« on: March 26, 2008, 05:40:14 AM »
I think it can also play two other tunes, but unfortunately has no memory for user presets
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All the popular labels here,Hypnos,Atmo,Databloem,I have both pressed CDs and CD-Rs,and I would say,to my ears,that all the CD-R products are missing something compared to the pressed CDs, sonically, not to mention that some have become distorted pieces of plastic,not all but many.There is something to be said for mastering studios and manufacturing plants though I understand this is not feasible for most indy labels.I question whether MP3s are better sonically than cassette,and certainly,CDs are no better than LPs,so to me,
Quote'The line between plagiarism and intertextuality/recontextualiztion has become blurred anyway, as notions of authorship and originality have been problematized.'
Alan, could you explain your point a bit more lucidly ?. I'm curious as to what you mean by this statement.
How has the the issue become 'problematized' ? - is it a problem ?
PeteHoly cow that's a mouthful, Alan. But oddly enough - I think I know what you're saying and agree with you.
Heh. Thanks for that, jkn. Well, Pete asked for it... so, yes, I’ll bite, though you should know that ‘lucidity’ isn’t one of my virtues ;-)
At the risk of typecasting myself as the resident pseudo-intellectual , some of the ideas to do with the authorship issue (and yes, it IS a problem, or at least, it has been problematized) can be found in the opening paragraphs of this chapter from a textbook on Semiotics. Caution is advised, though; bedtime reading it is not: http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/sem09.html
What it says about “text” and “writer” and “language” is, arguably, applicable to the context of music composition, and underlies my comment on Lähtö's admission of appropriation of Hammock's musical text.