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explain what's so appealing to you about repetitive music.


The appeal and function of repetitive music is similar to how Brian Eno conceived of ambient music: it can “accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular.” Since it is ostensibly unchanging, you can allow it to drift in and out of focus at your discretion. The fact that it’s monotonous, though, means that it relies heavily upon subtlety; if you give it the attention it demands, each slight variation becomes incredibly significant, without the glaring obviousness of abrupt “verse to chorus” type transitions. There is, in the words of Arvo Part, “a need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.”