Brutalism was a reaction. The idea was function over form. Architecture in the raw. Wheras the preceeding architectural movement was "form follows function". Brutalism was huge slabs of concrete and brick. Monumental ideas in this hard edged realist interpretation.
I feel that, like Brutalist Architecture, music has also had a splash-back reaction. Experimental noise, heavy bass, unpolished lo-fi, these styles of music have flourished since the period where most music was becoming over compressed, over produced, and overall fake- in my opinion of the use of Auto-Tune and basically stealing ideas from past era hit songs, polishing and releasing them as original compositions.
In the undercurrent there was a movement of heavy, realistic, and urban ideas. And this music speaks to me like nothing has in the past decade or so. Not so reliant on style, but about the construct and function. Raw techno, noise, ambience, heavy sounds, jamacian and dub rythms, polyryhthmic structures, massive synth crashes without a great reliance on melody and harmony. These are the rough ideas I am taking into creating this new album "Unyielding".