|Originally posted by Lira |
Ever heard of Cassette Culture? There's a whole movement dedicated to lo-fi artists, and that "amateurism" of lo-fi, poorly encoded/recorded music is what these people appreciate.
One of my favourite punk rock songs, for example, is so poorly recorded you can barely listen to the bassline. However, it feels so romantically identical to a teenage garage band that I don't think I'd want it any other way:
Once again, not necessarily.
Monophonic music is extremely more simple and, therefore, easier to be interpreted by the brain. That gives it the potential of being catchy, for example.
hence "(almost)", for both cases
|Originally posted by Lira |
These objective differences would need to happen through language, and based on ideal interpretations of what someting is(n't).
For example, given the three genres:
Acid Techno | Acid House | Tech-House
These are ideal terms, and sticking to just one of them for each song will give you more problems than solutions.
What makes Acid Techno not Acid House?
What if a tune shares characteristics of both Acid Techno and Acid House? Would it be Acid Tech-House?
If we remove the 303 from this "Acid Tech-House" tune, and it doesn't sound like Tech-House, can it really be Acid Tech House?
See? I've got to go now, but I'm going to explain this using samples later...
i deal with such dilemmas nearly every day, and i don't see why i should restrict myself to 3 genres (btw, the problem is far more serious for me between acid techno and acid trance ).
as for the example questions, if i should answer them using my own definitions in mind:
what makes acid techno not acid house? a combination of sounds, groove (groove is the drums sounds & pattern vs the bass' sound & pattern, their interaction, and the 'direction' they take the track), and sometimes bpm.
when a tune shares charactersitics of both acid techno and acid house i figure out which are 'stronger', suppose it's techno, and place it under the genre "Acid Techno (House)", quite a simple solution.
as for the third question, acid-techno is more than the 303, though that is it's main characteristic, losing it will not often lead to it being a different genre, so to speak; but when it does happen, it's quite likely to fit under the "Techno (House)" genre (which isn't Tech-House btw), but regardless, there's no need for a default place for it to fall down to.
referring directly to your example: Acid Tech-House != Acid+Tech-House
the similiarity of the genre names is coincidental as far as i'm concerned, they might as well be named after numbers for all i care.
see why my theories most likely require an arbiter?
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