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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: electronic music genres Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wikipedia lists 21 electronic music genres and 201 sub-genres.

Apparently, every new electronic tune is its own unique sub-genre.

Allow me to demonstrate by pressing a single key on this synth...

"BOINGGGGK!"

There, I have just created a new sub-genre. I shall call it "one goofy sounding note style." Do you think it'll catch on?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

If produced right and marketed well with a nice viral sauce? Yeah I guess :-)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nyuck nyuck, woob woob woob!

Hey Moe, I just created a subgenre!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

achoo!

gezundheit.

double genre!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As is customary in these circumstances, I refer to Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music Very Happy

You have to get those new genres registered ASAP, folks!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here are a few genres that I have dabbled in:

Deep Basement
Plug Rock
Sci-Pop
Crambient
Fidget Mouse
Obstinent Tech-droid skybody base hop
Speed Polka
Ambient glitch core
S t r e t c h
Crap
Porn beat
Existential Elevator Muzak
Nillbient
Hellbent
Whatever Beat
Enough

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DrJustice wrote:
As is customary in these circumstances, I refer to Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music Very Happy

You have to get those new genres registered ASAP, folks!

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I have been to that site before and it is well done in terms of graphic design and usability. Unfortunately, it is extremely heavily biased toward what might be called dance music/music with beats. Don't get me wrong, I like a wide variety of music, including dance music/music with beats, but by having so many sub-genres, it is no wonder that so many people equate electronic music with dance music. The visual representation of the plethora of subgenres gives rise to misrepresentation.

The website also does a commendable job of attempting to represent multiple dimensions into essentially a modified 2-D design. Perhaps v. 3.0 or 4.0 will introduce a navigable multidimensional design. I think that would be innovative and useful and might remove some of the bias I mentioned above.

All-in-all, I still think it is very well done.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Muied Lumens wrote:
Here are a few genres that I have dabbled in: . . . .

I think I have heard some of your dabblings in these genres. I love the list--they are quite descriptive!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Here are a few genres that I have dabbled in:

Deep Basement
Plug Rock
Sci-Pop
Crambient
Fidget Mouse
Obstinent Tech-droid skybody base hop
Speed Polka
Ambient glitch core
S t r e t c h
Crap
Porn beat
Existential Elevator Muzak
Nillbient
Hellbent
Whatever Beat
Enough


Wow, those are all classics.
I'm glad you're not into anything weird.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

On a more serious "note", I feel that our radio station is re-exploring the genre space and making new little nooks and crannies in it occasionally.

A guitarist who was really quite good visited me to play my invention guitar here in Texas. He mentioned the complex timing that guitarists are using now so I played him some boolean sequenced guitar. He seemed silent and confused by the music, straining through my talking to "grasp" it. I'd like to see real guitarists play boolean sequenced timing, that would be wild.

And don't ask me about No-Wave and it's influence on my work.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

presently dabbling in "unforgivable bliggity-blackness" and "stoner-skank" but never at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Random made-up genres because it's late and I'm tired:

Shit-Fuck
Fuck-Puddle
Oggletits
Boingybutt
Face on the Floor
Skwirm
Pandafarten

Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

MusicMan11712 wrote:
DrJustice wrote:
...Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music Very Happy...

I have been to that site before and it is well done in terms of graphic design and usability. Unfortunately, it is extremely heavily biased toward what might be called dance music/music with beats....

...All-in-all, I still think it is very well done...

That site is of course quite tongue-in-cheek, if not downright satirical. The Disclaimer says things like "made most of it up", "several biases" etc.. So yes, not a real reference, but very well done and funny - and always there to remind us of the madness of it all... Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Along those lines...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I actually find all this obsession with genres completely idiotic.
My wife and I recently tried to find a track on the Itunes site, only to find that you can't find anything on the Itunes site unless you can correctly decide which genre it is!?! Mad
There was no "search by song title" Shocked
No "search by artist" Rolling Eyes
You literally HAD to know what the genre was! Confused
We just laughed our heads off and threw the Itunes card in the bin.

I don't think I'm interested in any music which fits into a genre. It seems so remedial and retarded.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh it's just that ... currently the word dubstep needs to be in genre for it to be hip, so you'll see people label themselves like that, doesn't say much about the music I think (as they'll subgenre it immediately), but when I'm busy busy busy I'll use any excuse to not listen Shocked

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There was no "search by song title" Shocked
No "search by artist" Rolling Eyes


Yeah I don't know how people do that, same thing in iTunes radio list ... a bit eccentric Rolling Eyes


Hmm, and now coffee Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

CoffeeCore or CoffeeStep? Maybe Coffee Crossover?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

DrJustice wrote:
That site is of course quite tongue-in-cheek, if not downright satirical. The Disclaimer says things like "made most of it up", "several biases" etc.. So yes, not a real reference, but very well done and funny - and always there to remind us of the madness of it all... Smile

Oooops. I missed the disclaimer. I didn't realize the whole site was mock serious. Embarassed I thought the designer of the site was really into dance music/music with beats. Thanks for clarifying that.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Yeah I don't know how people do that, same thing in iTunes radio list ... a bit eccentric Rolling Eyes

True, indeed. Almost everything under "electronic" in itunes radio is either dance, pop, or rock and roll. Maybe the person who designed the classification scheme was trying to be tongue-in-cheek with the genres?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Uncle Krunkus wrote:
I actually find all this obsession with genres completely idiotic.
My wife and I recently tried to find a track on the Itunes site, only to find that you can't find anything on the Itunes site unless you can correctly decide which genre it is!?! Mad
There was no "search by song title" Shocked
No "search by artist" Rolling Eyes


Shocked Question

Works fine for me. Searching for "full moon on the highway" certainly returns the right song from the right album. BTW, a great track!
No need for genres or whatever.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Uncle Krunkus wrote:

I don't think I'm interested in any music which fits into a genre. It seems so remedial and retarded.


++ Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:
CoffeeCore or CoffeeStep? Maybe Coffee Crossover?


Croissant Crunk. more coffee!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A E J O T Z wrote:
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Here are a few genres that I have dabbled in:

Deep Basement
Plug Rock
Sci-Pop
Crambient
Fidget Mouse
Obstinent Tech-droid skybody base hop
Speed Polka
Ambient glitch core
S t r e t c h
Crap
Porn beat
Existential Elevator Muzak
Nillbient
Hellbent
Whatever Beat
Enough


Wow, those are all classics.
I'm glad you're not into anything weird.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: electronic music genres Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A E J O T Z wrote:
Wikipedia lists 21 electronic music genres and 201 sub-genres.

Apparently, every new electronic tune is its own unique sub-genre.

Allow me to demonstrate by pressing a single key on this synth...

"BOINGGGGK!"

There, I have just created a new sub-genre. I shall call it "one goofy sounding note style." Do you think it'll catch on?
Oh mennn, please go on!!!! Very Happy cheers
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