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It does not really have to be a genre, it can be a record label or music scene etc.
was my obsession for a long while. Ask me anything, no, go on.
you a Zorn fan?
I'm more into the mid-late 60s / early 70s period. He's a great man tho, just that my radar shifted right as I was hearing his stuff for the first time.
Tzadik's a sick label too.
It's probably time for a free jazz thread, I haven't seen one on here yet.
I got into free jazz via Zorn, so I'm more familiar with his stuff and related musicians then the 60s/70s period. In fact there's people like Sun Ra whom I'd listened to for the first time last year!
Up until quite recently I kept up with every release by Zorn, but he's putting out an album a month this year, and I've not heard one of them.
I remember there was a free jazz thread once, but as the search function is kaput we should create one.
In the sense that I follow it more closely than more or less anything else. But alongside that a lot of techno and house, lots of ambient stuff, whatever you want to call the slightly wierder end of 'hypnagogic pop'/chillwave.
Pretty much the more accessible ends of what Wire covers...
That or 'stuff that Sub Pop put out, 1994-1997'.
a lot of post hardcore type things.
I think I have an increasingly broad knowledge though, there's less of a specialisation anymore.
is my continuing specialist subject. I'd take Mastermind on it.
Currently it;s all Hypnagogic Pop, Chillwave, and Witch House.
and honestly I plan to chew through all those bands in time!
I invented it. I know al there is to know about it.
mainstream indie/pop over the last ten years (peaking around 2006), just through sheer exposure. Mostly useless knowledge about bands I don't like but I could tell you their timelines.
I would like to say my favourite genre is alternative rock/grunge of the early 90s (Pixies, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pumpkins); I own a few band biogs and know a lot about the bands I like but I don't have a perspective on who was big/influential/important at the time so feel like I am missing something.
Minimal electronica after that.
As with Lemonbrickcombo I'm spending more time not sicking to one genre these days.
You're making this shit up.
just this morning.
I hope this turns into a microgenre thread, I like those.
I'm taking DoomWave.
haha. I might have know. Goddamn melodic tendancies undermine everything.
Killdozer are inexplicably missing from that entry though
I spent the latter half of the 80's watching "Pigfuck" bands!
Every day's a school day.
Poke is correct re Killdozer.
I always had the term associated in my head with bands like Cows, The Jesus Lizard, Killdozer, etc., rather than the Pixies, Fugazi and Dino Jr. I guess that's how if it originated though. That whole article is pretty great tbh.
Early 80s Hardcore
Current electronic music (to extent that doesnt rival many here at all)
Early 00s post-hardcore (specifically Equal Vision/Big Scary Monsters).
classical/pop/rock/metal/world/jazz/various instruments/music theory etc.
or early 90's indie
or the general "indie" scene nowish, since I started reviewing stuff my knowledge has spread.
Country AND Western.
i know a tonne on it just from becomming completely engrossed in it a few years ago.
either that or noise music/shoegaze/no wave from the mid eighties to about two or three years ago. production detail and stuff.
i am utterly obsessed with that shit : )
Ah a missspent youth...
we used to call happy hardcore "bitchcore" music for bitches lol
does this mean it will kill scenes? Thinking about it doom was the last genre I was into when I was buy a CD a week. Lucky for me the guy that ran the local tower records happen to know there was a big stoner scene in windsor and ordered them in ;)
Avant-pop, sort of
and maybe shoegaze
I realise this every time a "Recommend me some good *name of genre*" thread comes up. Although that said, the one relevant band I know will probably still be better than the 200 or so you do. Suck it.
In person, however, not sure.
Bands on the Family Values tour 98 maybe.
also warp records, Arts and Crafts labelwise maybe
I dunno, lot's of stuff.
I'm most interested in learning about dancehall, house and 70s pop cause those are my favs at the moment.
When a new riddim drops theres like 10 versions and its popular for about two months before being forgotten about and probably never released. Maybe I could just employ someone to provide me with a monthly digest of the hot tracks?
used to be stoner/doom, now probably post-punk (defined in the loosest sense) or 80s underground, but due to the fact that there is so much music available nowadays I have found it hard to specialise and as a result am probably a bit of dilettante.
I'm an expert in by far the greatest kind of music the world has ever heard.
loved it from when i was 11 til i was 19 ..i can name that tune in the thump of a kick drum lol
the former because last year due to various factors (listening to Black One, seeing Nadja/Sunn live) I was completely obsessed and post-rock and the latter I'd probably attribute to being a long term fan of bands like EOTS, 65dos and Mogwai.
warp records, post-rock, shoegaze
Flying Nun, Constellation records, lo fi, post rock, contemporary composers/modern classical whatever you call it
But there's so much my knowledge is far from encyclopedic. Same with House really, I know quite a bit but its really a bottomless pit of great music.
I'm not doin to bad at stuff thats happening now, but my history is whack for the most part. I need to brush up on my garage too. Grime and garage never really made it up here at the time for me. I'm alright at current dubstep strains and my history aint to bad either but cos I didn't live thru that early era I'm never gonna have it all. I don't think you can really get to the bottom of some of these scenes/genres unless you kinda lived it.
That's always the challenge, I'm working on my Detroit techno knowledge as I love the stuff, but I never feel like I can properly get to the bottom of it as I didn't live through it and pick up all the random 12"s that just turned up at the time.
The problem is that once a canon gets established the other stuff tends to gets overlooked - how many more producers were there in the late 80s/early 90s making great music that have just disappeared because of the fact that they were surrounded by people like May, Atkins, Craig, Saunderson etc?
you can only really pick up second hand information about older stuff, as you say a canon gets established pretty quick and stuff slips through the net or gets taken out of context over time. But if you're living it you can soak up the culture and tunes all at once and make your own history and canon.
But no more than anyone else who has read Rip It Up And Start Again.
european power metal too i guess, because for about a year it was all i'd listen to haha