Second on my list of musical things to admire, is a guy called Plastikman. He basically created minimal (in Detroit in the ’90s), and was responsible for a large proportion of my interest in minimal and tech-house. The man made music about acid, on acid, for people taking acid.
This is what he looks like.
And this is what he looks like on acid
So his music is a slow, pulsating mix of ambient sounds and hard, analogue, fat bass. What I imagine life would sound like if you took away all the words.
He uses simple, clear tones, and masterfully subtle changes in panning and resonance make for a superb flowing quality. It is his minimal yet throbbing use of synths, drums, bass, and ambience (occasionally only a few at a time) which pull one ever deeper and deeper into the spiral of the music’s soul..
|Plastikman – Skizofrenik MP3 Download|
So one of the few main facets of my mind is dedicated to music of all sorts. My parents first exposed me to it as an infant (and it was a wholly classical infancy, with Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Bach) but it was only after a few years of listening to my Dad play my Mum classical guitar that I first got into it. I picturing music like a fluid, waving into your ears from all around you, washing over and pulsing through your mind, getting soaked up in all your thoughts. Where the sounds lap over each other and pool together we think of lyrics or tones which express them, we let them flow out our mouths and hands and into the world where they can break like waves over our peers’ ears.
It is at this moment where I shall invite you to stop listening to your mental voice reading these words aloud, and listen to this instead.
Welcome to the first attempt at digitizing and cataloguing my mind. Human brains are composed of billions of neurons, all connected to each other in a pulsing mass of fibers, linking to each other umpteen times. At these connections, neurons show the amazing ability to not only process information, but ‘learn’ this information also, storing it as the permanent polarisation. Thus, it follows that the mind can only become more efficient, organized, and clear if one endeavours to practice setting thoughts out in logical ways and describing them with words – to cement the thoughts in my mind, and cement this way of processing things to increase my mastery of it.
Thus, what you read here is yours to discuss, analyse, and digest in whatever ways you see fit.
The me of 5 years ago.