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How is Music Production Like Analogue Photography?

A musician dared to say that music production is like analogue photography.

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Drew Harris, more commonly known as Germany Germany, is slowly creating a niche for his highly experimental music. Taking advantage of the rampant blogging phenomenon, he recently released an LP called ‘Adventures’ online.

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Adventures seems to be well received by its captive audience, the Tumblr community. A rave review of an instant fan mentions that the track ‘Too Fast’ is an “infinite medley of awakening.” It goes on to say that the entire LP is “perfect [for driving] on the open road.”

Giving it a listen myself, I tend to agree with what has been said of the Canadian artist’s music. It is genre-confused – but in a good way. You would hear the simple but catchy riffs characteristic of indie pop; you would hear intermittent scratches characteristic of lo-fi recording; the beeps and blips of electronica; and samples, you would hear samples, too, such as the sound of rain opening the track ‘Take Me Home.’

To make such experimental music like Germany Germany’s, one would not be able to do without digital means. This is why when Harris said that “music production is like analogue photography,” the initial reaction would be that of confusion. But when he qualified his statement, saying he’s “always excited by the opportunities for creativity in experimentation,” and that he “prefers to create something unique rather than something [flawlessly] produced through formulas and digital precision,” it made perfect sense.

written by sleepswimming

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