title. Now because I don’t speak corporate jargon, I asked what he actually does there. He responded with more words I didn’t understand, like “consulting”, “middle management” and “synergy”. As I still must have looked confused, he finally decided to reveal how he mostly spends his days at work:
“I look for used basses on the internet and play computer MAHJONG.”
We soon became good friends.
After finishing this particular tune, I kinda thought that it would be suitable for Tetris the Arcade Game. Hence ATRECTARDIES.
Then a week passes and I find out that Tetris the Battle Royale just came out. What a weird coincidence! Although my version was more like run ‘n gun ‘n jump ‘n duck ‘n cover-type of thingy.
You know, the heroic L-shapes’ quest to undermine the influence of the evil Dr. Skew, while waiting for the return of the Stick to save the day.
Now there’s a game I would most definitely play like it was 1986!