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Posts posted by Chordite

  1. Somwhere we went from recording the instruments  and assembling a song to assembling the instruments  to record a song.

    The musicians went from providing a performance to providing a texture.  

    We've all heard it: "We need some (name an instrument) here."  The result is a lack of expression and the more tracks you add and tweak the more clarity suffers. 

    I think ears seek that clarity and the more auditory information you layer on the tougher their job gets.

    Listen to  Miles Davis There's the  drums, there's the bass over there a bit to the right and the piano to the left and in comes the horn, central. Each in his space. Try that with a Madonna track .

    When you had 8 tracks or even 4 each track was a full component. Give a producer 64 tracks the likelihood of leaving 56 unused is almost zero, that's human nature.

    Just my 2cents :)


  2. I like the tune. The horns sound alright. To me there's more of a nagging concern Dusty's a guy or what lol.


    It seems pretty much agreed that she was bisexual but never got seriously involved with a man. She died from breast cancer so that should allay your "concerns."

    If you like the horns they are in my offcut bin :)

  3. Here we have what is in my opinion one of the most perfectly delivered love songs. Minimal orchestration, it's like she is with you.

    Then at 2:17 it starts, the god awful saxophone arrives totally trashing everything like a cheap movie. Not just a riff but half the freaking record! I don't know who produced this but it is a bloody travesty, it ruins the song like cheap elevator music.



  4. 69 I was finishing college, no special interest in music beyond songs as punctuation markers to place lovers and parties. And suddenly they happened:

    In the Court of the Crimson King

    Abbey Road,

    Let it Bleed,

    Tulls Stand Up

    If 1969 pulled me into the bedroom 1970s Trespass from Genesis was the seduction.

    1969 was absolutely pivotal

    The jiving stopped, the world turned and Buddy Holly didn't matter any more :(




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  5. In my case 15 years back it was my 1960s Hagstrom (to pay the mortgage)

    I should have sold the Les Paul instead because it would have been totally replaceable when better times returned, The Hagstrom not so much.Lesson learned keep the rarest not the most expensive

    Similar to the one being very ably demonstrated here (after a suspect start)



    What was yours? (the financially fortunate with large houses who 'keep everything' need not reply :) )

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  6. Still buy cds because I want a hard copy to play to visitors, You can just load a cd and have full social control but if you open the internet everyone is like " Ooh look up this, look up that." and it takes over.


    PS I also buy cds to repeat tracks studying production. Just bought a New Musik double album Anywhere and From A to B to that end

    Not sure if they got to the US but this was one of their early 1980s UK (and Japan) hits. There's a lot going on with their tracks because Tony Mansfield was more of a studio guy than stage.


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  7. It's brilliant. And the great thing is that we can all build our own version of it. If you don't have space you can build each element stand alone and sample it.

    Then can take the MP3 into a derelict house at night and see if you are as tough as you think you are :eekphil:

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  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49161916

    This decision is just shameful. The songs (both in the article) are nothing like each other. WTH were the supposed jury thinking!

    Nowadays it seems there doesn't need to be any actual resemblance the accusation is enough to prove guilt. America, get your lawyers under control or lose thousands of potential songwriters who decide it simply isn't worth the risk in the litigious environment where they could lose everything to twelve moonbats with no ears.

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