#1
I have a songwriting partner that I write and record all my music with. We have a fair amount of music written (about 20-30 songs in various stages of completion), but they're vastly different, from jazz to metal to dance/pop and ambient noise. We've struggled for years to try and come up with a cohesive sound, but it just hasn't come together, and doesn't seem like it will, so it seems to me that the best thing to do is to roll with it and do something that suits us and what we produce.

We were thinking of splitting out music in to several projects that we could encapsulate under one banner.

The name might be, for example, "Kyle & Lisa" and with that name we'd have a website, bandcamp page, youtube and facebook page. Under the name "Kyle & Lisa" we'd then have the various projects, with each project having an EP or two released under their own name (but hosted on the Kyle & Lisa pages.) This way we can build a wider audience without having to throw out the majority of our songs because they don't fit one particular sound. We can release everything we want without having to try and find a new fanbase from scratch each time we get a new idea.

The thing is, I can't think of anyone else doing something like this. Does this sound like a practical idea for someone in our situation, or are we just overcomplicating things for no reason?
#2
why not just do it all from one name?

Like I do:

here's my metal stuff

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/the-arc-of-anti-matter

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/headless-punch-2

and here's some mellow stuff

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/the-seeds-of-tomorrow

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/returning-siamese-twins-hybrid-album


and so on and so forth. I think life is too diverse to limit yourself to only one genre since at different stages of your life/year/whatever you feel different nad have different things to express thru your music.
#3
Quote by Vendetta V
why not just do it all from one name?

Like I do:

here's my metal stuff

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/the-arc-of-anti-matter

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/headless-punch-2

and here's some mellow stuff

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/the-seeds-of-tomorrow

http://vendettav.bandcamp.com/album/returning-siamese-twins-hybrid-album


and so on and so forth. I think life is too diverse to limit yourself to only one genre since at different stages of your life/year/whatever you feel different nad have different things to express thru your music.


I've thought about it, but it seems too different for people to accept. It varies from thrash/hardcore influenced punk rock to very mainstream dance-pop music with absolutely nothing in common half the time. The point is, by having one 'banner' to have all our different projects under, we wouldn't need to limit ourself to one thing. We could do anything we want, which is the appeal of this idea for us, I guess.
#4
You should not care about how people will accept this, you do this for your sake. Go under one banner.
#5
I guess you dont know the Devin Townsend project. The point is he released 4 albums under 2 years all in different genres(acoustic-rock, Heavy-alternative metal, progressive metal, and chillout) check it out, it awesome . If he could do it under 1 name, you know...
#6
Quote by Vendetta V


Cool stuff dude, I like it. If these albums are meant to be the "metal album" and the "mellow album" I'd have to disagree. There's a lot of similarities to me, a completely foreign, unbiased listener between these albums. There's a heap of funk and mellow soundscape stuff on both albums that ties them together.
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#7
Quote by AlanHB
Cool stuff dude, I like it. If these albums are meant to be the "metal album" and the "mellow album" I'd have to disagree. There's a lot of similarities to me, a completely foreign, unbiased listener between these albums. There's a heap of funk and mellow soundscape stuff on both albums that ties them together.

thanks! Yeah I do various things but you can definitely hear that it's still 'me' I guess. I'm not even sure I do that consciously

Aaand again, thanks a lot, I appreciate your words!


My suggestion to the OP will consist of what Alan said and what I just wrote, no matter how far you go in your genres, there's still gonna be that element of 'you' so put it all under one name bravely