The best thing about cassettes was it was too much trouble to skip songs, so the annoying friend who does so every ten seconds didn’t exist.
A new idea had appeared, which was that music could be a lot like painting instead of being something where you stood in front of a mic and performed. By the late ’60s, there’d been the history of Phil Spector and, of course, George Martin, as well as various other people. They were starting to realize that what you did in the studio was painting with sound. You could make a piece over an extended period of time - it didn’t have to preexist the process; you could make it up as you went. It stopped being something that was located at one moment in time.
I did the dialogue editing, foley, and mixing on this new short film, Bananas, starring Jayma Mays of Glee. It has been on the festival circuit over the last year, and won the Audience Award at the 2013 LA Comedy Festival.
I’m always hearing about Beatport, so I went to the site and checked out the Top 10. I think they accidentally posted the same song ten times. Nearly every song shares the same tempo, same beat, and seemingly the same exercise in eschewing every bit of original thought possible.
#ThrowbackThursday - I produced this track in 2009, and it ended up on Caligula's 2010 mixtape, “Stuck On My FullTime”. Caligula is signed to producer Danja's New Age Rock Stars (N.A.R.S.) label. Check him out here: http://narsrecords.com/caligula/
FREE DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/alexniedt/caligula-fulltime-grustlen
Source: SoundCloud / Alex Niedt
FREE DOWNLOAD of my new remix of Exit’s “Body”: https://alexniedt.bandcamp.com/track/exit-body-alex-niedt-remix
Track 2 on Exit’s official “Body” single release.
Original song written and recorded by Benjamin Londa / Exit.
Remix produced and mixed by Alex Niedt.
All instruments by Alex Niedt.
Lead vocals by Benjamin Londa.
Backing vocals by Michael Plaster / soulwhirlingsomewhere.
My production company’s new commercial has made it to Upworthy, and has broken 200,000 views! It’s also been shared over 1,300 times on Facebook.