Post by crystallogic13 on Dec 28, 2022 7:02:16 GMT -5
Good that you posted it altrusiangrace I noticed it the other day on FBook pages and wanted also to post here in case ppl missed it.. Honestly I was shocked in a good way, it's a good deal of exposure and outreach but the article itself was not what I'd like to point to someone who would listen DS for the first time.. Felt like many projects been named but not getting into the core of things and also it felt like the whole genre is described in a very gimmicky way which even if it has some base, it doesn't do justice to the genre.. STILL, great exposure and always nice to see points that might be an entry to outsiders of the genre..
Felt like many projects been named but not getting into the core of things and also it felt like the whole genre is described in a very gimmicky way which even if it has some base, it doesn't do justice to the genre..
Oh well, they said video games, heavy metal and laser tag would all be fads. They were wrong about all those.
At least they did talk to a few contemporaries, Fen Walker etc. The problem with most articles like these is that they don't encourage newcomers to investigate modern, active, ongoing artists, just the old guard. How many people have listened to Mortiis and Burzum and let that be the extent of their participation and discovery into the genre? Journalists and passive listeners would like for scenes and movements to be dead things that they can investigate to completion -- not ever-changing, rapidly-expanding communities that are much tougher to pin down.
Post by crystallogic13 on Jan 4, 2023 1:14:04 GMT -5
It is decent, not flawless but it's good publicity either way and it's nice to discuss it anyway .. Hope it got some views both for outreach/exposure and to have some good feedback for the genre on the site..!
Engraven indeed that's a good point.. I had a relook on the article to try and count how many artists etc are mentioned and in that sense the article has many links/names/suggestions, so definitely lots of stuff for different tastes of potential readers there and as you said more modern/contemporary people/artists are mentioned too..
Post by andrewwerdna on Jan 4, 2023 23:22:07 GMT -5
Just read it and I think it's really good. Gives a pretty deep and thorough overview of the state of things right now, and in a surprisingly restrained and condensed way for how much ground is covered. I've been pretty out of touch with the scene in recent years so I feel like I actually learned a lot and got more out of it than I would another history lesson primer. Those are needed too, but there's a fair number of them out there now for those who want to explore further.
I don’t know if I’m projecting a bit, but I kinda got a vibe of “old guard gatekeeping the new kids having fun”. Obviously that’s not the whole focus of the article, but I don’t think Dungeon Synth needs defenders to decry the illegitimacy of hot dog synth hahah. That hasn’t been my experience with the community either, most folks are pretty enthusiastic about anything calling itself DS. I guess I’m just concerned about this being the most publicly promoted source for casual music fans to approach the genre, I would hate for people to reduce their perception of it to genre squabbling.
^Yeah, that's a problem when underground stuff becomes more mainstream, like with The Burning Man Festival, now that a bunch of celebrities have attended and I've heard from grumblings online how it's overcrowded and has gone downhill.
Speaking of which, with this article, does that mean that the Grammys are coming up with dungeon synth categories? In several ways that'd be great but in other ways it'd stink (as for the previous B. Man example, as a lot of us would like it to still be underground probably).