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post #136 of 238
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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post
 

Like Kraftwerk you mean? :D

 

Lots of old people must like them, including younger fans. 

 

Got my tickets to see 'em April 1st in NYC.  Thanks wifey... 

post #137 of 238

I like Electronic Music! I've got an HE 4 that plays a LOT of dub Step :D [mind you I enjoy mah Dub Step in 16bit flac ;3 [and 320kbs if that's all there is]] 

post #138 of 238

Anyone familiar- or unfamiliar to electronica should give this a listen.

 

post #139 of 238

With a live band playing acoustic music in a real room (e.g. jazz club) you get a sense of the room acoustics.

That significantly contributes to the "live" feeling of a recording and lets audiophile equipment shine in regards to how authentic the feeling of "being there" is getting transported from the recording to the playback.

 

Electronic music often is completely isolated from room acoustics it just happens in a processor. Therefore everything that is related to the reproduction of natural sound stage is missing. This takes away a huge amount of the fun listing to high end systems that create this sense of space. I highly prefer the sound of acoustic instruments.


Edited by icebear - 3/3/14 at 8:56am
post #140 of 238
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In electronic music the artists can create that sense of space with reverb, samples etc.
post #141 of 238
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

In electronic music the artists can create that sense of space with reverb, samples etc.

Yes but it still is "artificial space" for lack of better words.

Our brain's hard wiring for recognizing our position in a space and locating sources of noise within that space is a little bit older than electronic music. Adoption either way hasn't happened yet ;-)).

post #142 of 238

Ditto. Love electronic music. For trance to ambient... I'll take it all.

 

post #143 of 238

Pitch Black, good people.  Pitch Black:

 

 

http://www.pitchblack.co.nz/

post #144 of 238
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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 

Yes but it still is "artificial space" for lack of better words.

Our brain's hard wiring for recognizing our position in a space and locating sources of noise within that space is a little bit older than electronic music. Adoption either way hasn't happened yet ;-)).

 

To a certain extent, even live recorded "acoustic music" is artificial, in that it was recorded/mastered and converted to a certain type of music format, but I understand your point.  However, you may not be aware of the tremendous variety of electronic music.  Quite a bit of electronic music incorporates acoustic instruments (recorded in 'real space') and "found sounds" into the mix.  The genre is much, much more broad than many think.  It is not just dance music.

 

Also, in terms of soundstaging, certain electronic music incorporates absolutely massive soundstaging elements- way more extreme that what you would get with a more traditional acoustic recording.  In any event, we all like different things (and that is a good thing, otherwise the world would be a boring place).  There is no rational or objective argument as to why one type of music is better than another.  Music is art, the recording part is a mix of art and science.  It is a very subjective and personal medium.


Edited by BlakeT - 3/4/14 at 8:51am
post #145 of 238

This needs to be repeated over and over (and over) again:

 

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It is not just dance music.

 

post #146 of 238
My favourite genres are rock, classical, and Depeche Mode biggrin.gif
Seriously though, Depeche are the only electronic band I listen to really. Are they electronic? Synth?
I've been listening to Propaganda recently, on youtube, I may take the plunge and buy A Secret Wish soon.
post #147 of 238
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My favourite genres are rock, classical, and Depeche Mode biggrin.gif
Seriously though, Depeche are the only electronic band I listen to really. Are they electronic? Synth?
I've been listening to Propaganda recently, on youtube, I may take the plunge and buy A Secret Wish soon.

 

Try OneTwo as well.  That's Paul Humphreys from OMD and Claudia Brucken from Propaganda.   The song below was also co-written by Martin Gore, so it must be good :)

 

post #148 of 238

This video is like an animated browse through my record collection....

 

post #149 of 238

Check out Jon Hopkins - Immunity album. 

Probably the best electronic music album released in 2013

post #150 of 238
Thanks Depechetraff, I'll give OneTwo a listen.

I'll check out the Jon Hopkins one as well.
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