Friday, December 19, 2008

The importance of imperfection in music

The Quietus interviews Robert Wyatt. Wyatt talks about how he's trying to focus on the song, not the singer: "I try and recede as a character and almost disappear behind the note and the word rather than stand in the front trying to wave myself at everybody". The music shouldn't be too perfect either: "You see, I like the fact that you’re a person in sound trying to reach somebody else through sound and if you lose the imperfections you lose that human touch I think". I agree completely. He's an early bird too!

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