Opinions on layering
Hey everyone, this has been on my mind for a while and would like to find out what everyone thinks about this.
Many newer albums and tunes (possibly only in more modern music, as that is what I listen to most) incorporates a lot of layering. This means, for example, that if a lineup only has one fiddler, they may record a few different melodies that get played over each other, essentially meaning that there are three individual ‘fiddlers’.
A good example of the difference between layering and not is from Talisk. Their first album didn’t use layering and their second one did. I personally prefer the second album (though they’re both fantastic), however I sometimes can’t help thinking that they couldn’t perform these tunes live as they are on the album.
I don’t have any issues with people using either method, but I would like to hear if this has crossed anyone else’s mind, or it is just me 🙂