Le Morte D'Abby says that it reminds him of Severed Heads "Dead Eyes Opened" -- so maybe Rolando was working from a Severed Head influence too!
Or maybe music is music and there are all sorts of unlikely connections going on. https://youtu.be/Orr2ZqtijCQ On Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 2:45 PM ja...@iridite.com <ja...@iridite.com> wrote: > > > On Tue, 23 Aug 2022 at 17:24, kent williams <chaircrus...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Le Morte D'Abby is aware of techno, no doubt, but I think he got to that >> almost-Knights-Of-The-Jaguar sound on that song without actually hearing >> Rolando. >> >> There's a 'Detroit Sound' but it's composed of things that aren't unique >> to techno. You hears echoes of it from people with no great knowledge of >> techno. >> >> The most direct ancestor of that Detroit melodic techno sound is jazz. >> And there's a direct line from the legit jazz players that made up the >> Motown house sound to guys like Mad Mike and Amp Fiddler. The "Strings Of >> Life" sound came directly from Michael James recording MIDI of his live >> playing and it's really jazz changes. >> > > Absolutely > > > >> >> I've been reading the excellent J Dilla biography "Dilla Time" by Dan >> Charnas, and it really underlines the interconnectedness of Detroit music. >> Amp Fiddler was Dilla's mentor early on, and there's mentions of how much >> techno & ghettotech were in the air as J grew up. Dilla's dad Dewitt Yancey >> was a jazz bassist, and J grew up hearing his parents play jazz every day. >> > > I've got this, just need to find time to actually read it! > > > > > >> >> On Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 9:36 AM ja...@iridite.com <ja...@iridite.com> >> wrote: >> >>> Thanks Kent - yeah, that's a pretty "familiar" sound on that release :) >>> >>> >>> On Mon, 22 Aug 2022 at 17:32, Rob Theakston <rob.theaks...@gmail.com> >>> wrote: >>> > >>> > Reminds me quite a bit of Ian O Brien and recent Kirk stuff. Quite >>> lovely. >>> > >>> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 12:25 PM kent williams <chaircrus...@gmail.com> >>> wrote: >>> >> >>> >> Le Morte D'Abby puts out stuff on the label that's released some of >>> my music. He isn't a techno producer per se, but man this track screams >>> Detroit to me. >>> >> >>> >> https://triplicaterecords.bandcamp.com/track/not-someone-who-is-loved >>> >>