gothloli, I'm no music expert outside my own franchise; I'll be the first to admit. So could you elaborate on what you see as electronic and what not? Like for example, do you see trance, hardstyle and hardcore as electronic or do you feel that falls under a different category.
ignite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OT: I missed you, you in college yet!!! lol
anyway um..........well I look at it like this....you have Electronica or EDM(the big umbrella term) and like a hundred little subgenres, but a lot of times there's a lot of crossovers and little picky differences here and there. Like GOLDFRAPP is considered electropop or synth pop, but synth pop is really a subgenre of new wave and pop. Miss Kittin is like pure electronica in a nutshell, she is beyond bad___. Like if you were to listen to her stuff that's pretty much it. Then there's moby who's older material is more techno even ambient and downtempo. Downtempo/downbeat is considered a subgenre of electronica but ambient is usually citated as a Genre itself. So you can see the lines dividing one from the other blur a lot and a lot of times artists switch it up and come out with albums that are more ambient and glitch or drum and bass. So it can get really confusing.
Little Dragon, I mentioned is like electrosoul. They're a band from Sweden with a Japanese lead singer that sounds black! woohoo!!!
Drum and bass is cool though, its a type of EDM(electronic dance music) a really good artist is Burial...he's fantastic.
m83 is more shoegazing, which is another major subgenre of electronica. So you see there TONS of little stupid genres and this and that. I don't really listen to any hardcore stuff within electronica. But I do like post-rock, which is a little underground indie subgenre of alternative rock that incorporates minimal vocals and lots of instumentals similar to electronica. Some good artists are Mogwai and 65dos, Explosions in the sky and so on. But sure there's tons that have hardrock sound, I just haven't discovered it yet. hehe
Sorry for making this ish so long but as you can see it can get very hectic in the underground. hehe
BTW I listen to a lot of different stuff(classical/cali's bay area hiphop/Tears for Fears/ Peter Gabriel /The Pixies/ and the list can go on and on), electronica is just what I find closer to home. and its sad b/c people look at me and wouldn't think I listen to that type of stuff(I'm a black mut) and none of my friends like my type of stuff....I'm on my own........... :/ Thats I alwasy make these threads where ever I go, hehe. electronica fans are sometimes hard to find. Did I answer your question? lol Yes trance and hardcore can be stuck under there. In general it just depends on the instrumentals and tempo/beat that's used, but other than that yeah sure..
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2008 15:09:11 GMT -5 by gothloli
o death o death o death won't you spare me over another year?
lol, such a welcome is too much credit ^^;; And yeah I've been in college for almost three years now.
Wonderful explanation by the way. And I think I understand what you're trying to tell, I've heard of most 'type' of music you mention, with drum and bass sticking out as one of my favourites. It’s such a special sound, and although it sounds a bit paradoxal, it relaxes me when working on different assignments. I'd be lying if I said I didn't know anything about it beforehand. But I just wanted to see where you're opinion differed from mine. It's odd to see how people can have such different ideas on the same subject. Especially if you're talking about music.
Sorry to hear that so few people like your music. You'd be surprised how many would like it in Europe though. Although the biggest genres are that of trance/dance, hardstyle and hardcore, looking at Holland that is.
Quite a noticeable difference. But admitted... hardstyle sounds like hardcore from 8 years ago XD
I see... well I like my music to be a little tough... or maybe strong is a better word for it. But I do like to listen to more downtempo forms of music every now and then. Personally I prefer such music for parties and stuff. It creates a nice ambiance in my opinion.
Angerfist and art of fighters are my favourite hardcore artists. Their music are quite similar, even their act are strikingly comparable. But the thing they do, they do well. It's great! Want me to upload a few songs for you? I've got a nice selection from both of them. Just PM me if you want me to ^^
And yes... I know...
really? three years lol...it s__ks doesn't it....well the work s__ks.....anywho.....
I know in Europe it's huge...espically in London. Everything there is so different, more open, more open minded.
No way ignite that post took like 5 minutes....Electronica is my love...lol
I'll look up the artists you gave me and come back tom. and listen to it...I have to run to college....and study.,....darn finals!!!!!
karma for reading all of that...I thought you were going to kill me lol
hhm... it sometimes does. But it can be nice as well. I do like the life of a student actually.
London does have a big techno scene, that's true. Do you know how big my kind of music is in England?
5 minutes? It almost takes me half an hour to write a post like that. But then again, I do have an excuse. I'm not a native speaker. So it takes me a little more time to put my thoughts onto paper correctly.