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do people still make idm anymore
 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2021-12-23 06:15 [#02614975]
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or has it evolved into something else by now?

like are there really any new breakthrough artists or is it
just the same old people that have been around for awhile
now doing what they've always been doing? the only people
making it are the people that have always known what it was
and were the ones always making it? and will be the ones
always making it?

i mean it's kind of a niche genre that exists in a bit of a
closed feedback loop i.e. there's a lot of elements &
techniques that have escaped the genre and gone on to
influence outside music whilst not really having brought any
of those outsiders into the genre itself. it seems like
you're more likely to hear idm's influence outside of the
genre at this point than you are to hear groundbreaking idm
or discover something new.

i get the impression it's a system that became homeostatic
at some point.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-12-23 07:46 [#02614976]
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in short:
there is still something out there

& yes, some of it has found new grounds

the tenner years have brought a lot of releases of at least
some subgenres like drone, ambient, noise & breakcore. some
new artists even. some collaborations or new formations.
found many of those related to the even older noise scene.

every once in a while i stumbled across electronica on indie
labels in my emails, but i got to admit i kind of stopped
looking and listening all day.

its a general change in my life, that i feel i want less
input and spend less time browsing on a pc.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-12-23 07:47 [#02614977]
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what are the other folks thoughts on this?

and how do you discover new music?


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2021-12-23 09:04 [#02614979]
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I think the genre and all of the big names (ae, aphex, boc,
squarepusher, plaid, all of em) peaked between 2001 and
2003. They all have grown in technical expertise and have
made a lot of good music since then, but the true innovation
stopped there. I don't really know why.

Alternately, it's possibly MY ears just changed. 2001 was
when I first found afx and got into this music. I was 17 and
it was a whole new world of sound. It's possible they're all
still innovating and I just can't hear it any more.

I don't know where to find good music. I make a pilgrimage
once or twice a year to WATMM and check out some of the new
release section, but WATMM leans heavy on pretty generic
acid music and soft IDM. I want heavy hitters, I want the
funk. I haven't found it in years.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-12-23 12:25 [#02614988]
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the millennium certainly brought the genre defining releases
for us. and we gave that a name. after that new genres and
artists formed around and upon that and even got big stages.
now we dont refer to it as idm, but new electronic dance
music still could be coined idm given a few out of the box
ideas are implemented. but since most of it doesnt sound as
our genre defining albums anymore we certainly wont call it
by that name. its like how you would call any doo wop band
or oldies band formed today exactly that, doo wop or oldies.
in the sense of this definition idm from today would only
classify as idm if it soundedlike something like we expect
it to. and here lies the dilemma/paradox. since we kind of
expect the genre to fit certain criteria yet be inventive
and revolutionize itself all over all the time, which then
ends up getting a new name.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-12-23 12:32 [#02614989]
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when you look around online shops, bandcamp and other
portals you will still find the keyword idm in a lot of
releases. and in general i do see them fit the criteria. so,
it aint dead. it doesnt however appear as revolutionary or
inventive to us anymore though, since we already heard a lot
of it and probably the best of it.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2021-12-23 15:14 [#02615000]
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Agreed on all. And as long as autechre are making music, the
genre is alive and well as far as I'm concerned.

Things are cyclical and there will probably be some
compositionally fresh stuff after the next world war or
something. And where's all the drill and bass at? I feel
like that sound has been completely untapped since the RDJ
album.

For today my recommendation is pretty much anything by Frog
Pocket. He's really *quite* good.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-12-23 15:47 [#02615002]
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id love to hear our fave artists havin a go at drill / drum
n bass again. some epic battle between rich & tom. whos the
best? or a collab. get them back into a raving snaring
tracker hacking. burningn tree vs drukqs.
let them show trap & skrillex etc where its at.

love be up a hello and collapse btw,
waiting for parts 2 & 3 followups
and blowing the speakers :)


 

offline -crazone from smashing acid over and over on 2021-12-23 19:15 [#02615010]
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it's still evolving imo, and always will... but there is a
shit load of IDM out there already.. but I still discover
new music. Atm I'd like to see a ground breaking record from
one of the big names, ae, sp afx or vs, or boc. Besides the
fact that'll be great news it also will show the talent of
real IDM artists


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-12-26 02:07 [#02615066]
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Yes


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-26 03:50 [#02615075]
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i'm not sure


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-12-26 14:38 [#02615121]
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I’m sure. I said Yes


 

offline Monoid from one source all things depend on 2021-12-26 22:44 [#02615135]
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Yeah, i still like early 2000 style IDM and i just
discovered Korg GADGET for the Ipad. Its just such an
amazing tool to make with. I still suck at music, but i have
fun using it. So who cares.


 

online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-12-27 02:29 [#02615148]
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hi monoid!
happy holidays


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-12-27 02:39 [#02615150]
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hi monoid!
happy holidays

Happier holidays and a bonus poll


 

offline Monoid from one source all things depend on 2021-12-27 03:33 [#02615151]
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Merry Christmas


 


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