Wierdo Music

sadmanbarty

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It’s a term Luka’s used to describe a lot of the stuff I post, so maybe he would be so kind as to give us a proper definition.

In the meantime I’d say it’s any Dance or “Urban” music you’d like to post that’s a little avante-guard or left-field and doesn’t quite fit into other threads.

[edit. Luka's defined it as "internet music". I would like to keep things quite open by using my definition above, which includes a lot of internet music, but is not limited to it. Posters don't need to fret too much as to whether something is or isn't internet music; all sorts of music is welcome.]
 
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sadmanbarty

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I don’t really know anything about this scene. It seems to be what they play at some LGBT parties in the States. I don’t know if it’s a localized scene or if it’s across the country (or international for that matter). I could imagine the nights themselves being loads of fun, which is something you don’t get much in London these days.

In the past I’ve decried eclecticism in dance mixes, but this stuff does it right.


https://soundcloud.com/newworlddysorder/experimental-mix

https://soundcloud.com/newworlddysorder/4play

https://soundcloud.com/newworlddysorder/fcked-mix

https://soundcloud.com/jasmineinfiniti/yas
 

droid

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'Weirdo' music is already a thing though isnt it? Wire-esque avant multi genre spanning stuff.
 

luka

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A lot of what you post I would characterise as Internet music. It's not so much that the music itself is weird, more that only weirdos listen to it. Rap music Westwood would never endorse etc
 

luka

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I've had a few gos at pinning down the characteristics of Internet music here. Can't remember what threads. It's something I like speculating about, diffuse, airy speculation
 

luka

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No actually. It's something different. Internet music is acutely attuned to trends and you are completely blind to fashion
 

luka

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What I think is unique about your music and what fascinates me about it is that it is comprised of the most irredeemably unfashionable genres of the last 20 years. It's nu metal, block rocking beats, shouty Keith prodigy, fatboy slim etc. If it was self aware that would be horrifying but Because it's earnest it's very interesting
 

luka

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The most unfashionable era to draw from and the most unfashionable elements of that era.
 

CrowleyHead

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<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/69392143">Sydney In Theory - The Wild | Nogly2</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/unkleluc">UnkleLuc</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Like this then or am I off?
 

sadmanbarty

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I think vaporwave, cloud rap and Witch House are three examples of internet genres (though post- Live Love Asap mainstream rap has embraced Cloud Rap). Sonically they are all lo fi and draw from chopped and screwed.

In terms of attracting weirdoes trap goth (a sub-genre of cloud rap) and witch house appeal to adolescent fixations with depression, suicide and Satanist iconography (pentagrams etc.).

I tend to enjoy music purely sonically, regardless of the lyrics, imagery or attitudes associated with it. If those other elements effected my listening experience, I’m sure I wouldn’t enjoy things like 90’s bambino. You never know, I might even dismiss it as weirdo music.
 

sadmanbarty

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What I think is unique about your music and what fascinates me about it is that it is comprised of the most irredeemably unfashionable genres of the last 20 years. It's nu metal, block rocking beats, shouty Keith prodigy, fatboy slim etc. If it was self aware that would be horrifying but Because it's earnest it's very interesting

Wow, I can't quite think of anything I've posted that I'd associate with big beat. I'll have a sift through some of my posts and see if I can find anything that fits.

The nu-metal thing is accurate. The GothMoney records artists do promotional material wearing Korn t shirts and stuff like that.
 

luka

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CrowleyHead

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Actually I'm realizing this is the closest I get to the kind of stuff I imagine Barty checks for.
 

Mr. Tea

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No actually. It's something different. Internet music is acutely attuned to trends and you are completely blind to fashion

Oh I thought you just meant music primarily listened to on the internet. I see the distinction now.

What I think is unique about your music and what fascinates me about it is that it is comprised of the most irredeemably unfashionable genres of the last 20 years. It's nu metal, block rocking beats, shouty Keith prodigy, fatboy slim etc. If it was self aware that would be horrifying but Because it's earnest it's very interesting

Haha, I take issue with the nu-metal bit but I'm aware some of it has a very big-beat kind of sound to it. I'm aware too of the cheese factor but I haven't gone out of my way to make it cheesy, if that redeems it at all.

I appreciate too that you've posted the most egregiously mid-90s student-dance-sounding tune that I've made. This sounds more like some kind of post-punk coldwave thing, I think. https://soundcloud.com/sid-viscous/...iscous/sets/sid-viscous-new-versions-feb-2015 (Sorry, I'll stop posting about my own music now. As you were.)
 
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sadmanbarty

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Crowley, both your posts fit into this thread (which is intended to be pretty diverse). You're right, the first one I didn't like, the second one I enjoyed.
 
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