"Also want to draw you attention to The Oblique Strategies card set, the fifth, again slightly revised edition of Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt's famous card dilemas - originally produced in 1975 - over a hundred cards evolved from seperate observations of the principles underlying what the artists were doing - use as a pack (a set of possibilities, continuously reviewed in the mind) or individually, drawing a single card from a shuffled pack when a dilema occurs - a limited edition at £29.99. I think we are the only shop in the UK selling these and we are told copies of the original set sell for as much as £4000.00 on Ebay."
― Trevor, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― Tom, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
― katie, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
Absolute bunkum. In what way precisely does a strategy like "Play
your instruments left-handed" constitute a koan? Or even, for that
matter, "Honour thy mistakes for their hidden intentions?"
Sounds pretty self-explanatory to me. The latter is an especially
useful one in a song-writing context - by giving a mistake made in
playing credence, it can add an unexpected twist to a particular
Eno and Schmidtt devised Oblique Strategies to save time in the
studio, as a method of bypassing a creative impasse, especially
useful when studio bills start mounting up. So you see, OS was a
practical solution to a practical problem. I don't see how Eastern
mysticism enters into it at all.
As an aside, I think if Oblique Strategies had been devised in a non-
rock setting then no-one would have batted an eyelid.
― Andrew L, Monday, 17 December 2001 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink
Well I reckon you're out of firing range by now, so I'll have to
content myself with saying...
OS aren't art per se, they're a conduit for art.
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