On 05/02/2016 15:47, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well, that 'not needing a band' thing does feature.
Or rather, not needing to explain to other musicians and
hope they're going to get it.
Otherwise a number of things appeal:-
The ability to have the different layers of sound performing different functions.
Like having a cloud layer ( sometimes called 'ambient') of sounds without attack
running against a rhythm layer.
The odd timings that can be had. Strangest is a kind of 'spider web' type
rhythm which emerges as you Insert small sections into a loop.
(only possible on the EDP)
Being able to combine a whole load of diverse sounds in a mix, as is
not so practical when playing solo without loops.
The thrill of the tightly arranged piece that just sounds impossible.
To be able to control the structure of an improvisation with a number of parallel elements.
Sometimes it nice to get the loops going and then take a stroll.