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Can anybody recommend some beautiful electronic music? Nothing too sparse.
www.myspace.com/closedeyesaredancing. haha please dont be mean,my efforts!!
Try From Here We Go Sublime and you wont look back. That album got me hooked on electronic music and probably shaped my music tastes more than any album ever has
I've already got both of their albums, got anything similar?
but a bit more diverse with the beats. Give him a go if you havent already (you probably have :))
Also, have a look at Trentemoller. Love that stuff. Some of it is pure dance, some ambient, some almost indie-ish, but all electronic at the same time. Take Me Into Your Skin is a good example
less like The Field. Yeah Flying Lotus isnt particularly similar musically but for me, they conjour up the same peripheral, dreamy feeling, and I find some of their use of repetition to be similar.
Might just be me tho
try some GAS he sounds like a denser, less pop The Field, well The Field sounds liek him anyway... so even though it's less pop my fave GAS album is called Pop.
Nah Und Fern is totally essential.
I guess it depends on what kind of electronic music you like as its all different.
I'd second the above shout for The Field - Here We Go Sublime. Its a cracking record.
My tuppance would be Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works. Its not the crazy gear he is usually associated with the most.
I'd also suggest Boards of Canada. Geogaddi is my favourite record of theirs although I love Music Has The Right To Children as well. Loads of nice textures, not too sparse.
Autchre - Tri Repetae and Autechre - Amber are favourites as well.
They're all really well known and highly regarded artists, if not though, these are some damn fine places to start...
But I've not listened to them for a while, I'm rediscovering the whole genre :)
I'm just looking to see if I can find it...
If you don't know him yet, Burial is an absolute must-listen. Both his albums are among my top few records ever.
Meanwhile, you should check out Mount Kimbie - both their EPs on Hotflush are very lovely indeed, pretty and melancholy stuff. Also worth investigating is their live collaborator James Blake, who sings and produces.
Also worthy of investigation are Worriedaboutsatan - their album Arrivals is a beautiful slice of ambient techno goodness.
I don't know if they've got any kind of Myspace-type thing, but also brilliant is the entire back catalogue of Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound. There's a couple of tracks here:
Sigha's from London and does quite similar stuff, but a bit more garagey.
Clark's Body Riddle is on Warp and is also lovely, glitchy electronica in the vein of Aphex but wears its heart on its sleeve a little more.
I think that one was 'recommend me beautiful electronic music' or something. This one's 'unsettling'. There's some great stuff recommended there though.
I'll stop waffling now.
and was bouncing so hard behind my laptop I couldn't type anymore!
Check out Ulver - First Decade in the Machines as well, you can use the remixers to continue investigations
and I second the Moderat shout, although that's a bit darker than the Apparat album. Fuck Buttons could be described as beautiful in quite a disturbing way. Gold Panda really worth a look in too, and I guess you'll have Four Tet but if not check out Rounds.
I find their stuff very beautiful, especially the 1st album. In the same way you'd find a rough inner city back alley beautiful - but only when the sun comes up and makes the whole empty mess glow a brilliant orange.
Jeez, + 1,000,000 points for wankyness.
I've just ordered both of the Field albums off Amazon on the recomendations above.....
Someone else i'd consider is Ulrich Schnauss (prob spelt wrong) the second album 'A Strangely Isolated Place' is quite stunning in a layered shoegazy type of way...
and its non-climax gets better everytime.
thanks, i love it!
and it reminds me of Andrea Parker, so you should check out Kiss My Arp, it has the same haunted feel about it, all through the album
Particularly Denies the Days Demise, in my top 5 favourites of the 2000s for sure.
It's very, very good indeed.
Either his best record yet or at the very least a close second to 'Rounds' or 'Pause'. I slightly prefer the new one though as it's 'harder'...
Everything I've heard from it both live and from the album has been mind-boogling!
When are where you you be reviewing it? Looking forward to some good writing about it.
Should be up next week I presume...
will keep my eyes peeled.
It works even better in the context of the LP, but I think it's one of the 2 or 3 best songs he's ever made personally.
I've heard Sing and Plastic People too - brilliant, dense and trippy. I went to quite a few of the Plastic People nights and was really interesting to hear him try out new sounds and sequences for the record, hearing how the songs would change each time as he watched the reaction of people grooving away. Of what I've heard, I'm liking the influence of the Steve Reid records too, with the live electronics and percussion of those records alongside the beautiful sound textures of the old Four Tet records, a super combination.
i really dont think its that great at all.. hmm.. very interested to hear the rest of the album though..
Like the Ringer EP, those collabs with Burial, etc. So the fact the album was fairly different from his earlier work was just what I was after.
I hope I haven't got your hopes up too much now! But I love it...
...and Moth from the Burial collab is probably my favourite track from last year.
The new Sunburned record just dropped through the door, artwork is Pettibon genius but it's basically a Four Tet directing Sunburned record....well worth a listen, 'sweat-soaked 4am lysergic dance floor.' is as good a description as I've heard.
but love cry seems neither one thing nor the other.. i just feel he is capable of more than this i guess. still, cant wait to hear the LP
The Rice Twins
Underworld have been nice and mellow for the last two albums and their RiverRun Project series. I heartily recommend 'Oblivion with bells'.
I'd also recommend Hood & Fridge for Four Tet fans. Junior Boys for people who like their electro quite minimal but with some tunes. Carl Craig for those wanting something a bit more full on.
LCD Soundsystem's '45:33' is a colossally underrated piece of work too.
I hadn't really been that impressed when I first heard it, but now it is on heavy rotation.
more kind of modern classical, and that silly of sily names "folktronica" but some of it's amazing. Namely:
Helios - Eingya
Deaf Centre - Pale Ravine
Xela - The Dead Sea
Julien Neto - Le Fumeur De Ciel
are two of my favourite albums of the last decade.
Also, Yasume - 'Where we're from the birds sing a pretty song' is very nice sounding. Lovely infact.
and going back a bit but 'Hotel Morgen' by To Rococo Rot is ace, as is 'Frame' by Shuttle 358 - but thats in a more minimal way, bit like Pole. CLassic album though.
Oh, and Bola - 'Soup' if you haven't already got it is a must.
..is definitely worth a listen for something a bit fun and brash.
Or Mr Oizo, his last album, Lamb's Anger is absolutely amazing!
pretty damn good, quite acoustically chilled if you like that sorta thing...
Fourcolor - Air Curtain http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=28048
Hecanjog - Middlemarch http://www.hecanjog.com/
Pjusk - Sart http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=33461
Seaworthy - Map in hand << http://www.12k.com/1040.html
Locil are a must. Ambient Techno its so minimal and beautiful <3
which i have been so into lately. It's basically drone/noise but some of the tracks are soooo gorgeous. Definately worth checking out. His new album is called 'Pathless'. Fading Youth and Fading Youth 2 are aces. seriously.
just read your post again. ah well. someone will like it
I think you'll like it.
Gave me a bit of a blissful moment last night.
Neon by Gregor Thresher is also quite lovely.
As is Gui Boratto's remix of Silverlake Pills by Adam Freeland.
Lindstrom and Prins Thomas album - II has a lot of very nice moments, but is (i suppose) on the 'threshold' of electronic music as much of it is live instrumentation but composed in much the same way (ie has the feel) as both of their electronic work. Worth a look out though.
His two EP's are fantastic. Mount Kimbie has some amazing EP's as well. Also Nosaj Thing's album Drift is some pretty crazy synth madness, there's some wild sounds on that LP. Moritz Von Oswald Trio's Vertical Ascent is good for some slow building stuff, it's got this weird, dark, ambient feel to it but at the same time there's a major focus on percussion which sometimes gets lost in music of similar description.
especially 'Drowning in a sea of love'
This one is slow and relaxin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9bvaJNjuB8
This one is fast and trippy http://www.youtube.com//watch?v=-59FoTsqJ-E