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Obnoxious blurbs

neuromantik
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 08:49:51
Ok well I doubt the artists are ones writing these out, mostly likely the labels. But jesus a little humility never hurt anyone, to be honest I get seriously turned off when CD blurbs are a little too idol worshipping Here is an example, although I would say 50% of all blurbs I read on psyshop are over the top pretentious but this one just takes the cake IMO

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Switch is Irad Brant, 21 year old from Israel.

At the early age of 11 he discovered electronic music and soon after started to experiment on his home computer collecting samples and creating his unique sound that followed him until today. Switch released his debut album 'Hard Drive' in the spring of 2006, collaborating with top producers such as Eskimo. The album is the definition of today's Full On trance music, or as he calls it Power Trance.

Switch is regarded by many as the evolution of psytrance, a cross between the old ways and the new ways of sound and electronic music production. Power Trance as Switch calls it is nothing but pure dance-floor music with elements of tech trance break-beats and pure psytrance. This rising young talent performance at 'The Gathering 2007' placed him as one of today's top trance producers.

mk47
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 10:44
nothing wrong in that .. they selling a product ..simple ..but its crazy if that`s actually someones true opinion right neuromantik ? .. so this is basically a genre bashing topic in disguise
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 11:19
its like all publicity outhere, forget about this kind of blurbs.

At the end is music that speaks.
Vess


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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 13:00
those lads should still play with toys at that age, shouldn't they?

kinda too much tststs

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At the early age of 11 he discovered electronic music and soon after started to experiment on his home computer collecting samples and creating his unique sound that followed him until today.




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orange
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 17:26
at the age of 9 i build my first modular synthesizer... but the lego oscillator was hard to tune!!

but nothing wrong on starting music in the age of 11.. i hope we had the technology when i was 11.           http://www.landmark-recordings.com/
http://soundcloud.com/kymamusic
Pavel
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 20:32
Who?           Everyone in the world is doing something without me
Desert Goddess


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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 23:00
hehe what a bunch of egomaniacs. whatever, we all know what sounds good and who sucks balls. (in our humble opinions.)           As you may have noticed, I'm not all here myself... Check out Cheshire Moon Clothing for some psychedelic threads! http://www.myspace.com/cheshiremoonclothing
Basilisk
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Posted : Mar 4, 2008 23:46
The first paragraph is hackneyed, sure enough. It seems like a lot of people care to establish musical credentials from childhood but I don't see why... then it blindsides you with something inadvertently pompous. I doubt it was intentional--they're just trying to say his style is a blend of old and new, carrying things forward... the use of the word "evolution" is what tips it over the edge

I do a lot of copy writing these days. Looking back on things I've probably written close to 100 release announcements and dozens of artist profiles now. It isn't as easy as it seems most of the time. I usually have to write up a draft and leave it for a few days. Getting back to it with a fresh frame of mind helps to clip out a lot of the fluff (or so I hope) but it's never perfect. At the end of the day you're still trying to promote something... and you might be surprised--people can get really excited about music that you or I might find unfavourable. There's no accounting for taste, right? So you can't necessarily hold it against the labels/shops. It could be close to the truth for some potential buyers.
Bender B. Rodriguez
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Posted : Mar 5, 2008 01:11
tech trance, brake beat together with Eskimo? 0_o

yeah right
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neuromantik
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Posted : Mar 5, 2008 01:24
Listen I don't mind promotional blurbs describing the artist's origins, how (s)he started making music at 3, played in a gazillion rock bands or whatever. That's fine, it helps establish the artist's background.

It's phrases like
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Switch is regarded by many as the evolution of psytrance, a cross between the old ways and the new ways of sound and electronic music production. Power Trance as Switch calls it is nothing but pure dance-floor music with elements of tech trance break-beats and pure psytrance.


I mean come on, judging from the samples this guy is as revolutionary as me using a toaster to warm up pizza (yes it works And now he's coining his own genre of psytrance LOL ? "Yes I call it powertrance, it's a genre I invented, patent pending (TM)" Please, it's not like I'm trying to genre bash or that I don't listen to full on but seriously, why is this practice so much more common amongst those artists? They are all revolutionnaries, genre defining pioneers. Excuse me while I throw up
neuromantik
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Posted : Mar 5, 2008 01:32
Here is the blurb from Bliss's debut (only compare debu albums since I'm talking about unfounded bullshit to promote some shmoe, not already established artists)

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The Love Hack a killer vocoded vocal and a pumping bassline - this is a late night stormer stormer that takes no prisoners.

NO Gravity - Techno bass and scratchy trance madness adds up to a wild stomper for the most fullon parties.. THE Rhythmus Gene-Morning sounds mutate into a bass driven monster - This is the new Israeli tech trance sound. Upside Down - A gorgeous stretched and skewered melody finely woven with a steel cored blaster of a tune...Absolutely deadly on the dancefloor.. Dirty BOY - Porno based hard trancer.. Bubbling synths spiral down to the sub basement and surface again with mad classical guitar to the fore..

Pause - Down and dirty balls to the wall rocker. A floorfiller for the darkest hours of the darkest nights..Tidal Waves - Wave after wave of sculptured sounds give way to a see-saw bass and crunching percussion..Bliss - Monitor Access A romping, stomping techno tinged masterpiece. From its pumping, bleeping intro it builds up and up into a fierce trance soundclash, with a killer reverbed riff floated over the top. Miracle Whip - Mutant piano underpins a stomping masterclass in left of centre tech trance. Lights a fire under any trancefloor.

Spaceless- Time and space frozen then squeezed out into a massive kick and bass propelled stormer, with a beautiful gated indian vocal..



Ok so the blurb reads more like a review than a blurb but I can definetly say with certainty that this peaks my interest much more as a blurb than some over inflated boasting contest (I'm not a fan of his music BTW)
neuromantik
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Posted : Mar 5, 2008 01:35
It kind of reminds me of a simpsons episode "New Kids on the Bleech". And I quote again:

Quote:

Bart: [reading aloud] Party Posse, we rule the earth,
The greatest band since music's birth?
Nelson: Isn't this song a little boastful?
Milhouse: No one told me there was going to be boasting.



neuromantik
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Posted : Mar 5, 2008 01:45
Ok after re-reading bliss's blurb I've concluded that it really isn't a blurb at all, so I've found one more representative of what I consider interesting yet balanced

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Noize Conspiracy proudly presents the 6th release: Delysid Debut Album 'Noize Infection'.

Delysid has been raging around the world for the past years and ended up in the hot bed of the South American Psytrance, Brazil!with tons of big parties under their belt playing as either of their super wild Live Act and doing epic Dj Sets.

They finally slowed down enough to write and produce these 10 super stormers for their Debut Album 'Noize Infection' and the results are devastating! Delysid is exploring the cutting edge sounds of twilight trance and got completely infected by them. All the tracks are filled of pounding rhythms, mind-blowing sequences and powered up basslines melting into psychedelic viruses that are coming out from this masterpiece causing the listener some serious DNA alterations.




This is my last post before bedtime, the only point I'm trying to make, and hopefull it will reach the labels, is to stop promoting your artists as the next hendrixs. Thank you
Xolvexs
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Posted : Mar 14, 2008 17:28
at the age of nine i discovered the BONNER!           When death comes to your doorstep, make sure you are alive
psyderella


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Posted : Mar 15, 2008 01:16
coome on u guys,don't be like that,
maybe a relative-close one- wrote it.
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