Sorry for intercepting that discussion with such an absolutely unqualified comment, actually. It was a weak try to express the feeling that the subject is not really worth dicussing it, as far as it concerns me. Everybody knows what music is, to some the styles they haven't grown up with might sound ugly, nevertheless it is. To others again, the wind blowing from the cliffs sounds like music. Defining music is for people who want to study it and therefor need a literal basis to distinguish music from other physical effects.
All of this contradicts my first statement, though, that this subject needs no discussion. It obviously does. So my final statement is: music is basically what people feel that is music.
All very true, Cap; however, some of us have been so crazy bout music that we actually have played instruments, studied music history and science, and tried creating music ourselves, and we have a need to exchange such things with each other.
> If you understand... English not my native tongue and so on...
Your English is ausgezeichnet, and I think I'v understood everything you'v written.
> Oh, and concerning Yes, the band... I like "90125" very much, which was produced by Trevor Horn (-> Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC...) and therefore has an unbelievably distinguishable sound. Which I like... I have already said that.
Other Yes albums though have yet failed to "click" with me...
If you like 90125, you should like Big Generator - same people, same style. And you should try out The Ladder - their best imo, very melodic and spiritual.