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post #1 of 22
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Im really looking for dark trip-hop ala Massive Attack but I find that other than Portishead, everything else pales in comparison and/or is too "poppy".

So, i'm opening my search up to any sub-genre of electronica; prefer the darker more minimal (yet still complex) material thats counter-balanced by a beautiful female voice (could be male too).

 

been enjoying Phantogram of late...

post #2 of 22

Not sure if these are at all what you're looking for, but I'll give it a shot :)

 

post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by RubberDuk View Post

Not sure if these are at all what you're looking for, but I'll give it a shot :)

 

 Interesting choices Rubber Duk!

I am already a big fan of the Knife but have not heard of the latter two.

Android Lust seems to be Industrial/Electro, while the BF&E is reminiscent of Enya...albeit a bit synthier (if thats even a word).

 

Which AL album should I start with?

post #4 of 22
Check out The Glitch Mob - Between Two Points. That track features a female vocalist. If you dig their sound try their full lp Drink the Sea. The rest is instrumental but is excellent.
post #5 of 22

Some probably aren't as "dark" or "non-poppy" as you might want, but these came to mind:

 

Alpha - Come From Heaven

Baxter - Baxter

Elusive - Pressure Drop (stylistically very close to Blue Lines-era Massive Attack)

Esthero - Breath From Another

Halou - Wiser

Laika - Sounds of the Satellites, Good Looking Blues

Locust - Morning Light

Puracane - Things You Should Leave Alone

Shrift - Lost In A Moment

Smoke City - Flying Away

Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X (admittedly sort of punk-ish)

Statik Sound System - Tempesta II

Spylab - This Utopia (male vocals)

Violet Indiana - Roulette

Waldeck - The Night Garden (male vocals)

post #6 of 22
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Check out The Glitch Mob - Between Two Points. That track features a female vocalist. If you dig their sound try their full lp Drink the Sea. The rest is instrumental but is excellent.

Love Glitch Mob; thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

Some probably aren't as "dark" or "non-poppy" as you might want, but these came to mind:

 

Alpha - Come From Heaven

Baxter - Baxter

Elusive - Pressure Drop (stylistically very close to Blue Lines-era Massive Attack)

Esthero - Breath From Another

Halou - Wiser

Laika - Sounds of the Satellites, Good Looking Blues

Locust - Morning Light

Puracane - Things You Should Leave Alone

Shrift - Lost In A Moment

Smoke City - Flying Away

Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X (admittedly sort of punk-ish)

Statik Sound System - Tempesta II

Spylab - This Utopia (male vocals)

Violet Indiana - Roulette

Waldeck - The Night Garden (male vocals)

 

Heard/have most but a few I have never seen before; thanks.

Keep hearing the name Alpha but have never picked any of their material up...


Edited by kwitel - 10/7/12 at 9:58am
post #7 of 22

i've always been a fan of massive attack and portishead since ~91 but portishead - third literally changed me and if it's dark i want, portishead is where i go (both musically and lyrically)

 

try:

 

baby fox

hungry lucy 

lamb (not always trip hop but always interesting)

laurel halo (idm/experimental)

lost balance

hooverphonic 

 

cool thread, and i really love this music but it's hard to find different stuff (that hasn't been listed) so consider me subscribed

post #8 of 22

Hello there

 

Another Massive Attack fan here, getting that old remember there first single and they had to change there name too just Massive because off the first Gulf war.

 

Maybe not be dark enough, by as you may well know Tracy Thorn done a couple of tracks with Massive attack.

 

 

Here she is with Everything but the Girl, Single from the Walking Wounded album.

 

 

 

 

Cheers Frank

post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by kwitel View Post

 Interesting choices Rubber Duk!

I am already a big fan of the Knife but have not heard of the latter two.

Android Lust seems to be Industrial/Electro, while the BF&E is reminiscent of Enya...albeit a bit synthier (if thats even a word).

 

Which AL album should I start with?

 



I'm mostly familiar with Devour, Rise and Take Flight from 2006 so I will go with that. Since you like The Knife, are you aware that the singer has another project called Fever Ray?

 

Ladytron are technically electroclash (I believe), but who knows.. might work for you. The ladies are lovely for sure :)

I somehow always felt that I really want to like Ayria, but most of her stuff is a bit mediocre.


Edited by RubberDuk - 10/11/12 at 1:59am
post #10 of 22

Kwitel

 

2nd vote for Hungry Lucy.  You can get most of their releases for free (legally) and in lossless from here:

  1. http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_BeforeWeStand
  2. http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy_Glo
  3. http://archive.org/details/Pulse_of_the_Earth
  4. http://archive.org/details/HungryLucy-ToKillAKing

 

If you like their music - you can also purchase their albums via bandcamp (http://music.hungrylucy.com/merch)

post #11 of 22
My music is probably too fast for your style.

Also check out song from Current Value featuring Snow. He made a bunch. Although it's more like he just repeats parts of a chorus...
post #12 of 22


Edited by mark_h - 10/12/12 at 2:52am
post #13 of 22

You might like Grimes--

 

 

 

Peaking Lights--

 

 

or maybe...Tamaryn

 


Edited by Barry S - 10/12/12 at 1:50pm
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

Great stuff guys-thanks!

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