One of my favorite albums..one of the most innovative collections of music I've ever heard!
If you want to learn how to play or do things, today is indeed a golden age. Knowledge has been democratized in ways that were inconceivable back then. Still a negatory on the flying cars we thought we would get back then though.I'm 63, back when this album was released, there was only a dozen or so great artist / bands everyone would listen to. I agree with Maud'Zin.
Today, there's literally thousands of artist / bands, each with their own genres. Dozens of labels born on websites.
Back then, it took a lot of talent, knowledge, and industry connections to acquire the resources to publish on the technologies of the day. Once CD recording software became ubiquitous, I feel like the magic was lost, every person with a computer was now a "song writer". The old skool talent just layed out, went home so to speak, let the dogs in the street have it. Drum machines and DAW's became another death nail to such an exclusive industry. When I was 14, I used to put the tone arm down the solo section of a 45 rpm vinyl, to learn the solo. By the time I had it down, the vinyl looked like someone etched it with a pocket knife. Now, just Google the tutorial on YT. Not sayin' all tech is bad, it just changes how we do what we do.
You are correct sir...The Nightfly only becomes more scarily Nostalgic , prescient and treasured with each listen...it has been particularly helpful and significant to me in these recent weeks.........and of course AJA.Don't make music like that anymore. That album and The Nightfly are in my Top 20.