Friday, April 17, 2020
try playing them all simultaneously !
christ, there's even more of them
oh and there's official ones too
And there's still more out there
Had a major Todd jag at the start of the year, made a mix of all my faves - that was all I wanted to play for a couple of weeks. This, after a long, long period of never feeling the urge and almost forgetting his existence.
Two of my faves
One of the miracles of modern-era music, that sound he invented - but like all miracles it had its prime season (mid-to-late 90s) and then started to wear itself out with repetition and over-use. The same tricks that worked so well, reapplied, but the glow not there somehow - perhaps a side effect of him being able to afford better gear? (I saw a video from deep into the 2000s of him showing how he did the Sound - his studio looked like Jodrell Bank. So much equipment, so many blinking lights. I suspect the earlier stuff was done on much more basic and limited equipment, which gave a certain raw edge to the tesselated samples, saving it from the sickly wispiness of Enya's multi-tracked choir-of-self (One of Todd's inspirations of course, Enya).
In my music folder, TE is filed under Nuum. Honorary citizenship, bestowed on no other American, I don't think.
More of my fave Todd blisscapes