The texture of sound. Rock radio in 2011 is painfully lacking, dominated by compressed guitars, cardboard drums, and bass thumping with no signature. But sound color lives at WFMU--we have more aural variation than you can shake at a focus group
On The Long Rally, Scott McDowell played a piece by Steve Reich called "Drumming"
The pumping bass and searing guitars of Turkish Rock were provided by Bryce.
The sound of music, the music of sound. For pure texture, check the opening to Martha's show.
This project has me digging much deeper into the archives. I checked out Rob Weisberg''s Transpacific Sound Paradise and found, among other delights, a track called 'Rumor" by Zikrayat.. Amazing drumming and what I thinkis a hurdy gurdy--i'll have to listen more to Rob to learn what instruments make these international sounds.