Questions tagged [identify-this-genre]

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Genre with nasal, digitally processed sound

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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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

According to Wikipedia, Heilung is classified as "Experimental folk", while some other use the term "Neo Folk". They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe". ...
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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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Identifying characteristics of film scores by James Newton Howard?

I'm trying to come up with traits that make it easier to identify if a film score was composed by James Newton Howard. Unfortunately, I'm not very musically inclined, and to me, his music doesn't have ...
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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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Is there any similar backgroud music for this lyrics?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt5MCNUUK6U&feature=youtu.be&t=56 Time 0:56-1:00 I want to remove the vocal from this song (Time 0:56-1:00). But if I do it, the quality is so bad. So is ...
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What genre is the song “Here Comes a Thought” from Steven Universe?

I like the style of the song and I would like to hear more music of that style! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rds7V5Sxu-4
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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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what genre is this soundtrack? any similar tracks? (bending clarinet jazz swing)

What genre is this soundtrack in the following video? https://youtu.be/U6r7Khd-0o4 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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Company of Heroes 2 Main Theme | What is the music here based off of and where do I find more music like this?

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eKbJJ1I1Jg) This is from the video game, Company of Heroes 2's soundtrack. Where can I find music like this? Is this music based off any genre, style, and/or type ...
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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 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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Songs similar to 'Tuyo' from Rodrigo Amarante

Do you know any songs similar to Tuyo from the singer Rodrigo Amarante? It's the opening credits theme song of Netflix serie Narcos.
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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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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 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 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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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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What is the genre of this music I've created with FruityLoops?

I've created a little music with FruityLoops and I would like to know what genre it is. My brother said that is Eurodance. I said that is Trance. Who is right? Url of music : http://picosong.com/...
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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 style of short fast notes played on plucked strings?

There's a kind of music that characteristically features short, fast notes on pizzicato strings, marked bass rhythm, and accompanied by orchestra, mostly long notes by the strings, such as, for ...
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What genre is “The Uplifting News Channel” by Dredg?

Surfing on the internet I came across this song (Dredg - The Uplifting News Channel) which I really liked. I looked up the group on wikipedia and I was wondering what rock genre they correspond to, ...
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What genre is the end credits song in *The Lost Vikings* (Super Nintendo)?

In the game The Lost Vikings released for Super Nintendo, there is a song at the end credits featuring a "rock concert" of the Vikings. Here is a link to the end credits song. I really like this kind ...
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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 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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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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What sub-genre of jazz is Dondi by Ed Motta?

To which sub-genre of jazz belongs Ed Motta’s Dondi? Is it pop jazz? Smooth jazz? Or anything else?
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Genre identification: “Honor for All” by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht

A friend and I were attempting to determine a genre for the song "Honor for All" by Jon Licht and Daniel Licht, but were unable to come up with anything fitting, as it doesn't fit into any ...
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What kind of jazz (subgenre) does jazz24.org play?

Been listening to jazz24.org for a while and I can't place what kind of jazz they play. It seems to cover a lot of eras but it's distinctive enough that I can almost recognize it from the music alone ...
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What kind/type of Qanun music is this?

Qanun music comes in a wide variety, but what is the genre of this sharp toned version of qanun music? The video indicates that it is an extract from an album titled "Music of Islam, Volume 1: Al-...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What genre is “Appreciate” by Paul McCartney?

What musicians/bands have songs that sound like Appreciate by Paul McCartney? This is the youtube link. I doesn't sound like anything else that McCartney did to me. I think it's more of some kind of ...