Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"it sounds modern"

Son, on hearing Art of Noise for first time, 35 years after the event: "It sounds modern"

I wonder why: something about the very limitations of early digital technology (incredibly restricted sample time - a second and a half - which necessitates a stab-oriented sound) making everything stark and angular? c.f. later vastly expanded digi-powers that allow for near-naturalistic levels of detail and fiddly nuance

he was also impressed with this Kraftwerk video (although possibly enjoying its retro qualities as with videogames of that era)

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