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Re: Tactics for Circumventing Musical Ruts

> I was reading the interview with Chris Vrenna in Electronic Musician
> Magazine yesterday
> and he mentioned that he co-wrote his entire latest CD (Tweaker) using 
> same small set of
> generic sounds for drums, bass keyboards and pads on every song.
> He said he did that because he didn't want any of the sound design to 
>get in
> the way of
> the emotional impact of the actual chords and structure of the tunes.  He
> wanted to make sure
> that the strongs themselves were strong without the benefit of cool 
> He then said that
> when he was finished writing and arranging the tunes that he went back in
> and began replacing
> the sounds with innovative sound design.
> I thought this was a really interesting approach to circumventing  
> ruts and it got me to thinking about
> other potential ways that we can use to get ourselves out of our normal
> musical ruts (for composition;
> for improvisation; for looping, whatever).
> Anyway,  I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in contributing 
>to a
> thread on tactics or devices
> that we use to break ourselves out of our musical ruts.
> good writing, everybody,
> Rick Walker

i read that article and thought his thinking was very cool-so i went and
bought the cd-its been playing ever since-i like it alot-not stuff i would
normally listen to(and my neighbors arent too happy about the purchase
either, they're never happy :-)
(btw, i luv musical ruts-they just get deeper and deeper til there's no way
out...kinda like a loop)