thearmchairproducers

The rules of The Armchair Producers-

The basic idea is that we select two albums of similar style and of similar era from two different bands, listen through a bunch of songs from both, analyze and critique all the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff that we hear in those songs, and declare at the end of the show which album is better.

This is of course, entirely subjective. At the same time, Brian is a life-long musician and composer and pro audio engineer and mastering engineer, has played guitar in thrash metal bands in the 80s/90s, viola in orchestras in the 00s/10s, and continues to compose music and movie soundtracks as an electronic laptop musician. He'll point out substantial stuff every week that many people wouldn't recognize or hear in the very music that they love and have heard a million times themselves. Thing is, Brian doesn't care about lyrics. The good news is, Emily does, and she too is a musician and is as addicted to music as anybody could be. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like, and won't hesitate to let you know how she feels.

We won't have time to go through every song on both albums, because we'd like to keep the show at about an hour in length, but we'll select 4 or 5 songs from each album which we think are representative of each album.

We are the ones who select which albums will do battle, and always make an effort to select albums that are apples-to-apples- in similar styles, of similar eras. Bands or artists that, hypothetically or in reality, may have toured with each other.

We use uncompressed, CD quality versions (44.1, EAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF…).

At this point, only original studio albums will be in the running. No live albums, no Best Of or Greatest Hits compilations, no compilations featuring multiple artists, no soundtracks, no bootlegs. And even though we're big fans of surround-sound music, we use only stereo versions for this show. We're not opposed to including albums of music for video games, but it's gonna be a really long time before we run out of studio albums, so don't hold your breath.

Yes we will absolutely include brand new, hot-off-the-presses albums. How old will we go? Dunno. Definitely 70s, perhaps 60s.

Yes, we do take requests. Drop us a note on FB or Twitter.
facebook.com/thearmchairproduc...oducers/?ref=hl
twitter.com/armchrprdcrs

Brian's favorite bands/artists:

The Young Gods
In Slaughter Natives
Venetian Snares
Xanopticon

Brian's votes for best albums all time:

Skinny Puppy 'Last Rights'
Venetian Snares 'Rossz Csillag Alatt Született'
Venetian Snares 'Doll Doll Doll'

And he's a sucker for a good one-hit-wonder rock/pop song.

Emily will post her favorites when she feels like it.

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The rules of The Armchair Producers-

The basic idea is that we select two albums of similar style and of similar era from two different bands, listen through a bunch of songs from both, analyze and critique all the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff that we hear in those songs, and declare at the end of the show which album is better.

This is of course, entirely subjective. At the same time, Brian is a life-long musician and composer and pro audio engineer and mastering engineer, has played guitar in thrash metal bands in the 80s/90s, viola in orchestras in the 00s/10s, and continues to compose music and movie soundtracks as an electronic laptop musician. He'll point out substantial stuff every week that many people wouldn't recognize or hear in the very music that they love and have heard a million times themselves. Thing is, Brian doesn't care about lyrics. The good news is, Emily does, and she too is a musician and is as addicted to music as anybody could be. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like, and won't hesitate to let you know how she feels.

We won't have time to go through every song on both albums, because we'd like to keep the show at about an hour in length, but we'll select 4 or 5 songs from each album which we think are representative of each album.

We are the ones who select which albums will do battle, and always make an effort to select albums that are apples-to-apples- in similar styles, of similar eras. Bands or artists that, hypothetically or in reality, may have toured with each other.

We use uncompressed, CD quality versions (44.1, EAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF…).

At this point, only original studio albums will be in the running. No live albums, no Best Of or Greatest Hits compilations, no compilations featuring multiple artists, no soundtracks, no bootlegs. And even though we're big fans of surround-sound music, we use only stereo versions for this show. We're not opposed to including albums of music for video games, but it's gonna be a really long time before we run out of studio albums, so don't hold your breath.

Yes we will absolutely include brand new, hot-off-the-presses albums. How old will we go? Dunno. Definitely 70s, perhaps 60s.

Yes, we do take requests. Drop us a note on FB or Twitter.
facebook.com/thearmchairproduc...oducers/?ref=hl
twitter.com/armchrprdcrs

Brian's favorite bands/artists:

The Young Gods
In Slaughter Natives
Venetian Snares
Xanopticon

Brian's votes for best albums all time:

Skinny Puppy 'Last Rights'
Venetian Snares 'Rossz Csillag Alatt Született'
Venetian Snares 'Doll Doll Doll'

And he's a sucker for a good one-hit-wonder rock/pop song.

Emily will post her favorites when she feels like it.