Thursday, July 03, 2003

Yesterday I wrote some thoughts on discussion by Jeremy Rifkin on world music here
In Jamaican dancehall, musicians and producers make beats and backing tracks (riddims) and multiple vocal artists record their own, different songs / raps over them. Is this a productive division of labour? Each riddim is tested with multiple vocals, so the right combination can be found. Or does it sap variety, all vocalists use the same pallete?
Perhaps this is the only way a poor country like Jamaica can be as musically productive as it is?

Tuesday, July 01, 2003


0211 : Panpipes and soft-focus echo ... am I becoming seduced?

Sunday, June 29, 2003


0210 : A leftover aftertaste of aggression fading into abstract "backwards" melody.