September 20, 2007

Amen Brother

So there's a classic breakbeat that we all know whether we realize it or not. It has inundated popular music in such a way that we take it as natural, and don't think about where it came from. As with most of culture, we borrow so heavily from what we know of the past that we don't realize where it came from and what we're actually creating, vs what we're borrowing.

Amen brother is a classic example of this. As this fellow puts it, It has entered "the collective audio unconcious":

Its a bit long, clocking in around 18 minutes, but well worth a listen (there's not actually a lot going on visually in this video).

More about it on the Wikiedia article on Amen Brother.

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