No Net Without Representation

Sunday, 28 December 2008

I’ve been challenged to think about my music in a different way after having recently joined a couple of the big social networking sites, such as MySpace and Last.FM, and having set up an artist page for C. Reider at Last.FM. The quandary for me on these sites lies in picking a handful of tracks from my history of recording that is somehow representative of my work as a whole.

So: I plug in some tracks that represent my experimental / avant-garde side, and then some others that represent my drone ambient side, and some others that represent my experiments with rhythm and minimal techno… fine. I decide to show a bias toward newer music over the rest of my nearly 20 years worth of back-catalogue… No problem.

Then I listen back to what I’ve come up with… In theory it should all flow together beautifully, instead it all crashes together ungracefully.

The question, I guess, is whether my brain is playing a trick on me, do I partition these sides of my musical output into strict compartments, or is my music really in conflict with itself?

Where is the connective tissue?


  1. Whatever you do, don’t chuck out the old stuff. It’s always worth keeping for the next paradigm shift, if you’re like me.

    Posted by mystified | December 31, 2008 11:38 am
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