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Techno/Electronica

Post by Tomb » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:23 pm

I have had more than a few eyebrows raised at me when I mention to fellow indie heads how much I like Techno* especially the stuff from Detroit during the early 1990's especially Underground Resistance,l Jeff Mills, Larry Heard, Kevin Saunderson etc etc And boy do I love Acid House/Roland 303 such as Hardfloor.

I like most electronica to be honest especially that on the warp, r&s or fax labels. Any other Techno fans out there or am I the only (old) indie kid who likes it? Or shall I get me coat?

*I am not a dancer though. Prefer to sit down and listen to it. Used to be found sitting in the ambient room when I used to go clubbing years back.

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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:30 pm

I went to a giant rave in Miami once. It was a big weird thing with lots of bands who maybe weren't even considered techno like Meat Beat Manifesto and Utah Saints. And Morris Day was there working for some really shoddy late night television show and he interviewed my friend.

That concludes the best story I have ever told.

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:34 pm

I was very into that 69 lp that carl craig put out some years back... I loved the stuff that came out on clear: the first jake slazenger lp, the tusken raiders and jedi knights 12"'s are all prized 'run back in the burning house to save it' vinyl

as is the first kid spatula lp

mike paradinas and luke vibert have floated my, um, cock at various times (perhaps I mean boat) plus people like patrick pulsinger, plaid and andrea parker

drexciya, all that was rather lovely

that dates me rather

and, yes, indie boy favourites like boards of canada, aphex twin and four tet

I think most recently lullatone have most burrowed their way into my heart, they're rather electronic, aren't they?
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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:38 pm

oh and the to my boy lp, although I tend to think of that as POP!

hashim 'al naayfish', that's a very old skool corker... that's more electro though like the clear records I mentioned before

I guess it's all bleepy

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:42 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:And Morris Day...
Morris Day, Sexual Pervert. A bespectacled, jumper-wearing middle-aged man who is obsessed with pornography while his pretty wife waits for him in the bedroom.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Viz_comic_strips

or

Morris Day, the Prince-related musician. If you are looking for Morris Day, Sexual Pervert, see List of Viz comic strips

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Day

???
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Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:47 pm

The Prince one!

Like "Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh!"

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:48 pm

that must have been disappointing

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Post by lynsosaurus » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:53 pm

I used to be totally into electro and techno, before I got properly into indiepop stuff. I never really liked all the acid house stuff (I was too young to be going out to clubs when it was at its height, and I thought the music dated very quickly, although there were a few tracks I liked), but I liked a lot of house and techno stuff and I used to go to techno clubs a lot while I was at university. I didn't really buy very many records though, I always preferred to go to clubs and hear people djing or playing their stuff live, it just interested me more. I remember liking Luke Slater/Planetary Assault Systems, Plastikman/Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, speedy j, Neil Landstrumm, stuff like that. I like a lot of the Warp stuff, and its offshoots and similar labels. I liked a lot of breakbeaty electronica as well, but that was kind of on the periphery.
There was an awesome club night that I used to go to which was a mixture of techno, house and electronica and they used to get some awesome djs and live acts. I think there are definite parallels between that kind of scene and the indiepop scene - there's a similar diy ethic and, from what I remember, a similar strong feeling of community. It's a shame, though, that the whole thing is usually largely based around drugs, which I'm totally not interested in. I think that's what puts me off going to more stuff like that these days.

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Post by Tomb » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:00 pm

Ah that's good to see!

Plastikman. I got out a wonderful 20 minute remix of System Seven by Hawtin the other day.

Yes I agree there are parallels between indie pop and techno. In fact I say the latter has grasped the DIY ethic a bit more judging by the excellent net labels that are around with people distributing their music for free much of it high quality. I cannot think of an indie pop equivalent (although some stuff is on archive.org) but I am guessing that it is easier to record as an electronic artist than an indie pop one with all the various computer programs and sound cards enabling synths/sequencers etc to be connected directly to a computer.

Yeah drugs have never been my thind either and have never been impressed by it. Mind you if we take in the London indie pop goers capacity for alcohol that's almost another parallel!

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Post by Dan » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:25 pm

Oh do have a listen to 'Rabbit Tube' by Lawrence it's lovely:

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF284834-01-01-01.mp3

I love this kind of quasi-ambient house (for want of a better description) type stuff. The best example I can think of is The MFA's 'The Difference It Makes':

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF189120-02-01-09.mp3

Or 'Like You' by Gui Baratto and fiddled with by various others:

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF232407-02-02-01.mp3

And also this remix by The Field of a song by indie-hero James Figurine:

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF224708-01-01-01.mp3

Of even more dubious relation to what this thread was originally getting at is LCD Soundsystem but 'Someone Great' is one of the best things I've heard from this year or last:

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF285625-01-01-01.mp3

And I've had the horn line from 'Fizheuer Zieheuer' swirling in and out of my head for the last few months, in a good way:

http://mp3.juno.co.uk/MP3/SF243966-01-01-01.mp3

But yeah, I don't really know what I'm talking about and it shows, I know. I did go to a rave once, but I was thrown out because I kept asking the turn to play That Lager One From Trainspotting.

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Post by Anonymous » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:19 pm

'Falling Down a Dam of Mashed Potatoes' by Lawrence is also deeply lovely

I'm pretty certain that's what it's called

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Post by Dan » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:45 pm

Not a word of a lie!

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Post by aorta » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:32 pm

put another tape on, another electronic song
i love the sound of house music

'Jupiter Jazz' by Underground Resistance is a great song as is 'The Horse' by Marshall Jefferson
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Post by Big Nose » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:36 pm

I'm old enough (to have a brother) who was into the Streetsounds Electro/Crucial Electro compilations of the 80s, and have always had a soft spot since then. I'd love to listen to them again (although no doubt much of it is actually shit, but hey.)

I did go through a quite intense period of believing tech-house was the saviour of music a few years back, and took to hanging out in Mr "e's are good" C's club "The End" fending off fruity gays and mashing my brain taking said e's and standing stupidly close to the bass bins.

I like Squarepusher.

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Post by Dan » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:45 pm

I've got a Streetsounds compilation in empeefree form, I'd be more than happy to upload it somewhere if you like.

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Post by Dan » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:04 am

So yeah, by popular demand:

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R5028IBE

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Post by Anonymous » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:41 am

those street sounds electro compilations were quite a key part of my 'musical youth', a friend of mine had most of them and we both got a bit obsessed with them and 'power, corruption and lies'... and 'early' thompson twins

he had a roland keyboard, I don't know which one (you could use it to rudimentarily sample stuff, I remember that), and a casio vl-tone and we spent one saturday convinced we were forming a band- him on the roland and me on the tiny vl-tone

I learn't to play the chorus to 'love on your side' by the thompson twins

the full extent of my musical ability ever

it kind of killed off any further desire to play music

sorry, that was a bit of a walk down memory lane for nobody's benefit but my own

I was going to post about squarepusher

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Post by Tomb » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:22 am

I have been listening to 2Track quite a bit recently. Not sure who it is but the music is similar to Black Dog, especially on the Twister/TechBside release. Well worth 99p for the digital releases.

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Post by soft revolution » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:32 am

Is this the thread where we confess our love of all things Breakcore/Glitchcore/etc too.

'Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms' is one of my favourite albums of the last few years. I keep going back to it.

Germlin are pretty ace too - more songs need to use the "getting on Yoshi" noise from the Mario games!
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Tomb » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:07 pm

I have been playing You Must Conform by Evils to death these past couple of days.

It's a free download via the Kruger Magazine singles club. You can get it here.

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