Originally Posted by evollove
We can probably agree a blend of interesting production and solid composition skills are ideal.
I guess it's just that if I put more stock in the latter. You prefer the former. If you had to choose.
I'm thinking that's what's going on.
There are some rote chord progressions I cannot stand to hear. My ears shut down. Maybe you feel the same about the tone of a strat through a Delux Reverb or whatever.
No, I love guitars. I’ve played guitar — MANY of them, actually — for 25 years. I love Febders more than anything.
I love hip-hop that successfully incorporates guitars or guitar tones without sounding corny (See: “Gorgeous”).
I just don’t hear much guitar/bass/drum music that excites me anymore, but the stuff that always has still does.
“Negative Creep” kicked into my head in the store about an hour ago and I felt it in my fucking medulla oblongata.
But not a lot of the music coming out now that excites me is the product of guitar/bass/drum.
I do love production, but without good composition it’s really just frosting. BUT... the production CAN be SO good that a song that barely contains any proper elements still fucking electrified me (turning again to Kanye, see “FADE,” a song that is basically nothing but production.. and still goddamn annihilates).
So I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but FOR THE MOMENT, and for the last several years, I have been more enthralled by compositions based on non-organic instrumentation, rapping, vocal effects, beats, electronic shit and, yeah, production, than I have by any new guitar/bass/drum compositions that have come out recently.