Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Yep, James George Thirlwell. Class act.
Would you care to describe why he's a fine artist?
Or were you being ironic?
Because he's been one of the most inventive, distinctive musicians of the last thirty five years. He pioneered the 'artist as band' utilising studio technologies to create a huge, full, often aggressive sound in a style which has since become pretty much the dominant sound in American alt rock. The likes of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson have just least partially built their careers on a sound and concept he created.
They ultimately watered down his sound, and didn't have nearly the variety he's captured. Even in his early days he made Satie style piano tracks, and synth pop, alongside his more famous industrial rock megaliths. Nowadays, he's doing orchestral work, soundtrack scores, and still churning out the more recognisable rock stuff. And that's without taking into account some of the great albums he's lent his production skills to.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.