The ear, scientifically, is attracted to imperfections. We map sound by what's wrong. So if you have a piece of music that's perfectly mastered and compressed, you'll actually forget it. It's just forgotten immediately because it has no distinguishing "problem."
this is something ive thought about a lot, especially in how it relates to a lot of conservatism in dance music. room for "error" and experimentation are something that seem to have been lost in a lot of ways in the dialogue when it comes to what is "good" music these days. i think its also very connected to the strength of capital as a force in our community.
great interview, thanks for highlighting local talent here in the pacific northwest, paul is super talented and deserves more exposure, and not only on the dance floor. i've worked with him on several experimental music nights here in portland, and he is a very engaging performer. get him some bookings!