Pat Metheney - Zero Tolerance For Silence

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  1. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    ok so for those of you familiar with jazz pat metheneys name is synonymous wih the most smoothest of the smoothe jazz, and even though he is white, he is far from the kind of white we have come to associate with spa resort commericals, elevators in corporate buildings that should have been destoroyed decades ago and now only stands as a monument to bad taste and human cruelty, much like michael bolton, kenny g and yanni. metheney has a unique sound, a very textured and well rounded sound, completely free of any edges of attitude, but instead of headbutting a toddler whilst unintelligibly monkey screaming OI! OI! OI!, it makes you think of climbing trees, driving throuh landscapes of rolling green hills, in the april sun. on a 70s tv show. happy morning show soundtrack, unsulleid by the nihilism of miami vice and phil collins.

    is one way to describe it, here is one of his record thats sold millions, jillions actually, you can cehck it out for reference,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgC6aOfKGeA

    i think that is as best as i can sum up metheny, for those of you that dont know him. for me personally, hes way too white, i cant stand any of that "instructional video music" and "smoothe jazz" as a genre is FOUL. i need some kind of mood in there, a sadness i can relate to, a longing, aggression, somethin that doesnt constantly shout "i am in love, full of food and wine, and ive not a care int the world!" right in your ear, from the moment you press play, until the end of the last song.
    no real art was ever created that way, pleasure comes from punishment and the real grail of art, is profound a life of profound struggle and suffering.

    my flatmate told me about his record zero tolerance fo silence, and what the concept was, and how he had perceived it etc, so i got curious and checked it out, eager to see if i, with my trained cacphonous ears, could spot some underlying structure, or red line of some kind, something to tie his piece together, and i have to say, that apart from losing consciousness a few times under the first three parts, this is something of the worst thing ive ever heard.

    jazz scientists, in so far as we got any, can some one please explanin?!?!?! HANS. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANS. WHAT. THE FUCK. IS. THAT???
     
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    [MENTION=927]Reactor Grits[/MENTION] ýo you have to help me bruv, i cant make sense of this not matter how i try

    really? there are no jazz listeners here? for shame, the url should shoul should read heathen forum dot com.
    bunch of not knowing no jazz motherf¤#kers. i mean, honestly, is it too much to ask, look at yourselves, you could at least try to have an intellect, trying doesnt mean you have to succeed, and you probably most likely really wont, if you dont know jazz you will fail miserably, but a little trying goes a long way, see? you have to start somewhere.
    bet you know all there is to know about some "speed garage" though, dont you, hey, dont you?? a genre that not only sucked but existed for a week in 1996.
    total boffins when it comes to that, yeah, well, thats just great. isnt it. just great. "speed garage" you...
     
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    No way smooth jazz is the shit, its kind of like the liquid drum and bass of rock. Something pleasing to listen to while driving or at work. Funny story back in 2005 2006ish I had never herd the term liquid drum and bass, back here in the mid-atlantic region plenty of people would call Hospital "intelligent" drum and bass but most of us just called it elevator jungle.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    Haha agreed! Pretty good story, all in all, only take care when juggling the dreaded terms - intelligent - artcore - atmospheric/ambient - Because just like you , we hated them at the time, and came up with our own variants (you will hear grits talk about 'porn jungle' for example, which he is and always has been deadly serious about) but now they feel pretty good to say with a stone face, like you're over 9000 serious