Originally Posted by c-Row
Basically just as lame as someone writing lyrics for another band's track. Which means WOW would just be as lame as Hybrid.
Except Hybrid already do that, too, so it's double entendre.
And jewd, incidentally, I have come to like Wow's sampling aesthetic quite a bit...I am regularly surprised how they take disparaging elements from elusive sources and meld them together into their own creative piece. The flute layering (from a musician they commissioned) in "Bodymotion" is quite intriguing in and of itself. I guess Hybrid is, in effect, doing the same with the compositions created for them via sheet music...but it's way more overt, in your face, grandiose and showy.
And I am not really sure you can list one artist as the sole instigator behind the orchestral component of film...maybe I'm omitting it by my own bias but musical movements tend to be collective and it's not always easy (or fair) or accurate to ascribe it to one particular artist.
I enjoyed Sphongle very much at the beginning (upon discovery nearly a decade ago) but I've grown weary of the meandering psychedelia over time.
Please correct me if I'm overstepping here but I get the sense that the tech/minimal movement has largely passed you by. I have a great appreciation for the creativity that some artists in that realm are expressing. For instance, Kruder (of Kruder & Dorfmeister fame) and this mind melt of a tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLOdzmpwhWU
- the transparency, airiness and openness are something to behold...and it still manages to retain some funk with a pretty nasty bassline.
My stance basically revolves around preferring less (forced) artificial melding of the organic with the electronic...which is exactly what these big orchestral jam sessions end up inevitably doing.