The photography lab next to the studio I was recording in (more from that to come) was producing, from whatever combination of equipment they left on, a rather mesmeric ambient noise. So when they’d all finished developing their pics I snuck in (walked in) and recorded this.
Him:Playing keys is easy if you're a guitarist, it's laid out for you and your fingers have already got the speed and flexibility. The piano is the fundamentals, if you know music you can play the piano.
Me:It's not quite that simple, I'm used to the relationships between notes being based on the physical properties of vibrating strings, rather than even intervals that are more dependent on music theory. Even just getting used to which combination of black and white keys I need takes me a while to get the hang of...
Him:Nah, that's easy, isn't it, you just use the white keys for the held notes and the black keys for the accents.
Certain styles of music lie slightly outside my comfort zone for dissection*, approaching it with less developed cognitive tools [critical vocabulary] has a tendency to leave me with comments ranging from “that sounds cool” to “that’s dancey and I don’t feel like dancing”. Lame. So, on the basis of the internet showering me with free music, and it sounding good, here is a small selection of “flash-reviews”: