It's adorable that you're still taking the "if this happens" position about something that's already happening, and has been for years. OF COURSE it's only a small number of artists who embrace this paradigm. That's all it will ever be. Anything more widespread would (by definition) not be "underground".ubertar wrote:If this happens, it will probably start among a small community of artists who are doing something that doesn't exist now. It won't be rock, but rock may be one of its influences. It won't be individuals or bands... it will take a community, and a new form of music. An individual or a band here and there will not be enough to gain traction, and if it's the same kind of music that's online, it won't mean anything. And we're not talking about just a new style of music, but something really different, that doesn't fit into the categories we have now.
And no, I don't mean my music. Though I'd be happy if this were to happen and the new form was microtonal (and also not just intonation). That's pretty unlikely, though, at least anytime soon (or in my lifetime).
Maybe you can clarify how many artists constitute a "movement" and how few of them are required for the movement to remain "underground".