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RE: Types of Music

Hey Sempai,

the group here (as I understand it) focuses on realtime loop music, i.e.
where you record the loop during the performance and then include the loop
in the performance (including any ways to modify the loop, starting with
overdubs to total weirdness). Having said that, no, I don't think the focus
in this group is on what you do, what I understand as using "prerecorded"
loops and then implementing them into your compositions. Indeed, we had
discussions about anything here which had nothing at all to do with
real-time looping, so if you want to discuss this topic go ahead - but be
warned, you might get more response when discussing the on a list for
creative DJs.

As for the genre - I am not under the impression that just because 
here loops, we do all play the same genre (this would be like assuming that
everybody who plays the piano or who uses reverb during mixdown of his
recording engages in the same genre).

I have run across a vast diversity of looped music among the works of the
people on this list, including (but not limited to) hard dance, solo bass
guitar, world music, vocal-based pieces, structured works, mood pieces,
singer-songwriter-style songs, minimalistic electronica, hardcore,
polyrhytmic percussion...and, yes, also slow ambient.


(n.b.: this style diversity gets even more crazy when you check out 
where members of this list are involved which aren't solo-loop or
ensemble-loop performances, but rather groups where one (or several)
member(s) use loops...check out "Chiba City Blues" on http://eblah.iuma.com
and find out what's looped and what is "played out").

Rainer Straschill
Moinlabs GFX and Soundworks - www.moinlabs.de
The Straschill Family Group - www.straschill.de
digital penis expert group - www.dpeg.de
Eclectic Blah - www.eblah.de
-----Original Message-----
From: Sempai [mailto:sempai@comcast.net]
Sent: Sonntag, 20. April 2003 16:13
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Types of Music

I have been lurking here for several months, learning as I go.
I was just curious about the actual genre of looping music people
compose on this list.

Do you compose slow ambient, dance, guitar based, keyboard based?
>From the links posted to various songs, it seems ambient is the majority.

Also, not sure if my type of music is welcome here.  I compose
exclusively sampled based loop music.  I do not perform, just compose.
Much of the list (at least those who write regularly) seem to be more
performance based.  A lot of the discussion seems to focus on gear
related issues.

I'm interested in comments on the above.