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(The Atlantic Wire)   Top seven obscure musical genres allegedly invented in 2012. "Old Guard music writers are still enthralled with this newfangled dubstep noise, but Beatport lurkers have already moved on to a more brash, hyperactive sound called trap"   ( divider line
    More: Ironic, old guard, Beatport, noises, Beatport lurkers, absurdity, JoJo, genres, Frank Ocean  
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2012-12-08 12:22:52 AM  
7 votes:
A hundred different names for the same autotuned electronic crap.
2012-12-08 03:04:29 AM  
2 votes:
*turns up Tool, ignores world*
2012-12-08 01:07:20 AM  
2 votes:

2012-12-08 01:06:24 AM  
2 votes:
genre arguments: worse than vinyl/digital arguments.
2012-12-08 12:51:13 AM  
2 votes:
So basically, reinventing 1980s genres with all the levels pushed up to complete flatness.
2012-12-08 12:29:55 AM  
2 votes:
Genres are stupid, arbitrary, and created in hindsight. I used to work at a paleolithic retail workspace called a record store. It was my belief then as it is now that the only division of recordings should be between classical and everything else. And that division is only because the classical world is usually organized by composer rather than performer.
2012-12-08 12:39:18 PM  
1 vote:
Music is music. If it sounds good, I'll listen to it. I don't always know what genre or sub-genre it is, but I don't really care.
2012-12-08 07:10:15 AM  
1 vote:
They just invent new names to intimidate those of us who are older and liked some form of electronic music a decade or 2 ago. But when you listen to it, it seems a lot like the older version with a few extras.
2012-12-08 07:01:55 AM  
1 vote:
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It's all just disco, and disco still does suck.
2012-12-08 05:04:17 AM  
1 vote:

LonMead: How is it "sort of like the opposite of that"?

And yes, I'm familiar with circuit bending. Reznor, in fact, has talked on radio interviews about how he blew out a number of amps and mixer boards experimenting to get his sound.

I mean that the end result of djent is a more discrete (not discreet) guitar sound, as opposed to something like "extremely loud static being used as percussion".
2012-12-08 02:46:17 AM  
1 vote:

wheres Chap Hop at?
2012-12-08 01:41:01 AM  
1 vote:
Sorry, I've already moved onto electroflop ubergarp echolocation gobboblitz. You'd probably never heard of it, it's not mainstream yet.
2012-12-08 12:37:34 AM  
1 vote:
I clicked forward in all of these examples looking for something truly innovative. I look back at the dubstep thing; it's electronica with a drop. And the drop has been done in many ways many times before. Wake me up when someone does something new.

/The art of noise is paranoid.
2012-12-08 12:35:56 AM  
1 vote:
I guess I'll throw Glitch-hop out there, it's decent. Most of these things are sub-genres though, hip-hop is pretty much the last genre invented, everything else has been a sub genre of something else.
2012-12-08 12:34:35 AM  
1 vote:
Drill Drill Drill (Dugga Dugga Dugga)
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