Always makes me think of that scene in the Matrix, sliding underneath the metal detector with a bag full of weapons.
“This guide is rated [M] Mature. It is a love letter to underground counter-culture. 90% of the music here is enjoyed by freaks wearing crazy outfits, consuming copious amounts of drugs, and engaging in 3-day sex benders with indeterminate genders. It is not for children. I am not going to sanitize things just so your precious little Jeighden can locate the latest tweenwave ringtone they ripped off Twitch…
Q: What literature did you read to learn all this stuff?
A: I have 30 years of back issues of Electronic Music and Keyboard magazine, with an ungodly number of books also collected over the decades…As for modern literature, a better answer is what I don’t read: For starters, any magazine, blog, website, newsletter, flyer, TV show, podcast, record label, chart, press release or bathroom graffiti that uses the acronym ‘EDM’ is complete donkey balls and should not be relied on as a source for anything…
Q: What makes you the authority on electronic music?
A: You may know some of it more than me, but I know all of it more than you.”—http://music.ishkur.com/#
This guide is not complete donkey balls. Even if you have zero interest in electronic music, the frequently unasked questions page, some of which is quoted above, is hilarious.
“‘lowercase’ [is a musical genre that] ‘bears a certain sense of quiet and humility; it does not demand attention, it must be discovered. [The] work might imply one thing on the surface but contain other things beneath… it’s the opposite of capital letters—loud things which draw attention to themselves.'”
—”The ‘Lowercase Music’ Genre is Ambient at Its Most Minimal.” Bandcamp Daily. March 27, 2019.