I sing the music electric
"Why are so many people trying to make natural sources behave like machines and machines like humans? Why, for example, has a group called Alarm Will Sound done elaborate acoustic copies of music by Aphex Twin?"
In the June 30th edition of the Globe and Mail, novelist Russell Smith looks at a few examples of what he calls "acoustic/electronic rivalry."
Some examples of the music he mentions:
Alarm Will Sound - Aphex Twin - Four.mp3 (the Alarm Will Sound homepage)
Cloud Harp- Experimental.mp3 (The CloudHarp homepage)
The User - Control to Efficiency.mp3 (The User homepage)
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