If you've been with diablog for a while or read all posts all the way back to our start, then you stumbled over posts titled "Resounding at the Engine Room right now", like here and here. And if you checked my profile, you have seen Beethoven 3x on top in music.
Why's that? All those have something in common. Something, this needlessly posted Mamas and Papas do not have.
I already hear you wonder: What does Beethoven have in common with Tangerine Dream, Ekseption and The Art of Noise?
All three broke rules, all three did something inventive in music. They advanced music and took it to a new level.
Beethoven introduced the voice to symphonic music, it had never been done before. It was almost a sacrilege. Let me tell you an anecdote:
Beethoven had conducted the premiere of the 9th. After the last key was played, Beethoven did not dare turning to the audience. There was no applause and he thought it had failed. That he had failed.
After seconds, a musician went to Beethoven and turned him around. Beethoven then saw the standing, frenetically applauding audience. People were beyond themselves. But because of his deafness, Beethoven had not heard them. Now he had tears in his eyes. He had succeeded in taking symphonic music to a new level.
Tangerine Dream was one of the earliest and revolutionary bands in electronic music. Way before Jean Michael Jarre or Kraftwerk, who are both excellent and evolutionary too, you will hear from them. And Ekseption took classic music to rock, creating what later became classical rock.
So watch out for (r)evolutionary or inventive music in "Resounding at the Engine Room right now". The next one coming up. Tell me in comments, whether you like it. Or if you wonder why it's special.