I’m honestly not a huge lover of electronic/digital/techno/whatever other name you give it music. I find the majority of it to be noisy and repetitive, and frankly if it wasn’t played on real instruments then I have a whole lot less respect for it as music, though I do find it amazing that you can do that kind of stuff with your laptop (or what have you).
The bottom line is, it takes a lot more to get me interested in music like that, much less hooked on it.
However, I’m a sucker for ethereal, floaty, dreamy shit— like Machinedrum’s album Rooms. It’s exactly the kind of — let’s call it nontraditional, because I’m not into all that nitpicky genre bullshit and I’m willing to bet you someone is going to pitch a bitch fit if I call it “electronica”, which is what I call anything made primarily with a computer/digital effects of some kind— that’s going to get me every time. While it, too, is repetitive in some instances, the music on this album perfectly captures the diaphanous sensation I love, with ghostly vocal effects and eerie melodies calculated almost to bring a listener to the brink of tears.
Gorgeous, gorgeous music. I discovered it on a fellow Tumblr user’s blog and wound up acquiring the album. I have yet to regret it.