Originally Posted by MikeM
Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I'm not one for traditional forms much, but it gets tricky to tell when experimenting turns into a bona fide new form. I guess that's for others to decide? I'm a sucker for a catchy melody, though, but that may be too traditional of an idea to be considered a new form. I don't know.
Going back to the '80s and '90s, I remember listening to Einsturzende Neubauten, Laibach, and Throbbing Gristle and other "bands" like that thinking that they were doing something completely new, and they were, but while cool, ominous and scary, it wasn't exactly melodic most of the time. Young Gods did pretty well working in a lot of those new noises and approaches, but there was still a song structure there most of the time.
Before There was Jazz, there was no Jazz. Before there was Rock (n Roll) there was no Rock n roll. Same thing with disco, same with Rap. When you go from dry to soaking wet
or from not on fire to being on fire,there ain't no "decision" about it, because there's no question whats happening. When whatever the next new form of music appears,there won't be any "decisions" because all will know. Pretty exciting actually.