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This is an archive of journals from late high school. A bit like a diary, this was a personal fork off of my senior project at the time to build a fully functioning blog site that people could sign up for, manage, and etc. I managed to recover all the posts, but I apparently forgot to back up the comments and attached music tables before repurposing my personal server, so those are mostly gone. This is a little embarrassing but not as awful as my old Geocities/tcn.heathenkitties.net early high school journals.

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2008-05-24 11:54:39 Category: Intarwebs
Tycho - "Adrift"
Tycho posted samples of his new EP on his blog, and the comments that followed were generally like omgscottisagenius. And yeah, I could listen to his stuff all day long. But criticism is interesting to hear too, so when I started reading this comment, I was genuinely interested to hear what he had to say... but uh... well, just look at it.
i hate to be a party pooper and i’ll try and word this as respectfully as i can…hopefully without coming off as a pretentious and windy douche(and of course this is only my little opinion in a big sea of supporters)..but……i’m perplexed at how derivative tycho stuff is. i know, i’m missing the point…maybe it’s “just music”, a background that doesn’t really mean much and isn’t meant to be held to a standard or not taken seriously as an expression of your original self. i’ll admit i haven’t listened to every single tycho piece, but i’ve heard quite a bit. enough that it’s awfully familiar. i appreciate that influences are huge and inspiring to everyone’s art and that it’s natural to nick things from these influences, but the point, at least in my view, is progession & growth; to take those nuggets of inspiration and transcend towards something that’s comfortably(or uncomfortably depending on your goals)your own…something that’s tangibly original and unique and you. i just hear way too much of eoin/sandison to be convinced you’ve worked the influence of them fully through. and maybe you don’t want too, which is fine. i noticed the recent post of them and i’d be flabbergasted to learn you don’t count them as a primary influence in your music (or visual art for that matter).
btw…the cover is very nice(and i mean that devoid of any sarcasm or anything remotely smarmy…really…it’s wicked).

What?
No, really. What did he just say? Nothing?

Jesus.

So I'm going to pick this apart now, pick out the parts where he might be saying something.
  • i’m perplexed at how derivative tycho stuff is
  • maybe it’s “just music”, a background that doesn’t really mean much and isn’t meant to be held to a standard or not taken seriously as an expression of your original self
  • influences are huge and inspiring to everyone’s art and that it’s natural to nick things
  • i just hear way too much of eoin/sandison to be convinced you’ve worked the influence of them fully through
Okay okay, he's saying that Tycho sounds too much like Boards of Canada, and that it would be nice to hear Tycho developing a more unique sound of his own. Alright, got it.

What he's saying does not annoy me at all. I can totally see how people would think Tycho is copying Boards of Canada, though personally I think Scott does add a lot of himself in his music along with the BoC influence. What annoys me is his communication. There's so much I could red-pen.

If you're going to say something, say it, and stop being so damn nonoffensive and purposefully unclear. It's offensive in itself.
Of course he's not a troll, but if he was, then I've been massively, incredibly trolled. c:

On a lighter note, this is Scott's (ISO50/Tycho) blog. <3 Great art everywhere you look.

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