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So I finished a new album not long ago, but I have no idea what to do with it. and I thought I'd just share a few singles that I like the most.

Also are beards IDM or we'd better shave them off? 

you're welcome to roast my musics.

thnak.

 

 

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Only if they’re patchy 

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Neckbeards gtfo.

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no, they never were idm to begin with since the album ended up being about deep sea creatures

 

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Before we can have this discussion we must have the uncomfortable discussion asking "If idm is still idm". It's 2019 and idm's own beard is starting to turn grey. And according to some it's had a great old Santa Claus beard since the early 2000s.

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most idm 2018 album still isn't out 😞

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23 minutes ago, Brisbot said:

"If idm is still idm".

It is sometimes. You just have to specifically look for tracks that capture that "underlying conceptual simplicity of the early IDM" feeling. Meaning simple, unpretentious tracks with just a few elements, some airy melody on top and a few clicks here and there. Otherwise I feel like music is so eclectic nowadays that it just falls under the "electronic" category. If anyone asks I just say I listen to "electronic music". For some reason glitchy drums + an abstract melody on top + a bit of acid here and there have such a strong connotational and denotational reference to the IDM / Braindance tag. How did we come to this... Is there a different way to call it?

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I was trying to be silly but you make a good point.

A staple of IDM for sure is that simplicity you're talking about. Though IDM is one of the most... confusing labels and holds one of the widest range of different kinds of music or a small range depending on what you think of as idm. I'm a large range idm kinda person.

For me, at the ends of the 'idm' scale you get music that in no way resembles each other. Under it's umbrella you can stick a ton of music. Braindance fits under there. Various kinds of more 'experimental' ambient music fits under there. Acid music fits under there. Not all of each of these types cept Braindance 100% fits under the umbrella for me, but does so in a venn diagram kinda way depending on the style of the tracks.

Though with most examples you'd maybe label it as "ambient/idm" "acid/idm". Whereas Autechre is just... "idm" most of the time. Though you could drop the label entirely and just call Autechre 'experimental electronic' for many of their newer albums especially, which may become IDM in retrospect, but not right now.

TL;DR It's a weird pliable genre label

7 hours ago, MIXL2 said:

most idm 2018 album still isn't out 😞

You can't just say that and leave people hanging, which album?

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15 hours ago, lickneonlights said:

are beards IDM?

add Long hair

I'm able to FEEL the music 

through my hairs

like a cat

I haven't cut or trimmed my beard since May 21, 2016

my hair hasn't been cut or trimmed since June 26, 2012

It makes my

braindance

: )

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I shaved away my beard last year but then people, by which I mean ze ladies mostly, started to complain that I look better with beard so now I have it again. I don't really care one way or other.

Edit: I originally grew the beard because people at work complained that they don't recognize I'm a software engineer because I don't have a beard. The hardware engineers in the organization were usually clean shaven and software guys had beard.  (I'm only half-joking)

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Thank you, Diatoms, you're the most IDM of all of us 🙂

1 minute ago, zkom said:

I shaved away my beard last year but then people, by which I mean ze ladies mostly, started to complain that I look better with beard so now I have it again. I don't really care one way or other.

Same exact thing happened to me last June too! Turns out I have a weak chin and some neck fat and look like a chicken from the side. My wife was quick to encourage me to grow it back.

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6 hours ago, Brisbot said:

You can't just say that and leave people hanging, which album?

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soon we will automate ourselves out of music making

A certain well-known duo did that many years ago. 

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yawn

 

Your description of what you think is IDM speaks volumes, about you.

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13 hours ago, Brisbot said:

Before we can have this discussion we must have the uncomfortable discussion asking "If idm is still idm".

I believe 

 

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9 minutes ago, hello spiral said:

Your description of what you think is IDM speaks volumes, about you.

your arrogance and spitefulness speaks volumes about your past, Joey-Joe 🙂

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nice song loops. 

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3 minutes ago, bitchroast said:

nice song loops. 

thank.

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23 minutes ago, lickneonlights said:

your arrogance and spitefulness speaks volumes about your past, Joey-Joe 🙂

lol arrogance.

Better start a youtube vlog about what's 'good' and what's 'bad' 

Will cite my sources by talking about number of changes per track

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14 hours ago, MIXL2 said:

most idm 2018 album still isn't out 😞

that's because the winner was total fucking shit.

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7 minutes ago, hello spiral said:

Better start a youtube vlog about what's 'good' and what's 'bad' 

Maybe that wasn't that good of an idea to begin with, and I'm not ashamed to admit it 🙂 Have you seen my channel lately? Anyway, I know it's just an act of yours, so I'll move ahead 🙂

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Spi has been method acting for decades now

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1 hour ago, lickneonlights said:

Maybe that wasn't that good of an idea to begin with, and I'm not ashamed to admit it 🙂 Have you seen my channel lately? Anyway, I know it's just an act of yours, so I'll move ahead 🙂

I like your videos that You make:)

You should consider posting them back on youtube

Re-read the comments under all your videos

Loads of people really Liked them

and You got them to Think/Learn about Music

most importantly

You Had Fun:)

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Thanks, diatoms. I am kind of resurrecting the channel atm, been meaning to do more fun and humorous stuff rather than serious judging

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21 hours ago, MIXL2 said:

 ??

Yeah, I had no clue about the thread.

 

 

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