CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

As tonight’s starter topic, consider the below video from Vox, which explains how the “orchestra hit” so popular in pop music production got its start over a century ago in Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird and became common in the 80s with the advent of the Fairlight CMI synthesizer. As you’ll see, that one digital sample has appeared in countless familiar hit singles. And on a related note, also below is the Salsoul Orchestra’s glorious 1977 take on Stravinsky’s most enduring composition.