A pre-post rant:
New music genres, ”lifestyles”, fashion trends and different (and sometimes not so different) takes on old ideas have been an ever occurring trend in the music and world for quite a while. Nowadays, people are really striving to build new ideas that haven’t ever been seen or heard before. But it’s not easy.
How many bands out there do you know that have a distinct sound unlike anything else going on? Normally those are the bands that stick around and have a legacy. The one’s with fresh, new, and exciting ideas. Like when Bob Dylan decided he wanted to write entire albums instead of releasing singles, or Skrillex came onto the electronic music scene after being in a screamo band to drop in your face, different, intense dub-step music, or Victor Wooten’s bass playing technique, or what about the band Morphine (does anyone sound like them?).
Trends come and go as they get played out, and don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first to admit I like some “dumb” things that other people might despise (i.e. Dubstep, a lot of rap and electronic music, folk even!). Some music is just enjoyable at face value. Others you need to think about, listen to over and over again but if something is good, it’s just good and you can’t explain why.
“Summer may be over, but the ocean is forever.”
Now, let me introduce to you the “Seapunk” movement. Essentially Seapunk is a genre, music, lifestyle, that supports and embodies all things oceanic and of the sea. Think sandy beaches, clear water, palm trees, light blues, pinks, aqua marine, wales, dolphins fucking, triangles,marbles, anime, rolling waves, water, tropical shit, surf, seaweed, and smooth, wet, liquidy grooves.
When I think of the Seapunk sound, I can describe it as screwed-90′s R&B slow jams combined with house drums and breaks. I’m such a sucker for anything that makes me groove and a lot of this stuff does just that. A lot of these sounds are found in other electronic music today so it isn’t completely revolutionary, but the whole idea and movement is pretty cool.
What else can I say, I’m into it.
Check out some tunes and a 50+ minuet mix from Coral Records Internazionale.
“Summer may be over, but the ocean is forever”
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