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.