Parsec (what genre is this?)

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tomx2188
KVRer
11 posts since 13 Mar, 2019 from Austria

Post Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:09 pm

Here's a simple track I've put together quite a while ago:
https://soundcloud.com/tomx2188/parsec

Does anyone know what genre this is? Or any keywords that could help me find similar stuff?
Also any other kind of feedback is of course appreciated :)
Enjoy! (hopefully)

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wagtunes
KVRAF
16141 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:22 pm

My Feedback

Music - 5
Instruments - 8
Performance - 7
Mix - 8

Overall - 7

Comments: It's some sub genre of minimalist/ambient. Start there. You'll probably find something similar. Musically, not much to this. It's basically an arp played on loop with some additional sounds coming in and going out. Mix is decent. Performance is okay I guess. The synths sound ordinary but they get the job done. All in all, pretty average track but not horrible by any stretch. Could have been improved by simply adding a little complexity.

mimpulsez
KVRist
63 posts since 10 Feb, 2005 from Germany

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 am

Yes i think its like the 70´s in germany like tangerine dream or klaus schulze

mikoatkvr
KVRist
441 posts since 25 Jul, 2010 from Northern Ireland

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am

Ambient , chillout and maybe even borderlines on trance.

fastlanephil
KVRian
776 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm

The arpeggio should be more in the background and I think it could use more development.

This sounded like a cross between Kraftwerk(Endless,Endless?) and Tangerine Dream style. Pretty retro.

Skyfall72
KVRist
36 posts since 14 Apr, 2019

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:35 am

Doesn’t matter what genre this sounds good to me although it’s not the most original line.

I’m sure this is not final ?

mcbpete
KVRAF
1544 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:55 am

You've accidentally remade Tangerine Dream's Love On a Real Train !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjPGmSqadxM

which begot Global Communication's 8:07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFx-Rx6PfCw

(I love both tracks however, so another is always a good thing!)

I *think* the subgenre it's nearest to is Berlin-School: https://www.discogs.com/style/berlin-school

tomx2188
KVRer
11 posts since 13 Mar, 2019 from Austria

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:15 pm

Thanks a lot for your replies!

And thanks for the references to other artists, there's definitely some interesting stuff I can learn from.
Especially Tangerine Dream ... it's funny because I had heard of them before, but never really bothered to actually listen. I enjoyed it! My track does indeed have a similar vibe.

As for the feedback regarding my track not feeling final or lacking complexity, it's highly appreciated.
I'd have called the track final, but I have to admit it's probably due to a lack of imagination where to go next. Maybe also mixed with a little bit of laziness ^^
Kinda shows that the creative side of things is what I struggle with the most, I guess.

sjm
KVRAF
1874 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:46 pm

TD were the first thing to come to mind with the arps here too. I like this kind of thing myself.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

https://soundcloud.com/steevm/

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Benedict
KVRAF
2816 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:10 pm

You could definitely pop it in the Berlin School space (Tangerine Dream, Michael Hoenig, Adelbert Von Deyen) or even Space Music.

I liked what was there but it seems like a fragment, it was starting to get into the swing but finished instead of letting the melody and overall themes develop.

I work in a similar space. Don't let people discourage you (by telling you you are out of date, cheesy, not EDM enough etc) if this is the music you feel in your soul.

:-)

VicDiesel
KVRAF
2804 posts since 2 Mar, 2003 from The only civilized county in Texas

Re: Parsec (what genre is this?)

Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:01 pm

fastlanephil wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm
The arpeggio should be more in the background and I think it could use more development.

This sounded like a cross between Kraftwerk(Endless,Endless?) and Tangerine Dream style. Pretty retro.
Or it could be the first minute in one of those Klaus Schultze 20-minutes-plus pieces.

In other words: sounds nice, but it doesn't fill me up.

Victor.

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