Do others here have an unusual taste in music?

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20 Apr 2007, 8:21 pm

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I enjoy a lot weird or obscure music, not too sure about unusual though. I wouldn't get on well with most people that claimed their taste was unusual. it just seems pointless and selfindulgent to me.


What do you mean by selfindulgent?

Some people are picky about music because they are snobs. Some think that because they listen to unusual music they are more sophisticated than others. Is this what you mean?

FYI, I actually like more unusual music. I don't care at all what other people listen to.

I hardly own any music right now. Like many other's here, for a long time I only enjoyed video game music or music from motion picture scores. I now prefer instrumental "post rock" and certain types of ambient/electronic music.


another gybe listener.hello.

yeah I guess. my opinion is probably bias because in nz every social trend/scene has their own type of music and they all listen to(I'm sure it happens everywhere) the same bands/artists and think they're musicially elite by listening to interpol ect or whatever stuff is mainsteam but kinda not at the same time.lol.



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20 Apr 2007, 10:06 pm

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I guess “unusual” can be misinterpreted. GYBE is not that obscure, but I would call it unusual because there aren’t many other “rock” bands that play that kind of music. It’s closer to the instrumental music you would hear in a movie or video game score than traditional rock music. I was just wondering if it’s a common aspie/autism trait to like instrumental music that doesn’t have the normal pop “hooks”.

I’ve also been looking online for dissonant ambient stuff but haven’t bought anything. I’ve found stuff like “Lull” and “Northaunt”. I like the atmosphere, but it’s hard to tell from the online samples if it will be too repetitive for me.



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21 Apr 2007, 8:51 am

The music in my head is weird enough sometimes.



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21 Apr 2007, 9:19 am

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I guess “unusual” can be misinterpreted. GYBE is not that obscure, but I would call it unusual because there aren’t many other “rock” bands that play that kind of music.

yeah. although there are a lot of gybe rip off bands that try to produce a similar sound, but I haven't heard anyone trying to imitate them sucessfully apart from mono.
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I’ve also been looking online for dissonant ambient stuff but haven’t bought anything. I’ve found stuff like “Lull” and “Northaunt”. I like the atmosphere, but it’s hard to tell from the online samples if it will be too repetitive for me.


get robert fripp - the gates of paradise and biosphere - substrata.



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21 Apr 2007, 12:55 pm

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get robert fripp - the gates of paradise and biosphere - substrata.


From the amazon reviews I think I'll like "substrata". Desolate, yet interesting enough to keep me awake. I only wish I could find it cheaper than $28. You know a better place to buy music than Amazon?

I'm not as sure about "gates of paradise". Hard to tell with only four 30 second samples from 20 minute tracks.

Do you know stuff that sounds sort of like the first part of "static" on "skinny fists" or the last part of "providence" on F#A#oo? The quiet parts?



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21 Apr 2007, 1:02 pm

I think unusual taste depends on the context.

There is an instrumental song that I love that is:

Magotbrain, by Funckadelic.



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21 Apr 2007, 11:08 pm

I prefer to think of my taste in music as eclectic.

Most people have no taste in music :lol:


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21 Apr 2007, 11:37 pm

I listen to classic rock music mostly. Might be unusual for a 21 year old, might not. I don't know. Right now I've been listening to adventure game music. If that's not unusual I don't know what is.


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22 Apr 2007, 2:19 am

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I've always preferred dark moody music compared to more upbeat stuff. This is true even when I’m in a good mood. I like a few upbeat songs, but I generally find cheery/silly pop music really annoying.

My favorites are Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai. Really intense, moody, spacey stuff. I just like to space out and let the music bring certain imagery to mind. While listening I can just stare at the clouds moving by and feel my spine tingling.


Well, right now I'm listening to one of the latest mixes by Submerged that I picked up on the Drum & Bass Arena tracklistings. Needless to say yeah, I've definitely got a darklight addiction - though not always specifically headbanger; deep multilayer will do it quite nicely as well.



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22 Apr 2007, 3:44 am

The word “unusual” is a subjective term. If you’re using it as an opposite of “average”, you are not considering that a preference is a personal thing. People might gauge what music I prefer if they snooped around my audio players, but I doubt that I would let that happen.

I don’t even know what is considered to be “mainstream” music. I know what I prefer, and I don’t particularly pay attention to what other people prefer.

I could make a list of music that I don’t like, but I'd rather just ignore it.

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You'll have to download an obscure codec to hear the samples

That “obscure” codec is called Ogg Vorbis, and is the best thing since the internet. It’s free, and is regularly preferred over all other codecs in blind listening tests. I encode all my CDs to OGG quality2 before putting them on my personal audio device. These are better sound quality than mp3 160kbps, yet are on average 30% smaller than their mp3 128 equivelent. That way, I can fit a lot of nice music in a limited amount of space.

OGG - Get it, use it, love it. Afterwards, you’ll never go back mp3.


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22 Apr 2007, 4:47 am

marshall wrote:
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get robert fripp - the gates of paradise and biosphere - substrata.


From the amazon reviews I think I'll like "substrata". Desolate, yet interesting enough to keep me awake. I only wish I could find it cheaper than $28. You know a better place to buy music than Amazon?

I'm not as sure about "gates of paradise". Hard to tell with only four 30 second samples from 20 minute tracks.

Do you know stuff that sounds sort of like the first part of "static" on "skinny fists" or the last part of "providence" on F#A#oo? The quiet parts?


I don't know, I usually don't buy my music is physical form.

about the gy!be sounds.. nah I'm sorry I haven't really come across anything not really an ambient connoisseur though.



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22 Apr 2007, 6:20 am

i need (to counterbalance my responsible nature) to be a little rebelious in music which gives me a rather unusual tast as a result, although i'm rather picky when it comes to rythm or voices
i like lots of different styles (involving opera, circus-music, dark electronic stuff, things from my youth like einsturzend neubauten, nick cave, but also some french balads or french rock like noir désir, belgian stuff daau, and for the rest i prefer judging song per song and not a whole style, although i don't have a lot of affinity with metal or country)

in general maybe that a nice voice and rythmic noise are recurrent in what i prefer. so that it drives me into another world in an almost unconcious state, it has a very comforting effect.
can easily say that music saved me through different periods.



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22 Apr 2007, 8:18 am

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It like synthesiser music.
My favourites are Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis.

I like a limited amount of pop music, but I prefer insturmental/synths to singing.

I prefer instrumental over vocal, my favorites are Phillip Glass, early Vangelis,
my favorite blues singer is Ali Farqa Toure. If you into Electronica, Ambient, or other
music that is "off the beaten path" check out "Echoes":
http://www.echoes.org/



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23 Apr 2007, 7:51 am

lemon wrote:
nick cave


i love nick cave, ive gotta get more of the birthday party albums


i mostly listen to black and death metal (i also really like grind core, drone and funeral doom) but my occasional indolence in Merzbow should probably count as unusual


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24 Apr 2007, 9:25 pm

mouapp wrote:
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nick cave


i love nick cave, ive gotta get more of the birthday party albums


20 years ago i had the words ' the birthdayparty' pulled out of my wallpaper :D