Yes, you can be an angry ambient artist and this expresses the mood at the moment.
“What to do with all this anger? The healthiest approach is to channel it into something positive” – Couldn’t agree more.
There’s been a lot of news to be angry about this year, from terrorism to Brexit to the U.S. presidential elections to the ongoing crisis in Syria. What to do with all this anger? The healthiest approach is to channel it into something positive, which Svetlana Maraš and Bodies Under The Waterfall do in the second installment of Forwind’s Angry Ambient Artists series ~ ironically, once again ending up in the Drone category. As the series progresses, we may determine that “angry ambient” is an oxymoron, but it’s still a catchy title.
Last time around, the artists involved (Machinefabriek and Phillippe Petit) were well-known for their softer works, as well as their forays into abrasion. This time, the artists are new, which leads one to wonder if they were ever ambient at all. Their stated goal: “to make some creative sense of these dark times.” These sounds are indeed…
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