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Re: New Topic - Labeling music [Was Re: lawson's missive]

I've tried on occasion describing some of the stuff I've done with the
instructions "imagine the Cocteau Twins recording for ECM". It generally
didn't work mostly because people usually only knew one or the other
reference and if you have to explain the shorthand it isn't short any more.

I tried "New Age Industrial" as a description for a while as well with
similarly poor results.


on 11/18/01 9:36 AM, KILLINFO@aol.com at KILLINFO@aol.com wrote:

> I am continually bombarded with the same question by people from
> all walks of life. No doubt that it's a simple, honest question and
> one that deserves at least an attempt at a straightforward answer
> (simplicity not always being possible). But what do you do when you
> don't have half an hour to explain all of the little nuances and
> pseudo historical connections of your personal musical mythology.
> Critics and reviewers have called my own stuff everything from
> jazz to metal to electronica to whatever. Sometimes I opt for
> the easily generic and say "experimental" (whatever that means).
> Sometimes I get in an unreasonable, sarcastic snit and say "easy
> listening." I don't know what comes over me in such instances.
> It's good to know that I'm not the only one who ocassionally finds this
> question (sometimes) a difficult one to give a short, userfriendly
> answer to.