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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by aorta » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:27 am

PandaBear wrote:Has anyone heard anything by Near The Parenthesis? It's a pretty bad name, but I'm currently listening to 'L'Eixample', his concept album about Barcelona, and it is beautiful. It's really warm and comforting. Perfect night time music.
Nice stuff on the myspace page

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=69697444" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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http://www.neartheparenthesis.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by soft revolution » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:54 am

I'm really enjoying the recent 8 Bit Peoples stuff at the moment. The back catalogue is one of those huge musical minefields in which you know theres loads of good stuff in but it takes ages to go through it.

Here's some of my recent faves.

Random - Sitges Savepoint
Paza - Samurajhairstyle
Mr Spastic - Uber l33t n00b br34k5
Animal Style - DMG Guitar

Copy them to your mp3 player and turn your life into a computer game. Only wear clothes that are one primary colour and award yourself points for stuff you do while listening to the songs. If you can poorly animate your jumping motion then that helps too.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by aorta » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Datashat

http://www.myspace.com/datashat" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

awesome remixes of New Order's 'Blue Monday', Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill', and 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by smileyjonny » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:50 pm

I've got big love for glitchy techno and electronica. I sort-of imagine a intersection at the obscure end of the musical spectrum, where genres start to become difficult to separate, and there's free jazz doing weird things with melody and harmony (which i find difficult to love) and abstract techno/electronica doing weird things with rhythmy noises (which I love), and folk like Fennesz doing weird things with little melody, harmony or rhythm at all. Particular favourites are Delarosa and Asora, lots of plastikman, Ben Frost, plus "A beautiful place out in the country"-era Boards of Canada. I started off with Autechre (thanks to Lynsey and other uni pals), though I don't listen to so much of that these days.

I've just dug out a 1994 Grooverider compilation with the weird as hell DJ Slipmatt- Breakin Free. That takes me way way back. I had a wee interest in Drum and Bass following all that, but it seemed to go nowhere after the initial excitement for me.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by soft revolution » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:15 pm

If there's anything better than hexapods dancing to a light electronica sound track then I haven't found it yet.

And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by soft revolution » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:36 am

Kramer vs Kramer vs Godzilla are proper full on, genius band though,

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by boney » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:43 am

The new Tim Hecker is quite, quite wonderful. 'An Imaginary Country' on Kranky, out 10 March. A progression on from 'Harmony In Ultraviolet', what is ostensibly ambient drone electronica comes alive and is far more dynamic than that suggests, and a lot less darker than Hecker's last couple of outings.

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by Rocker » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:05 pm

My favourite dance music is kind of slow melodic techno, of the type that would have been called prog house a couple of years ago. I try to get at least two such tracks into my Dandelion Radio show every month.

I guess James Holden is my favourite producer - saw him DJ out last month - fantastic - didn't play a thing I (or Shazam) recognised - mainly his own tunes I guess. He did a killer remix of Radiohead's "Reckoner" recently, and a few years ago his mix of Madonna's "Get together" was fantastic.

Also loving that remix by Duke Dumont of "Two Doors Down" by Mystery Jets - like all the best remixes he has removed almost all the original parts.

Also diggin' Carl Craig, Booka Shade; Popof; Ben Klock; Sasha; Digweed & anything on Bedrock; James Zabiela; Danny Tenaglia; Tiefschwartz - as well as old full-on trance like Solar Stone, Energy 52.

Am always lookin to find something new, so feel free to tip me off - these days I listen to quite a bit of Dubstep; Drum'n'bass as well.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by soft revolution » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:20 pm

I'm quite liking some of the stuff on Vorbic at the moment. It's a net.label and all free! Hurrah for free electronica music.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by KingPanda » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:45 pm

I am excited by the news that SCOOTER are soon going to be back in Ireland. Yeah.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by photojonny » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:12 pm

soft revolution wrote:I'm quite liking some of the stuff on Vorbic at the moment. It's a net.label and all free! Hurrah for free electronica music.
Ooh, what do you reccomend?
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by Stew » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:48 pm

Zomby's Where Were You In 92? is ridiculously great, a homage (but not a pastiche) to early 90s hardcore rave/jungle, with a few dubstep elements thrown in (wobbly bass mostly). It wuz robbed of a Mercury Prize nomination!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxPyEr1 ... PL&index=1

This has got me checking out a lot of the original early 90s hardcore stuff, as well as some early jungle. The Bizzy B compilation on Planet Mu is ridiculously great. I missed all this stuff first time round, so it's been fun catching up.

Finding the whole dubstep/crunk/baltimore/hip-hop/techno mashup you're seeing in producers like Zomby, Joker, Starkey and Glasgow's own Rustie and Hudson Mohawke a true groove sensation. Joker is playing Numbers in Glasgow in a couple of weeks. Will have to take time out of my dissertation madness for that. I don't really see Numbers or Ballers Social Club as particularly druggy nights. Well, Numbers more so perhaps, but not as much a big techno night like Pressure. The atmosphere is always good anyway, and the bass, mmmmm, it's like a sexy sonic bath.

Also loving the cosmic disco of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas. So lush! II is one of the best albums of the year, and as it's less club oriented than some of their other stuff, I imagine it would find favour with fans of post-rock, ambient and Krautrock.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by oxo_foxo » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:24 pm

Stew wrote: Also loving the cosmic disco of Lindstrom
MMMMMMM. Lindstrom YUM. Have you listened to much Trentmoller?
I am really adoring lots of quite minimal techno at the moment, but really, ANYTHING electronic has me at 'bleep'.

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:05 pm

I love cosmic disco. Everything I've heard by Aeroplane is brilliant, but especially their remix of Paris by Friendly Fires...

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by oxo_foxo » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:59 pm

Super Furry Daniel wrote:I love cosmic disco. Everything I've heard by Aeroplane is brilliant, but especially their remix of Paris by Friendly Fires...
That remix is immense. Thanks for drawing my attention to it!

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by mimpkin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:08 pm

linus wrote:I've been relistening and listening anew to lots of plone lately, including a bootleg of the unreleased second album

why on earth wouldn't warp release it? I don't know the full story, perhaps it wasn't down to the label at all

anyway plone are great
Yes, Plone are great! I only have the first album and didn't know there was a second. Can I get this bootleg anywhere?

I like Plaid a lot too, especially 'Not for Threes'.

I had a big electronica phase some years back. Someone I worked with used to lend me cds. I copied them all onto tapes but I don't have a tape player that works at the moment so I can't listen to them any more. Hopefully that will be sorted soon.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by tompony » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:12 pm

This link seems to work for the Plone album.

It really is sad that it never got released, I think it's a lot better than the first album. And I really like the first album!

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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by mimpkin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:22 pm

Brilliant, thanks ever so much! I will have a listen tomorrow.

I've just been watching Aphex Twin on YouTube. Bit scared now . . .
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by Stew » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:12 pm

What Aphex? Come To Daddy? That is some scary stuff. I do enjoy his nosebleed splatterbeat evil stuff, but best place to start is Selected Ambient Works, and the wonderful Richard D James Album, which has the melodic beauty of the Ambient stuff, but with a playful quality and disorientating beats. Brilliant. This tune is lovely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXiRluOmqzU

As is this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZs5PVc ... L&index=12

Thanks for the Plone link btw. Looking forward to hearing this.
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Re: Techno/Electronica

Post by everard » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:12 pm

anyone else a fan of skanfrom? definitely at the electro-pop end of electronica but i think his work fits within the remit of this thread. the singles comp hand-picked fragments and the album soothing sounds for robots are both excellent. first release for a few years is out soon, too.

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