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roope

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What other music there is?
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:22:13 PM »
This maybe a boring question, but it would be fun to know what other music than library music are people here listening! So what are your other passions besides library music?

I'm a music freak since beginning, and I've mostly spent my time searching for the unknown - through exploring experimental, synth, psychedelic, outsider and 60s-80s private press. I think in library music I was first attracted to some charming productions, spontaneous touch and strong melodies, but with time it has opened my ears to more and more. And I got the buzz to dive deeper and keep finding new exciting things.

I think I'm usually using 80% of my listening time with library music, but I always need some other musics too. The world of libraries is still so much connected with being commercial, so it's healthy to hear some voices that are motivated in other ways too. Lately I got very heavily into Georgian choirs, and it gave me the buzz to listen more stuff outside of library for change, which lead to this topic...

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Re: What other music there is?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 09:30:30 AM »
Nice question.
I listen to really a tons of differents stuff, mainly 60s 70s 80s music, jazz, oriental music, early electro, psych prog, jazz-funk, brazilian music...
But I also listen to modern stuff like electronica or hip-hop ! Maybe i'm too much eclectic...

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Re: What other music there is?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 06:38:01 PM »
Interesting topic, and one I'd like to add another (perhaps worn out) question:

How did you discover library music?

Answering your first question, I think I'm getting more and more into niche genres the older I get. I'm also getting more and more lazy. I don't feel that certain drive to discover new music these days. In my younger days I used to spend hours upon hours just digging, trying to finding new music.

I've had all kinds of periods when it comes to music. When I was a kid I listened to my brothers' synth LPs, then I discovered the Beatles and my taste went in all kinds of directions but mainly towards alternative/indie pop/rock and 60s psych. Then there was the 70s krautrock and modern electronic music period. After that more experimental stuff, old and new, and the private press stuff, along with tropicalia, European jazz, Turkish psych, etc. etc. - well, all the average record nerd type music. :)

These days it's mostly 60s-80s soundtracks, library music, weird and wonderful private presses, new electronic music and classical music.

Answering my own question, I believe I first came into contact with library music in the 90s when I was deeply into 60s psych and discovered The Pretty Things and then the Electric Banana. A certain Jonny Trunk and his label is probably also responsible for the library music thing. Plus Andy Votel and Finders Keepers. And my love for 60s/70s films and soundtracks.

Discovering my dad's Herb Alpert LPs when I was 12 or something might have paved the way for my later love of library music and the first comps of easy listening and library music that I came across, like "Music for TV Dinners".

I'm still having trouble warming to library music from the mid 80s onwards. I feel MIDI ruined a lot of the library music output, but I'd love to be proven wrong! :)

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Re: What other music there is?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 07:08:36 PM »
Interesting topic, and one I'd like to add another (perhaps worn out) question:

How did you discover library music?

Answering your first question, I think I'm getting more and more into niche genres the older I get. I'm also getting more and more lazy. I don't feel that certain drive to discover new music these days. In my younger days I used to spend hours upon hours just digging, trying to finding new music.

I've had all kinds of periods when it comes to music. When I was a kid I listened to my brothers' synth LPs, then I discovered the Beatles and my taste went in all kinds of directions but mainly towards alternative/indie pop/rock and 60s psych. Then there was the 70s krautrock and modern electronic music period. After that more experimental stuff, old and new, and the private press stuff, along with tropicalia, European jazz, Turkish psych, etc. etc. - well, all the average record nerd type music. :)

These days it's mostly 60s-80s soundtracks, library music, weird and wonderful private presses, new electronic music and classical music.

Answering my own question, I believe I first came into contact with library music in the 90s when I was deeply into 60s psych and discovered The Pretty Things and then the Electric Banana. A certain Jonny Trunk and his label is probably also responsible for the library music thing. Plus Andy Votel and Finders Keepers. And my love for 60s/70s films and soundtracks.

Discovering my dad's Herb Alpert LPs when I was 12 or something might have paved the way for my later love of library music and the first comps of easy listening and library music that I came across, like "Music for TV Dinners".

I'm still having trouble warming to library music from the mid 80s onwards. I feel MIDI ruined a lot of the library music output, but I'd love to be proven wrong! :)

Seems my discovery of library music is similar to yours (and my general taste as well!). The first records I heard were also the Electric Banana albums (awesome!!) and Roger Webb records (pretty boring, not my thing at all), all from De Wolfe. Then I discovered Italian library via the Pretty/Volga nature series and got totally hooked!

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Re: What other music there is?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 08:20:13 PM »
Interesting topic, and one I'd like to add another (perhaps worn out) question:

How did you discover library music?

I always get excited when I hear the words "library music" in a question! My answer is internet. It was about 6-7 years ago when I first noticed some Roger Roger tracks somewhere in the internet and loved them right away, then started to dig through Discogs and some blogs, trying to figure out what library music was about and what records I liked. I was in a job where I could spend a lot of time online spending hours and hours researching. Library music sucked me in very fast and soon I was mostly listening to that. I started with Crea Sound and Illustration Musicale, then Flipper, Montparnasse, Coloursound, Sonoton...