What styles do you write?

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Member Since: May 03, 2004

I was a music theory/composition major in college, dropped out in my mid 20s. I write a mixture of rock, pop and electronic music, and tend towards progressive.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 03, 2004 05:35 pm

You will fit right in here based on what you have said. Myself I write rock music, old style rock of the 70's or so era, but lately have been adding electronic music elements and instrumental type music into the mix a bit...

Lots of rock and industrial music here, a bit of rap and electronica as well...heck, we have a big band bassist and some acoustic players...come to think of it, we have a little of everything.

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 03, 2004 05:58 pm

I've been trying my hand at a hybrid of electronic, rock, spoken/rap. I have a difficult time using the term "rap" though. Remember that song, "Too Sexy for My Shirt"? Is that rap? Or is it something else? And the lyrics I'm writing seem more angst-driven. So I call it "angsta-rap".

Ok, it really is true...

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Since: Nov 21, 2002


May 03, 2004 06:39 pm

I write whatever comes to mind, Psychedelic Jazzy Funky Bluesy, and undefinable stuff.
I wish i had more time to get down and record, but whaddaya gonna do.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 03, 2004 07:35 pm

"angsta-rap" hehe, I LOVE IT!

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


May 03, 2004 08:56 pm

Hey Comp, love the "Death's Door" skit you did ! A few notes CAN say a thousand words ! lol ...

... and welcome to here . ;-}

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 03, 2004 09:22 pm

Thanks Hue, it was a lot of fun... Nice place...

Hey Dan:
"wish i had more time to get down and record, but whaddaya gonna do."

Boy, do I hear ya... I write way more than I can record. Probably a blessing to others in my case...

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Since: Apr 24, 2003


May 04, 2004 05:57 am

i write breaks breat driven dance music. that's about as pigeon hole as i can get really.

although most of my lyrics are about small mammals, so i cal it hamster rap!

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 04, 2004 09:32 am

im just working on an indie soul tune, which is gonna be pretty cool i reckon, brass section and everything!

The fat one always watches us.
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Since: Nov 08, 2002


May 05, 2004 09:02 am

Depressing acoustic hard folkish rockish niel young meets jim morrison. only not very well done. thats me

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 05, 2004 10:17 am

Whatta diverse bunch!

flametheband:
Hey I listened to "Lock Open" and I really like it. Singer has sort-of a John Lennon sound, I like that too!

tonyd1970:
Enjoyed listening to "I Can't See" remix this morning.

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 05, 2004 12:25 pm

straight outta CompSem!

sorry coudlnt resist...

glad ya liekd the singer, cos thats me! not as talented as john lennon, but i always dig the comparison!

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 05, 2004 12:45 pm

Never resist, it'll just lay in there and burn...

The fat one always watches us.
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Since: Nov 08, 2002


May 05, 2004 12:51 pm

Thanks for the listen, ill try to check your stuff this week. work is a little nuts. my yard is out of control, and the wife has an endless list of things. i usally listen to stuff in bursts (on a sunday morning with coffee for an hour or so)
thanks again

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 05, 2004 01:00 pm

why did the squirrel swim on his back?

to keep his nuts dry!


tony just made me think of that with his little nuts comment...

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


May 17, 2004 06:35 pm

Sorry Im late, but I always am anyway. I am into more instrumental stuff. Was mostly into movie soundtrack type stuff, but ventured into more electronic, ambient stuff as time went on. Still get into producing just about anything from punk to classical. Have done the occasional remake of tune into more punkish versions. Or classic rock tunes into electronic synth tunes. I cant really fit into a genre so to speak. Have alisten in my profile and see what you think.

sloppy dice, drinks twice
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Since: Aug 05, 2003


May 18, 2004 09:50 am

Not sure what I'm into at the moment... I have this lofty and possibly pointless goal of shedding any single identifiable style in my music, in the hopes of creating a new style. All my songs sound a little different, but if I had to put describe it - organic jazz-rock with an occasional world-beat flavor.

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 18, 2004 10:27 am

that sounds cool tican...

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 18, 2004 12:39 pm

Hey Noize, I listened to "drive:a" last night several times. That's a great ride...

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 18, 2004 12:42 pm

i love that tune. thats the one with the toy marshall amp on aint it noize?

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May 18, 2004 04:27 pm

Hey Flame, which one of yours do you recommend?

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


May 18, 2004 09:52 pm

CompSem, ya, that is an older tune for sure. Not as old as the remake of Whole Lotta Love, but still pretty old. I was heavy into sampling, still am really. But I was just getting into the digital thing and discovered just how twisted you could make things without as much work as it was in analog. In fact in analog you really couldnt do some of the things I did with that tune.

But drive:a is probly my favorite of the ones Ive done in that style.

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 19, 2004 08:41 am

Quote:
Hey Flame, which one of yours do you recommend?


if youre into indie stuff, paris or all gone probably. acoustic stuff? swan vesta. stupid little songs? to a sea far away or tulips. dance remixes? the relase technique one.

that about covers all of them there...lol

thanks for listening!

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 19, 2004 10:51 am

I'll check it out tonight. No soundcard...

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 19, 2004 10:58 am

A musician with no sound card, I am disappointed, sheesh, ya prolly don't have any duct tape either...

I might have to ban this guy ;-)

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 19, 2004 11:16 am

At work, no soundcard. At home, soundcard work.

...bringing sexy back
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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 20, 2004 05:17 am

is there duct tape at home?

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 24, 2004 09:59 am

About 4.5 rolls!

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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 24, 2004 01:08 pm

you officially a musician...

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 24, 2004 01:11 pm

It takes 2 to be a musician, 3 to be a mechanic and 4 to be an engineer...

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Since: Jul 01, 2002


May 24, 2004 01:12 pm

whats 4.5 then? the king?

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Since: May 03, 2004


May 24, 2004 03:58 pm

Conductor

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Since: Jun 01, 2004


Jun 03, 2004 11:22 pm

haha. i didn't have ANY duct tape - had to run up to the store and pay highway robbery prices a few hours ago to tape a 58 to a spare cymbal stand.

i write mid 90's style new school punk like the stuff on fat wreck chords. stuff like nofx, lagwagon, ten foot pole, etc. i like long melodic chord progressions against really fast and straightforward drums. i play guitar and drums and am kind of learning bass.

harry


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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jun 03, 2004 11:38 pm

i write crappy radio rock while trying to convince myself that i'll soon come up with something original and compelling.

Prince of Cat Ears
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Since: Jun 17, 2004


Jul 01, 2004 02:54 pm

I tend to write differently depending on whether or not I'm working with others. I build little pieces up to make something big.

The big picture often fits either some sort of atmospheric/ambient texture, grunge, slightly punk, or just rock. In the one band I was briefly in I ended up playing jazz organ at one point for unknown reasons. This is why I love music.

Oh, for the record: I feel the need to plug these albums, simply because they've been immense inspiration to me:

-Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds = No More Shall We Part
-Therion = Sirius B

Hello!
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Since: Jan 12, 2004


Jul 01, 2004 04:14 pm

I write rock and indie with some folk flavourings to flesh it oot.

I used to be HEAVILY into Aerosmith, Guns N Roses and other such bands which is where I learned my guitar techniques. Then I got into bands like Oasis, Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub and Sterephonics (old stuff) whilst all the while listening to the gods - The Beatles and The Stones and classics like Neil Young and James Taylor - master songwriters.

Now, I TRY to write a hybrid of all this stuff. Noize reckons some of it sounds like Mott The Hopple which I also dig so thats nice. I reckon I have no clue and I'd love to know how others classify it!

I try to write "Rockindiefolk" in that order, mixed together!!! Aye - mad I know.

Have a listen and deceide for yourself. I have a couple of tunes on here at HRC(one a collab with Flame) and a few more on my soundclick page

www.soundclick.com/bands/6/deadflowersmusic.htm

Mostly I just try to write guitar insipred rock with a good beat and catchy words..IF Id perfected it you'd see my face all over the world - so...I am still learnin the craft...but one day!

Coco

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Since: Jul 01, 2002


Jul 01, 2004 05:38 pm

as long as you stay true to what youre doing, youll get somewhere someday...thats my philosophy

Nothing doesnt give me gas
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Since: May 25, 2004


Jul 02, 2004 12:35 am

yes, trying to do what people may want never works. Metallica, No Doubt,are a few examples. The last Metallica CD was absulutely abysmal.
"Lets replace Lars' snare drum with a Folgers coffee can"...... it wasnt even the big can, it was the small one, probably decaf too!!!

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
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Since: Jun 24, 2004


Jul 22, 2004 03:05 pm

My tuppence.....

By the way, wifey wanted me to fix the drier the other night. While I was back there I mused; "this is the first time I've used duct tape ON A DUCT!" Strangely, it seems to work well.

Pop-rock, with a little progressive/jazzy/folky sh** thrown in.

I had to write an "upbeat" pop-rock song recently because a friend told me that all my songs were disfunctional.

Maybe I need to change my (self)meds.

Cheese
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Since: Jul 21, 2004


Jul 22, 2004 03:19 pm

I write weird eletronic music. It's hard to explain, but my musical influences are NIN, Radiohead, Portishead, Massive Attack and Tool.

I try to create something very different. Basically something I would like to hear more of. I hardly buy CD's these days and are impressed with what I hear. The only new Rock bands I listen to are Sparta and Mars Volta, which both derived from At The Drive-In (band name-One of my fav bands). Everything is the same, boring crap.

If anyone is on the same level as me, could you recommend anything underground that I might be interested in...I have been looking for some Dark Trance DJ CD's, but cannot find them anywhere.
Please e-mail me if you can give me an info or advice: chezisagod@rogers.com

Thank you.

Cheese
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Since: Jul 21, 2004


Jul 22, 2004 03:20 pm

BTW, my fav genre's are Rock, Electronic, Dark Trance and Industrial.

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jul 22, 2004 04:39 pm

chex, you must be aware of dj shadow? yes/no?

if you like radiohead, check out muse if you havent yet

ATDI--one of the most exciting bands in a long time, after a long drought, i thought. i cant get into the two spinoff bands though. the only album i really like this summer is the new one from the fire theft.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jul 22, 2004 10:24 pm

forty, DJ Shadow is one of the best there is. I have all his stuff and as a bonus Tuna popped on in the other day and freaked out asking why I never turned him onto this stufff earlier. I did inform him I used to play that stuff all the time when he was younger and he would just listen intently. Now he is trying to get his GF to listen. I am such a proud poppa.

As for At the Drive In, they are great as well, Mars Volta is also a good listen.

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jul 22, 2004 11:07 pm

check RJD2's latest. I forget what's it's called but it's interesting, and definitely derived from what shadows been doing for all these years.

Cheese
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Since: Jul 21, 2004


Jul 23, 2004 10:59 am

Ya, I know DJ Shadow. He's pretty cool.

to be honest, I am not a fan of sampling voices. I'm also not a fan of too much sampling.

I hear a lot of DJ's consistantly sampling tracks, voices, riffs, drums beats...
I know that is what DJ's do, and they're great at it...but it doesn't appeal to me. That is why I am more a fan of Portishead and Massive Attack. Even Morcheeba is cool. I like music that is 100% original.

Now, I know sometimes it can't be 100% original because musicians might copy specific parts to songs, and not realize it. I can respect that, as it's a mistake (most of the time!)

Anyway, DJ Shadow is cool. My friend is always listening to him.

Is there any other DJ's out there I might be interested in?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jul 23, 2004 11:01 am

There is a web site out there of a real nice looking lady that does topless DJing...I am interested in her :-)

Other than that, I have little interest in DJing as a while.

Dub head
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Since: May 03, 2004


Jul 23, 2004 01:07 pm

I write/record/produce mostly reggae, rocksteady, ska, and dub. Occasionly I do write acoustic/soul/emo type songs, but I don't like to admit to that ;)

Cheese
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Since: Jul 21, 2004


Jul 23, 2004 01:16 pm

Hey forty and Noize,

I went to the HMV for my lunch break and picked up Entroduction - DJ Shadow. HAHA, funny how I said I wouldnt buy it. But it was only $9.99 Canadian, and I thought I'd give it another try. I LOVE IT.

It was the new album I listened to and wasn't such a fan of...but this one is awsome! He's not sampling EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. GREAT!
Thanks guys.

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jul 23, 2004 08:01 pm

wow thats great man. but actually i messed up. i didn't mean dj shadow, i meant speedy j. since you like industrial, if you've never heard of this guy you might want to give him a try. it's just pure beat composition using huge industrial drums, with some other instrumention and stabs and such. very odd patterns but it all fits and keeps you on the edge of your seat. the guy's like a rhythm-einstein. i wish i could program like him.

www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.d...10:yvdjyl22xpeb

i need to try entroducing. i have a shadow album i *dont* like but i've heard other ones in peoples' cars and i know theres one out there that i love.


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