Stephin Merritt

Stephin Merritt

Surf is that music which is entirely about evoking something. There's never any vocals, so it's not about the lyrics, it's about the reverb.More Stephin Merritt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would say that the evocative qualities of music are usually put there in post-production in the reverb. It's really not much about the musicians as the engineering. It's post-production that's being done by the musician at the time.More Stephin Merritt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I gave up music criticism because of the increasingly obvious conflict of interest. I couldn't say anything bad about the records when I might be meeting that person's manager backstage an hour later.More Stephin Merritt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't remember things initially when listening to music. Like, I don't remember where I first heard a song, I don't have nostalgic attachment to a song in that it reminds me of such and such a time or place. I think I probably did experience that somewhat when I was not a full-time, professional musician, but I don't think music works that way for people who are in it constantly.More Stephin Merritt quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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