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Silver Sonya 24th May 2007 05:18 PM

Your influence
 
My last question might be uncomfortable for you to answer. You're obviously a humble, non-self-aggrandizing guy:

Are you aware of your influence?

Do you ever hear the impact of the innovations that you brought to pop music echoed in the work of others? You've mentioned Missy Elliott and Beck's "Guero" as records you like. I love them too but to me they almost sound like records you could have made.

And there are aspects of, say, Nigel Godrich and Jon Brion and Dave Fridmann's work that I feel have strong parallels to the signature Froom/Blake aesthetic. Whether or not there was a direct influence, it seems that you paved the way for more creative sonics in popular records.

These days, nobody blinks when an engineer adds distortion to non-guitar elements. No one looks at you funny or thinks you're weird. I credit you for making some formerly unorthodo practices more orthodox. So thank you for that.

tchadb 24th May 2007 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Silver Sonya (Post 1293547)
My last question might be uncomfortable for you to answer. You're obviously a humble, non-self-aggrandizing guy:

Are you aware of your influence?

Do you ever hear the impact of the innovations that you brought to pop music echoed in the work of others? You've mentioned Missy Elliott and Beck's "Guero" as records you like. I love them too but to me they almost sound like records you could have made.

And there are aspects of, say, Nigel Godrich and Jon Brion and Dave Fridmann's work that I feel have strong parallels to the signature Froom/Blake aesthetic. Whether or not there was a direct influence, it seems that you paved the way for more creative sonics in popular records.

These days, nobody blinks when an engineer adds distortion to non-guitar elements. No one looks at you funny or thinks you're weird. I credit you for making some formerly unorthodo practices more orthodox. So thank you for that.

THX for the accolades.
From my perspective I've just tried to mimic the records I grew up liking. All kinds of records.
I don't think I've created much that's new here, maybe just helped to revive some good ideas and even make some of those my own.
That's cool if I've done that.
I've never thought of myself as very influential but if I've been able to garner interest enough for this forum I'm over the moon about it.
It's been an eye opener and very instructional for me.
THX again.