Electronic Music Appreciation Thread

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  1. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    I always listen to a lot of Autechre, from Cavity Job to their more recent albums. In a quite different field, I really enjoy Yellow Magic Orchestra, especially the first album.

    wow, i'm not the only old schooler around here. haven't heard YMO in awhile. i think i've got my Orb remixes somewhere at home (on vinyl no less).

    -Jeff
     


  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Currently in my MP3 folder (amongst other things)

    Kraftwerk, Air, DJ Shadow, Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Squarepusher, Massive Attack, MC 900 Foot Jesus, Aphex Twin, The Dust Brothers, Vangelis, Money Mark, NiN, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Prefuse 73, Sigur Ros, Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Fatboy Slim, Swayzak, UNKLE, Basement Jaxx, and The Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club.
     


  3. Kent Wang

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    Psytrance. Artifakt, Toxic, Azax Syndrom, Seroxat.
     


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    wow, i'm not the only old schooler around here. haven't heard YMO in awhile. i think i've got my Orb remixes somewhere at home (on vinyl no less).

    -Jeff


    I wasn't even born when they released most of their stuff[​IMG] I always listen to older music more than new music. Also, nothing beats the YMO videos.
     


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    Currently in my MP3 folder (amongst other things)

    Kraftwerk, Air, DJ Shadow, Groove Armada, Morcheeba, Squarepusher, Massive Attack, MC 900 Foot Jesus, Aphex Twin, The Dust Brothers, Vangelis, Money Mark, NiN, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Prefuse 73, Sigur Ros, Supreme Beings Of Leisure, Fatboy Slim, Swayzak, UNKLE, Basement Jaxx, and The Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club.


    Glad you posted these, saves me from typing.

    I'll throw in: Low fidelity All - Stars
    Obital
    Crystal Method

    How about some fun summer tunes:
    Pizzicato 5
    New re -mixes of Herb Alpert

    Want some real mind music:
    Wintermute
    and I think it was DJ Spooky, who re -mixed with Eric Satie...nice!
     


  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    You’re lucky Jill’s not here. [​IMG] Jon.
    She doesn't appreciate Patti Smith or her fabulous Horses cover shot by Mapplethorpe? Everyone loves Mapplethorpe, and his budding flowers.[​IMG]
     


  7. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Armin van Buuren

    The Crystal Method-keep hope alive is still one of my top workout songs

    Oakenfold- selected
    1. Tranceport and Creamfields...I love.
    2... alot of the singing....pop...bunka crap was horrid.

    The Prop. heads --- I miss the drum/bass

    Daft Punk
     


  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Leftfield.
    Too bad they broke up. I LOVE their stuff.
    Underworld.
    Ever seen them live? I saw them in 01? Or was it 99? Beaucoup Fish tour. Absolutely brilliant live. I could not believe how good they were. I will add... Faithless -- very very creative and every album has a nice blend. 808state -- they can be hit-or-miss, but ex:el, gorgeous, and outpost transmission all have blazing tracks on them. Of course one must mention Pacific. edit: Let me add the original LFO (Low Frequency Oscilation sp?). Mark Bell and Das Farley (?). Their first two albums were stunning. I still remember picking up their cd-single for We Are Back in college in 91 or something. My fav DJ: Jon Carter (Monkey Mafia) -- I'm not as sure what he's up to these days, but in his Monkey Mafia days he was brilliant. His Live at the Social (vol 2) is beyond compare. bob
     


  9. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    dont know shit about electronica but my former swedish ex really dug it and one group I remember liking was Milk Inc.....and I even went to see Sven Vaith when he was in LA.

    otherwise there are one or two songs from Le Tigre and Ladytron that I can get into....if that's considered electronica.
     


  10. alflauren

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    Armin van Buuren - I download his weekly two hour radio show ("A State of Trance"), and that's my trance for the week.
     


  11. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    I actually produce electronic music.

    My favs are:
    Aphex Twin (No one can hold a candle to him)
    Amon Tobin
    Plaid
    Boards of Canada
    Squarepusher
    Mr. Projectile
    Autechre (before they became pretentious cunts)
    Chris Clark
    Venetian Snares
    Chemical Bros
    Ed Rush & Optical
    Klute
    Arovane
    Jackson and his computer band
    Ulrich Schnauss
    Exile
    Luke Vibert
    Jega
    Stefan Anion
    Andre Absolut

    But it all comes back to Aphex anyway.
     


  12. Kent Wang

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    Depeche Mode.
     


  13. skalogre

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    Depeche Mode.
    I find them a little hard to handle; I like the more modern renditions of synthpop like De/Vision (Subkutan is a great album) and Melotron. Edit: Majior props to haujobb & Architect. Good stuff, nice flowing IDM. Edit 2: Recent stuff I have listened to on Pandora/Last.FM http://www.last.fm/user/skalogre/cha...e=recenttracks Edit 3: Listening to "Nadia" by Nitin Sawhney right now on Pandora. Nice d&b - not tech step, not jump-up - just nice flowing beats with nice vocals in (afaik) some dialect from the Indian subcontinent.
     


  14. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    Really intesting array of choices here; great thread Versace.

    I'll give some of my favorites later (probably not), but I'm wondering: does anyone else here create EM? I've been spinning records since I was 12 years old, which led to ambient work which I've integrated into my "band" music (which has led to me getting an EP deal). My set-up is a pure Elektron set-up. I used to collect old Roland's and I had an Alesis Micron and whatnot, but I discovered this is a fun venture only if you have money. Now I have a few top o' the line pieces that do everything I could ever imagine doing.

    Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is not only my favorite electronic album of all-time, but it's tied with Pet Sounds as my favorite album ever. Had a lot of great, lonely moments with RDJ's masterpiece.

    Recommend everyone check out my friend Nakamura Motomichi (motomichi.com). He's a mixed-media artist who has an incredible talent for mixing audible and visual. His own stuff is incredibly unique and progressive but I think some of his best work yet has been The Knife's Silent Shout video. He also made a flash game for the video which you can play on The Knife's UK site.

    I'm pretty obsessed with electronic music (unfortunately) to the point I'll often listen to an above-average EM album over a very good indie rock album, or the like. What are you gonna' do? I'll post more choices later (will be a massive list).
     


  15. Aristocrat

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    Trentemöller. Really good house music.
    And I got to say an electro jazz grup called, Saint Germain du pres cafe II !
     


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