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What is "stoner music"?

- Tue, 30 Jul 2019 22:16:44 EST 4JDKapA/ No.455254
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What kinds of music does the modern stoner listen to? Can be stereotypical, or more factually consistant.
Nell Hillywetch - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 04:18:37 EST iGlBMR7R No.455256 Reply

Either sludge metal type stuff or juggalo horrorcore. At least IRL stoners I've met. Then again, there are a lot of pot smokers but not many stoners. Most kids smoking today are listening to generic mumble rap and pop music. Weed is so very mainstream now that it doesn't have much identity anymore other than some dudeweedlmao amongst teenagers just discovering it.
Polly Sacklebanks - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:30:58 EST 2M7ydWCP No.455261 Reply

I'd say Tame Impala, but that's more of a /psy/ thing. Indie music in general seems pretty legit. Not to sound hipster or anything, but my local college radio station plays indie 12 hours every day and almost every song is not just good, but engaging.

Also, stoner metal. It's nothing special, but it's like relaxed metal that you can drone out to when you're blitzed.

I used to listen to a lot of psybient when getting manipulated, but that's still more of a /psy/ thing.
Betsy Grimhall - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 01:40:14 EST 6FD1tcde No.455264 Reply
if you are imbibing on any sort of "mind expanding" substance the all time best band for that is

>Parliament Funkadelic
Wesley Norringlat - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:10:24 EST Z8YTvevr No.455288 Reply

Depends on the group or stoners. I know some groups that only listen to white people reggae. Some listen to rap. I listen to ambient music, some kinds of classical music, some kinds of metal and harsh noise. I know people that are the same way, but I also know people that would go home if that kind of music was playing while they were somewhere.
Frederick Hedgebury - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 20:09:07 EST T3XanxAX No.455290 Reply
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Technically there's tons. I think a lot of things become stoner music just because of the lyrical content.
>Can be stereotypical, or more factually consistant.
I don't think there are factually consistent stoner artists. Sure there are Hendrix and Bob Marley and whatnot but I think those fall under stereotypes. Anyway here are some samples of what I'd consider stoner music (based on stereotypes, contact with stoners and personal experience(all of them)).
And these are only songs about weed, not just artists associated with it
Hedda Disslefield - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 02:47:57 EST NM2kJBD/ No.455483 Reply
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the biggest pothead i know listens to radio pop stuff that i'm almost surprised still exists

why is it always people who listen to pop music that say they listen to "anything"?
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:00:58 EST /vdMU0Co No.455484 Reply
Everybody is a stoner now.
So everything, unironically.
Jenny Fimblefoot - Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:14:23 EST 4fRAWCbm No.455496 Reply
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I loved relaxed uplifting tunes when i used to smoke. No depressive or harsh shit. Boards Of Canada was lit without the Illbient tunes. That sludgefest music is a meme. Chill and relax mane.
Doris Gagglewater - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 02:17:38 EST 1P92uNR+ No.455512 Reply

You seem like the kind of person I would hate chilling with while stoned. I like music that makes me feel things. The most intense feelings are often depressive and harsh.
Wesley Braddlemure - Sat, 12 Oct 2019 20:52:50 EST aSUk9eJZ No.455715 Reply
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I think that what >>455256 said holds very true on the broad strokes; weed is common and mainstream enough now that it has largely decoupled from any concerted culture or style. Not only this but the internet has sped up cultural drift

However in a general sense we can look at the commonalities between various caravans of the stoner diaspora; 'stoner music' is vaguely countercultural, alternative and even oppositional to the mainstream, sensual, dionysian (not only in the sense of 'good times, partying, wine worshippping' dionysian, but also 'roving drugged out all-female murder squad' dionysian).

The qualities of being stoned ought to be considered as well; a feeling of tingling, fuzziness, intellectual inspiration, bodily relaxation, ecstasy, altered thinking, anxiety, depersonalisation, and psychosis. 'Stoner' music is in some way a portrait or communication of one or more of these qualities. Pointilist vaporous trap music or sludge metal as thick as a non-newtonian fluid.

I'm going to include some very broad reaching examples. Rather than speaking to a specific mood I am intending to illustrate the scope of a broadly countercultural diaspora, leisurely, satanic in its laziness and self-destructiveness, divine in its ecstatic and inspirational heights. Animalistic and transcendent.

Examples, in no particular order of things that might be or could be :

















Thank you for your time, everybody.
Nell Seggleridge - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:39:45 EST EribcbRp No.455728 Reply
Personally I prefer smooth, engaging uplifting tunes ie Grails - Chalice Hymnal, Tycho - A Walk, old Bonobo, Obfusc, Vasudeva - Slowboy, Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge, Edamame. I call that music soft stoner or stoner lite. These kind of trax have a pleasant vibe and they do not evolve into something harsh, dark or agressive, however they are not repetitive. Weed makes time seem longer so repetition is something to avoid IMO.
Phoebe Suzzlebedge - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:06:45 EST CoLpwOr9 No.455729 Reply
> That sludgefest music is a meme.
Nah man. You just can't appreciate getting lost in an enormous groove. Going to space is cool and you're alright. But you're also wrong. It's not about harshness, or memes, it's about effortless floating an enormous tide of riff to wherever the fuck it takes you.

Shit like Electric Wizard might be dark and fucked up but there's something soothing cathartic and escapist in it, if you get it you can see the underlying message is "witches, weed and boobies". Stoner/doom/sludge metal fans are all nerds though. Most of the musicians are too. I went to a festival and watched the singer writhe on the floor miming strangling herself with her mic cable then announce that she needed new moves because she'd hadoukened the guitarist during that last song. It's all theatrical and in good fun, even the most intense gloomy bands are a trip you return from. Ever realise the satanic panic probably directly inspired more bands than actually worshipped the devil?

Anyway some music does both. Good stoner rock is relaxed and uplifting but also heavy.
Matilda Blackhall - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:50:44 EST /BsFP8AN No.455731 Reply
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It's just slowed down Sabbath riffs. Kind of boring. Sorry. Just my opinion mane.
Esther Niblingwore - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:45:33 EST CoLpwOr9 No.455740 Reply
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It's not even slowed down though. Sabbath riffs enclosed as evidence.

Some of the lazy stuff really is just sabbath riffs. But the good stuff is more and I don't just mean "slowed down black flag riffs" though that's definitely in the mix it's absolutely not the most inventive scene and there's a lot of lazy bands, most of the fans probably also own a considerable amount of one or more of: prog, prog metal, psych rock, experimental noise as well for that itch. I think if you can't get past the slow riffs you're never going to make time to pick up the influences, musical or otherwise that are in that music. It's actually pretty subtle for something so loud and that's really why it's so good when you're high. Because you're much better placed to actually get lost in it and get what's going on.

Kyuss oozes desert malaise and also Yawning Man, Sleep is the most sabbath like but they're high school stoners who used to watch the cosmos together, Electric Wizard wrote Dopethrone during some meth psychosis, among the more modern bands it's the same, Chubby had a lot of fun hanging out and laughing at themselves, Kaiser are the only 3 guys in Finland who like that music and smoke weed and play instruments well, Monolord take the drone influence (they also have fun being miserable) and each song is one riff explored thoroughly, Elder just want to channel high guitar excellence into every shape and form they possibly can and so on. Orange Goblin are labelled stoner rock and I had a blast seeing them live, after a few drinks they will bring the house down AND THE DEAD CRY OUT IN HELLBENT MISERRRRYYYYYY *channels slayer* but most of their music doesn't actually improve if you're high. There's a reason they reject the stoner label and you either get all that or you don't.

It's not about being smart or paying attention or whatever though, just about being the right kind of obsessive nerd to get it while still being fairly chilled out.

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