From Fast Company:
You wouldn’t necessarily be wrong in thinking that digital recording (and attendant pieces of software like Auto-Tune) have made for a more sterile brand of pop music–songs that are hermetically sealed to the world around them. But still, even today, the strange sounds of our analog existence manage to creep into songs. In a recent New York Times profile of Benny Blanco, a prolific pop hit-maker, we learn that the 24-year-old is “a scavenger of peculiar sounds, including those made by his body; his French bulldog, Disco; the lock on his door; and the clatter of bowls on a table,” all of which he’s incorporated into hits by groups like Maroon 5 and Rihanna. With the Re: Sound Bottle, a project by Japanese designer Jun Fujiwara, you still have to do the scavenging, but the bottle will do all the beat-making for you.
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