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We have already seen how some of these ideas affected both Plato and Aristotle in their understanding of music and morals via the emotions. By the time of the Renaissance's renewed interest in things Greek, we find that many thinkers tried to integrate all knowledge and arts with humankind. Medicine was often linked with religion, cult, magic and music because of the belief in the correspondence among things. One can read about music which allegedly mitigates pain, restores hearing to the deaf, heals vermin bites, and cures the insane.[69] The great surgeon Ambrose Parei mentions that music can cure spider bites, sciatica and gout.[70] Renaissance doctors thought that music was an aid to preventive medicine such as resistance to the epidemics of the time. Since anger, excessive sorrow, and worry must be shunned as the grounds for certain diseases, one must live in joy and pleasure, which comforts the mind and heart. This is accomplished by music.[71] According to Zarlino (following Plato), the passions are aroused or abated by the hearing of music and so music governs morals. The music of the Renaissance was primarily choral, and since words can determine the mode of the music, the emotional states of the hearer could be edified or corrupted.[72] Another interesting phenomenon of the early renaissance and later is called St. Vitus's and St. John's dances (also known as tarantism in the south).[73] It was a complex sociological and pathological dancing mania which was looked upon as a cure (to avoid the full effects of the beginnings of an apparent plague) rather than a disease. Hordes of people in towns and villages would dance for hours until they fell into exhaustion and then begin again. But the question of music and medicine simply passes away after the Renaissance, only to he taken up again in the present century. Early Twentieth-Century Experimenters One of the first major experiments of this century (1927) in the United States with the effects of music per se seems to he the work of M. Schoen and E. L. Gatewood. In an experiment conducted on 20,000 people, it was found that emotional meaning came more from tempo than modality, second came the pitch level and in a very unusual finding, harmony, rhythm and melody were less significant.[74]' One major difficulty in his experiment, however, is that he neglects to take into account the influence of the lyrics and relies solely on other factors within the music examined (i.e. rhythm and tone). In 1935 and 1936 another important researcher K. Hevner, conducted a series of experiments on the mood of music. She came up with the notion that music in the major mode is "happy, graceful and playful", music in the minor mode is "sad, dreamy and sentimental". Firm rhythms are "vigorous and dignified"; flowing rhythms are happy, graceful, dreamy and tender"; complex dissonant harmonies are "exciting, agitating, vigorous and inclined to sadness." The following schema of the emotions aroused by music emerged from her labors. It is called the Hevner's circle:[75]

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WEDGE's new release "Like No Tomorrow" makes for an unholy trinity of WEDGE albums in the Heavy Psych Sounds Records back catalogue. The Berlin-based power trio once more is driving their musical WEDGE in between many different genres: Garage rock turns progressive while psychedelic guitar lines are tripping over hard rocking riffs. Does this work together? Hell yes! For fans of Deep Purple, MC5, Led Zeppelin or Humble Pie this album is a sure shot. You like fuzz guitars? Hammond organ and vocals trough a swirling Leslie cabinet? More cowbell? You got it. But unlike our beloved rock records from around 1971, which we've heard a hundred times before "Like No Tomorrow" has one huge advantage: It's brand new and the 8 tracks, ranging from 3:00 to 9:00 minutes, deliver a fresh, unspent and unmistakably unique taste to the rock'n'roll menu. In the tradition of bands like The Raconteurs, The Hellacopters, Graveyard or Wolfmother, WEDGE are building on that vintage vibe we all know and love but evolve their very own thing and are able to connect it directly to here and now. Also lyrically the tunes are picking up on our zeitgeist, dealing with topics like digitalisation, mass migration and current social issues among others. So it's no coincidence that the record's title is a direct hint at our crazy times, in which it feels like the end of the world might be lurking just around the very next corner. But rather than being pessimistic about it, WEDGE want to convey a positive message: "When it feels like there might be no tomorrow, just love and live Like No Tomorrow"

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