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6 Sep 2008, 6:11am
jesus people, this is a horrible tag. please make it stop.
3 Sep 2008, 4:38am
To me it seems like IDM is actually two genres sharing a common name. On one side you have artists like Aphex Twin, Venetian Snares, Squarepusher, Autechre and related artists that generally play fast drummy music that melts your brain, then you have the ambient, progressive, quieter side of IDM which are artists like múm, Boards of Canada, ISAN, Ulrich Schnauss and stuff. They're so different, I don't understand why they're both called IDM.
2 Sep 2008, 2:57pm
26 Aug 2008, 8:17pm
As we're part of groups or communities, we can't escape to be defined or classified. The name suggest to include none of the artists or maybe it does within a tag.
12 Aug 2008, 5:40pm
Most of my favorite artists are supoused to be IDM but the meaning of "IDM" is kinda lame. Maybe we should find another name for this genre.
11 Aug 2008, 5:08pm
One should not confuse the signifier (IDM) with the signified (the music itself). In the case of music a signifier for a genre can never cover the signified, the music itself, because of the nature of music... duh! Intelligent is only elitist if you place intelligence above other things. In which case the elitism is in the 'eye of the beholder'. You can do this when looking down from IDM or spitting up to IDM. Or is there a good reason to change the genre name? Would anything change?
9 Aug 2008, 2:10pm
all this tagging is making me itch...
3 Aug 2008, 1:41am
the "intelligent" in idm might be somewhat elitist and discriminating regarding other styles, and i'm usually dancing with my body, not my brain. but which wording is not confusing ? we'd better don't take anything too verbally, this holds for nearly every concept i know of, and it's not different in the musical realm. the value of music is in the listening and the experience we have with it, and it's hard to listen without prejudice and preconceptions because we ask for the names, the artists, the genre, the style, the wordings, the outfits, the in-groups and out-groups, and make jokes or hate different tastes. don't hate music other people love, it's completely useless and only will yield into arguments or worse. in fact, there is no wrong or right, only perceptions. just love the music you love -- it's enough to be busy and happy a lifetime ...
31 Jul 2008, 6:37pm
i think people a) get hung up on the poor choice of acronyms, and b) confuse idm with glitch
31 Jul 2008, 4:29pm
i love idm and i might even love some of the stuff you flaming dudes love too, gotta be something to this music when it gets hated so passionately, lol!
24 Jul 2008, 11:20am
music for caffeine zombies (caffeine? coffin?)
23 Jul 2008, 11:28pm
23 Jul 2008, 8:51pm
Even tho Aphex Twin is one of my fav artists, I've come to learn within the last few years that call it IDM or Braindance or whatever, 99% of the genre is total rubbish and artists sound too much like each other.
22 Jul 2008, 2:50pm
Boards of Canada rip this genre apart and make truly amazing music, screw the other artists.
17 Jul 2008, 9:52pm
1 Jul 2008, 8:23pm
First shout ever on the IDM tag site. How historic!
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