Re: MUSIC ( not vs) Techno and Prog ?

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 07:12:29 MST

Emlyn wrote:

>I agree, and it goes for traditional instruments too. How many times have I
>heard Ben Fold's Five playing, for instance, and thought to myself "jeez,
>that's just a plain old piano he's playing. How mediocre".

        I extremely beg to differ. For the past few years I have split my
compositions between multi-track pieces and solo piano pieces; the textures
and timbres of a 'plain old piano' are as yet unrivalled by anything digital.
In fact, with all due respect to the latest in music technology, some of
the most unique keyboard instruments such as Mellotrons, Moogs, Hammond
Organs and many other 'older' instruments are analog, and extremely hard
(if not, perhaps, impossible) to emulate fully on a digital synth.

        Ultimately, there is room for both analog and is simply a
matter of taste.

E. Shaun Russell Extropian, Musician, ExI Member <KINETICIZE *YOUR* POTENTIAL>

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