What kind of music/playing is this? It's amazing...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by marsquake, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. marsquake

    marsquake Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    Columbus-ish, OH
    ....and very intimidating to me. But, holy cow, it's friggin' awesome! Now I make good original music with my band, and have fun doing it, but I have nowhere near the chops that it takes to play like this.

    The song:

    The bass cover:

    Is it jazz? Something else? Something alien?
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  2. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    Just kidding, I liked it a lot!
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Avant-Garde FunkMetalRapJazz Fusion?
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  4. ProbablyTooLoud


    Aug 1, 2020
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  5. Headache inducing
  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    What is it?
    Music to annoy old people, but ironically it’s trickled down from prog like King Crimson, Zappa, fusion, funk, new wave, math rock, and so on. While you’re at it, check out Animals As Leaders, Polyphia, Elaphant Gym, Black Midi, Covet/Yvette Young…all similar but different.
  7. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    Here is a live performance of this amazing/original group - IMFO, of course.
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  8. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    Here is another beautiful Knower tune - they are not just one-trick ponies.
    Crash The Car.
    IMFO, of course.
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  9. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I've been listening to them a lot in the past few months since seeing that song came up in my youtube feed.

    I would probably call it Jazz Fusion as sort of a broad umbrella. More specifically I would probably call it electronic dance music with a focus on being played by live musicians/music school nerds.

    Even more specifically I would say that this recent album seems to be an evolution based on what gets youtube hits. Their earlier stuff seems a lot more programmed/electronic, and they have some videos where those songs got reworked to play live, that I would guess were successful.
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  10. Sponson Thrisby

    Sponson Thrisby

    Feb 15, 2019
    Don't know about that. I'm oldish (55), and I'm liking it.
  11. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    FALSE. I'm 68yrs. old and this (to me), is some very beautiful music.
    I hope more people of all ages find Knower.
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  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Prog whatever genre! It's cool. Not my thing though.
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  13. perfektspace6

    perfektspace6 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2006
    Dallas, Texas
    This nails it. I can say it...none better.
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  14. DrBnz


    Apr 4, 2021
    Let me watch it again in the morning. I'm not too sure what it is that I just seen. Is that Punk / Jazz and very well done.. I don't believe i've thought along those lines before. The lyrics / singer started to get on my nerves. One of us needs their meds (I'll go first). But now, that young man doing the bass cover did an excellent job. He was all over it... 3 thumbs up to him.
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  15. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Gold Supporting Member

    I hear a direct genetic connection between Knower's OVERTIME (above) and this recording (below) from 1975.
    IMFO, of course.
  16. Hyper shoegaze electronica ?

    I saw that vid a few months ago. Was into that stuff in the 80-90's, bands like My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Velocity Girl, Madder Rose, Innocence Mission, Sundays, Free Kitten, Belly, Autoclave, Helium, Sonic Youth, probably more--- but i am old, cannot remember.

    The genre Future Funk comes to mind also.
    Future Funk
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  17. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Never heard of them until just now. Nerd Prog Pop? Whatever. They’re going for something, and they’re fun.
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  18. Ellery


    Mar 25, 2015
    Oh. When I saw the thread title I assumed it would be a video of me.
    OK. Whatever.
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  19. Donald Thompson

    Donald Thompson

    Oct 20, 2018
    Well, Knower is actually close to 40, so his music might appeal to you.
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  20. taliesin


    Nov 12, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Holy poopie that's killer - thanks for posting.

    I like the studio stuff but they absolutely smoke live.