Electronic Music Is Not a Style!

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February 5, 2021

Electronic Music Is Not a Style

Unfortunately, “electronic music” has become established in pop music as a kind of style description. This is not only fundamentally wrong, but also distorts the view of the whole for young listeners.

A visit to Wikipedia can be useful here: Electronic Music. The aspects of electronic music that are worth discussing are manifold.

From the general public’s point of view, the most important aspect of electronic music is the way it is produced, because it has similar social implications as the arrival of intelligent machines in our lives. More can be produced in less time and the use of human power is reduced.

From the music lover’s point of view, the completely new sound image is certainly decisive. And this sound is also responsible for the entry of the term as a genre of popular music. But actually it is only the pop mainstream and its sound ideal that defines this genre. With electronic sound generators, symphonies could just as well be produced in the classical style, but hardly anyone does it because the classical audience loves the entrenched performance practices.

For the creative artist, the considerably simplified production conditions are both a curse and a blessing. A solo release is not only possible, but also means the greatest possible artistic freedom. This is reminiscent of the production conditions of a painter. However, many painters have already failed due to loneliness, and this is also precisely the problem of the electronic producer.

While in the niche of early electronic dance music the DJ has established himself in live performance, it is becoming increasingly difficult for more experimental electronic artists to invent a live set-up in order to establish direct contact with the audience. Multimedia performances or combinations with other art forms are conceivable and realized, but they make concerts expensive again, and the production advantage of not having to pay live musicians quickly turns into the opposite.

As a result, newcomers without a budget are faced with ever-increasing competition in the recorded music market, but are hardly to be found on stages. Finding the golden mean is a major challenge in the dissemination of electronic music. However, the lover of electronic sounds can certainly look forward to an exciting future in terms of diverse performance practices – and also styles.

Playlist for sophisticated electronic music – international artists

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My name is Horst Grabosch and I am the mastermind of all projects presented on this website. I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist. Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.

Newest Music

LUST - Horst Grabosch

LUST

Quite a thick one! Horst Grabosch doesn’t leave it at a music album, but writes a book to it – unfortunately in German. But we have to accept that, because it is his native language. We already know the music from the singles, but it is so catchy and profound that you can listen to it more often. The book should increase the pleasure even more, because it describes thoughts and feelings about each title. Therefore, we think the title “LUST” is quite appropriate.
Christmas for Lunatics - Horst Graboscj

Christmas for Lunatics

2 years ago we were amazed when Horst Grabosch, with his project Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts released a Christmas song. At that time we could discover for the first time the romantic side of the otherwise often biting artist – but only in the music. The lyrics, disguised as a documentary, revealed his biting side again. The result of this mixture reflected his ambivalent nature. Today, a clearly biting Christmas song is on the gift table for 2022. On the basis of “Joy to the World” and this time under his civil name, he takes the Christmas concern with rockets and other war equipment violently on the joke. But again, the song has very pleasing sides.

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie gerträumten Träume - Horst Grabosch

Ich bin der Barde deiner nie geträumten Träume

Horst Grabosch is always good for a surprise. Not that this is the first poem set to music that the eclectic has published, but the style is new. Familiar twists appear, but with this song rock elements, a quote from historical NASA rocket launches and electronic elements give each other a hand. The German lyrics are no less confusing. Some kind of shaman promises the way to a new life, which begins “unceremoniously loud” in the “stripped skin”. The master himself sings and the tones of the melody oscillate between the tones of the familiar tempered tuning, although the former professional trumpeter certainly knows exactly where they actually belong – unique.

La quarta porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La quarta porta per la pace della mente

Fourth soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. This meditation unit is based on the keynote A. This time a melodic instrument runs throughout the piece. As can be seen from the transient response of the tones, it is an electronic wind instrument. The sound has quite a few effects that evolve over time, but the phases are constantly shifting. A very impressive performance.

La terza porta per la pace della mente - Captain Entprima & Horst Grabosch

La terza porta per la pace della mente

Third soundtrack from the series of Captain Entprima’s meditation music, which uses highly effective overtone structures and psychoacoustic effects to create relaxation and stimulation within a few minutes. After opening the first door to peace of mind on the root C and the second door had root G, as expected the series continues with the root D – circle of fifths upwards. The principle remains, but the sounds change. Another wind chime and other melodic fragments. We are curious to see how it continues.

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