« on: June 14, 2008, 08:34:29 AM »
Just wanted to clarify: when I used the phrase "some people don't get it," I was not speaking about Roach fans or ambient fans, but more the people who don't enjoy/listen to/know anything about ambient/electronic music. To some people (my parents especially, who used to call it "non-music"), if something doesn't have melody and isn't on the radio then it isn't real music and they're like, "What's this all about? This is just a bunch of sounds that never change, I'm waiting for it to start, etc. etc." So "not getting it" doesn't mean they're stupid or subhuman, but more it hasn't registered with them as something worthwhile and enjoyable. People into country or rap would probably say I don't "get it" either. :-)
As far as personal tastes concerning the vast Roach catalogue, opinions (as evident in this topic) are going to vary widely. I've never met a Roach album I didn't like, but some I like much more than others. I still buy everything he releases because I am a fan and always will be.