There are two mutually exclusive approaches to music production.
One, which is mostly taught and presented as though it is the way which achieves the best of what is musical, attempts to record a closest to perfect as possible reproduction of each individual instrument in a group and then to mix the group of instruments together so that the in the final production each instrument can be heard individually in the space-fabric of the musical recording.
Another is just about making a piece of art made of sound.
Is playing an instrument precisely and intentionally the mark of a better player? Is recording the ‘natural’ sound of the actual instrument a better production?
If we are looking around now days, the answer is decidedly ‘Yes’, and I think It could represent or symbolize a movement of humanity in the west to want to be more sure of things, what they are and what place we have with them.
People, it seems from philosophy and the world in general, do not want to question authority, or “the accurate rendering”, and I would submit, as a guiding feeling, people see that the questioning of authority as a blanket effort should not be undertaken. I would say that most people assume that questioning anything at all should be done in consideration of the truth of what is already established as a foundation, and that the foundation should not never be questioned. This maxim for discovery is so ubiquitous now to the point of not being able to question the foundation, that such questions are automatically understood as a kind of insanity.
We might even then move to show a true cause for the upsurge in intrest of mental health. Because it is now seen that it is much easier to advocate for a “healthy mental state” than it is to address the state upon which mental health is established, perhaps. . .