Jun 13, 2013
Now lots of people have recorded drums this way,
But nobody to quite the brilliant effect that Stevie Wonder has done here.
The genius Wonder is playing drums here, and he has created a stereo picture with the hi hat on the left, a crash cymbal on both the left and right channels, and the snare and toms are in the center of the picture, the snare slightly to the right, the toms slightly to the left. If you close your eyes and listen closely to the track you can begin to "see" the hands moving across the kit, playing the drums.
And thus, the blind genius Wonder, has masterfully created a way for his record audience to "see" a performance from a piece of plastic entitled Innervisions. (Look at the album cover artwork!) Words can not express his true magic.