In music, as in film, we have reached a point where every element of every composition can be fully produced and automated by computers. This is a breakthrough that allows producers with little or no musical training the ability to rapidly turn out hits.
At practice I never want to get it perfect. I agree with Eno’s logic entirely and have expressed it many times myself to bandmates. Leaving the errors in keeps it fresh. When recording, it’s the plugins that you do not use that keep the songs, originals or covers, interesting and unique.
You know that almost every other DIY musician out there are throwing as much tech. at the process of recording as they can, sometimes to make up for lack of talent, but, I believe, more likely, because they feel they have to –everyone else is doing it.