In the early days of electronic instruments, the use of such noisemakers virtually guaranteed that the resulting music, good or bad, would have a certain metallic/robotic feel. But that's becoming a thing of the past. Thanks to better equipment and an increase in the number of artists able to take advantage of it, synthetic musical tools often sound as warm and inviting as the kind that still need to be blown, plucked, drummed or caressed. As such, juxtapositions of devices from different eras aren't as harsh and grating as they once were. Today, to paraphrase Rodney King, they... More >>>