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Old 29-06-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Electronic music genres that don't really fit any IDM forum genres?

One thing I notice on the forum is the focus generally goes to the biggest hitting genres related to electronic music. idk if others feel any differently, but as an experimentalist it sort of makes me ask the question, "well can it be tied to any of these?" I know you guys have idm/electronica, ambient/downtempo, breakcore/breakbeat/drum n bass, techno, and industrial/ebm/power electronics.

Personally, as a bassist whose turned his back to bass for the last four years to work on composing digital music, all the genres of electronic music just make my head spin. To hear someone ask "what's metal?" almost makes me laugh because in my mind it's like "what have I been surrounded by for the last 10+ years?"

For the most part, I'd describe my stuff as cybergrind/E-grind that tries to make as minimal use of FL Slayer as possible (relying on other softsynths, some come from tehpizz plugins), that also tries to get (not sure if I'm using the correct terminology) a really fast club feel incorporating gabber kicks/generally letting the drums just hard clip (to my ear it sounds more "real" in terms of thickness than some gabbers).

I've seen the site ihatebreakcore being used as a catch-all for all sorts of music, including cybergrind. At this stage in the game however, I'm not sure if I'll be successful at all despite the fact I like making tunes because of my own difficulties categorizing my stuff (let's face it, most stuff that can't really be shelved in a retail store can't really sell well either)

I'll put up a couple tracks soon enough.

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Old 29-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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IDM stands for 'It Doesn't Matter'

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Old 30-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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Jesus fuck, why are we so hellbent on genres lately?
It's well quoted that people fear what they don't know. Therefore, your ability to place yourself within a genre improves marketability.
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Old 30-06-2012, 04:41 AM   #4
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...I'm not sure if I'll be successful at all despite the fact I like making tunes...
If you are making tunes, and you enjoy making tunes you are making then; why do you need any "success" other than the enjoyment the making of these tunes is bringing you?

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Old 30-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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If you are making tunes, and you enjoy making tunes you are making then; why do you need any "success" other than the enjoyment the making of these tunes is bringing you?
because if my life is going to revolve around living as a figurative slave for a company, such as it is now, then I can't very well produce tunes for a sustainable period of time, can I? That's on the basis that I currently barely produce anything at the moment.

Music is as much of a product as it is an artform. If I can use it to get the fuck out of whereever I am, I'd take that opportunity in a heartbeat.

Call my ethic hypocritical but I've spent enough time with regular bands just fucking around for $0. So it gets old real quick.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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zombies are cool now so I call my music: "Industrial thrash zombie noiz"
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #7
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i gave up "real work" some time ago to concentrate on music - I'm super fucking successful because of that choice, not the one to give up work but the one to live my life for me and not what "society" say i should to fit in. I'm super fucking successful not in name, not by my tunes. I'm successful because i seize my own life and do what i need to, to create the balance i need with the thing i need. THAT is success, not being known by a gazillion people or whatever.

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Old 01-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #8
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i gave up "real work" some time ago to concentrate on music - I'm super fucking successful because of that choice, not the one to give up work but the one to live my life for me and not what "society" say i should to fit in. I'm super fucking successful not in name, not by my tunes. I'm successful because i seize my own life and do what i need to, to create the balance i need with the thing i need. THAT is success, not being known by a gazillion people or whatever.

and what ghyt said
was it bob dylan who first said 'Success is waking up, going to bed, and doing what you want in between'?

pretty sure it was him.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #9
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^That's a great quote. Wish I could abide by it more.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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i gave up "real work" some time ago to concentrate on music - I'm super fucking successful because of that choice, not the one to give up work but the one to live my life for me and not what "society" say i should to fit in. I'm super fucking successful not in name, not by my tunes. I'm successful because i seize my own life and do what i need to, to create the balance i need with the thing i need. THAT is success, not being known by a gazillion people or whatever.
That is exactly what I'm attempting at the moment.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #11
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i gave up "real work" some time ago to concentrate on music - I'm super fucking successful because of that choice, not the one to give up work but the one to live my life for me and not what "society" say i should to fit in. I'm super fucking successful not in name, not by my tunes. I'm successful because i seize my own life and do what i need to, to create the balance i need with the thing i need. THAT is success, not being known by a gazillion people or whatever.

and what ghyt said
Me too, up until I no longer receive unemployment checks from my union...
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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just a point on what i said, i'm generally constantly broke and on my arse. some days i can't even afford a loaf of bread or a pint of milk. but, and this is a BIG but - I'm fucking happy with that. it's the choice i made and i'm happy with that. if you really can't face being below the poverty line most of the time and enjoy it then being purely dedicated to music in this way is not for you.
On the other side of things, there are some weeks were i'm far from broke and actually live pretty damned well from it, it's taken me a few years to get to this stage. I never send demos out, i never chase a record deal, i release all my music for free. it's the mastering i learned how to do and still very much so learning that pays for my food these days, record deals and releases are never going to put food on the table unless you have that lucky moment of getting big - and that happens only when you truly dedicate yourself to being big these days, and even then if you're lucky
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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just a point on what i said, i'm generally constantly broke and on my arse. some days i can't even afford a loaf of bread or a pint of milk. but, and this is a BIG but - I'm fucking happy with that. it's the choice i made and i'm happy with that. if you really can't face being below the poverty line most of the time and enjoy it then being purely dedicated to music in this way is not for you.
On the other side of things, there are some weeks were i'm far from broke and actually live pretty damned well from it, it's taken me a few years to get to this stage. I never send demos out, i never chase a record deal, i release all my music for free. it's the mastering i learned how to do and still very much so learning that pays for my food these days, record deals and releases are never going to put food on the table unless you have that lucky moment of getting big - and that happens only when you truly dedicate yourself to being big these days, and even then if you're lucky
You must have some BIG Cojones to have done that.
'Cause man, that's exactly what I wann do!

To come back to the subject of the thread:
If it's electronic music and that it wasn't made for the actual "mainstream" scene. Then it's okay to fit it in.
I guess.

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Old 02-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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i gave up "real work" some time ago to concentrate on music - I'm super fucking successful because of that choice, not the one to give up work but the one to live my life for me and not what "society" say i should to fit in. I'm super fucking successful not in name, not by my tunes. I'm successful because i seize my own life and do what i need to, to create the balance i need with the thing i need. THAT is success, not being known by a gazillion people or whatever.
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just a point on what i said, i'm generally constantly broke and on my arse. some days i can't even afford a loaf of bread or a pint of milk. but, and this is a BIG but - I'm fucking happy with that. it's the choice i made and i'm happy with that. if you really can't face being below the poverty line most of the time and enjoy it then being purely dedicated to music in this way is not for you.
On the other side of things, there are some weeks were i'm far from broke and actually live pretty damned well from it, it's taken me a few years to get to this stage. I never send demos out, i never chase a record deal, i release all my music for free. it's the mastering i learned how to do and still very much so learning that pays for my food these days, record deals and releases are never going to put food on the table unless you have that lucky moment of getting big - and that happens only when you truly dedicate yourself to being big these days, and even then if you're lucky
Do you perform? And if so, is it purely instrumental music? Sorry, I'm not on a PC with sound atm...
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #16
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do i perform? rarely. when i do, do i get paid? rarely, and more often than not i like to take payment in alcohol
honestly i could do a lot more for myself if i really wanted to, my point is it's not just about music, it's about what you need in your life to be who you really are to your full potential. i made the choice to always be me and that's what really matters here i think
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do i perform? rarely. when i do, do i get paid? rarely, and more often than not i like to take payment in alcohol
honestly i could do a lot more for myself if i really wanted to, my point is it's not just about music, it's about what you need in your life to be who you really are to your full potential. i made the choice to always be me and that's what really matters here i think
mostly I'm looking to get heard. If there's people who want to buy my shit and check out sets of me doing vocals live to a track or taking my tunes and making traditional band versions of them for live performance, its all good.

but it's sitting in this fucking chair thats eating me alive.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #18
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then you need to make it happen for you how you need to, invest your whole being into what you really need for you to be complete and be totally "you" and you will win everytime

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