soundslikedrums wrote:I'd make the same point about OTB - while OTB sounds more "now" than KS, I'm in the camp that would like them to move beyond "zhin zho", and sooner rather than later.
Glad I wasn't the one to say it. Though I have to admit, "zhin zho annamollywannago" and "fannykannylannymanny" are pretty awesome syllables.
soundslikedrums wrote:All I'm saying is that the wonderful music made by the King's Singers - of whom I have said zero negative things in this thread - is not consistent with the terms "innovative" or "modern" as I understand those terms to apply to a cappella music in 2009. And, based on the depth of talent they possess and the broad chasm between their work and what I recognize as "modern a cappella", I suspect that - as is the case with many of the Ivy League groups, who eschew a "modern" sound for a more traditional one - that difference is entirely by design.
This goes back to the whole point of what Dave said in his review - no one is, nor should anyone try to compare the King's Singers and Off The Beat. The Whiffenpoofs may sometimes use more "modern" recording techniques, but they're not trying to sound like Basix or the Bubs - they have a completely different style, and they choose to stick with it. If the King's Singers ever started "jen joh gen doh"-ing, I'd actually be a little concerned.