Turn Back Tuesday
Every Tuesday, I’ll highlight a track that was released before the advent of Tumblr. Each track is chosen both for its influence and worthiness for additional exposure.
Laraaji - The Dance No. 3
I recently had an argument with a friend about a song that he didn’t particularly like. I asked him what he didn’t like about it; he claimed it was too repetitive, that it did the same thing over and over. While I personally wasn’t a fan of the song either, I believe he missed the point of the song; it wasn’t repetitive because it lacked creativity, but because it was aiming to be hypnotic for the listener. Figuring out what an artist is trying to do is the first step in understanding art.
This argument made me think of this week’s track, Laraaji’s “The Dance No. 3”. A listener could easily say they don’t the track because it’s “repetitive”; however, such an position doesn’t really acknowledge what Laraaji is aiming for here. With immaculate production from Brian Eno, “The Dance No. 3” transports the listener into a different mindset, one of introspection and study. Laraaji makes music that you can either think to or zone out to, and both modes help us become better human beings if done correctly. Take a listen to “The Dance No. 3” here and then choose your own adventure.