1 year ago
K&G Beat//Floating Points
A recent article off the twitter feed suggested that Listening to music is like taking drugs. The post rightly suggests that we drug ourselves with music while going through the motions of mundane activities like commuting, grocery shopping, and waiting in line at Starbucks for our grande red-eyes because every moment is not worthy of being experienced for itself. It seems that in dialing down the pleas of beggars on the subway and the chatter of Starbucksonians ordering drinks with exotic whips and pumps we are substituting a level of mindfulness and focus for reality distortion.
This is probably true. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t craft the perfect playlist for an extended ride on the subway. In fact, forplay, and now Spotify, tout the ability to provide a soundtrack for every moment and lifetime.
However, I think am fine with having a constant soundtrack. I suppose it comes down to whether you believe music is an experience enhancing or diluting drug. Since forplay curates music for moods and activities, most experiences are amplified by the accompanying soundtrack. Observing passengers catapult themselves into crowded subway cars spurs thoughts on people’s underlying #FOMO (fear of missing out) while watching customers order coffees with instructions written on paper leads the mind to question the psychology of crafting a starbucks menu.
This track particularly turns Manhattan’s Chinatown commute into an obstacle course where i’m hurdling hipsters and dodging dumpling vendors.
Sounds Like: Four Tet, Joy Orbison, Koreless
Spotify Spotlight: Frieday
Floating Points - K&G Beat (Left-Click)