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Which style DUSTCELL is? (songs included below) [closed]

I was suggested Wilkinson (drum & bass?), and I love it. Can you think of something else?
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Identifying a style of (possibly) gospel funk? [closed]

Back in the 1990s I developed a fondness for the big bouncy synth brass sound of the gospel funk segments - for want of a better term - in the Joyful Joyful number at the end of Sister Act 2. Then it ...
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What is the genre of Breakup by Aaron Zigman [closed]

I am trying to figure out the genre of this song so I can find more like it, but don't know how: Specifically, the section from 1:07 till 1:57
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Trying to find Shipibo-Conibo-Shetebo ethnic group music “Icaro chants” [closed]

Recently i found an album of David Darling called Mudanin Kata made in collaboration with indigenous people from Taiwann Now I am trying to find something similar, but ...
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What is the name of this instrument / jazz style? [closed]

I am looking for the name of this musical instrument, which I have heard in old Tom & Jerry episodes, the show Mad Men and jazz radios. It does not sound like a cymbalom but may be a variation ...
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Halo 4 Main Title Theme Song chant origins [closed]

Link to song: I'm wondering what language or cultural chant is being used in the recording of this song for the first minute or so. I have an idea of the region that ...
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Tigerland soundtrack instrumental [closed]

I am looking for music similar to the soundtrack to the film Tigerland, specifically in the forest march just before the final confrontation scene between Wilson and Bozz (I can't find a clip of that ...
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What's the name of this beautiful song from the 20's/30's? [closed]

Hello dear musicfans users. It's been some days since I started looking for this song but I haven't been able to find it's name. Shazam couldn't find it. I tried extracting some lyrics but I couldn't ...
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What genre of music is "Gobi Moon", composed by Dave Randall after 2014?

I love this piece, and I've been craving similar music! The vocals feel like yipping, but liberating and uplifting! Here's the video and another clip. The composer is English, but the genre of ...
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Strange genre with fast beat and odd sound effects (Boomerang Lunchbox ad)

I am trying to find more music similar to that from this old TV bumper. The music in it is so weird I cannot explain what I am looking for. Something fast with a beat and strange sound effects? I got ...
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Genre of "The Edge of Dawn" from "Seasons of Warfare"

https://fireemblem.fandom.com/wiki/The_Edge_of_Dawn_(Seasons_of_Warfare) I have been thinking it's pop music, but pop music in the West sounds a lot more different and doesn't have a lot of melody to ...
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Is Jazz-Flamenco a recognizable genre?

I'm trying to locate a genre that combines elements of jazz and flamenco. I recently composed a piece that I think has that feel, and want to know what genre it might fit into.
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What style of jazz piano is this? [closed]

I know next to nothing about jazz music. There's one particular style of jazz that I've always liked, though—but I can't seem to figure out what "style" of jazz it is. Here's an example: ...
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What is the name of this 50s/60s symphonic soundtrack style and who makes it nowadays? [closed]

Examples: This Christmas movie song MacArthur Park, though without the rock tinges. Can't think of a particular scene, but think of the stereotype of a scene where someone hears something shocking ...
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Does this type of chinese pop have a genre name? [closed]

Youtube got me hooked on a particular style of chinese pop music compilation videos lately. Here is one example, but there seem to be hundreds with mostly the same songs. I find it great as background ...
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What genre is SoulJourn 44?

What genre is SoulJourn 44 (https://www.reverbnation.com/souljourn44)? I hear elements of power pop, alternative rock, punk, soul, folk and a lot of other stuff but I can't pin down the specific genre....
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Spanish language song "no nosotros, no", bombastic rock, gypsy violin [closed]

So, it was a sad day for me today, when I found out my favorite local independent radio station, WWCD, was yet another casualty of 2020 --it had finally gone under, only to be replaced by El Grande, a ...
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What genre best fits "Infinity" by LEMMiNO [closed]

Which genre of music is LEMMiNO's "Infinity"? I'm interested in exploring similar types of music.
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What is the genre of music that represents Ancient China? [closed]

I have heard this type of music in many songs related to Chinese culture or Ancient China. Can you please tell me what this kind of music is called? What is the name of this tune ? What instruments ...
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Is there a specific term for when an artist covers a song in a different musical style?

Lately I've had a lot of fun listening to instrumental covers of modern songs created with medieval music instruments (example: ). This also lead me down the rabbit ...
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What is the genre of Jazz that is brass ensemble based, but has more contemporary drums and bass than Big Band and Duke Ellington material?

What is the name of the subgenre of Jazz that is fully brass ensemble driven - just like Big Band/Duke Ellington stuff - but has electric bass instead of standup, and more driving drums and percussion,...
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What type is that piece from Kent movieclip?

I am very interested in the video clip released by the Swedish band Kent 4 years ago, introducing their last album and tour. Då Som Nu För Alltid The whole piece is (or sounds like it is) centered ...
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Can someone help me figure out these tracks genre? [closed]

Yo anyone here who could help me put these songs into genres? I have no clue how to even explain what kind of music genre these tracks would be labeled nor are similar to... 😪 ...
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What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background

What is the genre / style of this song and songs like it such as Mr Blue Sky? Short Piano Notes on every beat in background. Also is there a name to it? And are there any other songs in a similar ...
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What specific subgenre is the music of Siamés? [closed]

What specific subgenre is this band? That's a question frequently asked. I heard many different opinions, but none expert. Some said new wave, others said funk pop. Other say "indie", but ...
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Genre of music like Infected Mushroom and Snail's House

Here is a link to some music I listen to (On youtube music). What genre is it? Infected Mushroom - playlist Snail's House - Pixel Galaxy ODESZA - A Moment Apart Are they all the same genre or ...
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What music genre is Tron: Legacy by Daft Punk?

The album is categorized as soundtrack. The Band is officially French-House style. The album is a mixture of orchestral sound with electro elements (hybrid). There are also electro beats in there. It ...
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What genre is Magicka: Wizard Wars' (Competitive Arena Fighting Game) "Main Menu Theme”? [closed]

I am looking for music similar to Magicka: Wizard Wars' (Competitive Arena Fighting Game) soundtrack, "Main Menu Theme." The music was composed by Johan Lindgren. This is one version of this song:-- ...
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What is the genre of the song "You in me"?

You in me a song by a co-ed korean band named KARD. Genre? Sub-genre?
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Genre for weird, obscure or underground music

I'm looking for obscure music. If anyone knows about an underground artist, or genre, I would be pleased to have your help. I'll take anything from any year or century, as long as it is complex or ...
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What genre is Old School Runescape's (MMORPG) "Book of Spells"? [closed]

I am looking for music similar to Old School Runescape's (MMORPG) soundtrack, "Book of Spells." These are two versions of this song:-- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9U2BNjCbl8) (https://www....
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What genre is the song “Other Friends” from Steven Universe?

I really like this music, and I want to hear more. What genre would this be considered? Link: “Other Friends” from the Steven Universe movie
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What is the genre of music in the Kitchen Swagger playlist on Spotify?

What is the genre of music in the Kitchen Swagger playlist on Spotify? Lost in Paris - Tom Misch I Wish I Missed My Ex - Mahalia Closer - Corinne Bailey Rae How Deep is Your Love - PJ Morton ...
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What's the genre of the music having a breathy female vocals in the background?

I am listening to a music compilation titled Total War: Rome 2 OST - Campaign Compilation. This is composed by Richard Beddow and performed either by the Prague Philharmonic or Slovak National ...
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Instrument used in sound clip

Does anyone know what genre of music is this example: very quiet background music. Also, what instrument is used to make this kind of music? Thanks in advance
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Genre with nasal, digitally processed sound [closed]

When I go in certain shops, and also MacDonalds, in the UK, I very often hear a certain style of record, where a vocalist puts on a certain kind of "whiny", nasal tone to prolong some notes. Also the ...
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What is the genre of Outlander Season 4 opening credits?

The theme for season 4 is the same song as previously sung but given a thematic rehash based on the storyline for the season. I was initially thinking it would be country but it is a bit different ...
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Company of Heroes 2 - British Forces Theme | What is the music here based off of and where do I find more music like this?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahr6APbE1Y) This is from the video game, Company of Heroes 2 - The British Forces Expansion Pack/DLC's soundtrack. Where can I find music like this? I have decided ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

What genre is this soundtrack from Commedia Sexy? Commedia Sexy - Main Theme I would say jazz swing but it's a too broad description to find any similar tracks. Can you name similar tracks, ...
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What is the Genre of this Video Game music / what are similar songs?

There is a particular musical piece from the video game Final Fantasy 6 called Phantom Train which has me mesmerized today. I would like to ask how the genre of this song might be called. Link to a ...
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Company of Heroes 2 Main Theme | What is the music here based off of and where do I find more music like this? [closed]

"Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only man endures." – German officer at the Battle of Stalingrad YouTube Link:-- [This song may be intense.] (https://www.youtube....
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What genre is "Figure 8" by C418?

I found a song from C418, and I was wondering what genre it is, and also if you know any songs alike I would appreciate it. it is called figure 8 by C418 here is the part that I like: https://youtu....
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GMTK - "The Design of Dead Space" (Sountrack): genre?

In this video by GMTK, there is a really atmospheric soundtrack in the backdrop, which i can crudely guess to fall in the ambient category, but these sort of soundtracks are very commonly used in ...
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What ghostly keyboard sound is used in *Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage*

Please identify the ghostly keyboard sound from Emil Cioran: The Life of a Sage at 46:21. Does this sound form a recognized subgenre? Are there any composers who composed such music? This feels more ...
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How can the music at 1:20 of Ryoji Ikeda's 's superposition be classified? [closed]

I'm referring to the music at 1:20 of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition. Are there any modernist composers (preferably acknowledged by musicologists) who have composed this type of music? User Your Uncle ...
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What genre would Fiction by Sumika (a japanese band) be categorized as?

The song, for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHGAuNaGuA I hesitate to call the genre "J-rock" or "J-pop".
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Genre of ominous music used for anime cutscenes when the villain approaches

(Migrated from anime and manga upon advice) The following piece of music is extracted from some video on the internet (which the twitter link cannot be included here due to the content is rather ...
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What are these "click sounds" in the song *Cradles* by Sub Urban?

I found this really cool song on youtube: Sub Urban - Cradles and I love the, for the lack of a better word, "click sound" in the chorus at 0:48. I'd like to know if anyone knows of songs with these ...
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What is the music style of Radiohead - Life in a glasshouse?

I'm looking for more (what I think is) jazz music like Radiohead - Life in a glasshouse. I'm not sure even if it is jazz, and if so, what "flavour" of jazz it is. Can anyone send me in the right ...
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What's the music genre of "Melting Ice Icream - Twice"?

Most of the result i got from searching is only KPOP genre and it is so obvious. I want another genre result for this song based on maybe its melody, rhythm, or something else. Genre that comes to my ...
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