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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My feeling is the people here generally don't care how you want to classify it. They like making their art, and if other people enjoy it, great! If not, that's OK, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I usually find that if something is easily categorized as belonging to a particular genre of music, my interest in it goes down a tad. To me, it's a measure of how boring and predictable a track might be.
That being said, I do find a lot to interest me in many different "genres". Electronic, or a degree of "electronicness" is just one of many sounds I enjoy. Passionate performance, melodic structure, dynamic range, interesting and/or unique lyrics, etc. are all just as important to me, and can be found in everything from punk to classical, acapella to ambient drones.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I book music at a club, and I remember sometime between '06-09 I started getting booking requests from acts who said they were "Electro". I'd go to their MySpace page and listen to their songs, and of course they were not even electronic. !?! I thought, then and now,"kids these days...they don't even know what Electro is!"

Does this make me an Electro Elitist? LOLZ

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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I book music at a club, and I remember sometime between '96-99 I started getting booking requests from acts who said they were "Electro". I'd go to their MySpace page and listen to their songs, and of course they were not even electronic. !?! I thought, then and now,"kids these days...they don't even know what Electro is!"

Does this make me an Electro Elitist? LOLZ


No, just a realist. Kids these days are indeed likely not to know much. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

And I thought classical music was elitist!

They are very well educated too. Wink

These days I get more pissed off by crap drivers of all kinds.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't like electro elitism, I only listen to ambient dubcore these days.

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Is that the lorries that come round to pick up your recycling?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:
I don't like electro elitism, I only listen to ambient dubcore these days.

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Is that the lorries that come round to pick up your recycling?

jocolor


Heheheh, no these are window drivers. Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Muied Lumens wrote:
And I thought classical music was elitist!


Have you seen "Amadeus"? Razz

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These days I get more pissed off by crap drivers of all kinds.


You and me, pal. Evil or Very Mad

In my neighborhood, it's 100% crap drivers. Too fast, can't park, parking in the road, random false alarms, honking - and this is not a busy city street.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I always thought that metal was the world for elitism though- some of the subsubsubsubsubsubgenres are so narrow that they encompass only one band, and the difference between that style of music and the next is that one band is more influenced by Lord of the Rings while the other is more influenced by Morrowind.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I just got rid of a book on the history of western music. Not because I'm not interested, but because it's rather dry material and not something interesting enough to read more than once. But I'm glad I did read it. I would like a book that goes way back AND covers modern music in more than just a few pages at the end. Because, yeah, people have no clue about the history of music. How metal - good metal - stems from classical or baroque. What rap is and where it came from. What jazz was originally all about. How electronic music evolved. And so on.

Personally, I call my stuff "iplayda raundfoora wyle". It's Norwegian for "it is what it is".

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Blame it on the Streetsounds series...
And you can drive the electro elitism to even further extremes: The tracks on the Streetsounds compilations were basically electronic hip hop. Most US artists from that time will tell you that there was no "electro" and that they were doing hip hop. I don't really see the hip hop connection in much of today's electro (electro bass, techno bass), so if it was up to me that stuff wouldn't even be called electro. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Blame it on the Streetsounds series...
And you can drive the electro elitism to even further extremes: The tracks on the Streetsounds compilations were basically electronic hip hop. Most US artists from that time will tell you that there was no "electro" and that they were doing hip hop. I don't really see the hip hop connection in much of today's electro (electro bass, techno bass), so if it was up to me that stuff wouldn't even be called electro. Very Happy


Along those lines, a lot of what is called "rap" today is "crap" by my standards. There no message from the street, from the oppressed. It's just shallow, horny kids yammering about jewelry, cars and sex. Whoop-de-fucking-doo.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't know about electro-elitism so much here.

Seeing as how we be in the farm country north of London ON we don't see much of that.... Wink Smile

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I'm currently listening to a song which has epic synthesizer sounds as the lead, rock guitar solos, swing music-like backing trumpets, and occasionally eurobeat style interludes, it's very 80's but I can't place it in a genre at all. Even if I knew what genre it was I wouldn't care, I like it obscure anyways Wink it's better not to care about genre and only about whether it sounds good to you or not.

P.S. who is making a band which plays the genre electro-elitism and only plays old classical stuff on huge analogue modular synths? Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

JingleJoe wrote:

P.S. who is making a band which plays the genre electro-elitism and only plays old classical stuff on huge analogue modular synths? Laughing


I vote to name the band Salacious Moog And The Elitist Moogerfoogers.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Why not name a band after this bright dude..?

http://www.squidoo.com/president-merkin-muffley

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