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eithedog
May 4, 2011



csidle posted:

I am in dire need of some piano music that would go well as background music for studying. I would use Jazz (The Fragrance of Dark Coffee in particular), but my neighbours disagree with my subwoofer and the basslines in jazz songs, given that I tend to study very late at night. (I intend to replacing the subwoofer with a more modest solution)

1 Mile North, Arms and Sleepers, Balmorhea, Bell Orchestra, Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason, David Newlyn, Deaf Center, Esmerine, Fennesz & Sakamoto, Grails, Halo of Pendor - that's it, for now. My personal favourite at the moment is Peter Broderick - Music for Confluence

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csidle
Jul 31, 2007

I'm trying to organize a prison break.

I hope that you've had enough to drink. It's going to take courage.


Wow, thanks a lot! That's more than I ever hoped for!

Cobweb Heart
Mar 31, 2010

I need you to wear this. I need you to wear this all the time. It's office policy.

Could I get something similar to Bootsy Collins' Shine-o-myte? It's extremely goofy electronic funk. It doesn't matter whether or not it has vocals, but I would appreciate the same retro, lighthearted sound.

Sorry if this is too dumb; I don't really know funk very well.

Rollersnake
May 9, 2005

Please, please don't let me end up in a threesome with the lunch lady and a gay pirate. That would hit a little too close to home.

Can someone recommend me music along the lines of Philip Glass's Songs from Liquid Days? This is just such a powerful album, and I don't think I've heard anything else that melds minimalist classical music with pop vocal music quite like this. I haven't listened to a lot of Philip Glass beyond this album, so I don't know if he ever did anything else quite like this either.

AuntJemima
Jul 22, 2007


Can anyone help the musically challenged?

What is the second instrument that comes into play in this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3ruuml-R4

I'm guessing its an Organ but I'm not really sure. Also any other songs you can recommend that makes good use of that sound would be amazing. I don't know why but I love that sound.

Rollersnake
May 9, 2005

Please, please don't let me end up in a threesome with the lunch lady and a gay pirate. That would hit a little too close to home.

AuntJemima posted:

Can anyone help the musically challenged?

What is the second instrument that comes into play in this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3ruuml-R4

I'm guessing its an Organ but I'm not really sure. Also any other songs you can recommend that makes good use of that sound would be amazing. I don't know why but I love that sound.

That is indeed an organ—I'd assume a Farfisa.

It's really common in a lot of '60s-'70s rock. Richard Wright of Pink Floyd used one, for starters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farfis...n_rock_and_roll

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

The last thing Killstealing sees before his mustache ride.

~*~Straight Balling~*~


Does anyone have a good introduction to the Asian indie pop scene? I already know My Little Airport (twee is good, if you know any twee it is a definite bonus) and Bad Daughter but I would like to have more. Note: I am not looking for stuff like Girl's Generation so please don't recommend me anything in that k-pop vein.

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me


Recently I've been listening to the album Populuxxe, by Cutting Pink with Knives.

I really loved this album, and it's sad they're not around any more because it's rare for me to find artists that encapsulate that rough, energetic indies sound, repetitive sorta jangly melody with screamed lyrics, but that don't go too far into "metal screaming" territory (which I dislike.)

In that respect, they remind me a little of my second favorite artists of all time, the defunct Japanese indies group known for energetic live performances Number Girl. (who I also highly recommend to people who think all Japanese music is trite pop/visual poo poo), but I'm having a hard time finding similar music.

The closest thing I've found to Cutting Pink With Knives is Rolo Tomassi who seem pretty decent. Any recommendations in a similar vein to Number Girl or Cutting Pink would be really appreciated. Sorry if this request is confusing - I'm no expert at musical stuff so I have no idea how to best explain things other than give video examples of what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance for any help knowledgeable people can give.

Eight Is Legend
Jan 2, 2008


hallo spacedog posted:

Recently I've been listening to the album Populuxxe, by Cutting Pink with Knives.

I really loved this album, and it's sad they're not around any more because it's rare for me to find artists that encapsulate that rough, energetic indies sound, repetitive sorta jangly melody with screamed lyrics, but that don't go too far into "metal screaming" territory (which I dislike.)

Check out the newest album from Cloud Nothings, "Attack on Memory".

Eight Is Legend
Jan 2, 2008


Davincie posted:

Does anyone have a good introduction to the Asian indie pop scene? I already know My Little Airport (twee is good, if you know any twee it is a definite bonus) and Bad Daughter but I would like to have more. Note: I am not looking for stuff like Girl's Generation so please don't recommend me anything in that k-pop vein.

This sounds pretty Asian and twee to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hfgWg6eiLs

hallo spacedog
Apr 3, 2007

this chaos is killing me


Eight Is Legend posted:

Check out the newest album from Cloud Nothings, "Attack on Memory".

Thanks for the recommendation! I like the album a lot.

Trier
Aug 8, 2011

Stupid Newbie

I recently discovered an instrument, the Viol(a Da Gamba), and have fallen completely in love with it. Would anyone like to throw some recommendations my way for music featuring this amazing instrument?

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

The last thing Killstealing sees before his mustache ride.

~*~Straight Balling~*~


Eight Is Legend posted:

This sounds pretty Asian and twee to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hfgWg6eiLs

It's a start, thanks man!

Transistor Rhythm
Feb 16, 2011

If setting the Sustain Level in the ENV to around 7, you can obtain a howling sound.

Rollersnake posted:

That is indeed an organ—I'd assume a Farfisa.

It's really common in a lot of '60s-'70s rock. Richard Wright of Pink Floyd used one, for starters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farfis...n_rock_and_roll


It's much more of a traditional Hammond B3 through leslie rotating speaker sound.

The Hammond style is rich and warbly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk3mAX5xdxo or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLJU6j_YEc

while the Farfisa tends to sound much more thin and reedy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeolH-kzx4c or http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...nuI9K5ct4#t=91s

It's probably the fourth most used rock instrument after guitar, bass, and drums, so it's all over a million recordings. If you're comfortable going outside of the genre, check out Jimmy Smith and Richard "Groove" Holmes for the best B3 playing you'll ever hear in your life.

Koaxke
Jan 18, 2009


I'm still in search of artists that are similar to Captain Beefheart. I really enjoy the style Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, but haven't been able to find anything similar to either of them outside of Zappa and Beefheart. Anyone know of anything else that I should check out?

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011



Koaxke posted:

I'm still in search of artists that are similar to Captain Beefheart. I really enjoy the style Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, but haven't been able to find anything similar to either of them outside of Zappa and Beefheart. Anyone know of anything else that I should check out?

Steaming Coils
http://youtu.be/i0z2hOU-mb4

TFUL282
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSwyI1jy9Cc
http://youtu.be/GW2A5eAlxzg

Twinkeyz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DByWQicLuT8

quadrophrenic
Feb 4, 2011

WIN MARNIE WIN



Seconding this because it's my favorite band in the whole wide world and goddamn they're so amazing.

Max Awfuls
Sep 10, 2011


If you don't mind a little post-punk art-rock kick to your Beefheart, I'd like to add the british band Blurt to the previous recommendations:

http://youtu.be/4AclMnOGUcI
http://youtu.be/kS-314b2sw8

Also recommending Pere Ubu and any other David Thomas side project:

http://youtu.be/Seif2hB88jM
http://youtu.be/Wxf-BmvFPfs

Max Awfuls fucked around with this message at Mar 22, 2012 around 11:54

Max Awfuls
Sep 10, 2011


Trier posted:

I recently discovered an instrument, the Viol(a Da Gamba), and have fallen completely in love with it. Would anyone like to throw some recommendations my way for music featuring this amazing instrument?

Just check anything by Jordi Savall, he's the current master.

Max Awfuls
Sep 10, 2011


AuntJemima posted:

Can anyone help the musically challenged?

What is the second instrument that comes into play in this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3ruuml-R4

I'm guessing its an Organ but I'm not really sure. Also any other songs you can recommend that makes good use of that sound would be amazing. I don't know why but I love that sound.

The recent song that I immediately thought of was this, Justin Townes Earle's "Harlem River Blues:

http://youtu.be/vf9lvU8_JUo

Lacklustre Hero
Jan 4, 2012

"I watch Rugby League for only one man."

Team Anasta


Can someone recommend me some good Barbershop quartets? I was just thinking back to the Scrubs episodes that feature Ted's bands...and realised they sound pretty fuckin' cool.

Trees and Squids
Feb 13, 2012

Banned?

eithedog posted:

You probably heard about Wolf Myer Orchestra, but along the same lines there are: Waldeck, Belleruche, De Phazz. I'd also recommend Skalpel - they do electro-jazz as well, but it's definitely calmer than Parov Stelar.

I had no idea this genre existed. Wolf Myer Orchestra is awesome, thanks for this.

Wolfy
Jul 13, 2009


So based upon many recommendations I started listening to Frank Turner's "new" album. I love it all. I'm looking for stuff like it, even slightly like it.

Specifically I really liked this song. Don't hem yourselves in though.

afgrunden
Jul 21, 2011



I've been listening to a lot of Cult Ritual lately, can y'all recommend me some other bands that play weird, noisy hardcore punk? Specifically I really enjoy this song and this (2 minute drum intro, lol).

afgrunden fucked around with this message at Mar 24, 2012 around 17:57

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011



afgrunden posted:

I've been listening to a lot of Cult Ritual lately, can y'all recommend me some other bands that play weird, noisy hardcore punk? Specifically I really enjoy this song and this (2 minute drum intro, lol).


Slices
http://youtu.be/A3wfpn3cvnw

Grids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAMN74_F6EY

Total Abuse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrVvnrGitA8

Invasión
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85mPllcidag

Shoppers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2-jTTQPlcc

You're welcome.

[edit]
Forgot about Drunkdriver. They're pretty infamous nowadays due to the poo poo their drummer allegedly did, but their music is undeniable.
http://youtu.be/iF3hMe9Ox3I

Terminally Bored fucked around with this message at Mar 24, 2012 around 20:59

nadabolt
May 17, 2009


afgrunden posted:

I've been listening to a lot of Cult Ritual lately, can y'all recommend me some other bands that play weird, noisy hardcore punk? Specifically I really enjoy this song and this (2 minute drum intro, lol).

check out Slavescene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdt_nQzvZwg) Hoax (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRo8UvVMsVU) Sex Vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V87Y...feature=related) and basically anything else on Youth Attack, Katorga Works and Deranged

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

I'll get to it eventually.


I spent a long time without a decent pair of headphones, and sorta stopped listening to music as a result. Coming back into it, I realize my tastes have shifted somewhat over the years, and a lot of the music I used to listen to is either boring now (because I've played it too much) or just doesn't really jive with me anymore. Anyone wanna help me start building a new music collection?

Looking at the music I have now, I still kinda dig Yes, especially Close to the Edge. I like the Beatles but I've heard all their music so much it's not that interesting now. Same for Pink Floyd, and the Shins (though I might like their new album). I also like a lot of jazz and swing music in general, but I don't know where to start with that. I like Kraftwerk's minimalistic style, other electronic music is pretty hit or miss for me though.

I guess I like clean, accoustic-ish music the most. The headphones I have right now have pretty good frequency response across the board, and I really like how Yes's classic music comes through strong, sharp and clear on 'em. Heavier music just seems too noisy and confusing for me, but I'll listen to most styles of music if it's good!

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


Silver Alicorn posted:

I guess I like clean, accoustic-ish music the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmJaFDLdr7o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kZIM6zXn0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4j1RmzFFC4

Koaxke
Jan 18, 2009


Silver Alicorn posted:

Looking at the music I have now, I still kinda dig Yes, especially Close to the Edge. I like the Beatles but I've heard all their music so much it's not that interesting now. Same for Pink Floyd, and the Shins (though I might like their new album). I also like a lot of jazz and swing music in general, but I don't know where to start with that.

If you enjoy the psychedelicy style of The Beatles and Pink Floyd you could try checking out The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Procol Harum, Cream, Country Joe and The Fish, and Moby Grape.

As far as jazz/swing style I can't be as helpful without more knowledge of the styles that you enjoy, but some solid artists that never fail to impress are Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and John Coltrane. Do you have a specific style of jazz that you prefer?

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

I'll get to it eventually.


Koaxke posted:

If you enjoy the psychedelicy style of The Beatles and Pink Floyd you could try checking out The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Procol Harum, Cream, Country Joe and The Fish, and Moby Grape.

As far as jazz/swing style I can't be as helpful without more knowledge of the styles that you enjoy, but some solid artists that never fail to impress are Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and John Coltrane. Do you have a specific style of jazz that you prefer?

I've got Disraeli Gears, maybe I should explore more Cream, and the rest of those sound like good starting points too. Another thing I'm looking for though is recent acts that sort of fall into the same zone - I ran across Beardfish in the prog rock thread and they're pretty much what I mean, long-form music with balanced and varied sound, but more modern. I don't want to end up thinking that music stopped being good after 1979!

Steam Powered Giraffe (you probably haven't heard of them) is another example, their current stuff has a lean but well-constructed sound to it, with a variety of style much like the Beatles, but they're waaaay more current.


This one's a good start too, thanks!

Silver Alicorn fucked around with this message at Mar 25, 2012 around 03:04

Koaxke
Jan 18, 2009


Silver Alicorn posted:

Another thing I'm looking for though is recent acts that sort of fall into the same zone - I ran across Beardfish in the prog rock thread and they're pretty much what I mean, long-form music with balanced and varied sound, but more modern. I don't want to end up thinking that music stopped being good after 1979!

Try Dr. Dog (specifically the album Fate!), Tame Impala, and Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground (their first album is their best imo).

edit: Another solid jazz recommendation is Charles Mingus.

Koaxke fucked around with this message at Mar 25, 2012 around 03:41

quadrophrenic
Feb 4, 2011

WIN MARNIE WIN


Anyone who's still rocking dadrock should be listening to Roy Harper. Get Stormcock.

Rollersnake
May 9, 2005

Please, please don't let me end up in a threesome with the lunch lady and a gay pirate. That would hit a little too close to home.

Stormcock was an unexpectedly fantastic album. I was one of those people who fell hook line and sinker for the rumor that the vocalist on Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar" was just some random guy who worked at the studio—no, it was Roy Harper, and he made some drat good folk rock.

As far as progressive rock with a clean, acoustic sound goes, French-Canadian band Harmonium are pretty awesome. Definitely at least check out Si on Avait Besoin D'une Cinquième Saison.

Rollersnake fucked around with this message at Mar 25, 2012 around 05:37

foastwab
Sep 1, 2009

by XyloJW


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfncSgAk7E

I'm not even sure what genre this is, but if anyone knows of anything similar to Department of Eagles, I'd be super appreciative.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



dailydares posted:

The new Terry Malts LP on Slumberland is pretty great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiW63hNW7r8

Transistor Rhythm posted:

Swell Maps

Thanks these are both cool. I got Killing Time, and a couple Swell Maps albums.

Taeke
Feb 2, 2010


Having rediscovered Sigur Ros a month ago and watching We Bought A Zoo this evening, I realised that I have a craving for more such music. I already know the Sigur Ros frontman has his own project as Jónsi. I don't know all that much about music. Hell, I don't even know what to call the genre.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



Silver Alicorn posted:


I guess I like clean, accoustic-ish music the most. The headphones I have right now have pretty good frequency response across the board, and I really like how Yes's classic music comes through strong, sharp and clear on 'em. Heavier music just seems too noisy and confusing for me, but I'll listen to most styles of music if it's good!

How about some Nick Drake?

Place to Be

Day is Done

eithedog
May 4, 2011



Taeke posted:

Having rediscovered Sigur Ros a month ago and watching We Bought A Zoo this evening, I realised that I have a craving for more such music. I already know the Sigur Ros frontman has his own project as Jónsi. I don't know all that much about music. Hell, I don't even know what to call the genre.

They're labeled as post-rock, but I'd differ with this classification, especially taking into account their latest album (+ Jónsi's "solo" work). The best bet to find music similar to Sigur Rós is within Iceland: Amiina (which for some time was a supporting group for Sigur Rós), Ólafur Arnalds, Stafrænn Hákon, Múm. Additionaly I'd recommend Ef, The Album Leaf and Álfheimr. As such there's lots of bands playing post-rock, but none implementing Jónsi's vocals (well - on the other hand this is a gimmick of Sigur, and even Alfheimr, though trying to find it's own voice, is pushing my buttons because of this) - if you're interested, you can take a look at some similar (post rock) groups, to name a few: Yndi Halda, Eluvium, Esmerine, Tracer AMC, Deaf Center, Helios, Hands of Templar, Immanu El, James Blackshaw, Her Name Is Calla.

foastwab posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSfncSgAk7E

I'm not even sure what genre this is, but if anyone knows of anything similar to Department of Eagles, I'd be super appreciative.

The last time I've listened to Department of Eagles they were playing folk (but that was in their beginnings[?] at route 61) - as such, thanks for this, as they've definitely improved their repertoire moving towards folktronica. Still I'm not good at naming genres, so off to similar: Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors (but that's more along Animal Collective...), The Dodos, Fleet Foxes?

danquixotic
Nov 24, 2011

krut you are a faggot cunt nigger deer for leaving

I'm looking for any instrumental only pieces or groups with a more modern indie/folk bent for a mix CD.
Melodic stuff would be preferred, as opposed to more ambient tracks.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've already cherrypicked some things from past recommendations.
E: Clarification, spelling.

danquixotic fucked around with this message at Mar 27, 2012 around 21:59

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nigga crab pollock
Mar 26, 2010

pasar el rato


This has about four songs in it and all of them are incredibly funky and cheesy synth-organ easy listening music from the 70's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENV5CqXo_aM

All of them are awesome and the 'album' it's on is just stock music, any suggestions to similar music?

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