Two Flumes

I should start with some words from Uncle Frank:

The Ultimate Rule ought to be: “If it sounds GOOD to YOU, it’s bitchen; and if it sounds BAD to YOU, it’s shitty.”  . . .

On a record, the overall timbre of the piece (determined by equalization of individual parts and their proportions in the mix) tells you, in a subtle way, WHAT the song is about.  The orchestration provides important information about what the composition IS and, in some instances, assumes a greater importance than the composition itself.

     — Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book

Thought diversion number one.  Diversion number two?  Seconds Out. Continue reading “Two Flumes”

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