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I wanna try some electronica.... Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Music' started by fraseyboy, Jul 21, 2007.
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  1. fraseyboy
    I think I may like electronica... I like BT's This Binary Universe ALOT and its kinda electronica.

    So please suggest me some good electronica artists and/or album's that I can try to decide whether I like it or not.
  2. Dr.Love
    Get a boyfriend and ask him. [​IMG]
  3. s m @
    Boards of Canada.
  4. Gatticus
    Autechre - Amber
    Autechre - Incanabula
    Autechre - Tri Repetae++
    Futuresound of London - Dead Cities
    Futuresound of London - Papua New Guinea
    Futuresound of London - Life Forms
    Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do
    Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
    Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway
    The Orb - Orblivion
    The Orb - Orbus Terrarum

    Those are some of the best there is and will get you started nicely.
  5. Gatticus
    Here's asample of Autechre. That is from the album Incanabula but I think you should start with Amber first. It is my favourite of theirs.


    Here's Futuresound of London with the track My Kingdom from Dead Cities album.


    Here's boards of canada - dayvan cowboy from Trans Canada Highway album.

    The video is the highest sky jump ever performed, well, I shouldn't say sky as it is from low orbit almost - amazing footage.

  6. cheba63

    Originally Posted by s m @ /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Boards of Canada.

    Yup, Music Has the Right to Children.
  7. Pibborando
    Well "electronica" is pretty broad. That's like saying "recommend me some music that has guitars in it".

    You mentioned BT's This Binary Universe, which is a great album (it's all electronic, not kinda [​IMG] ). Are you looking for more stuff like that (I'd call it experimental ambient techno... or something)? I mean, BT's older albums sound NOTHING like TBU. They are much more trance/club style.

    If you like TBU I'd look into the electronic genre called IDM (intelligent dance music). Gatticus has some good recommendations with Aphex Twin, Autechre, and BoC. Those are STAPLES of IDM.

    I'd also check out these artists' albums:

    Ab Ovo - Empreintes (really thick and interesting experimental/minimal IDM)
    Amon Tobin - Permutation (really inspired stuff, all kinds of sounds and beats)
    Bluetech - Sines and Singularities (this is in the genre of psy-ambient and it's really really good)
    Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (TCH is light, this is dark. My favorite album of theirs)
    Clark - Body Riddle (hard IDM, really interesting sounds)
    COIL - Musick To Play In The Dark Volumes 1 & 2 (Their discography is HUUUGE, but this is a good place to start. Also, do as the album name suggests [​IMG] )
    Ellen Allien and Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles (sick beats by Apparat and Ellen Allien's enchanting voice. Can't go wrong)
    The Flashbulb - Kirlian Selections (amazing use of real instrumentation organized electronically)
    Four Tet - Everything Estatic (album name says it all)
    Free The Robots - The Prototype (chilled out beats with a jazzy edge)
    Hybrid - Morning Sci-Fi (this is more breakbeat/trance but it's one of my favorite electronic album EVER so you should get it)
    I Am Robot And Proud - The Electricity In Your House Wants To Sing (beautiful and understated)
    Justice - Cross (just got this album and holy CRAP is it dirty and funky as heck. LOVE)
    Khnonnor - Handwriting (this is indie-experimental really textured and honest stuff)
    KiloWatts & Vanek - RawQ (tight, glitched out beats by KiloWatts and lyrics and acoustic guitar work by Vanek. Successful combination)
    The Knife - Silent Shout (must own electronic album, very weird though which I like)
    Lemon Jelly - Lemonjelly.KY (these guys are the epitome of all that can put a smile on your face)
    LFO - Sheath (BAASSSSSSSSSS [​IMG] )
    M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (amazing amazing album, very emotional and powerful)
    Múm - Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is OK
    Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll (fun with attitude and good beats)
    Orbital - any album
    Outputmessage - Nebulae
    Photek - Modus Operandi
    Plone - For Beginner Piano (sooooo happy)
    Puppyhertz - Animal Squad (incredible use of samples, extremely creative)
    Qua - Painting Monsters On Clouds (very low key and beautiful stuff)
    Richie Hawtin - any album (he does minimal techno, very hypnotizing)
    Sasha - Airdrawndagger (getting into breaks/trance territory again here but this album is so solid it deserves a listen)
    Squarepusher - Hello Everything (his newest album and a good place to start but his discography is huge and all over the place so check out some other albums as well. He does amazing glitch/free-jazz/breakbeats/IDM and is a beast on the electric bass)
    Tipper - The Seamless Unspeakable Something (incredible beats and atmosphere)
    Trentemøller - The Last Resort (quickly becoming my favorite recent dub-step album. This guy's got TALLENT)
    Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place (beautful landscapes of sound. His music always cheers me up)
    u-Ziq - Lunatic Harness (buy it, love it, nuff said)
    Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (his most accessible album, and I think most beautiful. It's hard to explain... so just listen to it [​IMG] )
    Vitalic - OK Cowboy (incrediblely fun and energetic with nice thick and dirty sounds)
    Vorpal - Digressions (very experimental and alien soundscapes. glitchy and beat-centric)
    Xploding Plastix - The Donca Matic Singalongs (a lot of variety here with many influences. Really inspired stuff)

    Now I have MUCH MUCH more electronic stuff on my computer and I've mostly left out Trance, PsyTrance, Goa, House, Drum&Bass, Breakbeat, Dub, Electro and others from the list because I think you should start small [​IMG]

    Let me know if you'd like any more suggestions!
  8. toanaldino
    Try the new Infected Mushroom album "Vicious Delicious". It's Psy Trance
  9. c0mfortably_numb
    One song that even people that aren't that into electronica even like is Tiesto - Adiago for Strings, great song [​IMG].

    Theres really allot of Genre's to Electronica in general, but the albums that got me into it mainly was Moby - Play, Prodigy - The Fat of The Land, The Crystal Method - Vegas, Dj Shadow, and Portishead... just to name a few. Some newer cd's in my playlist is Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible and M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us.
  10. Asr
    As already mentioned, electronica is a huge genre with way too many sub-genres. Two more similar artists I haven't seen mentioned:

    - Global Communication
    - Neotropic
  11. antiant
  12. Gatticus
    I don't consider stuff like Portishead electronica, they use traditional electric instruments like guitars. Not saying you can't use guitars but their music is predominantly guitar which is not what electronica is about.

    Bluetech - Sines and Singularities (this is in the genre of psy-ambient and it's really really good)

    I heard Bluetech on Pandora and really like them but have none of their music myself. Must buy.
  13. Gatticus
  14. floydenheimer
    Pibborando has some great recommendations, definitely do those up!

    I'll add:
    Bonobo - Days to Come and Dial "M" for Monkey
  15. Gatticus

    Originally Posted by Pibborando /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    If you like TBU I'd look into the electronic genre called IDM (intelligent dance music).

    I don't really like that label because a lot of what I recommended is not dance music at all. Some of it is dance-able for sure but then so is lots of Mozart too. When I think dance music I think music with a dance-able beat and like I said, lots of the music I listed isn't like that. Especially FSOL. So, why do some people call it IDM? I understand the intelligent and music parts but not dance.
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