Unpopular trance/electronic music opinions

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Big room EDM would have been much more interesting without:
  • Pryda snares, risers, supersaws, and excess white noise
  • Awful song structure with no climax
  • Boring vocalists whose words don't flow well with the track
Fix all 3, and you just have pop.
 

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Techno is massively overrated

In some ways I give u totally right.. the 'Bigroom/Melodic/Hardcore-Trance Techno' is definitely awful and tasteless, but I think thats the fail of the other genres like House, Trance or DnB, that they can't speak to the new generations of clubbers and ravers.. Techno was never so popular like at this moment.

Ofc. there are many sublime Detroit, Ambient Techno, Dub or Deep (not the JOOF stuff) Techno releaeses that are 'vinyl only' and only true insiders know about them.. the true undergound Techno still exists
 

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In trance (and honestly, electronic music in general), supersaws are great as a tool to add more epicness and atmosphere/ambiance to the track, but they don't work well as a main melody (ex. Rank 1, The Mystery stuff).
 

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FSOE/Aly & Fila have terrible mastering (white noise master) but their tracks are good (well I mean A&F tracks, I don't actually listen to FSOE stuff enough).
Pure Trance isn't as amazing imo. It is however a lot better than many labels who proclaim to release "Trance" but release everything but that.
Something, something 138.

The spicy one:

Paavo is the only reason A&B still exists, the good tracks are made by him, the melodic stuff was made by him. When he's not involved everything sounds like farts because Jono/Bayer. Not even Tony is to blame as he has released tracks done by mostly himself under the A&B alias which didn't sound awful to listen. I jokingly but also somewhat seriously blame Jono for the downfall of their sound. You think I am crazy? Listen to these tracks in order:
@tak - The Alien [he's credited, pay attention to the bass, crashes, sfx] -> P.O.S - Gravity -> Delerium - Underwater (A&B Remix) -> Tranquility Base - Surrender -> OceanLab - Satellite -> A&B - Alright Now.

You will notice that despite some of these being completely different from each other the typical elements from his work are there. (Plucks in the background, rising chord progressions)

Want salt to the wound? Cassandra Fox - Touch Me (Mike Koglin vs Jono Grant Remix) vs Mike Koglin Vs POS - Autumn (Original Mix)
Both released at around the same time. Mike has a more abrasive style but guess which is closer to their A.I. / Balearic Balls / Andrew Bayer - Celestial sound?
Listen to the breaks, melodies and emotion. Don't be fooled by the drums.

Don't get me wrong. Jono knows a LOT but I don't think he is that good of a composer. Neither A&B in general. They reuse their own melodies and progressions VERY often. They always did it and will continue to do it.
 
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FSOE/Aly & Fila have terrible mastering (white noise master) but their tracks are good (well I mean A&F tracks, I don't actually listen to FSOE stuff enough).
I don't really have an opinion on modern Aly & Fila, but I steered clear from FSOE when Bjorn Akesson's Painting Pyramids trended 10 years ago. I just associate their label with the awful work done for that track. It does *not* sound good at all.
Don't get me wrong. Jono knows a LOT but I don't think he is that good of a composer. Neither A&B in general. They reuse their own melodies and progressions VERY often. They always did it and will continue to do it.
I don't disagree. I very much hold this opinion about most electronic music producers. They're not trained musicians, and composing music isn't necessarily their biggest strength. They're primarily producers, DJs, and entertainers.
 
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More like a random thought than an unpopular opinion:

Airwave - Chase Childhood Monsters would be an AWESOME intro track for an Airwave concert.

For a more unpopular opinion,

Airwave's experimental tracks on Dark and Bright Lines are the peak of his artistic career. His earlier work under Fire & Ice / Green Martian, and his album Trilogique might have all been more popular, but Dark and Bright Lines show the true potential and talent of Airwave as a musical and electronic artist.
 
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Airwave's experimental tracks on Dark and Bright Lines are the peak of his artistic career. His earlier work under Fire & Ice / Green Martian, and his album Trilogique might have all been more popular, but Dark and Bright Lines show the true potential and talent of Airwave as a musical and electronic artist.
Ironically enough, for an Airwave superfan as I consider myself, and as proven by Deezer, I still haven't went through the Lines albums. Shame on me, shame!

When I do click Play though, I'd still want to hear how this can top raw emotions and inspiration he had earlier on.
 
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