Acoustic, electronica, both?

Acoustic, electronica, both?

Art & Sensation Art & Sensation
We all have different tastes in music. Some people like Country, others like House. Of course there's a heap of genres in between aswell! With this in mind, a lot of people use the word 'acoustic' to describe their musical interests, which consists of genres such as Punk, Rock, Pop, Country, Metal etc: Styles that focus mainly on the use of actual instruments, instead of synthetic sounds. Practically speaking, this divides the whole spectrum into Acoustic music and Electronica. (often also referred to as EDM - Electronic Dance Music, though not neccessarily the same.)

What about you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I enjoy the soothing, crystal clear notes of the guitar and the crispness of the snaredrum; I prefer acoustic music!
Lummox
1  (5%)
I'm more into clubbing / Four to the Floor styles. EDM all the way!
Drakoni , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , TrenchcoatHunters
3  (14%)
I like easy listening Electronica and synth pop. It doesn't need to have a dance feel to it.
K101 , voenne , cheetahpita
3  (14%)
Other!
Cherrylane , DeliciousSurprise , Errant Venture , OhMy! , unfulfilled , padmeamidala , Ash1141 , Kaltir , mistressg , El-Jaro , dv8 , TheCleansing , Cookie Monster Mike , ViVix
14  (67%)
Total votes: 21
Poll is closed
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Errant Venture Errant Venture
I'm not really sure those definitions sit well with me. The electric guitar (a synthetically enhanced instrument, and thus one of the electronica) has been used to great effect in the acoustic genres you mention(Punk, Rock, Pop, Country, Metal). And it's not clear what synthetic sounds means, since we've made most of the musical instruments in use, today. Maybe it is more accurate to say that acoustic is a song that doesn't have a lot of post recording tampering, and electronica does?
11/23/2011
Art & Sensation Art & Sensation
Quote:
Originally posted by Errant Venture
I'm not really sure those definitions sit well with me. The electric guitar (a synthetically enhanced instrument, and thus one of the electronica) has been used to great effect in the acoustic genres you mention(Punk, Rock, Pop, Country, Metal). ...
Actually, also acoustic music has a significant amount of post recording tempering done to it. That's simply how the industry works as it stands. what with additional equalizing and mastering. And they'll do it all over again, if you want it to land on a vinyl aswell.

I'd see an electric guitar as acoustic, for the fact that you're playing an actual instrument. Music such as breakbeat and trance do not (almost never) have any real instruments in use; they're almost exclusively produced in a studio; with emulated sounds and samples.
11/23/2011
OhMy! OhMy!
Quote:
Originally posted by Art & Sensation
Actually, also acoustic music has a significant amount of post recording tempering done to it. That's simply how the industry works as it stands. what with additional equalizing and mastering. And they'll do it all over again, if you want it ...
The biggest factor is really beats per minute (BPM). A 4/4 at 160-180 BPM, like what is usually found in Drum N' Bass, has a lot different mood than 100 BPM, which could qualify as "chill" or "ambient". Obviously, there are probably people who prefer one or the other, or both, depending on their mood for the night!
11/23/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I just love anyone that can play any instrument. Kudos to all that can!
11/23/2011
Art & Sensation Art & Sensation
Quote:
Originally posted by OhMy!
The biggest factor is really beats per minute (BPM). A 4/4 at 160-180 BPM, like what is usually found in Drum N' Bass, has a lot different mood than 100 BPM, which could qualify as "chill" or "ambient". Obviously, there are ...
......

Did you just claim that there is 4x4 in Drum'n'Bass?



Though you were spot on regarding the tempo.
11/23/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
It depends on the song. I love music across most genres.
11/23/2011
mistressg mistressg
I love it all!
11/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
As long as it's not Rap or Country, I'm ok with it on the margins.

I prefer music with great lyrics over great music.

I'm turned off my usual 4/4, formulatic stuff --> Nickleback, Creed, Within Temptation, Evanescence, etc.
11/23/2011
voenne voenne
I prefer electronica, as club/techno/house music, etc, is too much for me. I like listening to acoustic tracks too, but don't listen to them as often.
11/24/2011
TheCleansing TheCleansing
I like fidget house and leftfield disco. Anything the DFA puts out. !K7 is usually pretty good too. Cheap Thrills as well. I don't like Avicii or Deadmau5 or that whole genre although Kaskade will put out something good regularly.

Indie rock is awesome.
11/24/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
How about all of the above? I've been listening to more electronica at the moment, though.
11/24/2011
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Art & Sensation
We all have different tastes in music. Some people like Country, others like House. Of course there's a heap of genres in between aswell! With this in mind, a lot of people use the word 'acoustic' to describe their musical interests, ...
Anything but gospel or country.
05/29/2012
TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
I love all music really.
01/11/2013
Total posts: 14
Unique posters: 12