How's about I get the ball rolling in terms of the the current Module work:
For the Perceived Space Graph project, I picked The Nightfly, by Donald Fagen.
Not entirely sure how accurate this graph is, as the sound gets a little dense further in. I worked this graph from the first 1:50 of the song, and might get into the other sections of the song later.
The main spine of the song is the bass, drums, and the piano, which seem to remain fairly consistent in space all the way through. There's a slightly wet reverb on the snare, particularly, on the drums, but the kit mostly seems like it's all in the same space, as is designed to sound tight and relatively sparse.
The guitar part seems to move around quite a bit, with many of the licks seeming to be panned between left close and further away right (on a side note, although not included in this graph, Larry Carlton's solo seems mostly to be centre and far, behind the vox). The EP, also, while being fairly symmetrical, also seems to occasionally favour the right side, and seems often to move around in reply to the guitar licks. There are also various synth instruments used, often on the big almost percussive chords in the verses, but the main one I picked out sounds a bit like a theremin, which is usually far at the back favouring the left.
Vocals are pretty consistent, placed around the middle, with BVs behind that. A generous but short amount of reverb on these gives them a kinda spacey feel, which seems to work well against the tight and sparse rhythm section.
I picked this song firstly just because I like it, but because the way the sounds are arranged shows off the interesting chord changes and obviously the skill of the musicians, but also gets at the mood of the song, of a 'DJ with issues' manning the night shift - moody, groovy, and also a kind of subversion of the easy-listening late night jazz style.
Piano and Lead Vocals: Donald Fagen
Electric piano: Michael Omartian
Lead guitar: Larry Carlton
Guitars: Hugh McCracken, Rick Derringer
Synthesizers: Rob Mounsey, Donald Fagen
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Bass: Marcus Miller
Backing Vocals: Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders, Frank Floyd, Donald Fagen