After a press event briefly quoted famed philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, I’m pleased to announce that the Ghost of Friedrich Nietzsche today will make his review of Tidal, the new streaming service. It’s a surprise, of course – the master of perspectivism doesn’t normally take time out of his day for something like this! So I’m honored. Here’s Fred:

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Did you see how they ripped off Spotify’s interface? Here, look at this image from Twitter. Shameful.


I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Seriously, this lineup of ultra-celebrities is pretentious as f***. Kanye, I’m looking at you. What, you think you’re some kind of √úbermensch, or what?

If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Do a search for my favorite composer, Richard Wagner – there’s almost no music there. What’s there is all bargain bin recordings, poorly organized. Weaksauce.

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.
If Spotify is already giving 70% of its revenues to artists, the issue is that streaming in general can’t pay the bills. So I don’t see how this is going to make things any better, really. Plus, don’t these people already have enough money?

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
However — can you tell the difference between AAC encoding and lossless FLAC? Because I sure as Hell can’t. I mean, kinda sorta. I’m going to save my ten bucks a month for some wine, because for art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. And I’m dead, so I’m not really worried about my liver anyway. Speaking of —

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
My money – Spotify will win this round. Just look out for iTunes streaming.

Now, for something for you CDM readers, just in case you think I’m not with the times, here’s Other People with their take on the composer I loved so dearly. He’s fine, by the way, thanks for asking. Advantage of being dead, lots of interesting characters around…

Disclaimer: this was not really written by Friedrich Nietzsche, and it isn’t even April 1 yet, so please, ghost of Friedrich Nietzsche, don’t haunt me in my sleep – particularly when I’m living so near Prussia. Thanks. I… would like to have you do a round-up of Eurorack at Musikmesse, however, if you’re game.