When I first heard the sound of Goa trance, acid or psychedelic music like Shpongle, I was stunned! This music made me want to produce music myself.
... But since I’m making electronic music most of the psychedelic songs lose their psychedelic value because I KNOW where the sounds come from. (I know how to make them on a synthesizer, well most of them)
For me that was what the word ‘psychedelic’ was about: its about hearing music experiences that you never heard before and you don’t know where the sounds come from; like they are made by an extraterrestrial culture.
If I listen to (psychedelic)music, Goa trance for example, I start to analyse the song automatically and when I analyse a song it all becomes logical to me.
I think this really sucks, music was better before I started making music. I still LOVE all the psychedelic music but it isn’t as special anymore as it used to be.
Are song people experiencing the same problem?
Note: Luckily Shpongle still sounds outer space for me
Well it’s interesting point of view, but I’ve got no choice but to disagree! I understand it because I also have that bad habit when I listen something that I find brilliant, I need to analyse it and understand how it was made up, and it’s true that it might break up the charm sometime. But the true psychedelic nature to me, rather than not understanding what are the sounds made of, comes from the will of using sounds and atmospheres to depicts an alternate universe, full of symbolism, reality distortions and such, things that are usually inspired by psychedelic drugs, like most of the artists who made psychedelic music. And even though you may understand how some of the sounds were created, it’s still a different story to get how they were all assembled together in such a harmonious and musical way. And you’d still be missing the initial inspiration, idea or concept behind the artist that initiated his work, and that, no one will ever be able to understand. Take dark side of the moon by the pink floyd, one of the greatest psychedelic piece ever written, it’s all made of guitars, drums, and keyboards, does the knowledge of that makes it less psychedelic?
I think if you approach music that way, you’ll always end up frustrated.