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”