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Electronic Music
« on: September 19, 2006, 11:22:00 pm »
I am a complete ignorant on this subject, I guess the closest thing to electronic music I had heard until now was Mike Olfield's "Foreign Affair" or Neil Young's "Transformer Man", and I am sure that wouldn't qualify as anything close to electronic, this just shows how clueless I am on this.
 
 Anyway, the other day listening to the "indie" radio station in last.fm I ran into Broken Social Scene's "Alive in 85" and really liked it.
 
 Can anyone give me any suggestion on similar music?

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 12:23:00 am »
Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Radiohead's Kid A.
 
 Those are some good places to start.

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 05:34:00 am »
this is a pretty decent site with a timeline.
 you might want to check out the wikipedia entry too. Also, look for a video doc online called "Pathways to Music." A bit outdated, but it serves its purpose.
 
 Ellipsis Arts recently put out a reissue of the OHM: The Gurus of Electronic Music 3cd set which serves as a overview of some of the most significant works over the past century. The reissue also comes with a dvd which makes it a very worthwhile purchase, imo.
 
 There's also the Sonic Circuits festival next month which you shouldn't miss if you're curiosity is at all peaked. The lineup this year is incredible.

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 08:11:00 am »
Kraftwerk, Derrick May, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Juan Atkins, Richie Hawtin/Plastikman, are  all worth checking.  IMHO you can pretty much avoid anything called Trance or Progressive.
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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 08:55:00 am »
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Originally posted by Barcelona:
  I am a complete ignorant on this subject, I guess the closest thing to electronic music I had heard until now was Mike Olfield's "Foreign Affair" or Neil Young's "Transformer Man", and I am sure that wouldn't qualify as anything close to electronic, this just shows how clueless I am on this.
 
 Anyway, the other day listening to the "indie" radio station in last.fm I ran into Broken Social Scene's "Alive in 85" and really liked it.
 
 Can anyone give me any suggestion on similar music?
Go see Massive Attack next Thursday. There's some good electronic music.
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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 09:25:00 am »
For Aphex Twin (because he's so complex) I would start out with "Selected Ambient Works Volume 1", then move on to stuff like "Classics" and the "Richard D. James" LP. He also releases stuff under the name AFX and Polygon Window. AFX's "Chosen Lords" is mindblowing. Great stuff.

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 09:53:00 am »
for the more ambient side check out yellow 6

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 10:07:00 am »
some of my favourite electronica...
 
 
 Daft Punk
 M83
 Aphex Twin
 Four Tet
 Orbital
 DJ Shadow
 Leftfield
 and the chemical brothers, but they get a little more dancey (so does daft punk for that matter)
 
 and yes, dance music  to me  is different than electronic music.

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 10:34:00 am »
Hey, weren't Thievery Corporation the ambient darlings of this board? Wha'happen?
 For me ambient is too monotonous... prefer crazier stuff like Cornelius

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 10:52:00 am »
I would hardly call Thievery Corp Ambient... They fall in more in the Dub, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop subgenres of Electronic Music.  They also have broaden their sound with more vocalists wich Ambient tends to shy away from.  Eno and Aphex Twin are examples of Ambient.
 
 Electronica became the catch all genre for modern Electronic music, which added Big Beat (i.e. Chem Bros, Fatboy Slim), Trance, etc etc etc
 
 Like all subgrene's there good and bad artists.  There are thousands of artists calling themselves Techno however I only prefer the early innovators   from Detroit like Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Jaun Atkins.  
 
 House music is just as diverse but no specific favorite artists spring to mine.
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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 11:00:00 am »
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 House music is just as diverse but no specific favorite artists spring to mine.
just go to Chicago for that.
 
 Derrick Carter
 DJ Sneak
 Paul Johnson
 Mark Farina
 
 also, Armand Van Helden and Todd Terry from NYC.
 
 and Kosmo, dont forget Richie Hawtin!!!!

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2006, 11:15:00 am »
see above for Richie...
 
 If one is looking to hear some quality house music checkout some of the Everything But The Girl remixes   Todd Terry's remix of "Missing" is legendary.
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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2006, 11:20:00 am »
dj? acucrack
 
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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2006, 11:34:00 am »
Tangerine Dream

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Re: Electronic Music
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2006, 11:37:00 am »
orbital
 
 check out the "orbital 2" LP and specifically the "halcyon + on and on" track ... really revelatory stuff
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