David Abravanel writes physically from Brooklyn, NY, based metaphysically in his own conception of the Dreamtime, and is cosmically linked to his city of origin, Portland, OR. A fan and student of electronic, experimental, and minimalist musics - started as a boy with introductions to Erasure (from his sister), Frank Zappa and Claude Debussy (from his parents) - David likes to loosely define "music" as any manipulation of sound, intentional or unintentional. What differentiates music from cacophony? Probably nothing, says David, except for perhaps artistic intent.
Sometimes, David thinks a little too hard about aesthetic concepts. In another life, David tries his hand at music, both as a DJ and with original, mostly electronic, compositions. He is a dedicated devotee to the SuperCollider music coding environment.
Let's take a journey to Pop Past and re-experience the best electronic albums from a decade ago. Many electronic sounds in 2010 remained in the margins, using the lexicon of its predecessors to define what they were.
Our electronic music enthusiasts pick highlights from a year when the genre ranged widely and wildly from ADD dance music to the last great pure dubstep record to an industrial cacophony that's a proper soundtrack to a world in turmoil.
FM3 updated its minimalist masterpiece to include new loops and a fun new pitch controller. But where does this progression stop, and what does it mean to the Buddha Machine's reputation as an instrument of simplicity?