PresidentLeever - what redundant comment! Basically, you use whatever you need to use to make a song or piece of music work. This works brilliantly. It's heavily evocative. It takes you away to another place. This is the power that great music has.
@PresidentLeever, this is over two decades old, such techniques were more original back then but even so these "cheesy and redundant" sounds will probably be around long after most "relevant" contemporary music is forgotten, so go easy on them, if done well they can add something.