"You know a design is good when you want to lick it"
"I don't remember being forced to accept compromises, but I've willingly accepted constraints."
"Give me blemishes and squeaks, tempos speeding up and more. If it (the recording) has soul and passion, it will speak to the listener. If it is precise and staid, it will be invisible to the listener."
Ken Coomer - Drummer, Producer
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
"There is hardly anything in the world that some person cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper and people who consider price alone are this person's lawful prey."
"Harmony alone can stir the emotions. It is the one source from which melody directly emanates and draws its power."
Jean-Philippe Rameau - Composer
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"It is important that musicians have a sense of occasion and danger in recording. Putting down tracks or vocals with endless opportunities to correct and perfect accomplishes the opposite of what I look for in a recording."
Joe Boyd - Producer
"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"Design is the art that combines consumer needs with the possiubilities of industrial production."