Art & Music Louder Than Phrases

From Latin music, Disco took its percolating percussion, and its sensuous and throbbing rhythms. From the 1960s Funk music of James Brown and Sly Stone, it borrowed a kicky bass-guitar line. From Afro-Cuban music it repeats easy lyric strains like voodoo chants and like early Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll it exploits the honking saxophones of rhythm and blues. Popular music in the 1970s additionally shifted from narratives that addressed social issues to musicians producing for the sake of making music. The financial system was prosperous and the recording trade was expanding greater than ever.

Linn Records gave Gray and the Royal Scottish Orchestra s bit too much reverb, which somewhat dulls the influence. I .like it even a bit greater than the surprisingly good one by Arthur Fagen and the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra on Naxos. Many cultures all over the world have musical traditions that fall under the class …