i think vocal processing is really cool and i recognize that there are a lot of really interesting things being done with it and that in general it is kind of a new sound that identifies a piece of music as being a new vital thing that is happening right this second but i also know that i messed up by trying to use it as a veil to hide my singing and my lyrics behind because i was afraid of what people would think if confronted with them directly. that was a weak impulse and it ended up putting a wall between the content of the music and people who were trying to connect with it. i wouldn’t want that to happen to anyone else.
A nice abstract followed by and a very nice collection of tracks centered around the recently accelerating trend of breaking down, re-assembling, reinterpreting, and re-imagining the possibility of vocals in music. Every track mentioned here is a gem.
I was trying to think of who they missed here. DJ Nate, DJ Roc, and the rest of the Chicago juke scene come to mind, but that is not ‘atmospheric’ music like most of this list. Avey Tare. Aphex Twin.