I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that I'm offput by vintage synths. In the right hands they can do some truly stirring and effective things. "New Agey" stuff is more and more up my alley. I think it's often on to something much more soulful than more dance-floor oriented stuff. The combo of the two is a winning meld. We'll take that as an example. The amount of vintage synths Posford uses to create his ever-changing melodies is ample. It just so happens that what he programs and manipulates does far more for me than what, once again, WOW did on their recent effort. It'd be interesting to delve deeper into what exactly these two groups touch in the both of us and why. Because, from what it seems, you get the same juice from WOW as I do from a group like Shpongle and in a lesser sense, Hybrid. To each their own. But you're an outspoken, opinionated and self-admitted fanboy for a group I don't really get. I've tried, and I don't. Cheers to differing opinions.
Oh, with regards to the film influence, their production style has been adopted by film scorers. Granted, they worked with Gregson-Williams on projects before and after their last record which explains the sounds there. But I've heard sound design that's reminiscent of Hybrid in many film scores over the last 8 or 9 years. That's what I mean. Also, yes...somebody else composes the strings for Hybrid's albums. Is that a little lame? Maybe. But rest assured they're doing the research, meeting the composers and creating the vision. They're directors.
One last edit...I feel it necessary to mention that WOW's first album still ranks high on my list of favorite electronic albums.
Last edited by j3wd : 10-29-2009 at 09:35 PM.