Someone uses Plato to try to put this into words for a modern readership
it is possible to translate mental states and ethical contents into sounds… theories of musical ethos [assign] a moral content to specific sound structures.
Plato thought purely instrumental music is potentially the most dangerous and advised that it not be allowed to free itself from words.
It’s counter-intuitive that there’s arguably an ethical question involved in both the wordless side of music and worded side.
To make this seem less subjective/wishy-washy/what have you, contemplate the experience of trying to read something complex. For me anyway, many genres of music can’t be playing or I won’t be able to understand the material. I think this is because certain music can carry your soul to lower planes of being. So that’s one way we can ask about the ethics of particular music.
As I stated from the outset, oh, someone wants to put this into words? Good luck. We will try.
I think we all can agree that certain music can do the following
music, as a movement, acts on a disturbed rationality, restoring its balance and functions
What’s more controversial is the notion that it can “restore” irrationality as well.
Keep in mind we’re going back to the “originary” experience of music. Plato was among the very first solid theoreticians of music.
He didn’t see it as “neutral”- for him it molds people morally and emotively. For this reason he saw it as an important instrument in political education.
My own observation about this subject is that I don’t think the wordless side of music and the words being together is a coincidence. The sound typically reflects the words, and vice versa. So if a song’s lyrics are palpably questionable morally, you probably can expect the wordless side of it to be similar.
I always feel the need to justify non-relativism. Anglospheroids tend to find pragmatic theories of morality most palatable, i.e. Is it effective? Effective at what? Let’s consider how whites basically have to babysit blacks in our culture. Rap music that reinforces that problem would considered immoral, arguably. And lots of rap music does that. My point most immediately above is that not only the words but also the sound itself does that. The same person with the same moods put so and so words to so and so sound after all.
Similarly, any music that reinforces the state of degradation involved in being a whore is immoral. Lots of that out there too. What’s most difficult to discern though is how the sound rather than the words play a role in reinforcing that degradation.
I know it sounds strict but just technically speaking, anything that reinforces the exile kike mindset is arguably immoral.
It’s like how advertisements these days advertise diversity as much as they advertise the actual product they’re advertising. There’s a “sound” of diversity too, and that’s not a good thing. “Diversity music” ultimately molds people’s souls to be lesser. This is because all diversity is (non-exoterically) is the destruction of true humanity. Music, like any art that does this, beautifies the destruction of humanity. It shapes people’s emotions to be closer to those of primitive savages.
Like I’ve said, I’m not a musicologist, so this is mostly just a feeling I have that I can barely put into words, thus if you’re the type that would like to see an actual musicologist in action click here. (Note- they don’t speak politically, so extrapolation is up to you.)