Electronic and Ambient Music Catch-All

shoptroll wrote:

Hey all, I'm looking for recommendations for new stuff to listen to at work. When I'm not in the mood for video game OSTs, I primarily do downtempo/trip-hop (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Bonobo, dZihan & Kamien, Funki Porcini) with the occasional side of big beat (Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, Fluke) and synthwave (Perturbator, Protector 101, Action Jackson). Any suggestions of other acts or albums I should seek out?

Com Truise and other chillwave folks aren't a big stretch from the downtempo stuff you listed.

M83 might fit the bill too, depending on your tolerance for 80's nostalgia (don't let that put you off taking it for a spin - it's pretty great).

Bit of a left-field call, but Plaid? Kind of feels like the intersection of all 3 genres you call out. Try Double Figure or Not For Threes.

No recommendation list would be complete without Jamie XX's In Colour, which is currently in my top spot of my "album of the decade" list.

I have to say I bounced off of all the Boards Of Canada stuff the first time around, but I'm glad I gave them another shot as I've been listening to them non-stop recently.

And now for your daily spooky synths:

Raydar - Evil Squad

Raydar - Evil Squad II (hope you like harpsichord)

And some soundtracks:

Devilman Crybaby OST - Buddy, Ryo

Le Castle Vania - LED Spirals (John Wick OST)

Lastman OST - First Fight (man I wish this track was longer)

A good soundtrack will really elevate a show/movie/game for me.

Got around to listening to more of the recommendations in the thread, really enjoying Ital Tek and Jamie xx!

Yeah Jamie XX is really a standout. I was doing a lot flying for work last year and it was the only album I had downloaded for offline playing on Spotify. Kept forgetting to download more, but never really got bored listening to it. If I get back to it after a break I'm always amazed how good it really is.

That's interesting, any idea who's involved? I can't tell from the podcast page but if Ed Handley and Andy Turner are a part of this I'm in.

Tyops wrote:

That's interesting, any idea who's involved? I can't tell from the podcast page but if Ed Handley and Andy Turner are a part of this I'm in.

My limited understanding is that it's the other dude and his new peeps.

Hmm... interesting. I never really followed the other dude and his peeps once Andy and Ed split. Might still have a look.

Tyops wrote:

Hmm... interesting. I never really followed the other dude and his peeps once Andy and Ed split. Might still have a look.

I've listened to a couple of them, and it's well worth it.

Crossposted from the random thing I love thread

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Came across this last night. It has that lo-fi beats thing going on which I quite enjoy.

If you want uplifting chill beats, I'm a big fan of Random Rab! Been hitting up his playlists a lot lately.

If you want the opposite of uplifting chill beats, Kristina Esfandiari (from doom metal group King Woman, and shoegaze/dream-pop project Miserable) has created a new side project called NGHTCRWLR. It's a mix of industrial, drone, and power electronics, while continuing with Esfarndiari's lyrical themes of abuses of power, feminism, and surviving her cult upbringing.

Also a cover of The Prodigy's Firestarter:

New Autechre album, SIGN:

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*Legion* wrote:

New Autechre album, SIGN:

It dropped already?!

Suvanto wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

New Autechre album, SIGN:

It dropped already?!

Dropped last week, and it's good.

Unusually, its grabbed me from the get-go, usually there's a 5-10 listens I have to get through before it clicks. This feels uncharacteristically approachable for them.

Now listening to Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song album. It's good.

Last week I listened to Kösch - Now Here No Where. Also good.

Jonman wrote:
Suvanto wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

New Autechre album, SIGN:

It dropped already?!

Dropped last week, and it's good.

Unusually, its grabbed me from the get-go, usually there's a 5-10 listens I have to get through before it clicks. This feels uncharacteristically approachable for them.

Aaaand, Autechre being Autechre, they're dropping another album next month, PLUS.

PLUS is already out on Apple Music, and I assume other places.

*Legion* wrote:

PLUS is already out on Apple Music, and I assume other places.

Fair point - I was confused because the vinyl doesn't arrive until next month.

So they dropped the second album literally two weeks after the first one.

Can anyone point me towards a genre or artist(s) that are the dance/rave/jungle version of bhangra? Asking for a wife.

So, I've got a couple download codes for albums going begging. The online store I buy records from bundles a download along with the purchase, then the record also has a code on a card inside it. So I gots spares.

If you want either of Authechre's Tri Repetae (1996) or SIGN (2020), PM me. Also got one for Aphex Twin's classic Richard D. James album.

Moving on from that, this is my most recent find, really digging on it.

Thanks for the recommend. I have been digging that album.

Adding to my list of download codes for albums - you want any, PM me.

Autechre - Tri Repetae
Autechre - SIGN
Aphex Twin's classic Richard D. James
Broadcast - The Noise Made By People
Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Jonman wrote:

So, I've got a couple download codes for albums going begging. The online store I buy records from bundles a download along with the purchase, then the record also has a code on a card inside it. So I gots spares.

If you want either of Authechre's Tri Repetae (1996) or SIGN (2020), PM me. Also got one for Aphex Twin's classic Richard D. James album.

Moving on from that, this is my most recent find, really digging on it.

Bicep is amazing, I've been listening to the single Atlas before the album came out.

Any Weeval fans here?

SallyNasty wrote:

Thanks for the recommend. I have been digging that album.

Thanks again. I am obsessed with Bicep right now.

SallyNasty wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

Thanks for the recommend. I have been digging that album.

Thanks again. I am obsessed with Bicep right now.

Yeah, I've got a bunch of his other stuff sitting in the cart for the next purchase.

Not strictly relevant, but I just got a VR modular synth, and it's delightful just mucking about and making bloopy noises. Gonna take me a while before I get to the point of actually making something akin to music, but it's a really fun learning process.