Joe wrote >Also, not that the current thread is running out of steam, but how about a >"world" music influences thread? I've gotten ideas about looping (maybe just >philosophical, maybe applicable also)from south asian, balinese, african, >and middle eastern music in particular. its really struck me many times >how >strange it is (maybe it isnt) that when listening to, just for sake of >example, a recording of moroccan folk musicians, the "tendency" to >repetitive, yet evolving structures, reminds me of loop-based electronic >music. There have been many good threads on world music in regards to looping, with listening suggestions. Check the archives for terms like "asian instruments," "world music," "indian music," "jews harp," "loopable instruments," "shruti," etc. Not to say we shouldn't start a new thread, either . . .