Originally Posted by !@#$%!
hm, thanks. i'll add to my purchase list. so stockhausen's argument is kinda like our "novels vs comic books" discussion thread? ha ha hah. oh i'm in trouble now.
Mmm. Very close. The problem is that if you come from the post-Schoenberg school, you're bound to have an iffy relationship with repitition. It's not really a difficult argument as far as I'm concerned - Aphex is good but not musically sophisticated. If you privelege sophistication as the most important tenet of music, then Aphex = bad, Stockhausen = good. It's all nonsense, but not as much nonsense as the vapid rhetoric thrown at Aphex.
And comics are for spackers.