Whitney, Digital Harmony
The 'drive' of a piece of music is automatically enhanced with metrical or cyclical consistency and repetition. Rock musicians understand this.
The loop has a mechanical meter which looks as a motorboat might sound. Loops are redundant, simplistic, and obvious. Too often, loops fail to generate that special quality of music ('drive'). Instead they generate tedium, exactly the opposite of 'drive'.
- It is not obvious to everyone that rhythm does not repeat like gears or loops, turning round and round with precision.