so i wanted to see what yall think about this beatport release. i found this a few months back, and wasn't too excited by it, however after reading through a few articles around the net tonight, i stumbled upon it yet again, and thought i'd drop it by & see whatsup.
to me, i don't really like the labelling for it. the majority of the album is glitch hop, with a few tracks showcasing roots glitch, experimental, or idm elements. idk to me it feels like a glossy way to get the dubstep kids to check it out.
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And how is "Take me into your skin" Glitch Hop? It certainly wasn't glitch hop when it was released a decade ago. I am trying to hear what he's changed in it but... nope it's still not glitch hop.
And Telefon Tel Aviv too! Really? Do you think maybe Charlie Cooper found out that one of his tracks was going to end up on a glitch hop compilation before or after he decided to commit suicide?
Again, Jon Hopkins? Glitch? Really? That's kind of insulting to Jon Hopkins.
Track ten, actually sounds glitchy. But again, what the fuck is glitch hop. This sounds the same as glitch house, or glitch techno, or glitch [insert your musical adjective here]. Nothing else on the album is even remotely glitchy.
Seems like today, all you need is some ring modulation, bit crushing and sample reduction to call yourself a glitcher. In spite of the fact that none of those effects are actually glitches.
Thank you for this overly entertaining insight into how retarded the music industry has become.
Lol @ experimental... Like most of these artists haven't been working hard for years to get their specific sound. Like they just picked up some toys and started dicking around on them. Definitely insulting especially to the likes of Hopkins, in that regard.
@Jaded; okay so I'm certainly not taking up for beatport here but I'd say there are definitely some elements of glitch in Jon Hopkons work and espcially TTA's. I mean I know neither one is bending circuits but certainly we can call things glitch without cracking open a synth or many of the other like techniques people use to make glitch type sounds, right?