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[OT] What would you call…

February 7, 2009 | 4:04 pm

I’m thinking of starting a blog based around what i think it is I do.
I thought it was drone music, but a Google search shows that that term
has been more or less taken over by Doom Metal, which is _not what I do!

Anyone got any other terms (in common use) for music consisting of
long sustained or slowly evolving sound(scape)s?

thanks

David


February 7, 2009 | 5:59 pm

In my opinion, music doesn’t need anymore micro-genre names, music is music and should be enjoyed in it’s own terms without the need to categorize, maybe categorize it as Good or Bad, but even that is misnomer. Doom metal is described as drone because it spread out from it’s usual micro-genre name and adopted some other genre description (if you think about it, Doom is just a name to allow metalheads accept drone as a legitimate music, why add to this mess of names?). IDM (which started as a joke name, like Jungle or Noise), EBM, Dark Ambient, why? If you wanna follow in those footsteps, you should just start your own genre called SES (slowly evolving soundscapes…hey, you named it, why not start it). My 2 cents.
-chuck
*just to emphasis, i don’t intend to dissuade you from writing our blog.

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From: David Stevens
Sent: Saturday, February 7, 2009 11:04:46 AM
Subject: [maxmsp] [OT] What would you call…

I’m thinking of starting a blog based around what i think it is I do. I thought it was drone music, but a Google search shows that that term has been more or less taken over by Doom Metal, which is _not what I do!

Anyone got any other terms (in common use) for music consisting of long sustained or slowly evolving sound(scape)s?

thanks

David


February 7, 2009 | 6:32 pm

:-) Oh, I agree with either side of that argument – either don’t
pigeon hole it, or invent my own name (SlowlyEvolvingSoundscapes is
pretty good). The reason I bought this up, is that if you want to
optimise for Google, so as to increase your chances of getting noticed
by the people who might be interested in what you’re doing, you need
to find and use the search expressions that _they are using. I have
some internet marketing software that does a very nice job of this,
and when I researched "drone music", all the top sites are for Drone
Doom Metal.
There again, there’s a station in California (KFJC?) that broadcasts
24 hours of drone from time to time (I downloaded a days worth a few
months ago, and there were some really interesting improvisations in
there.) So drome does cover more than Metal. I guess there’s a bigger
audience for the Metal version (Hmm – I have a guitar laying around
here somewhere :-) )

Anyway, I just registered http://www.sustainedsoundcom , so at least I have a
domain name.

David

On 7 Feb 2009, at 17:59, Chubb wrote:

> In my opinion, music doesn’t need anymore micro-genre names, music
> is music and should be enjoyed in it’s own terms without the need to
> categorize, maybe categorize it as Good or Bad, but even that is
> misnomer. Doom metal is described as drone because it spread out
> from it’s usual micro-genre name and adopted some other genre
> description (if you think about it, Doom is just a name to allow
> metalheads accept drone as a legitimate music, why add to this mess
> of names?). IDM (which started as a joke name, like Jungle or
> Noise), EBM, Dark Ambient, why? If you wanna follow in those
> footsteps, you should just start your own genre called SES (slowly
> evolving soundscapes…hey, you named it, why not start it). My 2
> cents.
> -chuck
> *just to emphasis, i don’t intend to dissuade you from writing our
> blog.
>
> From: David Stevens
> Sent: Saturday, February 7, 2009 11:04:46 AM
> Subject: [maxmsp] [OT] What would you call…
>
> I’m thinking of starting a blog based around what i think it is I
> do. I thought it was drone music, but a Google search shows that
> that term has been more or less taken over by Doom Metal, which is
> _not what I do!
>
> Anyone got any other terms (in common use) for music consisting of
> long sustained or slowly evolving sound(scape)s?
>
> thanks
>
> David
>


February 7, 2009 | 7:01 pm

Ambient Drone?

…ya, name it what you’d like and claim it for your own. in the end, a commonly known genre-name is as temporary and appropriate as an advertising campaign.


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