"Ambient techno doesn't need a brightly burning

SOUL like Billy Ray Martin's; 'soul'--and this applies to all

forms of MODERN music, not just techno--is dispersed

polymorphously throughout the soundscape, taking up residence

in the bassline, the panoply of textures, even the drum

track.  Instead of 'soul'--that one bombastic figure pouring

out a heartful of passion--there's a diffuse

spirituality/sensuality that spreads across the entire

surface, or skin, of a piece of music.  Time to talk of music

in terms of its erogenous, or eroto-mystical zones, rather

than its 'soul'."

- SR


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