The prolific and — now that he’s making pop music — diverse C Spencer Yeh will release his new songwriting 7” March 15 on De Stijl Records. But what is songwriting, man? Taking hundred year old classical tropes concerning harmonic movement and condensing them into their simplest form within a rigid, segmented structure that lasts 2 to 4 minutes and is accompanied by repeated quad-beat percussive phrases? What isn’t songwriting? I wish C Spencer would answer these questions, and many more.
• C Spencer Yeh: http://www.dronedisco.com/
• De Stijl: http://www.facebook.com/pages/De-Stijl-Records/254039376413