Post by Damage Cloud on Mar 2, 2022 22:05:25 GMT -5
What are everyone's thoughts about having a dedicated dungeon synth project vs releasing everything under one name?
I came into dungeon synth from the synth side, not really the dungeon side. My main project is more Dance/IDM/vaporwave focused, but I'm really getting into dungeon synth. I'm not sure if I should post dungeon synth (or i guess more fantasy synth?) under a separate alias, and I'm curious about what people with more experience in the community think about that. Both for dungeon synth and as a concept in general
Interesting question. If it were back in the old days when everyone (or most) were under a record label it usually wouldn't be a good idea to change musically as you'd piss off the fans (and the label wouldn't be happy either if you changed and your sales plunged because of it). But the days where people bought music and were enraged when an artist changed without them hearing about it first are long over (even Tower Records, being one of, if not the very first record store to allow you to hear previews of music online before buying anything first, was over 20 years ago!). So in a sense that doesn't really matter nowadays.
Still unsure about whether or not you should have everything under one roof or under different names for different music though.
Most Dungeon Synth artists don’t even have a dedicated Dungeon Synth project, they have 6 or 7. But seriously, it only depends on how you want to present the music. Spife makes cool electro and dance music, also makes great DS, all released under the same name. The dude behind Serpent’s Sword records did a sweet dark electronic album as Garden of Beleth and has like 9 other names. It’s really up to your artistic vision, but some people may be turned off by a non-traditional naming convention, others might be more interested. It’s definitely a way to stand out, for better or worse.
Post by crystallogic13 on Mar 6, 2022 4:24:18 GMT -5
Interesting question. As a fan though and not a musician(and respecting always the artistic view), I always prefer seeing different aliases for different kinds of sound of the same artist. I'd prefer it if for example imaginary heroic Dungeon Synth artist used his alias let's say "Anvil" for this sound and using for a more dark oldschool DS an alias like "Ancient Fortress".. This might seem as little detail but as with the song's titles being somewhat the only kind of lyrics DS has, the cover as in other genres also representing a first view also, the name is always important too.. But good appearance doesn't help actual music but great music is always greater to appreciate in a careful crafted cover.. I hope I'm expressing what I'm thinking with this even maybe trivial kind of things..
Post by Veil of Dreams on Apr 27, 2022 10:38:17 GMT -5
For years I've produced and released all sorts of synth music under my "Blue Crystal Star" project including Fantasy and Dungeon Synth. The problem I have now is that the "Blue Crystal Star" project has established a fairly healthy fanbase for the meditative ambient and relaxing sleep drone music that I also produce under that project. So, now when I release music under that project that's far outside of those genres, it really does confuse the fanbase and ultimately adversely affects my portfolio. In fact, I've actually had a couple of fans DM me suggesting that I create different projects for my other styles of music because it bothers them that on the Spotify algorithm generated playlist for Blue Crystal Star", Dungeon synth, Synthwave, and Space synth type songs show up, in addition to the relaxing sleep drone stuff, LOL. Anyway, that's my take on things..
Post by disgustingcathedral on May 9, 2022 2:58:32 GMT -5
For my main noise/circuitbending project Cementimental I've always been into confusingly switching genres (tho it's mostly some kind of Noise) but for DS and vaporwave I feel the need to use specific sideproject names (not least because I have a longer list of ridiculous band names than I can ever use)
Post by Danta Domrani on Jul 19, 2022 22:56:41 GMT -5
I have been making music under different names for the last 10 or so years to varying degrees of success. I feel I have stagnated a bit in the last few years, and I have decided to create a Dungeon Synth project to kickstart my passion again. I hope to also use this music in a game I am working on as well, so it's two birds with one stone. Regarding using different names for different types of music styles, I think it is a best practice.