Timothy Storhoff

Music, Culture, and Life in the Non-Profit Fast Lane

Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Hearing the Stax Sound in the 36 Chambers

The music of Stax Records served as a chief inspiration for how RZA approached production and also formed a primary musical resource he drew from. Here I look at those Stax samples in early Wu-Tang Clan albums and rediscover some great music in the process.

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Loki, Schubert, and the Art of Accompanying Ultraviolence

American musicians were unable to record the music for one of The Avengers’ best scenes that combined preexisting art music with shocking violence, giving insight into the film’s villain and placing it into an emerging cinematic tradition.

June 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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