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Havent bought anything in these categories in a long time.

 

Have there been any really solid releases in Trip-Hop over the past ten years?

 

Heres what im already into (and i'm just mixing everything):

 

Air

Thievery Corp

Zero 7

Groove Armada

Tosca

K&D

Massive Attack

Portishead

Hooverphonic

Lamb

Esthero

 

EDIT-if you guys could include the specific sub-genres that correlate with your recommendation(s), that would be great too.


Edited by kwitel - 4/16/12 at 6:34pm
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Edited by JadeEast - 4/16/12 at 3:11pm
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Not sure if you've heard Hungry Lucy?  Best part is that they uploaded almost all of their releases (in lossless and compressed) to the Internet Archives.

 

Link to their album "Glo" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_Glo

Link to their album "Before We Stand We Fall" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_BeforeWeStand

Link to their album "To Kill A King" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy-ToKillAKing

Link to their album "Pulse of the Earth" - http://archive.org/details/Pulse_of_the_Earth

 

They're all available in FLAC.  I would suggest that if you like them, you go to their website and leave a donation though.  It's great value for 4 really good albums.

 

post #4 of 30

Burial and BT are 2 Downtempo favorites. 

 

DJ Shadow is always a good pick for Trip Hop.

 

EDIT: Downtempo stuff is some of my favorite music...

 

Tycho

Four Tet

William Orbit

Moby (Of course)

Bluetech

 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/16/12 at 4:59pm
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Not sure if you've heard Hungry Lucy?  Best part is that they uploaded almost all of their releases (in lossless and compressed) to the Internet Archives.

 

Link to their album "Glo" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_Glo

Link to their album "Before We Stand We Fall" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_BeforeWeStand

Link to their album "To Kill A King" - http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy-ToKillAKing

Link to their album "Pulse of the Earth" - http://archive.org/details/Pulse_of_the_Earth

 

They're all available in FLAC.  I would suggest that if you like them, you go to their website and leave a donation though.  It's great value for 4 really good albums.

 


Never heard of them; will look into it-thnx.

 



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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Burial and BT are 2 Downtempo favorites. 

 

DJ Shadow is always a good pick for Trip Hop.

 

EDIT: Downtempo stuff is some of my favorite music...

 

Tycho

Four Tet

William Orbit

Moby (Of course)

Bluetech

 

 

Been meaning to buy some Four Tet for years now....good starting point?

Also, never been impressed with Moby. I find him more commercial; built for the masses. I know he's talented but I wouldnt put him in any of the above genres.

What genres are the other artists?
 

 

post #6 of 30

Here's the albums you should check out from them. 

 

Tycho - Dive

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

William Orbit (You can pick anything from him. He's a little hit or miss for me)

Bluetech - The Divine Invasion

Burial - Untrue

DJ Shadow - Entroducing...

BT - This Binary Universe (My favorite album of all time)

 

All of these are Chill / Downtempo except DJ Shadow who's Trip Hop (he does a few downtempo tunes, too.

 

This reminds me that I need to buy that Four Tet album on vinyl...

 

I can understand your stance on Moby, but he has some great tunes. Porcelain comes to mind.

 

EDIT: I'd suggest only listening to This Binary Universe in one long sitting. BT's album are really journeys rather than just song to song CDs. 

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Burial and BT are 2 Downtempo favorites. 

 

DJ Shadow is always a good pick for Trip Hop.

 

EDIT: Downtempo stuff is some of my favorite music...

 

Tycho

Four Tet

William Orbit

Moby (Of course)

Bluetech

 

 

Been meaning to buy some Four Tet for years now....good starting point?

Also, never been impressed with Moby. I find him more commercial; built for the masses. I know he's talented but I wouldnt put him in any of the above genres.

What genres are the other artists?
 

 



 

 


Edited by MorbidToaster - 4/16/12 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Here's the albums you should check out from them. 

 

Tycho - Dive

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

William Orbit (You can pick anything from him. He's a little hit or miss for me)

Bluetech - The Divine Invasion

Burial - Untrue

DJ Shadow - Entroducing...

BT - This Binary Universe (My favorite album of all time)

 

All of these are Chill / Downtempo except DJ Shadow who's Trip Hop (he does a few downtempo tunes, too.

 

This reminds me that I need to buy that Four Tet album on vinyl...

 

I can understand your stance on Moby, but he has some great tunes. Porcelain comes to mind.

 

EDIT: I'd suggest only listening to This Binary Universe in one long sitting. BT's album are really journeys rather than just song to song CDs. 

 



 

 



Tycho's interesting, albeit a little minimal for me.

Ive got "endtroducing" which I like, but I think its grossly over-rated.

Bluetech appears to be more psydub (ala Shpongle, Infected Mushroom, etc.) but sounds great so will def look into it.

Burial is straight dubstep. A brilliant album, but dubstep nonetheless.

 

I dont own BT's Binary Universe but "all time favorite album" is a strong statement, so I will definitely be looking into it.

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Here's the albums you should check out from them. 

 

Tycho - Dive

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

William Orbit (You can pick anything from him. He's a little hit or miss for me)

Bluetech - The Divine Invasion

Burial - Untrue

DJ Shadow - Entroducing...

BT - This Binary Universe (My favorite album of all time)

 

All of these are Chill / Downtempo except DJ Shadow who's Trip Hop (he does a few downtempo tunes, too.

 

This reminds me that I need to buy that Four Tet album on vinyl...

 

I can understand your stance on Moby, but he has some great tunes. Porcelain comes to mind.

 

EDIT: I'd suggest only listening to This Binary Universe in one long sitting. BT's album are really journeys rather than just song to song CDs. 

 



 

 



Tycho's interesting, albeit a little minimal for me.

Ive got "endtroducing" which I like, but I think its grossly over-rated.

Bluetech appears to be more psydub (ala Shpongle, Infected Mushroom, etc.) but sounds great so will def look into it.

Burial is straight dubstep. A brilliant album, but dubstep nonetheless.

 

I dont own BT's Binary Universe but "all time favorite album" is a strong statement, so I will definitely be looking into it.


The rhythm of Burial is Dubstep, but he's very much Chill (and since Dubstep is downtempo I'd call it that as well). 

 

I'll have to disagree about Entroducing. It's aged a bit, but it's not something that needs to be looked at as just music. It's completely made of samples. To make an album like that is just mind blowing.

 

Bluetech is on the border line I'd say. Some stuff is Psy some is very much Downtempo. 

 

TBU is definitely the best suggestion in the bunch I think though it's about half Ambient half Downtempo (but doesn't feel minimal like Tycho, IMO). I don't think you'll be disappointed though. It's a true work of art. 

 

post #9 of 30
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The rhythm of Burial is Dubstep, but he's very much Chill (and since Dubstep is downtempo I'd call it that as well). 

 

I'll have to disagree about Entroducing. It's aged a bit, but it's not something that needs to be looked at as just music. It's completely made of samples. To make an album like that is just mind blowing.

 

Bluetech is on the border line I'd say. Some stuff is Psy some is very much Downtempo. 

 

TBU is definitely the best suggestion in the bunch I think though it's about half Ambient half Downtempo (but doesn't feel minimal like Tycho, IMO). I don't think you'll be disappointed though. It's a true work of art. 

 

 

Just bought it.

I love me some good ambient so looking forward to it.

 

Hybrid's "Soundsystem" (Disc 1) as of late, has been in heavy rotation (although its nearly 5 yrs old now). Great album.

 

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The rhythm of Burial is Dubstep, but he's very much Chill (and since Dubstep is downtempo I'd call it that as well). 

 

I'll have to disagree about Entroducing. It's aged a bit, but it's not something that needs to be looked at as just music. It's completely made of samples. To make an album like that is just mind blowing.

 

Bluetech is on the border line I'd say. Some stuff is Psy some is very much Downtempo. 

 

TBU is definitely the best suggestion in the bunch I think though it's about half Ambient half Downtempo (but doesn't feel minimal like Tycho, IMO). I don't think you'll be disappointed though. It's a true work of art. 

 

 

Just bought it.

I love me some good ambient so looking forward to it.

 

Hybrid's "Soundsystem" (Disc 1) as of late, has been in heavy rotation (although its nearly 5 yrs old now). Great album.

 



If you want more good Ambient of course get some Aphex Twin. Always in rotation. 

 

Selected Ambient Works II just got it's first vinyl pressing...I need to pick that up to. 

 

Where'd buy TBU from? I need to repurchase the CD but it's hard to nab for a good price lately in a physical form.

 

post #11 of 30

Wax Tailor

RJD2

Printempo

Parov Stelar

 

Just a few. Love this scene of music and always am finding more and more of it.

post #12 of 30
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If you want more good Ambient of course get some Aphex Twin. Always in rotation. 

 

Selected Ambient Works II just got it's first vinyl pressing...I need to pick that up to. 

 

Where'd buy TBU from? I need to repurchase the CD but it's hard to nab for a good price lately in a physical form.

 

 

Couldnt find it anywhere so posted something about it on my Facebook page; a friend sold me a used copy for $5.

Listening to it right now; beautiful.

I can tell this is going to take a good number of full-album-listens before it clicks, but I know quality when i hear it.

 

 



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Wax Tailor

RJD2

Printempo

Parov Stelar

 

Just a few. Love this scene of music and always am finding more and more of it.


Thanks.

 

Can you tell me what sub-genres these are and your fav albums?

 

I think i'd put RJD2 in Instrumental Hip-Hop...

 

post #13 of 30

I have some great tracks for this type of music.

 

Gramatik - Street Bangerz Vol 2 (album)

 

Pogo - Meetings At The Meadow 

 

Pogo - Benny's Book Store

 

Ronald Jenkees - Super Fun 

 

Parov Stelar - The Mojo Radio Gang

 

Parov Stelar - Chambermaid Swing

 

Pogo - Dot's Vinyl Gone Bad

 

Nujabes - Prayer

 

Pogo - Kiss of Cure

 

Pogo - Go Out and Love Someone

 

Pogo - Doo D'Doo

 

Gonzales - Armellodie  (from the album "Solo Piano". The whole album is great. Very relaxing piano.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 30

Oh maaaaaan THIS is my kinda thread. A million thanks to the OP for mentioning Air, only one of the greatest trip-hop acts in music history.

 

Lemme see if I can think of a few that haven't already been mentioned...

 

Downbeat/Chillout:

 

Lemon Jelly

Aphex Twin (sometimes)

Aurastys (Ambient, actually. Will link to if asked. Not east to find)

Boards of Canada

Bonobo

The Caretaker (Ambient)

Faithless (like...half of the time)

The Field

Fluke

The Future Sound of London

James Blake (Post-Dubstep)

Nicolas Jaar

Oneohtrix Point Never

Squarepusher

Tim Hecker (Ambient)

Tycho

White Town

 

 

Trip-Hop:

The Avalanches

Mr. Scruff

 

AH CRAP. I gotta get going. Will post more Trip-Hop later tonight!

post #15 of 30

Avalanches are definitely a good choice...

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