The late '70's and early '80s is the zenith of a certain craftsmanship in sound recording.
A cello was there 400 years ago and will still be here in 400 years.
Daft Punk would not exist if there was no technology.
Electronic music has definitely taken over America. There is more and more interaction with hip hop.
I remember when I was a kid, I would watch 'Superman', and I was super into the feeling of knowing that Clark Kent is Superman and no one knows.
I think 'Tron' is a good example of minimalism.
In 'Scream 2', they have this discussion about how sequels always suck.
Initially, electronic music was anti-establishment, as punk rock and rock n' roll were. The music was shut down; the police were against the parties.
Music was a vector that we wanted to build a universe around.
Skrillex has been successful because he has a recognizable sound: You hear a dubstep song: even if it's not him, you think it's him.
'SNL' is this part of American culture with a certain timelessness to it.
Synths are a very low level of artificial intelligence. Whereas you have a Stradivarius that will live for a thousand years.
Technology is an interesting subject, people thinking: how much good, and how much bad, does it inherently carry?
Technology is fascinating.
The only secret to being in control is to have it in the beginning. Retaining control is still hard, but obtaining control is virtually impossible.
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