Joined: April 2003
||Posted: June 30 2004, 07:30
I might sound rude, but to my ears, it sounds like Mike simply forgotten that it takes effort to make good music. It's been years since Mike last wrote a solid, original melody. Seriously! If you go back on his recent catalogue, you can count on the fingers of your right hand how many tracks are based on something vaguely reminiscing a melody, and when there is one, it's merely a recycling of old motifs.
Look, whatever genre of music you're going to do, you have to put effort on it. Heck, I've listened to Jarre's "Geometry Of Love" and "Metamorphoses", and I was genuinely surprised to see how well he has absorbed Lounge and Dance music. Has Mike really absorbed Dance and Chill-Out music to make The Millennium Bell and Tr3s Lunas? Not at all, I think! Everything I can find there are pale, pale immitations. When he makes a truly great thing, it's normally by accident.
As long as Mike keeps thinking that it's easy to make music, he'll continue being mediocre, IMHO. He can be doing Techno, Chill-Out, Folk, Reggae, whatever! I don't care anymore. I just want some solid music, and I think it's fair for me to expect that.
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