This is I guess an observation, at least mine. What do you guys think about this techno crap. As you can see I am not biased or anything..LOL. Well my drummer he just got back into drumming a year ago and he is having a little issue with tempo and feel. His main influences have been techno and rap. We have this debate going about it. I grew up listening to music that came out before I was born (old school rock), that's just the stuff I love. I think since I grew up with all those great influences it makes me a better musician, that's why I play both drums and bass well may I add. I feel techno and rap lacks soal. It is truely soaless music to me. The human element, touch, feel, emotion, has been zapped from the music in my opinion. My drummer says well but the music is created by a person, it has soal. But if the drums and bass are a computer, it's always the same volume, there are never any changes with tempo or volume, and its psychorepetitive to the point of I want to go into convulsion. He says well a lot of tracks are used from r&b and motown to create this music. That is true, so I learned how to mix for myself. And I created some techo groves. It was fun to make but, the nature of the music it made James Brown soalless, it sucked the soal right out of the song. The way you mix the song with the eq and stuff, and you blend two songs together. One track would be like your drum and bass track this is where you get the same beat for three days, the pattented boom tist, boom tist techo beat. So you have that going, and you blend in like a lead track could be anything. Well anyway my drummer has problems with touch, tempo and things like that. Things that come natural to everyone else in our band because I believe of our influences. He always plays fast stuff with no tempo change always the same volume. After hearing him play I said wow you play just like that life sucked soaless techno crap. Loud, no volume variation, no tempo changes, no touch, 4/4 timing. We went out and got some jazz CD'ds and I'm trying to give him a crash course in touch. He admitted to me maybe I was right about the music and his influences. I am just concerned with our youth today getting into this style of music more and more I hope we don't lose our musicains of tomorrow. A lot my disagree about my assessment of electronic music and how it's soalless. Does anyone else see this or feel this way? Or am I just a freak to think like this?