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Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:54 pm
by blinddrew
Having now had a (very enjoyable) proper listen, I'd just stick with 'ambient electronica'. :thumbup:

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:02 pm
by Folderol
Just had a more serious listen. It really is very captivating, and defies being pigeonholed. I agree that probably the best policy would be to not give it one, and see what potential distributors say.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:11 pm
by RichardT
Chet Leeway wrote:For filing purposes or record shop organization, it clearly belongs in "Electronic music".

Beyond that, it's all about how you want to profile yourself. I'd maybe read through some reviews of Four Tet's music and see if you come across a description you feel comfy with. He's pretty ecletic, but I hear similarities to some of his stuff.

Good thought - I enjoy Four Tet.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:11 pm
by RichardT
blinddrew wrote:Having now had a (very enjoyable) proper listen, I'd just stick with 'ambient electronica'. :thumbup:

Thanks Drew

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:12 pm
by RichardT
Folderol wrote:Just had a more serious listen. It really is very captivating, and defies being pigeonholed. I agree that probably the best policy would be to not give it one, and see what potential distributors say.

Thanks Folderol.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:10 pm
by awjoe
Yeah, had a listen. It falls into a genre I call 'Good'.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:41 pm
by RichardT
awjoe wrote:Yeah, had a listen. It falls into a genre I call 'Good'.

Too kind!

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:00 pm
by The Bunk
Like it a lot. Personally I'd put that in my own sort of genre of "Stuff I like to listen to watching a sunset on a Greek Island with a cold beer".

Or electronic ambient, as has been suggested above, I suppose.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:21 pm
by RichardT
The Bunk wrote:Like it a lot. Personally I'd put that in my own sort of genre of "Stuff I like to listen to watching a sunset on a Greek Island with a cold beer".

Or electronic ambient, as has been suggested above, I suppose.

Thanks very much!

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:49 pm
by Martin Walker
I still feel that 'electronic ambient' misses out on (for me anyway) the most obvious influence, which from the very first bar screamed jazz chord shapes.

That's what immediately sucked me in to listening more.

I even followed RichardT on SoundCloud as a result, so I could investigate more of his tracks ;)


Martin

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:16 am
by Chet Leeway
Martin Walker wrote: the most obvious influence [...] jazz chord shapes

But the central part consists of repetitive non-acoustic drum patterns, synth sounds and processed voice samples, which are very un-jazzy. Actually that part's a bit like Orbital, but less expansive. I interpret the jazzy stuff as intro/outro for the central part, although they're a bit long for that. The conclusion is that the track should be split somewhere around 3:20 in order to fall neatly into genres: part 1 is jazz and part 2 is electronica.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:58 am
by Arpangel
Harold Budd had a few drinks with Weather Report and they all decide to make an album...Brian Eno pops by the studio and joins in, along with a guy from a local underground club who happens to have a modular on his person...

:D

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:42 am
by RichardT
Arpangel wrote:Harold Budd had a few drinks with Weather Report and they all decide to make an album...Brian Eno pops by the studio and joins in, along with a guy from a local underground club who happens to have a modular on his person...

:D

Praise indeed, thanks!

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:03 am
by Arpangel
RichardT wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Harold Budd had a few drinks with Weather Report and they all decide to make an album...Brian Eno pops by the studio and joins in, along with a guy from a local underground club who happens to have a modular on his person...

:D

Praise indeed, thanks!

Like others have said file under "good"
I don’t think you need encouragement from us, you've already got it, just let us know when/where we can buy your music.

Re: Choosing a genre

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:09 am
by RichardT
Arpangel wrote:
RichardT wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Harold Budd had a few drinks with Weather Report and they all decide to make an album...Brian Eno pops by the studio and joins in, along with a guy from a local underground club who happens to have a modular on his person...

:D

Praise indeed, thanks!

Like others have said file under "good"
I don’t think you need encouragement from us, you've already got it, just let us know when/where we can buy your music.

Hi Arpangel,

It will be mastered in the next couple of weeks and released in mid September on Bandcamp.

R