Nov 14, 2019 • 1M

Lazy Cello

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Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre.
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[…working on like 4 albums…]

In this edition:

  1. A quickie jam

  2. Out of hiding

  3. A semi-repeat share

Out of hiding

It bears reminding that many of us (if some of you are like me) found music as a place to hide in our more vulnerable years.

At 13, 14 I just wanted to disappear into the music, to hide inside a sound cocoon because the world did not feel safe.

The world doesn’t feel any safer today, but along the way I had to stop imagining music as a distinct, safe hiding place.

Because if you’re doing Music honestly, you’ll find that not only is the big world staring you in the face while you do it, but it’s demanding more honesty and guts out of you than you thought you’d need.

Gotta be brave about your choices here in this music world.

Speaking of which, check out a very deep wormhole with the sound wizard himself, mr. Richard Devine. On a recent Hanging Out With Audiophiles:

“not content with just making LPs, touring and all of that trad life, Richard’s made his own path and now his work represents the high bar for sound design across the board. 

Whether working for Google, Yamaha or Jaguar Richard is the guy to figure out converting the unknown into the possible. A no to yes convertor. 

We talk about his toughest sonic challenge, the cutting edge of sound tech in 2019 and where he is heading in terms of his AI aspirations.  

We chat about the world of sound that lives above 20kHz.

Why analog ??? and a lot more. 

He’s a deep mind and this chat gets pretty specific in terms of tools used and so forth. 

You’re welcome!”

(Says Jamie Lidell in his intro)

Big love to your ears.


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