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RE: First Drum Loop in the book "The Art of Digital Music"
Darn... All these years I thought that was the most brilliant minimalist
drumming I'd ever heard - especially the stops and restarts. Crap, another
beautiful illusion dispelled. (In a Silent Way is *way* up there on my list
of best ever records - I've gone through about 4 copies of it on LP and
It does bring up an interesting point about loop music, though. There are
lots of pieces I do when I don't do anything complicated in the loop - just
a bass ostinato, usually. It would be relatively easy to find a bass player
who could play any of those parts live without a loop, but near-impossible
to find one who *would*. And extra human variability and/or creativity in
those parts is not always a good thing, for my purposes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loop.pool [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:34 AM
> To: LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting)
> Subject: Re: First Drum Loop in the book "The Art of Digital Music"
> travis wrote:
> "Really? I thought he just looped that first few minutes in
> one big 2-track splice, so you hear the first few minutes
> twice before the side develops for another fifteen-odd
> minutes of all-live playing."
> Not according to the liner notes of the new digital remix of
> the record
> (which sounds fantastic, by the way).
> ........ also, that rolling 16th note hi hat pattern
> comes and goes
> several different times
> in the first song.............quite obviously a loop. I can also
> distinctly hear different tabla parts coming in an out later on .