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Questions tagged [identify-this-genre]

For questions looking to identify a genre. Be sure to include enough information (sound clip, music-video, song references, descriptions) for someone to be able to identify it.

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Latino hit song in Austria, similar to Aventura's “Obsession”

I searched for a Latino hit song which was played often in the "Radio Vorarlberg" or "OE3" in Vorarlberg, Austria in the 2000's when I was a little kid. I searched for "music patterns" or "...
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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?

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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Trying to identify the genre (and if exists, source) of this music

(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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What is the genre or type of music from Don't Starve?

The original soundtrack for Don't Starve I have heard the type of music before in other video games such as Contrast Contrast Soundtrack: Main Attraction and also in the Darkmoon faire area in ...
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What genre is “Morning Dew” by Ryosuke Kojima?

What genre does this music belong to: Morning Dew by Ryosuke Kojima? Recently I heard some music from the anime W'z and I've fallen in love with the music in it. I tried to find most of its music, ...
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Peppertones “Salary” - Harmonic syncopation in swing rhythm

https://youtu.be/p8U4b9yVyx4 This song's rhythm section consists of 3 instruments: drum, bass, and an acoustic guitar. When anticipation/syncopation happens with harmonic rhythm (Chord changes one ...
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Genre of “Peppertones - Close up the world”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5dcwtgSVI I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm (drum and bass) and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar ...
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Genre of Kyoko Suga's “Love, Two Love”

https://youtu.be/9asQKtYZp3Y I am trying to find more songs with this rhythm and arrangement style. Can you help me figure out what songs/genres have used similar licks and brass arrangement used in ...
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Rock subgenre of “Darkness” by SPF1000

Listen to this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3WV3Fu-kw&t= Its called Darkness by SPF 1000. It was in an episode titled "Battle of the Bands" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & ...
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Which genre is this song reminiscent of?

Here is the link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgZbKq_bxJ4 Now, I know it's an electronic song but I believe Avicii in this album was trying to fuse various genres with electronic ...
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What is the specific genre(s) of electronic producer 'k?d'

I started listening k?d tracks some months ago, and I fell in love with him style. I wanted to know how his genre could be called? I know that he produces different genres, but mainly he does stuff ...
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What style of piano is used in The Gaithers' “One Day” (featuring Lynda Randle)

Lynda Randle: Some day Jesus will call my name I kindly would like to know the name of the style used in piano in the song above. I have tried looking for jazz tutorials but they don't sound similar. ...
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Genre of “Do You Only Wanna Dance” (Mya)

I was watching Havana Nights where this song really captured me. I haven't heard any song with having such rhythm before. What is the genre of this kinda music ? Salsa, latino pop or what ? Also, ...
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Background music style of cops movies

Don't really know how to describe it, but I'm looking for the name of style/type of background music used in "funny" cop movies/series. I need the name of it so I can do research and look at different ...
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What is the genre of Riddles and Mazes?

I am fairly new to writing music and I am having trouble deciding what genre my song best fits into. Im thinking world or video game music. If someone could help me out with this that would be great! ...
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Identify song in Monty Python episode “Live from the Grill-O-Mat”

There is a song playing Monty Python's Flying Circus Series 2 Episode 5: "Live from the Grill - O -Mat" during the Teddy-Neddy animation. This occurs at around 19 minutes into the show. It is at 19:14 ...
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Which music style is King Herod's song supposed to be?

In Jesus Christ Superstar, King Herod's song has a very particular music style. I see also that it slightly changes from one version of the musical to another. Which music style is King Herod's song ...
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Songs like “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens [closed]

I heard this song "Father & Son" by Cat Stevens. I really liked it. I liked this fact that Cat used a deeper register for the father while a higher one for the son. What is the genre of this song ...
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Is there a genre name for these new hip hop like songs with clicking drum machine?

Lately (especially after the release of the Black Panther movie and soundtrack) I hear on the radio and at the street a style of music that uses a specific type of a clicking (alternating between ...
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Artists like (the late Pakistani singer) Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn

What genre would describe the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (the late Pakistani superstar singer) and who are the current top singers who authentically embody that same style?
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Genre of “Meant To Be” by Arc North

What is the genre of the main tune in the foreground of Arc North's Meant To Be, and who are other artists working in this style?
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What genre of classical music is Caroline Shaw?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Caroline Shaw's "this might also be a form of dreaming" and "Partita for 8 voices". Some of it sounds familiar, like the myriad of "modern" manic sounding ...
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Which song is played in the background of this video and what genre is it?

I came across this video on YouTube (talking about the "Trumpwave" and its effect on the stock market) and I'm interested in identifying the song being used in the background. Can anyone help me out? ...
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What genre is this song from Cowboy Bebop?

I have an url link of this video from Cowboy Bebop, I have seen it many times, but I just interested and chill with the piano play at the soundtrack.Is Anyone know what is the genre of jazz or music ...
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How to qualify 'Lady of the Lake' by Rick Wakeman (Knights of the Round Table)?

In Rick Wakeman's album The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the song Lady of the Lake serves as a (45 seconds) intermede between the first and third songs of the ...
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What is this genre of music called (medieval chanting + rock)?

Refer to this video: Grain - Kuniaki Haishima (used in the opening to the Monster anime) What is this genre of music called and where can i find more of this?
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Genre of KNW THT by YUKI AME

I'm looking for music like this, that I would be able to use in a mobile app ad (the author won't let me use theirs): https://soundcloud.com/yukinoame/knw-tht I know it's sampled from Lakeside — ...
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Can these tracks be grouped under one Electronic music subgenre?

I'd like to identify the exact subgenre of the following tracks for a DJ set I'm developing. I feel I'd dance exactly the same way to each of these tracks. I'd like to find other DJ sets that sound ...
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Genre of “This Loneliness” from *The Godfather* (Carmine Coppola)

I am trying to identify the genre of music my grandpa used to play on the piano. He is no longer around and no one in my family knows. After a lot of looking I was able to find one example, 'This ...
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What is the music style from a lot of 70's Japanese anime or *tokusatsu* series called?

What is the music style from a lot of 70's Japanese anime or tokusatsu series called? I'm trying to find a term that includes all that type of music, as a lot of them sound kinda similar. I don't ...
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Identifying Orchestral Jazz Genre

I really enjoyed this song which is a clear combination of Jazz and Orchestral music: Paul Sandrone, Daniel Farrant & James Knight - I Love You With All of My Heart What is the name of this ...
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Looking for piano waltzes similar to this one

I'm pretty sure this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2qban_wWOg&t=15m is a modern piano waltz composed specifically for this anime (I couldn't find its name in the OST though, but I can't read ...
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What type of music is this ,Mexican-Romantic track “Manny and Meche” from Grim Fandango?

Of what "type" is this Mexican-Romantic music track? The track is "Manny and Meche" from the 1998 video game Grim Fandango. Thanks,
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Genre similar to instrumental version of “Elder Brothers” (ambient piano, OD electric guitar)

I would really love to identify a genre of songs that are ambient and instrumental, with piano, maybe some slight overdriven electric guitar that has room-type reverb and delays, just picking some ...
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Can Prokofiev be neatly classified in a genre?

It's pretty much uncontroversial that, e.g., Liszt can be classified as Romantic, Bach as Baroque, Mozart mostly as Rococo (or Classical, if you must) and I'd argue that Debussy is an impressionist (...
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What genre is Jackson and His Computerband - “Blood Bust”?

Jackson and His Computerband - Blood Bust (brainwashing video) What genre is this? It's too fast for Downtempo. You can't call it Drum and Bass. I think it's too slow for Hardtechno. I am trying ...
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Genre of music favored on “Lucifer” tv show

Note: This was moved from another question by @JasmineMcShea to avoid having two separate questions in the same post. [Trying to find a better genre description for] what I THINK is Rock'n'Roll, ...
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How does one characterize or classify the patriotic music in American films & TV?

I am not a musician, theorist, or composer, so I don't have a lot of musical vocabulary at my disposal. But there's a certain kind of music in films about American bravery and freedom: I can recognize ...
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How is the opera-like voice in background called?

Example Song 1 Example Song 2 Is there a music genre with that characteristics?
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Genre of ADAM - Люба song (Ukrainian)

I really want to find similar music to this song by a Ukrainian artist, ADAM Люба: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fATwIZIx-I What is the name of this music genre? EDIT 1: Lyrics in this song are ...
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What is the music genre of this part of this song?

At first I tried Moombathon, but that didn't come close and I tried future bass. I had the same result and not much progress. Maybe someone can help me out here. Go here: https://youtu.be/OHgvreVW9PE?...
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Genre of “Bourbon Street” (Tuohy), “Save My Soul” (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), more

Looking for genre names so I can find more music like these, if you have recommendations, they're more than welcome. I NEED MORE MUSIC These first two are pretty similar: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Genre of music by the band “Los Deltonos”?

I'm looking for similar music to the Spanish band "Los Deltonos." What genre is this band's music, and what are other songs in that same genre? (Singing in Spanish would be a plus, but other ...
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What makes music good to study by?

In my life I've only heard TWO albums that I could spend time studying or working to. I don't mean that these two have been the only ones I could ever bear to hear the sound of. Instead, I'm saying ...
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Identify the music genre

These songs are classifies as alternative/indie/rock or punk. But I feel there probably is a more specific genre. I would describe it as having rather monotonous instrumental background, close to ...