This morning, while out walking, I’d gotten some insights around the subject of the alluring power of artificial rhythm in modern music.
Drum machine beat-tracks embedded as foundational; some computer composed music made on “Midi”, for example. Switched-on rhythm tracks played as accompaniment to live playing on a key board or for any live performance.
SO alluring, and Beautiful so often, masterful really!
Also I see — so subtle and potentially unbalancing.
Perhaps supporting or creating a condition of stress?
We know that any Rhythm Machine makes a perfect clock time pulse, with perfect divisions of time…so unlike the simple, variable tempo of the heart in a relaxed, naturally intelligent body.
One day perhaps the music industry will offer the music consumer, seeking Natural Rhythms Only, a helpful label — “NR Safe”.
I for one would welcome that!
Rhythms made by Humans, naturally.