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Like the Boards of Canada's Geogaddi, or Burial's Untrue.
My recommendation would also be on Flying Lotus primarily. One of my favourite albums of last year was his 'Los Angeles' LP. '1993' is also decent, but 'L.A.' is more cohesive.
it screams Boards of Canada (they are also their top friends on myspace dont you know)..
i expect jimi will have some dubby stuff that fits the bill too..
Loads of old East End lags talking about their bank jobs and doing bird over a dark Tricky/Gareth Bowen soundtrack.
Salem for sure:
Honestly, the man for dusty, highly percussive electronics infused with spacey arabesque melodies. Both compilations from his Skull Disco label are amazing, and once you've gotten one you end up wanting the other very quickly. The first, Soundboy Punishments, is more overtly melodic and probably a little more accessible - the second, Soundboy's Gravestone, is possibly even better but takes quite some getting used to initially, as it's so stripped back as to be barely more than a skeletal beat and cavernous sub bass in places. In terms of tracks to check out first, try Blood On Our Hands, Naked, Death Is Not Final and Shortwave. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Clark - Body Riddle
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Memories Of The Future
Anything by Digital Mystikz
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Zomby - Hyperdub EP
Headhunter - Nomad (extremely techno-influenced dubstep, quite monochrome and sparsely textured - but like the best dubstep its sparseness gives it a dense atmosphere)
Deadbeat - Roots & Wires (drawn out, smoky percussive dub techno)
I presume by your initial comparisons you mean relatively downtempo, so of Aphex's stuff the Richard D James Album is incredible, and truly skin crawling at points. If you're looking at more upbeat stuff, try Venetian Snares' Rossz Csillag Allatt Szuletett (it's spelt something like that...) - bizzare and beautiful classical influenced breakcore).
I'd say. Ay, Living_Year??
I got their EP at their gig the other day and it's pretty unsettling. Less pure electronica I guess but definitely with overt elements.
These might not be relevent, but Amon Tobin was once the soundtrack to a man sneaking around in the dark, stabbing people; and all Zombi tunes sound like they were lifted from John Carpenter movies.
On that basis, you should check their stuff out.
Also check out Nate Young's new album Regression.
Nic Endo's Cold Metal Perfection is pretty good too.
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The aforementioned Clark, Kode9, Flying Lotus, Venetian Snares (the 2 eastern european classical music influenced albums)
http://www.myspace.com/starvingweirdos - check out the videos.
New mini-album is fantabulous too:
Particularly Cosmos. What a fantastic album.
Which has just reminded me, check out some of Matmos as well. The most recent one, Supreme Balloon, has a kind of hallucinogenic carnival of the damned vibe to it that makes it terrifying despite being quite chirpy.
Very unsettling, seeing as it's made from the sounds of plastic surgery. Probably the grossest electronic album ever. Matmos=my jam.
I've only got Supreme Balloon and The Rose Has Teeth... Both great albums, though I remember being slightly underwhelmed when I saw them live around the time of Supreme Balloon.
Especially the Larry Levan and Joe Meek tracks. I do also have the surgery sounds album and i think this might qualify definitively for unsettling. Genius also. Only saw them live as Bjork's backing group. What were they like just as themselves?
'closer' and 'consumed' are about as dark as it gets...
What's going on? I'm interested to hear your opinions on Nedry...
As is Jacaszek which is slightly less unsettling but more classicaltings
British Murder Boys
I find them all particularly unsettling.
Im sure you can find any/all of those compilations in any garage. For not very much money at all.
technically a concept album based around an ocean voyage which is interrupted by zombies. It's primarily electronic but there are nods to all sorts of genres including folk and drone.
It's also £2.95 in the boomkat sale :-)
and Xela as mentioned above
Vision - dubstep artist whom i have just started listening to
Clark - His first album under the name "chris clark" has a few rather unsettling moments on it, as does his follow up "empty the bones of you"
Gravious - very melodical dubstep, some if it very dreamy sounding, and the rest has a very futuristic sound.
16 bit - a lot of people seem to pass them off as a bit of a comedy dubstep act but they have a new release coming out on Boka soon called Moth. worth checking out.
P.s, if you check out Clark, make sure you listen to Growls Garden from his latest EP and Album. If your digging that off kilter sound that FlyLo and co have got goin on then check out his track "distant father torch" it's got a similiar vibe.
Dark, spacious and very bass heavy. His sound design is definitely what I'd call unsettling, his beats seem to attack you from all corners of the headphones. However, his stuff never looses it's eerie melodic sense.
zwei osterei in particular. disturbing stuff.
I love it when you guys talk electronica
Check out Studio Pankow - Linienbusse
Kinda twicthy creepy minimal stuff
The whole album but particularly track 1; Viper Flats. It has proper spooked at least one of my mates.
made from the sound of surgical procedures.... little gruesome
nadja - stays demons
growing - wrong ride
black dice - smiling off
to kill a petty bourgeoisie - the man with the shovel is the man im going to marry
grouper - poison tree
and loads of stuff thats been mentioned esspecialy Shackleton, hes the most unseteling I dont really find Burial disturbing its just a bit dark and sad in an uplifting kind of way.
Cannot wait. Dubloaded ftw.
that will be something else.
I need to see him sometime.
wicked dubstep radio on tonight, CHef and LD playing massive amounts of fresh dubplates until 1 on Rinse then over on Kiss Hatcha has Mala in the studio with Cyrus, pokes and Crazy D untill MAH on radio one at 2 till 4...
Breakage & Burial - Vial - Digital Soundboy
new Burial collaberation on Breakage's forthcoming album that came out of knowhere and made my jaw drop there wont be audio around for a while I dont think though.
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Thanks for all the suggestions in this thread guys, sorting out a massive Spotify playlist. Love Flying Lotus already.
I've been listening to Shackleton, Matmos, Clark, and Autechre, and I'm quite pleased with them. And sorry about my non-specific request for everything between Boards of Canada and Burial...