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3 Items tagged 'Finch'

28 Jul 2011

Ghosts That Linger is available on iTunes

A big <3 to Finch for making this cool preview video of Ghosts That Linger, and for RvB for inspiring quite a few of these songs.

17 Jun 2011

Article: Studios Turning Rock'n'roll into Raucous Noise Pollution

While this article is a few weeks old, it does talk about a conversation in the music industry that's been going on over the last few years, usually referred to as "the loudness war." The part that really struck me was the bit about Metallica:

with the release of Death Magnetic by pioneering thrash metal band Metallica, more than 20,000 fans signed a petition asking the band to remix or remaster the album. Failing to get this, many created their own version of the album using the Guitar Hero 3 video game, which did not feature the same heavy compression and limiting of the commercial CD release.

In short, record execs (and some artists) want records to sound as loud as humanly possible, at the detriment of dynamics. Those against that sort of treatment say that a lot of contemporary music you hear today sounds like it's been "stepped on," to use a Finch expression.

Is this something you notice? Care about?

Posted by: nico

25 Apr 2011

Finch made this cool video.

A few paraphrased words of advice from A.C.:
a kind heart and two guns will get you a little farther than just a kind heart.

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TAGS: Video, Finch