Do others here have an unusual taste in music?

Page 4 of 8 [ 116 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

gybe
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

User avatar

Joined: 8 Oct 2006
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 74
Location: new zealand

21 Apr 2007, 9:19 am

marshall wrote:
gybe:

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.
Quote:

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.



marshall
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Apr 2007
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,752
Location: Turkey

21 Apr 2007, 12:55 pm

gybe wrote:
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?



Neuromancer
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Gender: Male
Posts: 768
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.



BazzaMcKenzie
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,495
Location: the Antipodes

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:


_________________
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.
Strewth!


ghostgurl
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Nov 2006
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,328
Location: Orange County, CA

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.


_________________
Currently Reading: Survival by Juliet E. Czerneda
http://dazed-girl.livejournal.com/
Vote Kalister 2008


techstepgenr8tion
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2005
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Posts: 21,334
Location: The 27th Path of Peh.

22 Apr 2007, 2:19 am

marshall wrote:
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.



Flismflop
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 16 Feb 2007
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,025
Location: DC metro area suburbs, USA.

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.

Prof_Pretorius wrote:
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.


_________________
Why be a label, be yourself and keep others guessing instead. - Dee_.


gybe
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

User avatar

Joined: 8 Oct 2006
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 74
Location: new zealand

22 Apr 2007, 4:47 am

marshall wrote:
gybe wrote:
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.



lemon
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,113
Location: belgium

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.



richie
Supporting Member
Supporting Member

User avatar

Joined: 9 Jan 2007
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 30,142
Location: Lake Whoop-Dee-Doo, Pennsylvania

22 Apr 2007, 8:18 am

ExeterChris wrote:
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/



mouapp
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 20 Mar 2007
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 499
Location: probably not WP

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


_________________
http://www.last.fm/user/mouapp/
Maybe I don't know either.


lemon
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,113
Location: belgium

24 Apr 2007, 9:25 pm

mouapp wrote:
lemon wrote:
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



RedMage
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 8 Nov 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,812

24 Apr 2007, 11:39 pm

Is video game music unusual?



skafather84
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,848
Location: New Orleans, LA

25 Apr 2007, 12:36 am

RedMage wrote:
Is video game music unusual?


a lot of it is either j-pop or classically influenced.


the j-pop is kinda out of the ordinary but the classical is pretty commonplace.



not sure how many would consider this weird but i find it fun.



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbBwFdKDaKw[/youtube]



this one is definately weird. :D



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krmowThBYUk[/youtube]



RedMage
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 8 Nov 2006
Gender: Female
Posts: 6,812

25 Apr 2007, 1:05 am

I didn't mean J-Pop... I meant this kind of music.



SamuraiSaxen
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,465
Location: Mexico

25 Apr 2007, 4:41 am

RedMage wrote:
I didn't mean J-Pop... I meant this kind of music.


Videogame music has something in common with J-Music, but Videogame music is the more unusual.

It's very rare find someone in real life who likes videogame music, I know some people who likes J-Music, but only my siblings and a classmate from college enjoys videogame music.

Also I like some downtempo music, and I don't know anyonewho likes it :?.