Computer fatigue and the rise of the human – post for Tokafi

by k8carr

In a world of endless digital possibilities, more and more artists are opting for real, physical experiences.

Computers have never been more powerful, cheaper or indeed smaller but just as musicians and sound artists could have it all in terms of power and accessibility; it seems many have become bored with the digital altogether. Perhaps most surprising about this phenomenon is the extent to which electronic musicians have spurned the digital realm. The rise and rise of tape, vinyl, vintage pedals and real instruments ranging from the banjos to acoustic guitars and ukuleles has been gathering pace within electronic music over the last few years. But what does this spell for the computer? Are we over it? Or is it just a phase?

This is the intro to an article I recently wrote for Tokafi. Read it all here: http://www.tokafi.com/news/computer-fatigue-and-rise-human/

And if you are interested in this topic, Nathan Thomas recently published a response at Fluid Radio which you can find here: http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2013/11/nature/