Electronica junkies, your help please.
Jul 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

Zarathustra19

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This may sound kind of weird, if not, sweet. Anyway, I'm looking for some romantic electronic music in the vein of VNV Nation's "Illusion". The song has a great feel and beat, but the lyrics don't really suit my purposes. It comes across as desperate and sad, whereas I want something thats happy and full of "lovey-dovey-ness".

If it helps my reputation in the metal threads, this is for my girlfriend's birthday, not my personal pleasure.
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Thanks guys. Any questions, let me know.
 
Jul 30, 2008 at 9:17 PM Post #3 of 15

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Jul 30, 2008 at 9:51 PM Post #4 of 15

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Hey guys, thanks for the recommendations.

demoNMaCHiN3: Chicane was pretty close to what I was looking for, and will do in a pinch if I don't find exactly it, and ATB I'm pretty familiar with; use it as driving music.
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dvessel: M83 wasn't quite what I was looking for for my girlfriend, but I think I'm hooked for myself, nice stuff. Autechre was still a little too abstract for the purpose, but beautiful song.

Thanks again guys.
 
Aug 3, 2008 at 6:48 AM Post #7 of 15

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AOKI Takamasa might have a couple of songs that might fit the bill. His website has a few songs to download (mp3 or AIFF), or his duet album with Tujiko Noriko has some 'sweet' electronia.

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Aug 3, 2008 at 2:15 PM Post #9 of 15

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If you like ambient, go for some Ashera. It's absolutely beautiful without being syrupy new age.
 
Aug 3, 2008 at 3:56 PM Post #10 of 15

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Sigur Ros probably have some stuff that would fit the bill. Lots of their work is depressing, but there's some uplifting stuff in there too.
 
Aug 4, 2008 at 3:54 AM Post #11 of 15

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Amoebaassassin - "Piledriver (Greyed out mix)" (piledriver vinyl, 2000)
Technasia - "Evergreen I" (Evergreen EP, 2004?)
M83 - "Kim & Jessie" (Saturdays=Youth, 2008)
Kraftwerk - "Computer Love" (Computer world, 1981) :p
 
Aug 27, 2008 at 6:41 PM Post #15 of 15

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I actually ended up using VNV Nation's Illusion, which I believe was the original song I started with, plus a few tracks with no vocals, but a nice mellow techno feel. The result was a good one, though the GF doesn't appreciate having pictures taken even on normal occasions.
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I'm still trying to find more stuff with corny romantic ballad lyrics, but so far she enjoys the VNV Nation. Even if it was a little sad.
 

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