OT: ET (Re: 'taking off')
- In essence I think BT gets too tangled with his incredible production
> talents. It all sounds really good soundwise, but often too hollow. AndI agree. I think its hard for any one person to get it right. Even Prince
> applies to his poptastic tracks as well. There's good pop and then there's
> made pop, which sounds sort of what it's supposed to but lacks the spirit.
> Yeah, I guess I am striving for the word 'plastic' with BT's recent style.
> No disrespect to his talents as a musician, technician and producer, but
> these three and inspired songwriting don't go necessarily hand in hand.
gets idiosynchratic and bizarre at times. And look at how Lennon and McCartney
separately were never the equal of Lennon-McCartney. I think there need to be
multiple heads involved to give balance. BT is very talented - but he has no
And I think thats where Hybrid's partnership somehow helps them. I don't know
who does what internally in their collaborations but they have all the right
- excellent overal production (sometimes just a bit over the top but not as
bad as BT in that regard)
- great beats - I think they use Native Instruments Battery - but they get a
very punchy drum sound with a lot of great grooves (although they tend to
sound the same in some sense - they could work on a bit more variety from track to
- really nice filter swells
- great musical ideas but not very many actual songs (and I am not
particularly looking for commercial pop songs - but just coherent musical ideas. Let me
give you an example : "If I Survive".. starts great with a wonderfully dark
mood ... but then it doesn't seal the deal with a strong chorus, its more of a
great fragment than a complete idea)
- great moods and innovative sound scapes
- Whilst I basically agree I'd have to say that Prince's idiosyncracies
are part of his charm, as so often what he does that shouldn't work,
As for Lennon, well, I'd put 'Imagine' up against pretty much
anything the Beatles did as a whole in that basic style - 'Yesterday'
may be more frequently performed/covered, 'Hey, Jude' may get more
radio play, but 'Imagine' is a better song than both, IMHO.
--- In HybridUK@yahoogroups.com, GAmoore@a... wrote:
I agree. I think its hard for any one person to get it right. Even
Prince gets idiosynchratic and bizarre at times. And look at how
Lennon and McCartney separately were never the equal of Lennon-
McCartney. I think there need to be multiple heads involved to give
balance. BT is very talented - but he has no boundaries.