And there it was again, the "Cher effect" that has sullied so much of contemporary pop music. I listened and wondered: what's the best way to explain the sound?
- A cat being strangled by Robby the Robot?
- An 8os-synth band chewed up by a food processor?
- The auditory culmination of all that is conventional and trite in pop music?
"At this late date, it’s hard to see how the invisible use of tools could imply an inauthentic product, as if a layer of manipulation were standing between the audience and an unsullied object. In reality, the unsullied object is the Sasquatch of music. Even a purely live recording is a distortion and paraphrasing of an acoustic event."Read the entire piece: The Gerbil's Revenge