I love the Shellac song "Ghosts". Did anything in particular inspire it or is there anything interesting about it you can share with us?
Just had the idea that if you could conjure ghosts it would be a pretty terrible power. Like you could just make somebody dead and a ghost just like that. Or take a regular dead person and make him a restless specter forced to roam the earth forever. And if the person with that power was a little girl, just amusing herself by making ghosts like she was making paper dolls or whatever. How cute and also horrible that would be. And then what kind of people would she do that to? Maybe a historical figure she learned about in school or another kid from the neighborhood or somebody from TV...
^^^love this, probably my fav shellac lyrics and i appreciate the insight
― call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 May 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
surfer rosa & tweez, albums that would not be as good as they are if albini hadn't imposed his vision on them - I would think that this might cause him to question the aesthetic he arrived at ("hands off") tbh
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:25 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
this is sort of interesting to me--i think steve is still imposing his vision tbh, you can recognize his recordings instantly. maybe it's more like these days you know what you're getting if you record with him?
― call all destroyer, Sunday, 13 May 2012 22:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think he's just more inclined to slip his vision in through the back door when no one's looking
― 10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Sunday, 13 May 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's a little like the Dogme 95 folks not imposing their vision with recorded music, fake lights, etc.--when of course you can spot a Dogme 95 movie from a block away.
― caro's johnson (Eazy), Sunday, 13 May 2012 23:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
to be honest i can't hear any sonic difference between surfer rosa and doolittle -- maybe it's the MP3s?the stooges album sounded like a regular high-gloss rock album.
― Philip Nunez, Sunday, 13 May 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
In a way yeah he seems more like an engineer, someone who knows how to get a good sound and use the right mics. He says thats lots of times producers are responsible for you know, hiring a saxophone or crafting the arrangement or basically co-writing the song as recording. On Surfer he suggested a tempo change and pushed for the in-studio sounds ("You effing die!") but you get the sense he thinks of his job as simply getting the best sonic representation of a song/band. This is why he doesn't take royalties, I'm sure with his work ethic, if he was laying down synth patterns and extra instruments and stuff, he'd want credit.
The difference is between scaled-down multi-track analog and like a far more expensive 24-channel digital system. If you can't tell the difference then I'd say he did a pretty terrific job!
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
it also matters a lot who mixes the record and who they're answering to/who they feel their obligation is to (label vs. artist vs. themselves vs. idk "posterity" or something) -- mix is 1) an entirely different discipline from recording/engineering and 2) absolutely as important as the recording itself. I don't know who mixed those Pixies records but that'd be where I'd look most for differences.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
surfer rosa was all albini. doolittle was a gil norton production but some other dude mixed it
― our love will change the world (electricsound), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:21 (1 year ago) Permalink