Who thinks their music is original?

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The Leveller
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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by The Leveller » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:41 pm

Thanks for the pointers, will look into those. My drum approach is part of my search for a consistent approach, I like the electronic manipulation over the acoustic drums, even its been done before, the thins is to try and get the balance right.

My point proved exactly on the influences as I mentioned earlier.

Never, ever listened to either Genesis or Yes. Weird eh?

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by The Leveller » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:42 pm

esemdi wrote: That way people would listen to your tracks and say "Hey, it's that crappy producer from Romania!".
I doubt they would say that, your production is very good.

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by esemdi » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:47 pm

The Leveller wrote:
esemdi wrote: That way people would listen to your tracks and say "Hey, it's that crappy producer from Romania!".
I doubt they would say that, your production is very good.
Once again, thank you. But I don't have much stuff to work with... It took ages to come up with this sound.

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by polyslax » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:57 pm

The Leveller wrote:Never, ever listened to either Genesis or Yes. Weird eh?
Truly!

On drums: I still like to bust drums up some, I just think the beat repeat way is too obvious. Yes, like most things there is a balance to find.
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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by The Leveller » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:43 pm

Is 'beat repeat' too obvious in an electronic producer (Oooo, I know that Lives beat repeat) kind of way or a 'normal' listener kind of way?

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by polyslax » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:20 pm

The Leveller wrote:Is 'beat repeat' too obvious in an electronic producer (Oooo, I know that Lives beat repeat) kind of way or a 'normal' listener kind of way?
Don't know for sure... I'm certainly not in touch with any kind of audience, so it may well just be me.
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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by Angstrom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:16 pm

I dont think most audience members have a name recognition of "Beatrepeat", but they will most likely think of it as that weird sound which was the fashionable thing to put in a track in 2005. It was the cool one prior to AutoTune. I'm sure its still fine to use. hell people were still putting a sax break in their middle 8s all the way up to 1998, at which point saxy session mullet man was replaced by "middle 8 rapper for hire" as a way to join two tediously white song halves.

wait, I forgot my point.
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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by macmurphy » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:37 pm

The Leveller wrote:OK, I give in. :D Here's one of my latest called 100 Billion Suns, gots you some geetar, gots you some mandolin, gots you some synths, gots you some glitched up drums and some latin perc...drenched in all sorts of influences. Original? No, I doubt it, but perhaps a unique style? I hope so, thats what I'm aiming for I guess.

100 Billion Suns
interesting indeed. although the beatrepeat bits do stick a wet finger in my ear :wink:

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:20 pm

Angstrom wrote: I'm sure its still fine to use.
No.

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by Angstrom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 pm

BTW - anybody still using Glitches in their music should watch this live glitched version of a famous track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNvOQGoWUHw

Sorry about the derailment. No insult intended to anyone, just a general observation about the popularity of buffer-effect music .

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by Pasha » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:06 pm

Late for the show. Long thread to read and interesting to listen to!
Personally I do not try to emulate some of my favorite artists but I can
find here and there traces of what I know I like about them.
Sometimes when I got no idea I listen to a new artist and try to get
some inspiration. Is that to be considered 'emulation' or what?
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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by killingtime » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:46 pm

I've really enjoyed looking and listening to this thread, some great stuff being produced. For me origionality comes when you bring something truly personal to a creation, something that is only arrived at through ones own unique set of circumstances. Most of my time is spent painting and drawing landscapes around where I live, and perhaps my most origional composition was born out of listening to the sound of pencil on paper and being inspired to record the sounds I was hearing and making somthing out of it. It may well be my most origional piece, but it is probably the most difficult one to listen too!
Here is a link if anyone is interested

http://soundcloud.com/paullewin/drawing-1

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by The Leveller » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:42 pm

Angstrom wrote: they will most likely think of it as that weird sound which was the fashionable thing to put in a track in 2005.
shit...
:lol:

tbh, I had no idea buffer-effect music was ever popular, it certainly passed me by, but now I have beat repeat...I am damn well using it. :D

Good point Killingtime, as long as its personal thats where the originality comes from I guess.

I've completely lost the point of my thread in the first place... :|

No music is original, we reference our influences and as long as we're having fun, who cares?

Something like that...

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by macmurphy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:42 am

The Leveller wrote: No music is original, we reference our influences and as long as we're having fun, who cares?
absolutely. how we put our influences in to practice can definitely lead to unique results which i think
has been shown by much of the music posted in this thread.

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Re: Who thinks their music is original?

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:46 am

Angstrom wrote:BTW - anybody still using Glitches in their music should watch this live glitched version of a famous track.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNvOQGoWUHw
Interesting...

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