On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 05:47:59PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
Hm, what about guitar feedback then? Or tube saturation distortion, for that matter? Or echoplex feedback?
There are at least a few cases where technological accidents-- or gear being pushed beyond its boundaries-- caused a very desirable, very musical effect.
I think it was Brian Eno who said the appeal of distortions like tube saturation, film grain, pixellation, tape saturation, etc., was that it gives the impression that the emotion or meaning is so strong that it strains or breaks the medium that's trying to convey (or contain?) it, and that's the reason it sounds or looks so exciting.
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