Originally Posted by BeatScribe
I love Royksopp too! They have a way of using distortion which I try to emulate but never quite get. Must be all that lovely analog equipment they have. Sadly, my apartment and budget only allow me to conduct 1's and 0's
I love Eno's stuff too, but I haven't heard that album. What track do you recommend? I love the Ghosts album he did with David Byrne. Those songs still sound fresh 20 years later, especially 'strange overtones', how was that song not hugely popular!?
I'm sure that you can emulate the sound which you seek if you keep searching. Add subtle noise if digital is too clean, you get the exact bucket of water you ask for in this world, I'm sure most people know that but maybe was worth a mention. I'm not a musician but have developed the equivilent of OpenAL (technology rather than content), and found that a sound texture/sample is as manipulable as anything else is. I guess Royksopp just found their sound and refined it, you might find that they once had a feedback loop running through a wireless passive speaker located on a turntable! ...which only works at 42 ;-) when the window was open. Manifesting sound #3... In that case reality will produce angular-Doppler better than I can at least! But the (virtual) positional stuff is interesting to play with, and can produce sounds which cannot be created (recorded) otherwise. I think of digital as an advantage.
The Eno album is relatively new, 2010. I was only last year introduced to both artist and album. Was kinda shocked when I sat down to watch a TV program about him and figured there must be two Brian Enos lol! My favourite track on the album would be I think "Bone Jump", as it helps somehow with visualising the work before/during creation, the imagination somehow is enriched with details when I listen to stuff like that. Tweaking settings is so much easier too, I often find that I hone in towards the end of a good track. Not sure though, that the songs do the same when played solo - it's an album thing. Perhaps if picking out highlights then also "Written, Forgotten", but again it only works for me if I hear it in track order (after "Emerald and Stone"). I think the album would pass me by on YT, but I'm glad I mentioned it as overall it does feel like 'you' could make a game out of the whole album, kinda thing - whether listening to, or using for! But we're talking developing here, and not the end result.
So, as a musician are you looking for inspiration of what to listen to, or what to produce! I thought like others that you guys didn't like to be influenced (or could even work with external 'noise'). Though I do know this is a myth and have evidence- which I am not allowed to post boo ;-)