What is the divide between the two communities on this? For that matter, with all the different sub genres out there (currently in an Acid Trance set from 1994) how do the fans of each feel about each other's music?recursive one wrote: ↑Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:48 amI love intros in psytrance (spacey, beatless etc). Overall, I think a good psytrance track must be more than just a disposable product for DJs, it must be self-contained and tell a story and an intro often greatly helps in that.
Mainstream trance is different, it's build about a main theme (the drop) and everything else is used just to introduce this theme.
Here's why I'm asking and here's where I'm going with this.
The biggest criticism of my track, even after it was completed, was that it wasn't Trance. Yet, the more I listen to all these different sub genres, the more I'm finding that my track isn't to far removed from certain genres or a mix of genres as you'd like to think. And yet, for whatever reason, what I did isn't Trance. Here. Yet, in another forum (won't mention the name) the biggest criticism was the melodies, that they were too simple. But nobody said to me "That's not Trance." They accepted the track as a Trance track. And I'm sure if I played it for 100 people there would be a percentage of people, even if a small percentage, that would say, "Yeah, it's Trance." They may not like it. But they'd accept it as Trance if for no other reason than whatever sub genre they listen to that it most closely resembles.
But I get it. For die hard to the core Trance "experts" there's a formula you have to adhere to and if you don't, it's not Trance. I still hear enough similarities between my track and the stuff I'm listening to that I would call it Trance. What sub genre? No clue. Because yeah, it doesn't really sound like anything I've listened to. But it's also not rock. It's not pop. It's not disco. It's not country. I could go on and on and on. Seriously, if it's not Trance, tell me what it is and I can guarantee that if I went to that sub genre of music and played 200 songs, you wouldn't find one that really sounds like what I did either. IOW, Trance is a good a description of what I did as anything else even remotely related.
Now if I could make up a genre for my track, it would be prog rock Trance. It's not progressive Trance because it doesn't really follow the progressive Trance format, but it's not prog rock either because there's no guitars, acoustic drums, different time signatures or any of the other things that make it prog other than the very many different parts to the song.
There's no question this track is all me through and through. And I guess if I was a somebody and Wiki was going to try to classify me, they're probably be scratching their collective heads trying to figure out where to put me.
There's something to be said for that, I guess.
But I digress.
What were we talking about again? I forget.