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Originally posted by daveconbrio:

I do know of a particularly cheeky chappy who used to play out a mashup of "Pavlovs' Daughter" in his live sets.

Anyhoo - I've listend to Fidelity and Begin to Hope everyday this week, at least once. I LUV this recording of Fidelity. I luv the synths...especially the synthy/reverby "oboe" kind of sound that comes in when she sings "all this music...and it breaks my heart" - I think it's wonderful and a minor stroke of studio genius (she must have been well chuffed when that part worked out so nicely). It's also pretty infectious - I can't help geek out over it, heh Wink

Wait wait wait....wouldn't it be even better...to I dunno, support one of the millions of musicians out there and use a real oboe.

Explain to me why pressing a button is a stroke of genius?

I'm over this argument but only found this post. That's like saying me pressing 71 on my casio key board to make a STRINGS sound is genius and neither I or my casio keyboard (with its delightful midi file demos) deserve that kind of appraisal.

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Slickertm, I feel I must say that electronic instrumentation is still a valid form of musicianship, regardless of the aural merits of true tactile organic instruments. There are many beautiful pieces composed entirely in electronic form, be it on an analog MOOG, or a digital KORG etc...

I'll be the first to admit that I prefer 'authentic' music, sure. But this argument is very much like the one currently ablaze in the film industry with specialised HD cameras vs. Film cameras. The purists will always turn their noses up at the digital revolution, but the fact of the matter is, digital is cheaper, faster, and easier to manipulate. Although those facts may seem to detract from the blood and sweat (read: legitimacy) of the creation process, and perhaps even eliminate some of the creative inspiration that may have occurred organically, it also opens doors to new exploration that didn't previously exist.

Now I'll reiterate, I do prefer traditional instruments. I simply don't see how using a REAL OBOE would support millions of musicians, with the insinuation that using a synth would NOT support those millions. If anything, I think that digital music creation has become just as popular as any other form out there, due mainly to increased accessibility to the masses. Heck, I can turn my QWERTY keyboard into a full scale digital piano using Garageband™. The free price-tag on that is MUCH cheaper than buying a synth, much less a real piano.

In conclusion, I would love nothing more than to hear a true recording or even see it performed live, but the legitimacy of digital music shouldn't be ignored, because it most certainly isn't going away.

PS. Sometimes I just type to see my words, and this MAY be one of those times...

PPS. By 'sometimes' I mean 'always'.

PPPS. By 'may' I mean 'is'.

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You know I didn't mean a single oboe would support millions of artists, that's just silly of you -wrist slap-

Nonetheless, I would prefer the sound of a real oboe, no matter what you can tell.

Regina gives us a mighty fuck the synth in her new song Lady, where you can here the sax keys being tapped.

That made me blush.

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Most of the time I too prefer strings instead of synths, oboes instead of synths, real piano instead of...synths, but in this case it didn't even cross my mind...I love that part and that little extra it gives to the song. It moves me. In my book, if you can make a piece of music that manages to stir something in my soul, whether it be using an orchestra or a girl hitting a chair with a bit of wood, that's pretty cool and yes - a minor stroke of genius (come on now - don't go picking up JohnnyC quibbling your "millions of artists" exageration if you're going to do the same to me! I wasn't exactly comparing this song to Einstein) Razzer

"That's like saying me pressing 71 on my casio key board to make a STRINGS sound is genius"

Never heard the phrase "It's what you do with it that counts"? Anyone can make a racket with a keyboard, but not everyone can make a delightful piece of music. Which I think it is - along with a hell of a lot of music made with synths.

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quote:
Originally posted by Slickertm:

quote:
Originally posted by JohnnyC:

WHHHAAAT!

How and Where have you heard the new song "Lady"!?

That's still the mystery song from everything I've heard!

Hehehe I've heard the whole album, the new Samson is fine, a little quick.

Apres Moi is pretty funky, big dramatic climax with bells and all.

20 years of snow is wild, sounds like nintendo at the begining! Field below, beautiful as ever, needs more stamping, That Time is hell fun...Hotel Song sounds like you belong on an island resort and Summer in the City is just gorgeous, because it's her and piano.

Can't give out the source but there are some gems amongst the glossed over coal.

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If you would like to hear more of the album, visit the livejournal iheartregina community site. It is being discussed there, as it should be, not on the official site. You can also find someone to give you a leak. (of the album, not the vegetable in the onion family)

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Briefly tempting, but no I can't bring myself to do it. I'll wait for the real thing.

I hope the leaked stuff isn't too wide-spread, 'cause that would just be crappy for Reg :-(

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50 cents massacre album was originally going to be tittle the (st?) valentines day massace and be released on valentines day, but because leaked copies got out onto the internet, the album pushed up the release day by almost a month and changed the tittle of the albuma nd ditched the promotional idea in fear that they would loose profits from illegal downloads and sharing of the album. So there was an instance where leaked copies of an album may have effected its release.

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The Fionaa Apple extraordinary machine album which we all know the story of, was leaked and shared online, and because of its popularity among downloaders, Sony records (i think it was sony anyway) decided to remaster the album (many will claim the original John brion produced leaked version was much much better) and give it a full release once that they knew it had such strong support. regardless of opinions as to the loss of musical integrety on the full release of the album, it gave the Fionna some much needed publicity, and gave die hard fans a chance to make an Apples to Apples comparisson of the same songs (was one or two cut from the full release?) mastered under two different production teams, a treasure for any amatuer musicologist,.

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Just some thoughts

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