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post #16 of 34
I gave the Downfall a new listen, I've only had for few days. And I take my recommendation back. It is not scary dark it is just melancholic, sad and doesn't have that much beat to it. Album mostly contains strings.
I think Doll Doll Doll would be more what you are looking for: scary and rough.

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post #17 of 34
Photek - Modus Operandi: Very moody, minimalist DnB. One of my favourite electronic albums of all time. Heavy on the acoustic bass.

Source Direct - Controlled Developments: Much in the same vein as Photek. Very dark, and this album has a decidedly "The bees are coming to kill us!" feel to it.

Mouse on Mars - Varcharz: Glitchy IDM. Their best work (IMO) is an album called Idiology, but Vacharz is much more experimental, probably due to the album being released by Mike Patton's (Faith no More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, etc.) Ipecac records. Not so much dark as ugly. Conversely, they've written some of the most beautiful melodies I've yet heard in electronic music.

Beef Terminal - The Isolationist: Not so much dark as it is moody or brooding. Concept album that really needs to be listened to front to back, since all the tracks are variations on a theme and run together. Very organic IDM, much of which is in fact analog or live instrumentation.

Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson) & u-ziq (Mike Paradinas): These guys, along with Aphex Twin, represent the unholy trinity of IDM. Their music runs the gamut, even within albums, so it's hard to recommend a particular recording to get your darkness fix. Both come recommended as MANDATORY listening, however. In the case of Squarepusher, "Feed me Weird Things" and "Budakhan Mindphone" are my personal favourites, as are u-ziq's "In Pine Effect" and "Royal Astronomy". If it says anything, Squarepusher is one of Trent Reznor's favourite artists, but I think Reznor sucks, so meh.
post #18 of 34
Xingu City - Alterity
http://www.possiblemusic.de/shop2/in...&productId=742
Kind of like dnb slowed down, very atmospheric.
post #19 of 34
Came across this thread while searching around - a-lot of good recs in it for Dark Electronic.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by MrFaust View Post
Lustmord

2x

Be sure you have good subwoofers, some of the songs have some very deep bass ambience.



More stuff on the ambient side:

Raison D'Etre - In Sadness, Silence and Solitude
Raison D'Etre - The Empty Hollow Unfolds
Asmorod - Derelict
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth (this is more combination of electronica and Jazz, but very ambientic and VERY dark and bassy)
Kammarheit - Asleep & well hidden
Kammarheit - The Starwheel
Dreams Of Dying Stars - Stardance
Letum - Broken
Nordvargr - Awaken
Norgvargr / Drakh - Infinitas In Aeternum


Should get you started in Dark Ambient genre.

*edit* Forgot: Northaunt - Barren Land.
post #21 of 34
The new Burial album is awesome!
post #22 of 34
Very dark, but sorta hard to find: Mental Miracle. The track that sticks out in my head is Ocean of Time, but I remember liking other songs from them.
post #23 of 34
I'll add Delerium to this list (some of the guys from FLA -- Front Line Assembly -- started this dark ambient group)
post #24 of 34
Tarmvred - Subfusc
This is the only album I've heard, dark, heavy, industrial and very good.
Here's their myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/tarmvred
post #25 of 34
Didn't notice specific genres requested by OP. ~Disregard~
post #26 of 34
Daft Punk - Da Funk? he he
post #27 of 34
just listened to some autechre, .... It is a soulless version of aphex twin IMO. same sound, BAD PrAT... Whats the point??>?
post #28 of 34
Try Alarm will sound. AWESOME!!!
post #29 of 34
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post #30 of 34
Post more dark electronica! I need more!
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