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#1  Edited By pepperzz

Hey all,

Firstly I would like to say that the "Favourite Albums of the Year" thread has introduced me to a ton of awesome music that I never would have found otherwise. So thank you all for that, you are all amazing!

But sadly once again I am bored of what I listen to. Lately I've been in the mood for techno/electronic/dubstep music, but mainly the songs that have lyrics to them, like Daft Punk, Pendulum, Knife Party, Delta Heavy, Justice, and some Nero. Any suggestions of (maybe) more obscure, less mainstream music... or even more mainstream music that I just to happened to overlook, would be greatly appreciated.

My ears are in your collective hands.

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#2  Edited By bassman2112

Though it may be slightly poppy, BT's writing & sound design is amazing.

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#3  Edited By Breezio

Have you listened to LCD Soundsystem? Fantastic electronic band. I'd recommend starting with Sound of Silver myself.

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I'm actually not big into electronic stuff, but that's mainly due to a lack of education on my part, though I can't get enough of this track.

Now onto some stuff you might not have come across...

I haven't gone a day without listening to this song at least once ever since the video was uploaded three weeks ago.

Because "you see a mousetrap, I see free cheese and a fucking challenge" may be the best line in anything ever.

And this is just the finest example of new old-school rap with two of my absolute favourite rappers.

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#6  Edited By MezZa

Purity Ring has been my latest musical obsession.

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Iron Maiden is all you need

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#8  Edited By Timing

@pepperzz said:

Lately I've been in the mood for techno/electronic/dubstep music,

Hmm. Check this out. It's something you probably won't hear every day. No lyrics though, and it gets pretty heavy near the end.

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@pepperzz said:

Lately I've been in the mood for techno/electronic/dubstep music, but mainly the songs that have lyrics to them, like Daft Punk, Pendulum, Knife Party, Delta Heavy, Justice, and some Nero.

Listen to any Klaypex?

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#10  Edited By buwchbach

mayyyyybe you should listen to Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein. The production is killer and ridiculously emotive and all Techno-ish. Also, the lyrics are fucking amazing, but whatevs. I don't go more than 4 days without listening to it usually, but that's just me.

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#12  Edited By notdavid

I don't know shit about techno, but I've got all of the contemporary folk and folk rock you could ask for.

Exhibit A: The Mountain Goats. Typing on my Kindle Fire, so I don't think I can embed this.

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#13  Edited By notdavid

God fucking damnit. It posted before I was ready, and I can't update it.

THE MOTHERFUCKING MOUNTAIN GOATS.

http://youtu.be/rUbFljMLIY8

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#14  Edited By NyxFe

If you're into electronic you've probably heard them but The Glitch Mob are by far one of my favourite groups of all time.  
 
  

    
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#15  Edited By BoxcarHobo01

What about the Fuck Buttons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Buttons

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#16  Edited By kyelb22

I would check out The Rules Of Dada by Dada Life. I just got it and its great, can't stop listening to it.

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#17  Edited By ThePickle

Some albums you might want to check out:

  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
  • Massive Attack - Blue Lines
  • Bjork - Debut
  • Ladytron - Light & Magic
  • Grum - Heartbeats
  • David Bowie - Low
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days
  • Floex - Zorya
  • Fever Ray - Fever Ray
  • Death Grips - The Money Store
  • John Coltrane - Blue Train
  • Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
  • Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity

The last three are jazz albums. Jazz is worth trying if you like instrumental-centric music. Don't listen to Ryan Davis, saxophones are awesome.

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#19  Edited By Grimmrobe

Metal:

Yob

Neurosis

Abruptum

Krallice

The Accused

Admiral Sir Cloudesly Shovell

Agalloch

Motorhead

Amesoures

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

Gorgoroth

Burzum

Darkthrone

Ministry

The Gates of Slumber

Bongzilla

Opeth

Blood Ceremony

Acephalix

Boris

Burning Witch

Electronica:

The Qemists

The Orb

Aphex Twin

Andy Stott

Demdike Stare

Nine Inch Nails

How To Destroy Angels

Juno Reactor

The Knife

Leftfield

Meat Beat Manifesto

Just from my collection....

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#20  Edited By ShaggE

Not exactly obscure, but if you haven't listened to the new Crystal Castles yet... oh man. No crazy noise tracks this time, unfortunately, but it's still damn good.

Edit: Also, not electronic, but *points at avatar* get some Dr. Steel in ya.

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#22  Edited By A_Talking_Donkey

Not quite electronica of the clubby dance variety but VNV Nation has been one of my favorite acts for years and there is some of that techno vibe in some of their music.

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#23  Edited By envane

@buwchbach: love anything el-p produces :) but yeh can ox is the best probably

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Led Zeppelin IV. Just listen to it.

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#26  Edited By Ben_H  Online

Got this from a fellow GBer. SICK SONG. Suits your tastes somewhat.
 
  

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#27  Edited By habster3

As someone who primarily listens to punk, metal, and 90s alternative, I don't feel like I have much of a say in this thread. Still, may I recommend Radiohead's Kid A? And, if you're in the mood for something a little more glum, there's always Nine Inch Nails (one of my top five bands).

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#28  Edited By DemiGodRaven

@Bassman2112 said:

Though it may be slightly poppy, BT's writing & sound design is amazing.

Seconded, These Hopeful Machines is a great CD.@Timing said:

@pepperzz said:

Lately I've been in the mood for techno/electronic/dubstep music,

Hmm. Check this out. It's something you probably won't hear every day. No lyrics though, and it gets pretty heavy near the end.

And this is also a really great CD, especially the songs Trojans, Null, and Access Granted. Plus Logic Bomb has the MGS alert noise (!) buried in it, I think. It's either in there or Trojans, which also has the MONSTERKILL sound sample buried in it.

and since you mentioned Knife Party, they worked on this song by Foreign Beggars. I found it while looking at their remix of a Meshuggah tune and a remix Noisia did of their song Contact. The whole album (The Uprising) is just dumb but for some reason it fascinates me.

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#29  Edited By MetalGearSunny
@ChuckBartowski said:

Have you listened to LCD Soundsystem? Fantastic electronic band. I'd recommend starting with Sound of Silver myself.

^ yes
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#30  Edited By mellotronrules

@habster3 said:

As someone who primarily listens to punk, metal, and 90s alternative, I don't feel like I have much of a say in this thread. Still, may I recommend Radiohead's Kid A?

'kid a' forever. that record is a revelation, and always worth a recommendation.

if you're still in the mood for electronica, i'd strongly recommend checking out the artist 'burial.' has a sound of his own, and following his progression over the years has been extremely rewarding. definitely one of my favorite recording artists. his album 'untrue' and the track 'archangel' are great places to start.

here's one of his more recent (somewhat different) tracks-

also, my favorite 'new-ish' kid in the game is nicolas jaar. he's very young, but he's also producing some of the most exciting electronic tunes i've heard in a long time. here's a downtempo bit of brilliance-

LAST-MINUTE BONUS TRACK- perhaps one of the GREATEST COLLABORATIONS EVER- FOUR TET, BURIAL + THOM YORKE:

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#31  Edited By Hamst3r

I'm gonna pimp something of my own as it fits your criteria. :3

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#32  Edited By mellotronrules

^nice guy! is that your vocal? i really like the glitched-out edits!

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#33  Edited By FunkasaurasRex

@buwchbach: Man I was not expecting Cannibal Ox to come up in a thread like this. You have dope taste in hip hop son.

@ThePickle said:

Some albums you might want to check out:

  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
  • Massive Attack - Blue Lines
  • Bjork - Debut
  • Ladytron - Light & Magic
  • Grum - Heartbeats
  • David Bowie - Low
  • Gorillaz - Demon Days
  • Floex - Zorya
  • Fever Ray - Fever Ray
  • Death Grips - The Money Store
  • John Coltrane - Blue Train
  • Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
  • Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity

The last three are jazz albums. Jazz is worth trying if you like instrumental-centric music. Don't listen to Ryan Davis, saxophones are awesome.

I'd say either Giant Steps or Mingus Ah Um are also good starting points for Coltrane and Mingus respectively. I personally love Black Saint and the Sinner Lady though, that record is wild.

Also, it may be futile, but I'd be remiss if I didn't push for some P-Funk.

It's funk in space so that's not too far off from electronic music right?

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@FunkasaurasRex said:

@buwchbach: Man I was not expecting Cannibal Ox to come up in a thread like this. You have dope taste in hip hop son.

I'd say either Giant Steps or Mingus Ah Um are also good starting points for Coltrane and Mingus respectively. I personally love Black Saint and the Sinner Lady though, that record is wild.

Black Saints and the Sinner Lady was actually my first jazz album. Track A was what sold me on it.

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#36  Edited By Hamst3r

@mellotronrules said:

^nice guy! is that your vocal? i really like the glitched-out edits!

Thanks! It is. :)

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#37  Edited By JasonR86

@pepperzz:

Well if you are tired of what your listening to then shouldn't we try to offer you music that you're not in the mood for? Well, here's a band that doesn't really fit what you asked for but has some structure to it that might interest you based off of what you said. They are a band called The Menahan Street Band. They are kind of an old funk band mixed with some modern stylings like hip-hop and oddly some electronica music structure in how it repeats and builds upon a melody over the course of the song. BUT it is not what you asked for. BUT that isn't what we should give you right? Here's a few songs;

Here's some electronica/house stuff I've been listening too as well. This is more like what you asked for except that there isn't any vocals. Well, one of them has some vocals but it's only at the bridge.

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#39  Edited By byrjun

Also +1 to Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein!

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#40  Edited By Sinusoidal

I've been regularly listening to The Knife's 2006 album Silent Shout since it came out:

And a little more periodically from the same year Hot Chip's The Warning (which I was surprised to hear a track from end up on the Forza Horizon soundtrack.)

Nothing from the past few years has really grabbed like these did.

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#41  Edited By mellotronrules

@Red: @Sinusoidal:

nothing to add- i'd just like to commend you both on being individuals of discerning taste- hot chip are legend, and 'boy from school' is a particular favorite of mine. that new one is a banger.

also- can't wait for the new knife record. fingers crossed for a surprise early 2013 release.

actually, i lied. i now feel obligated to add this-

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#42  Edited By Castiel

Three bands/artists you need to check out:

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#43  Edited By megatronicles

Access to Arasaka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyTTZcGSG8o


It sounds like robots having sex. Nuff said.

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#44  Edited By Akeldama

@pepperzz said:

Hey all,

Firstly I would like to say that the "Favourite Albums of the Year" thread has introduced me to a ton of awesome music that I never would have found otherwise. So thank you all for that, you are all amazing!

But sadly once again I am bored of what I listen to. Lately I've been in the mood for techno/electronic/dubstep music, but mainly the songs that have lyrics to them, like Daft Punk, Pendulum, Knife Party, Delta Heavy, Justice, and some Nero. Any suggestions of (maybe) more obscure, less mainstream music... or even more mainstream music that I just to happened to overlook, would be greatly appreciated.

My ears are in your collective hands.

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#45  Edited By xymox

I'd have to second VNV Nation. And if you get into that, I would also say you should try out Icon of Coil.

Also, the japanese band called Schwarz Stein.

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@JasonR86 said:

@pepperzz:

Well if you are tired of what your listening to then shouldn't we try to offer you music that you're not in the mood for? Well, here's a band that doesn't really fit what you asked for but has some structure to it that might interest you based off of what you said. They are a band called The Menahan Street Band. They are kind of an old funk band mixed with some modern stylings like hip-hop and oddly some electronica music structure in how it repeats and builds upon a melody over the course of the song. BUT it is not what you asked for. BUT that isn't what we should give you right? Here's a few songs;

Here's some electronica/house stuff I've been listening too as well. This is more like what you asked for except that there isn't any vocals. Well, one of them has some vocals but it's only at the bridge.

That last track is awesome!

Normally I'd post a bunch of dubstep in here, but I'm not feeling it today. Today I feel like posting a bunch of minimal/berlin techno:

SUPER

Super Bonus Drum and Bass!

Super Double Bonus I'm-not-sure-what-you-call-this-but-I-like-it!

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#49  Edited By mellotronrules

@ThePickle said:

  • Floex - Zorya

just noticed this...did you listen to his work on the machinarium soundtrack? pretty amazing stuff.

also- something else that might be up the OP's alley- SBTRKT. his whole record is pretty good!

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#50  Edited By pepperzz

Holy crap, I just got into work and saw that this thread has 3 pages... hahaha thanks all, I have a lot to look forward to checking out. Listened to Klaypex this morning and it was pretty great.