I just call them the sonic cartoons that they in fact are. The elephant in
that room is that nobody considers most of them worth buying other than as a
fashionable environmental fragrance as opposed to an engaged listening
I honestly believe both studios and ensemble recording will come back
because I believe in the intrinsic power of musical collaboration. That said
I do fear it will be a while. The success of Harry Potter books gives me a
lot of hope.
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From Tom Fine:
... newer styles of rock/pop/dance music are what I called "sound-focused,"
meaning you don't need or even want an ensemble playing together in a big
room, because every sound is isolated, created separately and mixed later
into a produced sound-picture.