Phantasmagoriat wrote:Do people do that anymore these days?
Doesnt everyone do this? They find music which suits their own tastes and edit with whatever genre they want their music to be edited to.
I'd like to think this is true; but it's the whole idea of 'exploring different types of music
' where I have little faith in others. It's most apparent when people say they don't like Metal as an entire genre when they don't realize just how many sub-genres that actually entails; and wind up dismissing stuff that they would probably enjoy quite a bit, if they would only open up to the music in the first place
. This brings me to an important point: In this hobby, if there is anything worth investing your time into, it would be expanding your musical horizons.
yet we don't use the Music Discussion Forum
enough......so, I'm just gonna post 50 albums I think everyone should listen to, if you already haven't:
(in no particular order, save for the first 10)
01. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
02. The Blues Brothers - Original Soundtrack
03. Tool - Lateralus
04. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
05. Opeth - Damnation, (then Blackwater Park)
06. Infected Mushroom - BP Empire (and everything from IM)
07. Rush - 2112
08. Blue Man Group - Audio
09. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
10. Cloud Cult - Light Chasers
11. Imogen Heap - i-Megaphone
12. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
13. Anathema - A Fine Day to Exit
14. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
15. Judas Priest - Metal Works
16. Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions
17. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
18. Auf der Maur - Auf der Maur
19. Ayreon - The Human Equation
20. Iced Earth - Horror Show
21. Old Man's Child - Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion
22. Buckethead - Colma
23. Dio - Killing the Dragon
24. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
25. Frou Frou - Details
26. In Flames - The Jester Race
27. Daft Punk - Discovery
28. Isis - Oceanic
29. Massive Attack - Collected
30. Metallica - Master of Puppets
31. Zero 7 - Simple Things
32. Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
33. Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
34. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
35. Radiohead - Kid A
36. Cake - Fashion Nugget
37. Star One - Space Metal
38. Nightwish - Wishmaster
39. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
40. Supertramp - Supertramp
41. Ambeon - Fate Of A Dreamer
42. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
43. Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned
44. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
45. Shadow Gallery - Digital Ghosts
46. The Tea Party - TRIPtych
47. Angel Dust - Of Human Bondage
48. Blackfield - Blackfield
49. Our Lady Peace - Naveed
50. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
51. OC Remix - (awesome, free video-game music remixes)
Yes, you'll notice it's a bit skewed towards Metal, but for me there's good reason for that: Metal is typically based around Melody, which IMO is the cornerstone of all music (and even AMVs to a certain extent). I mean, when you actually do a comparison, there are more similarities to masterful symphonic pieces through Metal than through most other forms of music
. It just flows. It's easy to focus on. And easy to follow --just like an AMV should be-- So, for me it just seems natural to go in that direction, though you don't have to; but that's just the way I see it. And ofc, there's a lot of non-metal on that list too...
And no, I'm not saying this is music you should put on in the background while you do stupid shit on the computer (though sometimes that's okay). I mean, actually dedicate some time to lay down, close your eyes, with some headphones on, reasonably loud volume, and let the music take you
for an hour, or however long the album is, undisturbed. For me, I tend to do this before I go to bed; and just forget. about. everything. else. in. the. world...
Now *this* is the type of stuff I wonder if people still do anymore.
I think too many people just try to get into the hobby, when they don't know enough about music to even say what they like. Yet I'm a firm believer that music
is where it should all start
. And I'm not trying to chew anyone out here... but at the same time, that's what I believe. Because once you are comfortable with music, AMVs can basically be viewed as a visual extension of it. (And yes, there's more to it than that, but hopefully everyone can get what I'm trying to say...)
Now, to get back to the original question: There are no clear cut answers.
But if you expand your musical palette, those anime-music connections will make much more sense.
And that's kind of something you have to explore on your own.
So... listen to more music; and also pay close attention to the anime-music pairings other people use in their own AMVs.