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Re: [microsound] Re: How long should a "digital" album be
and by months I meant years on the zeena + ikue disc
On 6/27/06, Michael Samos <michael.samos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I really think it depends specifically on the music. I've been listening
> intently to Todd Dockstader's Aerial 1 & 2 and I'm eagerly awaiting number
> 3. I have no problem with listening for over 200 minutes if the music
> warrants that type of listening. Having said that, I often like to listen
> in "chunks" of 5-15 min and then repeat the listening.
> Last weekend, I was recording an album for a rock band in Boston I am
> friends with and they mentioned to me that they prefer to play 25 minutes
> sets. People come up to them and tell them: "that was great! why didn't you
> play longer?" They feel it is a better response than people standing around
> with their arms crossed after 45 minutes of non stop playing. I think there
> is a degree to which this applies to albums too. Filler is definitely a bad
> thing. I listen to the Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori disc that came out a few
> months ago (somewhere in the mid 30min range if I remember right) and I am
> left wanting more. I like feeling that desire.
> On 6/26/06, jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx < jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is a very interesting question -- one I hadn't previously spent
> > more than isolated moments "thinking" about.
> > I think the 60 minute album length is, for the most part, a marketing
> > ploy. "Over an hour of music" screams the sticker! And as others have
> > already pointed out, all too often the hour has many, many minutes of
> > filler. On the other hand, I have more than a few 70+ minute CDs that
> > end all too soon for my ears.
> > I'll weigh in on the side of those who feel an album (or EP or single)
> > is done when it feels like everything it needs is already there -- no
> > matter what the time length. Also, I love the concept of multiple hour
> > CD/DVD lengths, and the "release early, release often" concept has merit
> > too.
> > =j=
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