Five on a Friday – An Irrational Dislike of Electronic Music

Let me tell you a little story. A long long time ago when the internet didn’t exist and DOS commands were how you made your PC do things, I was teenager. (I know this must come as a surprise to some of you but yes, I am that old.) If I wanted to listen to music I could either turn on the radio or buy a cassette tape, a vinyl record or one of those cool new things called CD’s but they were really really expensive.

I didn’t have any money so I listened to the radio.

Now, if you turned on the radio in the beginning of the 90s in Europe, you couldn’t avoid Eurodance. Remember 2 Unlimited? ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no there’s no limit’? Together with a few select other songs it convinced me I just didn’t like electronic music.

And so it was I stopped actually listening to the music.

I wasn’t even interested in trying.

But you know what? I’ve recently discovered I do like electronic music. And, I even like it better the more minimalistic and abstract it gets. So here you go. 5 songs I would never have listened to a year ago.

Four Tet – Plastic people

Pantha du Prince – Lay in a Shimmer

Autechre – Eggshell

Masayoshi Fujita (El fog) – Silent Soaring

Bjørn Svin – Browen

Listen on Grooveshark.


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