My beloved viking girlfriend once put the idea in my head, that when a song fades out rather than end properly it is a coward and unimaginative solution. Solution to what? To the problem of how the hell do we finish this song. I challange you to give me 5 songs in which there could definitely not be a better ending than a fade-out. What if... What if it was sex, you're going through the whole thing and instead of the propper climax all you got was a slow decline in sensation, everything goes numb and soft... Great, ain't it? No? Ok, should we try it with food? Anyone wants to argue that it's better to eat a steak slowly while it goes cold and tasteless, or do we all agree that a good desert and a drink makes a better finish?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Posted by Roi at 10:01 PM
Fade-out is lazy. It is an artist that couldn't finish the job. It's an artist that couldn't be bothered. It's uncreative and sad.
Now, this Brazilian cheerful lot, Cansei De Ser Sexy, I didn't really dig them before but their new release - Donkey - now that's all I want to play lately. It just calls me, "play me... play me...". It's great. Just one thing, why the fuck do all the songs end with a fade-out???