Author Topic: No Line on the horizon's drum sound  (Read 722 times)

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Offline mdmomof7

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Re: No Line on the horizon's drum sound
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 11:50:31 PM »
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Yeah I have to agree. Listening to 00's U2 albums it sounds like they are playing with an inferior drummer to the guy that pounded the s**t out of his kit in the 80's and (to a lesser extent) 90'. I'm no musician, but to me Larry's drumming sounds more technically proficient and sophisticated on NLTH than on any album since Pop or possible before. It's just that it's so far back in the mix it is near impossible to decipher.

Kind of describes his behavior too.

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Re: No Line on the horizon's drum sound
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2012, 06:35:13 AM »
Electronic kits don't stand out to me the way acoustic ones do. You lose that big, booming sound that you get from playing actual drums. It worked for the sound on NLOTH but obviously it can't match the power of the percussion on TUF or TJT. It was neat to see Larry experimenting with that sound but for the next album I'd love hear those big drums again. ;)