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  • Serious question

    what's with all these bands doing "lite" post wave, 80's music?

    crystal castles, lady tron etc?
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    <b>Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you! </b><br />
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    <a href="http://www.computermusicguide.com" target="_blank">Computer Music Guide</a><br />
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  • #2
    i dunno. synthy + musical = fun band? current trends are so crappy no one wants to do them

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    • #3
      synthy + musical = fun band?


      +1

      I enjoyed 80's music. Good memories from that time in history.
      <div class="signaturecontainer">Too many keyboards, not enough music.</div>

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      • #4
        I enjoyed seeing Future Islands play. What puzzled me more than the trend (if there is such a thing) was this one guy's decision that their music was appropriate for moshing. He nearly got his ass kicked by a couple of girls that didn't appreciate his repeated bumpings into them.

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        • #5
          It's the damn hipsters. SF is absolutely infested with them. They drive the price of all the old analog gear up, force bars to carry PBR and think that they discovered lo-fi.

          <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">lots of gear and not a computer in sight.</font></div>

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          • #6
            See, the thing is, you can't be disappointed by today's pop music if you don't listen to it.

            I am not disappointed.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="right">Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.</div></div>

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            • #7
              the thing is that it's an about face though.

              crystal castles used to be like 8bit screamo and lady tron was like a boring abba with an analog bassline. The new lady tron track is actually pretty cool.. but how come the hipsters aren't like :dude WTF?

              well anyway, since the hipsters consider music fashion and they have no loyalty, why should their bands? it's just funny because back in the day it would have been force: rage: push of course i can begrudge a band artistic freedom, but most fans used to have a problem with it. ie metallitard.
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              <b>Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you! </b><br />
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              <a href="http://www.computermusicguide.com" target="_blank">Computer Music Guide</a><br />
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              • #8
                i liked the first ladytron (it's one word btw) album. a couple crystal castles songs are good too. don't see the problem...??????????
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://soundcloud.com/donchesson" target="_blank">http://soundcloud.com/donchesson</a></div>

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                • #9
                  i'm not complaining per se.. it's just weird to me as a quasi young old fart to see bands suddenly do an about face in genre and image and everything and the kids not notice a beat. I guess that mirrors their sense of self promotion anyway and they could all care less.

                  and i'll call it lady tron if I want to. I also pronounce it sub-tull. caprice?
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                  <b>Give me my moog, but **** off you american techno rockstar! people in countries I've never been to do it better than you! </b><br />
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                  <a href="http://www.computermusicguide.com" target="_blank">Computer Music Guide</a><br />
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                  • #10
                    +1

                    I enjoyed 80's music. Good memories from that time in history.

                    Another +1 here, Long live the 80's!
                    Rest in Peace Rudy.

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                    • #11
                      crystal castles used to be like 8bit screamo and lady tron was like a boring abba with an analog bassline. The new lady tron track is actually pretty cool.. but how come the hipsters aren't like :dude WTF?


                      Ladytron's old sound was kind of lumped into "electroclash", which was neither electro or The Clash. "Electroclash" was Tubeway Army type mechanical, dark-ish synths with the addition of some wry urban expressionism and a touch of sexual detachment.

                      So Ladytron evolving into slicker, dark new wave oriented synthpop makes sense.

                      Yay 2000s decade. Synths are cool. Guitars are not. I'm kind of enjoying the trend. I guess I'm a hipster, because I own an analog synth and have been to a Ladytron concert. I hate PBR, but I do drink microbrew, so I don't know where that puts me in the stereotype spectrum. It's no longer "synth nerd", I guess.

                      Yeah, it's aping the 1980s, but **************** it, if the music industry is dead, you might as well have fun with it. I wouldn't mind forming a "synthy + musical = fun" band, to be honest.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">What I make with way too many blinky light modular items, plugins, and an Alesis Andromeda. <br />
                      <a href="http://forbiddenstar.com/" target="_blank">Forbidden Star: </a> home studio / melodic ambient / New Age / the deep zone<br />
                      <a href="http://boneyfiend.com/" target="_blank">Boney Fiend: </a>the band, man / punk / garage / beer</font></div>

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                      • #12
                        I enjoyed seeing Future Islands play. What puzzled me more than the trend (if there is such a thing) was this one guy's decision that their music was appropriate for moshing. He nearly got his ass kicked by a couple of girls that didn't appreciate his repeated bumpings into them.


                        I actually saw Future Islands at a free concert here in Greensboro. While I appreciated the polished sound, the singer's overwrought vocal delivery, combined with fact that every song slogged along at the same mid-tempo, really turned me off, and I left after three songs.

                        Later I saw EAR PWR at another free concert and I LOVED them!

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                        • #13
                          I actually saw Future Islands at a free concert here in Greensboro. While I appreciated the polished sound, the singer's overwrought vocal delivery, combined with fact that every song slogged along at the same mid-tempo, really turned me off, and I left after three songs.

                          Later I saw EAR PWR at another free concert and I LOVED them!


                          Did anyone try to mosh at the show in Greensboro?

                          My friend and I were entertained by the singer's Meatloaf/Ozzie meets Nick Cave delivery, though probably not for the right reasons from his POV. She was sure he'd been a metal vocalist in an earlier life. I'm guessing he didn't see himself as a comedy act.

                          We liked the band that played before them, the post-rock/math-rock band Thank You from Baltimore. Fairly guitar oriented, but both guitarists also had vintage keyboards - I was too lazy to come closer and see if they were 60s organs or analog synths. Both 'boards were running through several pedals so it almost didn't matter what they were.

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                          • #14
                            With pop music, you have awful music with HUGE buzz, tons of people like them, it makes no sense but we take if for granted.

                            With hipster bands you have bands making something that sort of sounds like real music, has a lot of buzz, and lots of hipsters like them, and we're like "why do hipsters go so ape **************** over this mediocre music?"

                            Well, it's kind of like the same thing. I won't begrudge hipster bands for not being the best musicians in the world, at least they're kind of trying to do something semi-interesting.

                            As for ladytron, their main appeal was the fact that it was more fashion then music to began with, so it makes sense they'd change their style. It was also like 15 years ago that 17 came out, and they haven't really had anything interesting since then.

                            80's synth music is a lot of fun. Some of the best dance music around (next to disco) and with drum and bass and dubstep being so watered down, and with house music playing in elevators and tv commercials 24/7 it makes sense people want to hear something different when they go out to the club.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">(soundwavelove)</div>

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                            • #15
                              answer to OP.

                              We live in a very conservative time. And I don't mean republicans..
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">play Splelunker ... I dare you.<br />
                              <a href="http://www.nintendo8.com/game/678/spelunker/" target="_blank">http://www.nintendo8.com/game/678/spelunker/</a></div>

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