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I recently remixed and remastered ‘Scary Poppins’ and I decided to make the new versions available as a reissue. It will also include a previously unavailable alternate version of ‘Scapegoat’. All the tracks are available as free downloads (at 320 kbps) on Soundcloud.

Instead of declaring just 1 winner of the genre competition I chose 5. They were Alan Lee for ‘Apocalyptic Folk’, Summer Lopez for ‘The Aquarian Movement’, Klaus Kappes for ‘Minorchordial Seashine Wave’, Matt Drone-Garden for ‘Ectoplasmic Resonance’ & Nigel J Kibble for ‘Progadelic’. Last week I mailed signed copies of ‘Scary Poppins’ to the US, UK, Germany and Sydney.

Since announcing the winners a couple of other genre suggestions have been made on the Facebook page wall. Two I really like are Melancholy Fusion Rock and Psycho-creepycool-demented-thunder-muffin.

It’s difficult to accurately describe the music made by any band or artist. I’d like to commend those people who suggested a genre or multiple genres. Thank you all. 🙂

When I tell people I’m a songwriter they invariably ask “what style of music do you play?”. As I answer this question so regularly and I only have quite elusive and somewhat contradictory labels to reference (such as psychedelic folk noir, post-rock, neoclassical and darkwave), I decided to pose the genre classification question to my fans. So far, genres submitted to describe my music include:
1. Apocalyptic Folk
2. Aquarian Rock
3. Brainmelt Fusion
4. Neofolk
5. Ectoplasmic Resonance
6. Glum Rock
7. Minorchordial Seashine Wave

I’m quite impressed with the effort people have gone to with these suggestions.

Another description of my music was posted online courtesy of IndieGuild: “Far from the mainstream, “The Mad Pride” gives his take on life in experimental, acoustic neofolk style”.

I found a definition online which seemed to encompass Apocalyptic Folk, Neofolk and Folk Noir:
“Apocalyptic folk (Neo folk, Uber folk, Folk noir ) is a term and phrase employed to describe a genre of folk-music which deals with dark themes of decay, decline, and/or destruction of Western civilizations foundations. This genre of music often, but not always has a underlying social philosophy. Other terms for Apocalyptic-Folk that have been applied to this genre of music are Folk-Noir, Uber-folk, and Neo-Folk.”