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Is it me or Darkpsy isn't really "dark"?

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XoArK    54

 

I feel like a complete idiot for making this thread...

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psytones    104

Daytime brings sunray, melodies, groove ..... Night time brings moonshine, effects, groans

 

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abasio    228

What would you classify Deviant Species as? To me they always sounded dark.

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recursion loop    484

No offense, but why is it called Darkpsy then?

This confuses me too - what I originally thought to be darkpsy when I started listening to psytrance (i.e. what sounds the most evil/scary) actually turned out to belong to forest psy.

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Ormion    418

This confuses me too - what I originally to be darkpsywhen I started listening to psytrance (i.e. what sounds the most evil/scary) actually turned out to belong to forest psy.

Well forest psy and darkpsy are siblings. Sometimes it's very hard to classify a track between them.

Unless you mean the schlabbaduerst sound.

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XoArK    54

Well forest psy and darkpsy are siblings. Sometimes it's very hard to classify a track between them.

Unless you mean the schlabbaduerst sound.

Is the schlabbadurest sound forest?

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Rotwang    323

No offense, but why is it called Darkpsy then?

It's a good question and I don't know the answer. I don't know who coined the term or why but I would guess it's because some of the early artists making the noisier psy/goa that would influence darkpsy did use horror themes in their work (e.g. Xenomorph).

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sidetrakkt    9

I know these albums wouldn't fit into the Darkpsy TM category, but when I think of "dark" - and I'm talking mood, not stupidly fast bpm or cheesy horror movie samples, these are some examples that come to mind:

Cydonia - In Fear of a Red Planet
Semsis - Letting Go

Menis - Temporary Insanity

v/a - Kiss the Future (Atomic Records)

plus other releases from Tim Schuldt, Tortured Brain, some other earlier Atomic Records releases, etc.

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Ormion    418

There are no cheesy horror samples in 99,9% of darkpsy.

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abasio    228

There are no cheesy horror samples in 99,9% of darkpsy.

But the quality doesn't get the (negative) attention so people not into Darkpsy never hear it.

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sickdogs    2

It's called darkpsy because its meant to be played at night when it's dark!

 

Silent Horror is still my absolute favourite, nothing has topped him. In forest I really love Farebi Jalebi's work.

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Focus    0

I felt the same way and that's why I made this song. I remember old Menog-tracks, they where dark but not too fast. Please tell me what you think of this one, and not only you but also others in this forum  - am I on the right track or is it garbage?

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Tsotsi    115
On 12/13/2019 at 3:36 AM, Focus said:

I felt the same way and that's why I made this song. I remember old Menog-tracks, they where dark but not too fast. Please tell me what you think of this one, and not only you but also others in this forum  - am I on the right track or is it garbage?

I've actually just discovered Menog for the first time and he has blown my mind. 

Your tracks really decent, disappointed when it was over.

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semyon    42

hi body

 

you can check my ep is dark psy 150 157 162 bpm if you really looking tell me what you think

 

 

 

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I think I have a completely different understanding about "dark". When someone says dark sound, this, among countless others, is what comes to mind.

So, not necessarily fast, but "dark", you know? :D On the other hand, in the world of drum and bass, there is (or was) a subgenre called "darkstep", but it's a lot of high-pitched, fastpaced, screamy dnb, it's not "dark" at all. what I would call dark dnb is, iirc, called techy or techy dnb, I'm not exactly sure of the terminology. But hey, I'm likely not supposed to understand all the mysteries of the universe.

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Padmapani    395
49 minutes ago, psychedelic chipmunk said:

So, not necessarily fast, but "dark", you know? :D On the other hand, in the world of drum and bass, there is (or was) a subgenre called "darkstep", but it's a lot of high-pitched, fastpaced, screamy dnb, it's not "dark" at all. what I would call dark dnb is, iirc, called techy or techy dnb, I'm not exactly sure of the terminology. But hey, I'm likely not supposed to understand all the mysteries of the universe.

darkstep is high-pitched, scremy and not dark at all?

music can be dark and fast/hard as well as dark and slow/depressing :) 

 

relating to this, the darkest darkpsy i know is still this one:

 

hard and fast (for the time), but not just weird and chaotic but really with a dark atmosphere (just like mfg -  on mars).

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Manuser    276

This track from Ghreg on Earth never gets old: 

Just the intro tells you it's gonna be dark and mysterious.
The bassline should be louder but anyway what a great track. 

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