maybe another essay: switching of archtypes/identities
and so when they switch roles, like when frank plays the octaves or when ray plays the octaves, it's so fucking cool.
to see the same motif being played through a different interface - the player, and how the player adds his character and flair to the motif, like frank's "sloppiness" of the octaves or rays extra tightness to it ( eg. sleep live by my chemical romance" - so cool.
another example is linkin park. so cool to hear nike shinoda and his archtype do the singing archtype of chesters singing in the song "no roads left" - referencing that interview.
or seeing phoenix the bassist do backup vocals in little things give you away. mike shinoda becoming a guitarist in the band and seeing how the parts he plays manifests through his guitar playing and archtype. especially apparent to see this archetypical switch occur when chester bennington joins mike in rapping or just in general to see band members switch instruments and roles. man. so so fucking amazing.
and i wonder if these bands had this intention or conscious choice, or even awareness...
another essay on micro-detail / micro-expression
The first ever band I was really into was Linkin Park. Brad Delson’s guitar playing is so distinctive and so well within the context of the band. I didn’t know it then, but his use of lush 9th chords and other voicing were something I absolutely adored and wasn’t hearing anywhere else. His approach to playing is also very textural- almost electronic. It’s as if his intention is to build a soundscape rather than just strike chords. My Chemical Romance is another example of a great band that has incredible guitar playing- not necessarily from a “virtuoso” perspective, but because of the interplay between Ray Toro’s and Frank Iero’s Guitar playing. I recall being so engrossed in their music that even if both guitarists were playing the same thing, I would know who was playing which part, simply from their finger tone. That was a huge lesson for me.
from heavy repping