Monday, January 02, 2017

blank body - ****`

I still feel like I'm recovering from 2016, but I've found some solace and comfort in this IDM track from blank body. If you're wondering, IDM stands for intelligent dance music, and whenever I think of IDM, I of course have Aphex Twin on my mind. And, I'm not the only one that is drawing that comparison between Aphex Twin and blank body's "****`," as a commenter has already written "blank body = aphex twin on viagra." I'm not sure I follow the Viagra reference, but the sound and style of the two certainly seems unmistakable. This track is like a dream, it's entirely engrossing yet it doesn't follow your typical linear movement. It is not overly gripping, but there's no escaping it's atmosphere. It's not challenging, nor is it a simple pop piece. And this is where the I in IDM comes in. It demands intelligence, just as much as it inspires it. Even if you're are listening to it unknowingly in the background, your brain becomes one with its machinations, subconsciously working out some kind of philosophical theorem. You cannot listen to IDM without being forever changed. I'd even go so far as to say, you become smarter by listening to it. So make good on one of your new years resolutions and enjoy "****`." FOLLOW BLANK BODY: FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER