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Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:56 am
by Stab Frenzy
Tchammosaur wrote:As if the original poster weren't in enough trouble, I'd like to say I feel like there is an unspoken judgement about "dance music" being "non-experimental" and "generic" in the original poll. I for one despise that judgement. When someone makes a track with a heavy kick drum it doesn't necessarily mean that anything before it has sounded like it, or at least not more similar than two different jazz tracks from the 60's.
Also, it implies that people dance to all the genres in the first group. Ever been to a dubstep night? Ain't nobody dancing there. :D

Also how is pop not 'electronic dance music'? It's usually 100% make electronically with synths and samplers and lots of people dance to it.

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:30 pm
by OriginalJambo
balma wrote:Yeah, I know is gay, but Relax will kick asses forever!
Truer words never spoken. Trevor Horn is a genius!

I voted for the second option because I'm more into 80's pop synth usage than anything else. That, and old disco/funk tunes, is where my love for synthesisers stems from. The only modern electronic "dance" music I can generally tolerate is house, and that's because it's hugely influenced by disco.

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:21 pm
by Yatmandu
I guess VSE is made up of 80% crusty old grognards and 20% svelt dancing machines :lol: \:D/ :rr:

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:59 pm
by steveman
You're poll makes me a svelte crusty dancing grognard... :rr:

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:32 pm
by mute
This poll is too limiting and i refuse to participate. :P

Also, "EDM" is just as annoying a term as Electronica. Pigeonholing c**p the lot of it!

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:49 pm
by Yatmandu
steveman wrote:You're poll makes me a svelte crusty dancing grognard... :rr:
:lol: good name for a band!

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:42 am
by redroomrecordings
Stab Frenzy wrote:
Tchammosaur wrote:As if the original poster weren't in enough trouble, I'd like to say I feel like there is an unspoken judgement about "dance music" being "non-experimental" and "generic" in the original poll. I for one despise that judgement. When someone makes a track with a heavy kick drum it doesn't necessarily mean that anything before it has sounded like it, or at least not more similar than two different jazz tracks from the 60's.
Also, it implies that people dance to all the genres in the first group. Ever been to a dubstep night? Ain't nobody dancing there. :D
i'm not sure if you are being sarcastic but i've definitely seen people going f**k mental, jumping around and dancing to dubstep.

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:37 am
by otto
Yatmandu wrote:I guess VSE is made up of 80% crusty old grognards and 20% svelt dancing machines :lol: \:D/ :rr:
I suppose if you think that a genre that is getting near 30 and hit it's prime 15 years ago is is for the young and svelt...

I listen to a lot of newer music (some of it even EDM but most not)... I don't see how age is a factor. Most EDM hasn't aged well IMNSHO...

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:43 am
by otto
mute wrote:This poll is too limiting and i refuse to participate. :P

Also, "EDM" is just as annoying a term as Electronica. Pigeonholing c**p the lot of it!
Some could argue that many sub-genres of EDM don't really deserve their own name as they really aren't that much different.

You have a huge disparity between many bands that fall under the genre of krautrock. Some were electronic, some were semi-electronic and some weren't electronic at all, featuring more "traditional" rock instrumentation.

Change the tempo and add reverb and you've spawned a new genre of techno... :?

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:48 am
by otto
Tchammosaur wrote:As if the original poster weren't in enough trouble, I'd like to say I feel like there is an unspoken judgement about "dance music" being "non-experimental" and "generic" in the original poll. I for one despise that judgement. When someone makes a track with a heavy kick drum it doesn't necessarily mean that anything before it has sounded like it, or at least not more similar than two different jazz tracks from the 60's.
Ahh, don't worry about me. I like stirring s**t up... God knows this forum needs something lately...

I think you read too much into it. I guess I don't see how I implied that dance music was non-experimental/generic.

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:53 am
by otto
Stab Frenzy wrote:
Tchammosaur wrote:As if the original poster weren't in enough trouble, I'd like to say I feel like there is an unspoken judgement about "dance music" being "non-experimental" and "generic" in the original poll. I for one despise that judgement. When someone makes a track with a heavy kick drum it doesn't necessarily mean that anything before it has sounded like it, or at least not more similar than two different jazz tracks from the 60's.
Also, it implies that people dance to all the genres in the first group. Ever been to a dubstep night? Ain't nobody dancing there. :D

Also how is pop not 'electronic dance music'? It's usually 100% make electronically with synths and samplers and lots of people dance to it.
I mostly used the term EDM because it was being used as the umbrella term for the other umbrella term "techno", which people would have bitched about as well... You can dance or not dance to all kinds of music (that doesn't mean it was inspired by the umbrella genres that are "techno/EDM"). I thought we already cover this???

I hate to think you take any genre/name that belongs to "those people" seriously... I mean Hardcore? Taken. Ambient? Taken. If you can even say intelligent dance music with a straight face I'll buy you a beer. It's unfortunate some really great bands get slandered with that idiotic genre name.

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:40 am
by stikygum
I'm stuck between because I have influence from both sides about 50/50. If it has synth sounds in it, I'm good 8)

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:24 pm
by balma
one of my main concerns: to play like him someday

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:03 am
by Yatmandu
otto wrote:
Yatmandu wrote:I guess VSE is made up of 80% crusty old grognards and 20% svelt dancing machines :lol: \:D/ :rr:
I suppose if you think that a genre that is getting near 30 and hit it's prime 15 years ago is is for the young and svelt...

I listen to a lot of newer music (some of it even EDM but most not)... I don't see how age is a factor. Most EDM hasn't aged well IMNSHO...
90% of everything does not age well, you just need to listen to the 10% that might or has, regardless of genre. To quote Collins & Gabriel "I know what I like, and I like what I know..."

Re: Poll: your musical influence for interest in synthesizers

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:19 am
by sonny1
Some amazing s**t has come out of EDM. I'm not a huge fan, because of lots of reasons...First off I think it's played WAY too loud at clubs...I digress. I think it, to me is akin to death metal. A lot of the players in death metal will amaze you with some stuff they pull off, but I don't think it's "worth a trip into the mine to get the gold nuggets".

Great poll, though.

S.