The Music Of The Future

Of course, no one knows what music will sound like 100 or more years from now. Could Beethoven have imagined jazz or so-called “hillbilly” music that would be the popular music just 100 years after his death?

Growing up in the 1970’s, I have a very particular idea of what Music Of The Future sounds like.  It sounds like synthesizers.  It sounds like the music of Gershon Kingsley (particularly his biggest hit, Popcorn).  I remember thinking this sounded cheesy and hoakey.

This is, of course, what my music sounds like now.  So obviously, I changed my mind at some point.  I don’t think I could have told you why yesterday.

On my way to work this morning, I was listening to the brilliant album, Does It Look Like I’m Here by Emeralds.  I love this album, and I think it’s because it sounds exactly like my idea of The Music Of The Future.

Go watch the video for Candy Shoppe.  It uses footage from Dziga Vertov‘s 1929 avant garde masterpiece, Man With A Movie Camera.  It’s mesmerizing, and re-casts the feel of the footage.

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