FGTH vs. Sister Sledge – Relax, We’re Lost In Music. “Caught in a trap”
Lost in music – one of my favourite songs, and how I feel after a month of mashups. After a week or two of posting mashups I know and love, and then a few others that took me by surprise and found pleasing, each night I’ve found it harder and taken longer to find something that is entertaining and musically appealing. Like a user pushing further to find something that induces the same feeling of the initial hit, it seems like I’ve spent hours and hours lost in music.
This mashup is a bit gimmicky, I must admit, though it is passable fun. Both original songs are clearly there in the mix, but they don’t seem to really bring anything out in each other. I have the sense that they would easily fall apart into two separate halves without any difficulty.
I think that there are some really great mashup artists out there, but what is really frustrating is that many mashups are just thrown together. In my head I often play songs side by side. Snatches of melody from one song remind me of another, runs of lyrics lead from one song into another. But I don’t feel I have the skills or the tools to create my own mashups. That may change, as technology enables all sorts of apps to enable the musical fumbler to make collages of found sounds and songs.
Until then, there is the compensation of countless great solo songs that I can feed on and, in my head, compose into symphonies of polyphonic, harmonizing melodies.
Tomorrow, another month, and another theme.