Thursday, November 13, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | The Producers | Trevor Horn

If Jimmy Page elevated his productions straight off the ground, Trevor Horn found a sonic home for them in space in which you could pull up a chair and feel quite at home, thank you. Crickets chirp, clouds swell, dishes break, dice get rolled--which quite uniquely marry to a perfect groove enmeshed in the sound of a ROOM, perfectly miked and augmented with colour.

Trevor Horn reinvigorated the idea of music making for me LONG after having been spoiled by the sensibilities of some of his forbearers. He is as clever as he is musical, and that's saying a million. But really, if you're reading this blog, you know that (right?)--and if you don't--Wiki it yourself!

You guys with production depth on the bench will enjoy the hell out of these interviews right hea'.

Buggles - The Plastic Age (Mp3)
Yes - Into The Lens (Mp3)
ABC - Date Stamp (Mp3)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Mp3)
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Mp3)


Anonymous said...

He also sang on the Yes album Drama (which includes Yes' version of the Bugles "Into The Lens"), in addition to producing it.

I am a camera,

camera, camera.


Anonymous said...

He did a GREAT job with Seal's first 2 albums. Always thought it was a strange pairing, but sublime results.

Robert said...

Just catching up on your blog and I'm loving your producers entries. Really interesting how certain producers define certain periods of my life as much as certain artists.

ZTT for Art of Noise and Propaganda was about as good as it got in the 80's.