Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Rock & Metal
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default Nonexistent genre, what to do?

Hi all,

My question is going to sound delusional but I'm having sleepless nights over it, paired with a dose of nausea, so I hope any of you will be able to help me out of my misery.

I play the bass and I love both rock and metal, but I also love the disco genres: Techno, House, Electronic music and I love Ethnic vocals. All of these genres have sounds in common and I have found a way to combine these genres. It sounds good, it's rock with an influence of the darker sounds of the disco genres I said.

My problem is: this is something that does not exist. I have never heard such music. It does not fit in any subgenre and the only musical people I know won't want to work with me because everybody wants to stick to the known familiar genres. And unfortunatly it's impossible to do this on my own.

What do I have to do? Is it possible to find people who would want to try this with me or is there no chance and should I get it off my head?
Should I try it anyway and if yes, where should I look for a band?
Or should I stick to the known and make "normal" music?

Please help me. I'm really stuck. I have such great ideas, tons of lyrics, basslines and many more. But I'm on my own.
Is it possible?

*Nonexistent I mean..

Last edited by Labirent; 05-08-2013 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Typo
Labirent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
The Sexual Intellectual
 
Urban Hat€monger ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere cooler than you
Posts: 18,447
Default

It's not new
Primal Scream, Death In Vegas and a whole other bunch of bands were mixing electronic music with rock music back in the mid 90s.
__________________



Urb's RYM Stuff

Most people sell their soul to the devil, but the devil sells his soul to Nick Cave.
Urban Hat€monger ? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Hat€monger ? View Post
It's not new
Primal Scream, Death In Vegas and a whole other bunch of bands were mixing electronic music with rock music back in the mid 90s.
I know of them, but what I'm trying is different. Not the same.
Labirent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Sexual Intellectual
 
Urban Hat€monger ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere cooler than you
Posts: 18,447
Default

Use it as your starting point. look for people who like those bands.
__________________



Urb's RYM Stuff

Most people sell their soul to the devil, but the devil sells his soul to Nick Cave.
Urban Hat€monger ? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Hat€monger ? View Post
Use it as your starting point. look for people who like those bands.
I have made some sounds on my own to give everybody an idea of what I'm trying to do but nobody wants to try it.
Most of them love it, but I don't know what's holding them back.
I'm losing it.
Labirent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 06:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
DO LIKE YOU.
 
P A N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 623
Default

I say just keep practing and socializing. There are a lot of musicians in the world, and finding the right ones is an execise of patience.

Something else you might want to consider is that most musicians are only willing to selflessly play along with someone's idea or vision if they're being paid to do so. I'm assuming - like most artists - you're not made of money, so instead of pitching a predisposed notion of what you want "your band" to sound like, try pitching yourself to people as an open-minded experimenter interested in trying and creating new things. It could end up being fun and surprising to go this route as opposed to being stressed out about expectations. Bands are a give-and-take kinda thing. People get freaked out by ideologues.
P A N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

If this is the music you want to play then hold onto it and don't give up. Don't compromise your own principles in order to satisfy others.

There is a huge amount of bands out there who mesh seemingly disparate genres together and sound awesome : Dog Fashion Disco, Kayo Dot, Akphaezya, Maudlin Of The Well, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ulver, Valravn etc so don't despair.
__________________

“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
I say just keep practing and socializing. There are a lot of musicians in the world, and finding the right ones is an execise of patience.

Something else you might want to consider is that most musicians are only willing to selflessly play along with someone's idea or vision if they're being paid to do so. I'm assuming - like most artists - you're not made of money, so instead of pitching a predisposed notion of what you want "your band" to sound like, try pitching yourself to people as an open-minded experimenter interested in trying and creating new things. It could end up being fun and surprising to go this route as opposed to being stressed out about expectations. Bands are a give-and-take kinda thing. People get freaked out by ideologues.
I tried jamming with others, punkers, heavy metal groups, classic rockbands, name it. Every time I suggested something, for example adding ethnic tribal percussions paired with flute, even showed them how to play it, they looked at me as if I was mental.
Maybe I'm just in the wrong area or haven't met the right people.
Labirent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
If this is the music you want to play then hold onto it and don't give up. Don't compromise your own principles in order to satisfy others.

There is a huge amount of bands out there who mesh seemingly disparate genres together and sound awesome : Dog Fashion Disco, Kayo Dot, Akphaezya, Maudlin Of The Well, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Ulver, Valravn etc so don't despair.
Thank you, I'm getting quite desperate but giving up would hurt me more I think.
This line: "Don't compromise your own principles in order to satisfy others" just woke me up and brought me to reality.
There have to be some people willing to experiment. Somewhere.
Labirent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
defiler of restrooms
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 41,462
Default

College campuses maybe? I imagine they would have more open minded people than other places. Other than that all I can say is just to keep up with it if for no other reason than to please yourself. If at the end of the day you can find pleasure in doing something then anything else is just a bonus.
__________________
BRING ME THE HORIZON >>>> CHARLES MINGUS
i
The Batlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2020 Advameg, Inc.