Friday, March 20, 2009
I came across an interesting piece this week with Ben Chasny from Six Organs Of Admittance with some of his opinions on file sharing and what he sees as an "addiction to information" devaluing music.
In the piece Chasny tells The Quietus: "I do believe we are becoming addicted to information. You only need to look at those people who have hard drives filled with songs that they have never even listened to. They are not even collecting music. They are collecting information. And the more people become addicted to information and the faster they can obtain that information, the less they will be able to contemplate that information, and it is the contemplation of the information which makes it art".
If you have a spare few minutes, I highly recommend reading the whole piece, Chasny makes some valid points that are really of relevance for artist such as Six Organs Of Admittance, who make music that benefits from, and grows with dedication from the listener. Music that requires a degree of attention that goes beyond the transience of the current file sharing era or the blog sphere.
That said, this is the medium that we are working in and it is via this medium that Six Organs Of Admittance music has perhaps reached a wider audience than it may have previously. Some will have "collected" files of SOOA music and paid it no mind, but others will have been exposed to the music and will have paid full attention to it going on to explore their fine and rich catalog in more depth. Hopefully you will be one of the latter.
MP3: Six Organs Of Admittance - Home
MP3: Six Organs Of Admittance - Sun Has Set
Video: Six Organs Of Admittance - All You've Left
Six Organs Of Admittance on Myspace
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Posted by Sweetheart Of The Radio at 1:47 PM