Listened Mentat Mix 1 from SoundCloud

Kidnap - Aurora KIKDRM - Little Helper 311-1 Cari Golden & Dance Spirit - Wash Me Clean (Dance Spirit's Hyperspace Dub) KΓΆlsch - In Bottles Moon Boots - First Landing Yotto - Chemicals (Mentat's Way Out West Edit) AEONIX - A Star Is Born (Clint Stewart Remix) Guy J - Airborne Nick Warren & Tripswitch - Voight Kampff Max Cooper - Resynthesis Dino Lenny & Artbat - Sand In Your Shoes Arthr - Balloons (Mentat Mix) Alex Metric & Ten Ven - Otic Sonin feat. Swedish Red Elephant - All Of My Teenage Crimes

Replied to The myths we live by, limitless tools & silent study by Oliver Quinlan (Quinlearning)
Faced with limitless possibilities, creativity can really struggle. But there's no reason why we have to use all these possibilities. In fact, a lot of what I learned about visual artists when I was at school was how they often seek to restrict themselves. The George Fitzgerald interview linked above really got me thinking, as rather than just showing off all his music equipment, he really gets into why he uses a room full of ageing 70s and 80s electronics when he could emulate it all in a laptop. It all comes down to restrictions. He takes each limited piece of equipment and finds the few ways in which it can do something special, then repeatedly uses these to create music that sounds unique.
It has been interesting to see the transition in soft synths Oliver. The interview with George FitzGerald reminded me a short clip involving Jack Antonoff. He too restricts himself to original equipment:

Antonoff condenses months of creativity into eight minutes. It left me think about how much learning is assumed to get to a point of understanding the technology to get to a point of control. I remember when I was young, I had a Roland G707. I would use a cassette player to record tape after tape of tweeking with the various sounds. There was something about the physicality of it that was never matched when I moved onto Fruity Loops.