With the recent release of Sparkle Hard, we're now entering a period where Stephen Malkmus' output with the Jicks is far outpacing what he did with Pavement — Sparkle Hard is their seventh, whereas Pavement broke up after five LPs. In a lot of ways, Sparkle Hard is best of what you would hope from a Stephen Malkmus release in A musically and lyrically tight affair rooted in his 'classic' sound that still boasts more than a few surprises, including the generous use of Auto-Tune which somehow sounds entirely organic in his world and an unusually direct socio-political reference the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Ahead of the album's release, and with plenty of coffee in his system, Malkmus hopped on the phone with Billboard for a casual, candid conversation about his creative process, "cringe-y" lyrics from his past, and why he got Kim Gordon to sing on a country song.
RecordingHoning Your Craftproduction. Rachel Bresnahan. It has been deemed the death of "good" music, declared the reason why American culture has gone downhill, and called utterly inauthentic.
Auto-Tune is an automated pitch-correction and audio-processing software developed by Antares Audio Technologies in While the technology has been silently at work behind various hits for over a decade, it was introduced to larger audiences after the breakout of rapper, singer and producer T-Pain, who experimented heavily with auto-tune effect in his albums. Since its mass popularization through pop music hits inonline videos of all genres have been treated with the software for humorous effect. At first, Auto-Tune was primarily used as a subtle way to cover the mistakes of a vocalist off their game; smoothly sliding the pitch to the correct note.
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Vitriolic reactions to Kanye West and Paul McCartney's recent collaboration focused heavily on the vocoded vocals. There are high profile skeptics too, including: Jay Z, who claimed Auto-Tune was turning the "recession" into the "great depression" on a song called " Death of Auto-Tune ", Nirvana, Pixies and Slint producer Steve Albini who, in an article for the A. V Clubsaid it was "depressing" that the "production gimmick" allowed artists to "hide the fact that they were bad singers".
As the main, and heralded, engineer for most of Young Thug 's music, it's safe to say that Alex Tumay also has to deal with a fair bit of controversy, as the ATLien himself is somewhat of a controversial figure. While the "shock" of Thugger's squealy, auto-tune rapping and his outlandish style has mostly worn off, it seems that there are still some who refuse to give up the fight against auto-tune. Alex Tumay had to get some things off his chest while apparently combing through his mentions this afternoon, offering up a refreshing and candid point of view on the usage of auto-tune.
It comes after a tweet implying Scott's success was aided by girlfriend Kylie Jenner. Nicki Minaj went off about Travis Scott's album success on her radio show Tuesday night, labelling him a "stupid fuck". Scott beat her to the number one spot of the Billboard Top with his latest release, Astroworld.
Faheem Rasheed Najm born September 30, better known by his stage name T-Painis an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sangawas released in His third album, Thr33 Ringzwas released in