August 11, 2008

The All Wave Philosophy

Filed under: music — sparkrobot @ 8:04 am

From the Breeder’s digital newsletter disseminator, a note on All Wave Recording Philosophy:

The “All Wave” philosophy, which loosely stated, is that everything should be an analog sound recording of someone playing or singing, rather than using a computer to generate or digitally manipulate sounds separated from the dimension of time in which they were performed.

Okay. And newsletters should be cut and pasted together by hand using xacto knives, tape and over-caffeinated all night copy shop xerox sessions and solely distributed via pony express. Or maybe simply telegraphy will suffice.

I like records. And I like analog stuff. Although admittedly, I did not know music should not be made unless it can be created using technology innovated decades ago.

The note concludes with a quote from Steve Albini:

This should not be construed as a call to arms, but could become at least as significant as the Ska revival or perhaps the WNBA.

Touche.

1 Comment

  1. Likewise, all drumsticks must be made from old growth wood dredged from the bottom of Lake Superior, drumheads must be made solely from the hides of free-range calves and the hi-hat shall be placed at ankle-level like the “sock cymbals” of yore.

    Comment by Tim — August 11, 2008 @ 9:12 am

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