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Re: Live Looping: it pops up everywhere

Im not sure that its even due to in-experience.. although... i think that nowadays its expected that we will record ourselves... no studio... so people do... the diy mentality allows for a new way of listening, that some (i hestitate to use the word .. kids... but) have only experienced. When they listen back to "old well recorded stuff" (Floyd, Yello, Lennox, anything really - just mentioning some cliche Hi Fi ) they just hear "boring music".
When the current generationīs format of choice is actually of a significantly lower audio quality than the previous generation, you can expect a shift of recording quality too... till it becomes the norm.

I dont think that the poor recording of Molina in any way detracts from her music or songs... because it is just that... a recording OF music... the music is not the recording, the recording is OF the music... I think...


On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't think it is a "new trend" to use bad sound in recording. I'm
pretty sure it just happens because people are not experienced enough
or maybe don't have the patience to do it right, typically giving
priorities to artistic performance work flow aspects in a tough
situation. And like you, I have noticed that her recordings sound a
bit crappy. I guess she would like them to sound better if it was
possible, given the looper pedal based recording technique she seems
to be using. I do like her music very much though, and this makes me
like even here recordings.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:06 AM, Erdem Helvacioglu <erdemhel@tnn.net> wrote:
> i have just listened to the new juana molina tracks on her myspace site. is
> it just me who thinks the tracks sound very bad. i am talking about the
> quality of recording, mixing and mastering. it sounds like everything was
> recorded with a cheap dynamic mic and not eqed at all. eq,
> compresion problems all over the place. is this a new trend to have your
> recordings sound bad to make it indie? i am hearing this kind of sound
> engineer problems on many new indie albums. i do not think this trend helps
> the artists or the industry in general. your opinions?