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  • What do those closest to you think about your music/Ambient music?

    I've tried to be as inclusionist and unassuming as possible with the question, but I think you'll catch my drift

    While my wife is very supportive - and has stopped me from jacking it all in a few times - it's not her kind of music. However, I don't think she's ever actually listened to it... or, if she has, she's never told me. The rest of my family think I still stand at the back of a church music group and strum an acoustic guitar, but those days are long gone ;)

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    I seem to have fulfilled my remit as entertainment provider chez seismic. Unfortunately, it seems to fall into the category of comedy entertainment more often than not :sigh:
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    • #3
      Wifey has a stock description of boring and depressing for the music I listen to (which I can kind of understand when it's Songs Ohio or a later Johnny Cash CD but kind of baffling when it's Talking Heads or Sonic Youth...) It's all good though, she actually bought Cliff Richards 'Millennium Prayer' so I have ammunition... ;)

      As for the stuff I create I don't really bother playing it to anyone. Usually the process of creation is what it's all about for me, end product is pretty irrelevant.
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      • #4
        I'm so sad when I saw them trying so hard to understand my music.
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        • #5
          Well ... one of my closest friends is a producer himself (including Ambient) and he always tells me that my music (including Ambient) is really heartfelt and tells exactly what I wanted to tell. He always knows how to get my spirit up the best.

          My brother doesn't really give two shits, though my parents are really supportive of my Ambient endeavors and occasionally enjoy what I make.
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          • #6
            My Dad said he doesn't understand it heh. My wife likes some of what I make occasionally, but it's not really her thing. I have a few friends that are into the same kind of stuff, but the majority just like whatever is accessible, which makes sense. I've been into weird counter culture music and art now for over 20 years...I long ago reconciled with the fact that many people see about as much value in ambient/whatever music as they do in abstract art, or art generally - very little.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by seismic1 View Post
              I seem to have fulfilled my remit as entertainment provider chez seismic. Unfortunately, it seems to fall into the category of comedy entertainment more often than not :sigh:
              :rotf:
              Nice one
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              • #8
                My wife is generally supportive - she is a very talented photographer, so she understands the 'creative urge' - but she doesn't like the more sombre ambient stuff I sometimes make. I never expect her to like anything I make really, but sometimes she'll surprise me with her comments. I was playing through one of my latest tracks the other day, a major key uptempo house-y kind of thing, disgustingly cheerful actually, and she stuck her head round the door and said "This is the BEST thing you've ever written, I absolutely love it. Can I have it for a ring tone?" Which was nice :lol:

                Naturally I'll give her the MP3 (when I've mixed and mastered it) on condition that she refers everyone who hears it to my Bandcamp page :D
                My new album is available now, here: https://thoughtexperiment.bandcamp.c.../supersymmetry
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                • #9
                  Well, I married an artist and my brother and dad are also musicians so we have always had various forms of artwork in our lives. everyone has always been supportive and usually I think actually enjoy listening to my music.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GaryG View Post

                    As for the stuff I create I don't really bother playing it to anyone. Usually the process of creation is what it's all about for me, end product is pretty irrelevant.
                    We fly the same flag. I'll post up a finished album here and KVR, but that's all the promo I do. I create, and that's more or lass as far as the interest goes. If someone listens, I do think that is great, but if I had to have listeners to continue doing this, I would have stopped back in the mid-80's.

                    I was really hoping the hipster trend might boost my popularity, if only briefly. I am so obscure even my family haven't heard of me.

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                    • #11
                      Being divorced, no significant other, no kids, I don't get a lot of immediate local feedback on my tracks... HOWEVER, I have a dozen or so folks I hang out in real-time chat with, and I share my music there (as well as here and KVR).

                      Typical comments include "scary", "depressing", "weird", "meditational", "dark", and for my comedy non-ambient pieces I get "You need help", "More meds, dude", or "Too freaking funny".

                      Thankfully, so far I get enouraged to make and post more, rather than being told I should stick to writing fiction...! :eek:
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                      • #12
                        My wife isn't into ambient. She listens to some stuff when I aks but she can't relate really.

                        Although she seemed happy for me once, when I told her my music will be put releasedon the net through a freeware netlabel (de profundis netlabel).
                        http://silentfrill.bandcamp.com/

                        https://manducator.bandcamp.com/

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                        • #13
                          My brother like it and he makes some tunes himself, my wife supports me but for here the tunes are just some weird sounds.


                          Questions from people when i play some of my tracks are usually:


                          - Where are the guitars?
                          - Where are the drums?
                          - Where is the singing?
                          - What is that?
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                          • #14
                            I have full support from my fiancée - she likes my music, she listens to it regularly. My sister is able to enjoy some of my tracks more technically, but she receives my music as overall weird.
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                            • #15
                              How cathartic! So many echoes of my own situation.

                              My wife prefers acoustic/folk/singer-songwriter music, so I try to spare her from my noise when possible. She's supportive, but it just isn't her thing--and there's nothing wrong with that. On the rare occasion she has listened to it, she usually says that it makes her "feel nervous" because there are often "ominous undertones".

                              I also align with GaryG and aoVI in that I generally don't promote or broadcast my work. I recognize that it's not the kind of thing most people go for, and I generally do it for a creative outlet and to explore sounds and sound manipulation techniques that I think are cool/intriguing to me.

                              This community is the first place I have found with a consistent general interest in my work, which is a little bit foreign to me but very much appreciated. :cool:
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