You might say I am sort of sick and tired of the conventional techno music released on full scale in Norway, and Europe for that matter. The popish love themes with a cheap beat, and even cheaper loop structure is something we all can find a bit disturbing. The truth is that this type of music isn’t really innovative in any way, but instead the beat and melody is so catchy and repetive that it sticks to our heads for weeks and months. The truth is that those who don’t have MTV don’t have much choice. (But MTV has changed a lot, and is today not worth much attention anyway..) The radio stations are pretty much in control. They decide what’s hot and what’s not, and it isn’t really anything us other artists can do about it.
In 1999 I was in the army, and actually got a lot of sparetime. I had some synthesizers, a playstation, and a capable PC. So I decided to make my own music, based on what’s missing in my hometown Trondheim. I decided to go fairly underground, and make a formula that was unique from anything else.
Since many tunes are based on “love” which we all can relate to, I decided to make something quite the opposite. I called my project “Xanitra”, and made some tunes which I decided would best suit the internet. (mp3.com) Why? Well, to get (really) discovered one should avoid record deals at all costs. Only then will you not sell yourself out to easy loops, bad lyrics, and even worse music.
I ain’t actually making a living out of my musical interest, but I think I’ve made something that breaths on it’s own. I’ve made something fairly unique and I am quite proud of what I have accomplished as an independent artist on mp3.com
Why should we be suffering from people who pick music for us (“Absolute Music, Mc. Music, and Mr. Music”) when we can explore music ourselves? “Music should be free to free your soul” is something I’ve always said.
More and more people have to give in to radiostations power over the people. Such an example is Freetrax.com. They were probably us artists best bet on reaching out to people of the same wavelength as ourselves. But in 2001 Freetrax closed it’s doors due to poor demand. Not because Freetrax wasn’t good, but because radiostations had already picked the cheesy music, and let little space for music that had some heart.
If you are tired of the music you hear, you should really come to mp3.com. mp3.com has a wide scale of great music, that has some soul rather than some of the music that you hear today on the radio. The radio as a forum is trying to survive like everybody else, but it shouldn’t go as far as to pollute the country your in with rubbish music that really is something that you’ve been fed, and not something that you can enjoy.
Visit http://www.mp3.com and start exploring music for yourself, or if you are curious about my underground techno experiment inspired by my hometown Trondheim,
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take care of yourself, and remember:
“Music should be free to free your soul.”