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AndItsAllGone
Oct 8, 2003



Way Past Cool! posted:

Actually, I'd suggest starting with John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's short and accessible (it even has brief vocal parts). For me anyway, it was easier to get into Coltrane's saxophone-based material than Davis' trumpet.

While I don't think you can go wrong with either Kind of Blue or A Love Supreme, I will mention that I first started listening to jazz with Coltrane and so did my other jazz-liking friends. I think he's a good starting point.

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DarkSun6890
Sep 16, 2005
The Magic Turkey Sandwich Box and I

I'm looking for some similar artists to Sick Animation (Marc M.). His CD is pretty much really catchy songs about really taboo subjects. Any kind of Taboo/sexual songs should be fine, I just want something to laugh at and catch myself singing in my head at times.
The idea occoured to me when I was watching SNL and that "jizz in my pants" song came up. Catchy, funny.

swampland
Oct 16, 2007

Dear Mr Cave, if you do not release the bats we will be forced to take legal action


DarkSun6890 posted:

I'm looking for some similar artists to Sick Animation (Marc M.). His CD is pretty much really catchy songs about really taboo subjects. Any kind of Taboo/sexual songs should be fine, I just want something to laugh at and catch myself singing in my head at times.
The idea occoured to me when I was watching SNL and that "jizz in my pants" song came up. Catchy, funny.

Don't know the artist but if you're talking taboo subjects...

It's Only Right and Natural by The Frogs is your go to album here, if you don't mind a whole bunch of ludicrously gay and offensive humour. Great tunes too.

Otherwise, a couple of songs off the top of my head are:

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee
Dead Kennedys - I Kill Children
Frank Zappa - Bobby Brown

Yoghurt
Dec 18, 2006

We have always been at war with scenesters

DarkSun6890 posted:

I'm looking for some similar artists to Sick Animation (Marc M.). His CD is pretty much really catchy songs about really taboo subjects. Any kind of Taboo/sexual songs should be fine, I just want something to laugh at and catch myself singing in my head at times.
The idea occoured to me when I was watching SNL and that "jizz in my pants" song came up. Catchy, funny.


Try Disco D - he's insanely vulgar

The Doo Do Chasers
Dec 27, 2008

human garbage


e; gay rear end frenz....

The Doo Do Chasers fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2009 around 13:15

The Doo Do Chasers
Dec 27, 2008

human garbage


JohnnyRed posted:

I'm just getting into Sludge Metal and Doom, Stoner, etc. Really into heavy, slow, blues-based riffs over hard backbeats. Stuff I'm currently playing a lot:

Sleep - Dopesmoker
Eyehategod
Electric Wizard
Earth
Asunder
High on Fire


I've heard good things about Bongzilla, and I heard the first Down record, loved em both. Please give me some more metal in this vein! I also love classic poo poo like Sabbath and Zeppelin, which is why I think I like the blues based riffs so much. Hook me up

LISTEN TO COWER DOOD ULTIMATE DOME gently caress

gfarrell80
Aug 31, 2006


I think the greatest bands in the world are Bloc Party and Death Cab for Cutie. I've been listening to Pandora, which found a small number of bands I liked among alot of terrible crap. Actually I think I found Bloc Party through Pandora.

Given Bloc Party and Death Cab as input, what would you recommend, NMD?

<edit> I joined last.fm. So far looks pretty cool, probably better than Pandora for finding stuff.

gfarrell80 fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2009 around 16:43

Magnetic North
Dec 14, 2008

Which way is magnetic north?


Way Past Cool! posted:

Actually, I'd suggest starting with John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's short and accessible (it even has brief vocal parts). For me anyway, it was easier to get into Coltrane's saxophone-based material than Davis' trumpet.

Thanks to Way Past and the Baron for these recommendations. Jazz is a huge ocean of precarious awesome, and I couldn't find out where it was safest to dive in. I really want to get into it.

Still, to further expand my music tastes, maybe someone could suggest other things. I'm no good at defining music, so all I can say is I want horn music (Jazz, Bebop, Swing, Ska, whatever), and I like up-tempo, though that's not mandatory. Also, twangy surfer music can be cool too (Pulp Fiction Soundtrack, or Honest Bob and the Factory To Dealer Incentives are all I know, sadly). Other than that, maybe a list of the artists in my playlist will express where I'm trying to go. It's ordered from most songs to least.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Modest Mouse (You can probably ignore this one; had no idea it was this high.)
Flogging Molly (Don't recommend Dropkick )
Madness
Steroid Maximus (J.G. Thirwell)
Reel Big Fish
The Specials
Sublime
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Blues Traveler
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cat Empire

I also have a few compilation albums of old music (Glenn Miller Orchestra sort of old), but I haven't picked my way through them to get what I want yet. Any old suggestions are also welcome.

not even if sober
Jun 20, 2006

I ain't no bitch.

My favorite bands right now are Modest Mouse (their old stuff in particular, but I still really like their new stuff) and Wolf Parade. I love the guitar and bass work in Modest Mouse and I'm looking for something similar. I also really like the vocal delivery of both of these bands. Any recommendations?

not even if sober fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2009 around 18:17

Nigel Tufnel
Jan 3, 2005
You can't really dust for vomit.

Reposting a previous request that didn't get any love.

Been digging Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska recently. Do any of his other albums sound like that? Lo-fi country and a poo poo load of reverb. Aside from Springsteen who else does this? I know my Dylan btw.

brucio
Nov 22, 2004


Nigel Tufnel posted:

Reposting a previous request that didn't get any love.

Been digging Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska recently. Do any of his other albums sound like that? Lo-fi country and a poo poo load of reverb. Aside from Springsteen who else does this? I know my Dylan btw.


Check out The Ghost Of Tom Joad, there's not as much in the way of reverb but it is the closest album of Bruce's to Nebraska as far as subject matter and atmosphere. I'd say Tom Joad is more of a downer though.

plogo
Jan 20, 2009


sludgepuddleofdoom posted:

I liked Method Man's Tical. I liked all of the tracks but my favorite are easily Tical, Bring the Pain, and PLO Style Any recommendations? Does not have to be Wu-Tang.

Maybe check out DJ Do Wops 95 live mixtapes? Get a little run through of the rappers poppin off around that time period and pick the ones you like.

SylvainMustach
Dec 12, 2007

GUTS!


bonnemenagere posted:

Wow, another Low and Codeine fan! Man, those are two of my favorite bands, but honestly I have never found anything that holds a loving candle to Frigid Stars but I've found a few that come close.

Xiu Xiu's Fag Patrol album is amazing and about as slowcore as it gets. Their other stuff is way more confrontational, but this album is absolutely haunting. Jamie Stewart, the lead singer, had just gone through his father's suicide and was apparently drinking so much to the point he barely remembers recording the album. Heavy stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFKkpL1VaFU

Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill: This is extremely reverbed out, slow and thick. You can't hear anything she says but the density of it is amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkANP6xnVgs

Smog: You've probably heard of this dude, but he is basically known for carrying the lone torch of slowcore onwards and upwards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g_I_yf2mS0

Rachel's: Systems/Layers: Absolutely amazing. Its mostly just orchestral stuff, but there's this one song on that album called "Last Things Last," which to me is an ultimate fence post in the slowcore genre. I would post the song here but since its not on youtube I think it may violate the rules of the forum. If you google it though, there are plenty of blogs that link you right to the song.

Hope that helped a bit. Red House Painters is an absolute must, by the way. Down Colorful Hill is a classic.

I'll definitely look into those. I actually just got Down Colorful Hill the other day. I have listened to Xiu Xiu, but not that record.

The White Birch is by and far my favorite.

Oh and, if that's the prime minister of the ukraine, nice avatar.

Thanks for the recommendations.

Which Smog album should I Start with?

Ohms
Jun 5, 2008


Ok I remember a thread about where to start with particular artists but I can't find it? I want to know which albums I should start with for the following bands/artists:

Matt Elliott (even his work in The Third Eye Foundation) - I've started listening to Drinking Songs and like it a lot.
Tortoise
Karma to Burn



Thanks!

Ohms fucked around with this message at Jan 26, 2009 around 22:18

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Magnetic North posted:

Still, to further expand my music tastes, maybe someone could suggest other things. I'm no good at defining music, so all I can say is I want horn music (Jazz, Bebop, Swing, Ska, whatever), and I like up-tempo, though that's not mandatory. Also, twangy surfer music can be cool too (Pulp Fiction Soundtrack, or Honest Bob and the Factory To Dealer Incentives are all I know, sadly). Other than that, maybe a list of the artists in my playlist will express where I'm trying to go. It's ordered from most songs to least.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Modest Mouse (You can probably ignore this one; had no idea it was this high.)
Flogging Molly (Don't recommend Dropkick )
Madness
Steroid Maximus (J.G. Thirwell)
Reel Big Fish
The Specials
Sublime
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Blues Traveler
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cat Empire

I also have a few compilation albums of old music (Glenn Miller Orchestra sort of old), but I haven't picked my way through them to get what I want yet. Any old suggestions are also welcome.

I know it isn't "cool" in NMD, but I'm a big fan of swing (especially the late '90s revival), ska (I even played sax in a ska-punk band in the late '90s), surf, and rockabilly. I like several of the bands you listed, and hopefully you'll like some of these:

Royal Crown Revue (my favorite of the late '90s swing bands; start with the album Mugzy's Move)

Brian Setzer Orchestra (modern-day big band with the amazing rockabilly singer/guitarist who used to front the Stray Cats; start with their second album Guitar Slinger if you can, but the first four albums are all golden)

Dick Dale (the ultimate surf guitarist -- you rocked out to his song "Miserlou" in Pulp Fiction)

Less Than Jake (poppy ska-punk, which you'll love if you like Reel Big Fish; try the albums Losing Streak, Hello Rockview, and the older Pezcore)

The Pietasters (maybe my favorite modern ska band; they have a three-CD set that collects their first four albums. Some songs are repeated with live versions, demos, etc, but you really can't go wrong. I think you'll love them.)

Bitter:Sweet (very sultry retro-lounge music with lush arrangements, fun dance grooves, and a girl singer with one of the sexiest voices around)

Morphine (gloomy mellow rock with a deep-voiced lead singer who played 2-string bass (RIP Mark Sandman), backed up by a magnificent baritone sax player)

Portishead (they're often described as "trip-hop," but their mournful, sexy vocals and judicious use of jazz and spy movie soundtrack samples make them timeless and awesome -- you like Steroid Maximus, so I implore you to try their first two albums, Dummy and Portishead)

New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble (if you can find their self-titled album, GET IT!)

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (girl-fronted jump blues and swing)

Skavoovie and the Epitones (one of the larger '90s ska bands that avoided a lot of the punk stuff in favor of more swingin' arrangements; get the album Fat Footin'.)

Hepcat (modern ska, but much more jazzy/traditional than the ska-punk stuff)

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


gfarrell80 posted:

I think the greatest bands in the world are Bloc Party and Death Cab for Cutie. I've been listening to Pandora, which found a small number of bands I liked among alot of terrible crap. Actually I think I found Bloc Party through Pandora.

Given Bloc Party and Death Cab as input, what would you recommend, NMD?

<edit> I joined last.fm. So far looks pretty cool, probably better than Pandora for finding stuff.

Where are you from? Bloc Party kind of came out of a "new wave of new wave" explosion in the UK around 2003 so you might want to check out The Futureheads, Maximo Park and The Kaiser Chiefs.

I'm not too keen on any of the above, but I hear a strong influence of Gang of Four and early The Cure albums in Bloc Party, so they might be worth a look too.

japanese girl
May 20, 2007

(not a girl fyi)

Dr. Video Games 0089 posted:

I'm looking for more electro songs that sound "violent" or "badass". Pretty much like these Justice songs :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lodWFJJIOkg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsmzNB_eXek

Need more songs to make myself feel like a badass when I'm biking/walking places.

I'd give MSTRKRFT and Boys Noize a shot:

MSTRKRFT - The Looks
MSTRKRFT - vuvuvu
Boys Noize - Lava Lava
Boys Noize - Let's Buy Happiness

I'm looking for anything in the vein of Envy's more recent stuff, after they took a turn for the more post-rock kind of sound but retaining their hardcore roots. Recommendations similar to the Insomniac Doze album (especially A Warm Room) would be great.

Real Name Grover
Feb 13, 2002

I said bend over

Korbal posted:

My favorite bands right now are Modest Mouse (their old stuff in particular, but I still really like their new stuff) and Wolf Parade. I love the guitar and bass work in Modest Mouse and I'm looking for something similar. I also really like the vocal delivery of both of these bands. Any recommendations?

I'm going to suggest you check out Pinback for some reason. Start with their two most recent LPs, "Autumn of the Seraphs" and "Summer in Abaddon." Just a hunch.

Surfer Rosa Parks
Nov 24, 2007

WHERE IS MY MIND


ArgaWarga posted:

I'm looking for alt-country. I'm currently in love with Blitzen Trapper–I started loving them because they sounded like Pavement on Wild Mountain Nation, but I'll be damned if they didn't win me over with some of their more country-ish songs.

Examples:
Wild Mountain Nation on You Tube.
Their first Daytrotter Session. I particularly like Jericho.
Another Daytrotter session. I'm looking for stuff no more twangy than Stolen Shoes.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations. And if anyone likes Fleet Foxes and hasn't checked out Blitzen Trapper yet, get off your rear end and listen to the Daytrotter stuff.

Have you checked out My Morning Jacket? Their early albums have a very alt-country sound similar to Fleet Foxes, and gradually get more complex as you move through their discography. If you're going for albums I'd reccomend It Still Moves.

And a few random tracks:
One Big Holiday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Q9iAcPjzc

Golden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz8qn1_iQ5w

Dancefloors (live, skip to :50)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMq7bNRdvhE

bonnemenagere
Oct 21, 2005

Nos sale a saludar la gente linda..

SylvainMustach posted:

Oh and, if that's the prime minister of the ukraine, nice avatar.
It is indeed, Yulia Tymoshenko is the poo poo.

SylvainMustach posted:

Which Smog album should I Start with?

My personal favorite is "A River 'Aint Too Much To Love," but that album veers more towards alt country. It's probably his most accessible album, but if you're looking for his more down-tempo stuff I think "The Doctor Came At Dawn" Should warm you up nicely to his sound.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


japanese girl posted:

I'd give MSTRKRFT and Boys Noize a shot:

MSTRKRFT - The Looks
MSTRKRFT - vuvuvu
Boys Noize - Lava Lava
Boys Noize - Let's Buy Happiness




Excellent recommendations, along with the aforementioned Danger and Sebastian, but could I add Digitalism and Alter Ego to the recommendations?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=aR3pRPJBGCQ - Digitalism: Homezone
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4_6Tmpqp3c4 - Digitalism: Digitalism in Cairo

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZKllOr5l-o - Alter Ego: Rocker
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfbfn...feature=related - Alter Ego: Why Not?

I'm hoping someone can recommend me some more bands with a 'Desert Noir' kind of sound. What I'm looking for is alternative rock/country with cinematic sensibilities. Think Ennio Morricone or Robert Rodriguez. The following bands do what I'm looking for really well:

Calexico:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lRAsyWnW8dY
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dasTl...next=1&index=19

Firewater:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Yr7O9bPcc
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=d52mb9xeGwI

If I can imagine a gut-shot private-eye driving a convertible through the desert with $500, 000 in stole cash in a motel pillowcase in the backseat to it, I want to hear it.

Disco Pope fucked around with this message at Jan 29, 2009 around 23:01

Surfer Rosa Parks
Nov 24, 2007

WHERE IS MY MIND


Can anyone tell me where to start with Nick Cave?

U.S. MAPLESTORY
Sep 29, 2006

now run and tell your mama bout that

Shangalang posted:

Can anyone tell me where to start with Nick Cave?

Right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6saDXTw7Kc

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Diligent Deadite posted:

I'm hoping someone can recommend me some more bands with a 'Desert Noir' kind of sound. What I'm looking for is alternative rock/country with cinematic sensibilities. Think Ennio Morricone or Robert Rodriguez. The following bands do what I'm looking for really well:

Calexico:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=lRAsyWnW8dY
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dasTl...next=1&index=19

Firewater:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Yr7O9bPcc
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=d52mb9xeGwI

If I can imagine a gut-shot private-eye driving a convertible through the desert with $500, 000 in stole cash in a motel pillowcase in the backseat to it, I want to hear it.

Great choices! Try the instrumental group Friends of Dean Martinez (who include some Calexico members): http://www.myspace.com/friendsofdeanmartinez

Also Mike Ness, the frontman of Social Distortion, whose solo stuff is a lot more like rootsy honky tonk country/punk/Americana with a dark edge. His album "Cheating At Solitaire" is one of my favorites, and should be right up your alley with songs like "Misery Loves Company" and "The Devil In Miss Jones": http://www.myspace.com/mikeness

I'd also have to recommend at least one album by alt-country goddess Neko Case, "Blacklisted," which is the most noir-sounding of all her albums: http://www.amazon.com/Blacklisted/d...33332515&sr=8-2

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.


U.S. MAPLESTORY posted:

Right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6saDXTw7Kc

Hell yeah, Birthday Party's live album is prob. the best thing Cave has ever released. After that, work your way chronologically, unless you like pussyass piano music better, then go for No More Shall We Part and The Good Son.

swampland
Oct 16, 2007

Dear Mr Cave, if you do not release the bats we will be forced to take legal action


Shangalang posted:

Can anyone tell me where to start with Nick Cave?

I would say Murder Ballads is the best starter album in his discography, perfect mixture of accessibility and uniqueness. Then probably either Henry's Dream, Tender Prey or Let Love In. But hell basically any album aside from Noctorama is worth your while, you can pretty much plunge in wherever.
Bear in mind his style changes alot between his albums and as a general rule of thumb it gets increasingly more accessible the later the release date. Listening chronologically would be drat cool, but if the Birthday Party and the Bad Seed's early records seem too intense or weird for you don't get put off all together, give some of his later albums a listen and then maybe come back to them.

Edit: Man, I never get tired of seeing Nick Cave just kick that guy in the video!

swampland fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2009 around 23:22

19charactersorless.
Apr 26, 2006

If these guys do their job I might have my eyes back in as soon as Monday.

Shangalang posted:

Can anyone tell me where to start with Nick Cave?

I'd track down the album 'Live Seeds'. The Bad Seeds are an amazing live band and that album contains some of his best songs.

Korbal posted:

My favorite bands right now are Modest Mouse (their old stuff in particular, but I still really like their new stuff) and Wolf Parade. I love the guitar and bass work in Modest Mouse and I'm looking for something similar. I also really like the vocal delivery of both of these bands. Any recommendations?

Try Built To Spill. It's like Modest Mouse style guitar work filtered through Neil Young.

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."

Okay this one may be tricky.

I love Nine Inch Nails but specifically for their Ghosts I-IV which is an industrial/every other genre instrumental album featuring a wide range of instrumentation and music styles. Are their any other bands or albums that fit this instrumental genre?

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Okay this one may be tricky.

I love Nine Inch Nails but specifically for their Ghosts I-IV which is an industrial/every other genre instrumental album featuring a wide range of instrumentation and music styles. Are their any other bands or albums that fit this instrumental genre?

Well, it's mostly vocal, but you may like Swans. Their album Children of God is pretty varied instrumentally and has both male and female vocalists.

edit: here's the personnel listing if you're interested in what instruments specifically are on the album.

Sebadoh Gigante fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2009 around 05:06

het
Nov 14, 2002

A dark black past
is my most valued
possession




Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

Okay this one may be tricky.

I love Nine Inch Nails but specifically for their Ghosts I-IV which is an industrial/every other genre instrumental album featuring a wide range of instrumentation and music styles. Are their any other bands or albums that fit this instrumental genre?
As I recall, Ghosts was more or less ambient influenced by industrial. I don't know if he reads this thread, but I bet SA user Twiin would have good recommendations, and you might check out his own music under the name Ad•ver•sary; he released his debut album Bone Music last year, and while it's not as ambient as Ghosts, it's loosely similar. Other ambient-ish sort-of-industrial music that you might check out (that I learned about through Twiin) would be Talvekoidik and Totakeke.

Black Griffon
Mar 12, 2005

Now, in the quantum moment before the closure, when all become one. One moment left. One point of space and time. I know who you are.

You are destiny.


I just heard Bedouin Love Song by David Broza on SkyFM, and it's one of the coolest songs I've heard in a while, and I would love to hear more like it. So I guess I'm looking for high-energy music with a middle eastern hebew/arabic sound.

Edit: And can anyone figure out what album that rendition is from? Neither me nor the YouTube uploader seems to be able to.

And in the same vein I recently came across Shpongle, and I really dig the ethnic sound it has going on. Can anyone recommend other electronica (or other "modern genres" or whatever you want to call it) that incorporates ethnic instruments?

Black Griffon fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2009 around 12:05

Sebb
Aug 8, 2007
kinda like the way you're breathing
kinda like the way you keep looking away

Diligent Deadite posted:

I'm hoping someone can recommend me some more bands with a 'Desert Noir' kind of sound. What I'm looking for is alternative rock/country with cinematic sensibilities. Think Ennio Morricone or

If you want to push your horizons a little bit, try out the last two albums by Earth. They started out as an extremely heavy drone metal band, but came back from an extended hiatus playing what basically amounts to extremely slow and bleak country-influenced music much like Morricone. Nothing metal-y about it, but it's certainly got a doom-ridden mood.

U.S. MAPLESTORY
Sep 29, 2006

now run and tell your mama bout that

Diligent Deadite posted:

If I can imagine a gut-shot private-eye driving a convertible through the desert with $500, 000 in stole cash in a motel pillowcase in the backseat to it, I want to hear it.

The first couple Lanterna records (the ones from the mid-90s on Parasol and Rykodisc, iirc) would probably be right up your alley, but I can't find any clips of 'em online :/ Keep an eye out though!! They perfectly match what you're describing!!

Keanu Grieves
Dec 30, 2002

TEAM DYLAN


I don't know why, but I'm jonesing for something--anything--like The Hold Steady at this point. There's just something to fascinating about a song almost completely devoid of a catchy chorus, with the talkalong ramblings that are simultaneously hedonistic and sad. It actually kinda reminds me of "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine," but I digress...

So, any bands like The Hold Steady, or did they get their rave reviews because they're doing something wholly unique?

Keanu Grieves
Dec 30, 2002

TEAM DYLAN


Diligent Deadite posted:

'Desert Noir'
Murder By Death's Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left Of Them? is an excellent concept album about a turn-of-the-century (I assume) Mexican town beset by the forces of evil. It mixes crunchy blues-rock with the alt-country feel and dark lyrics you're looking for. I mean:

quote:

We're all waiting for the end
What kind of finish will He send?
These hands made of splinters
Keep knocking back the whiskey sours.

I've got a few more days to go
And I've got another crust of bread somewhere
Holed up, waiting in this, what's left of the house.

Fill the lamp up with kerosene and toss the rest in the hall
Just coat the walls and strike a cigarette
When you hear them coming
We'll pray for them and stay with them
'Til the poor little bastards die hand in hand
We'll never forget them when they're gone.
Maybe that was a bit much to quote, but you get the idea. Excellent storytelling, and a killer album from start to finish.

Cyne
May 30, 2007
Beauty is a rare thing.



U.S. MAPLESTORY posted:

The first couple Lanterna records (the ones from the mid-90s on Parasol and Rykodisc, iirc) would probably be right up your alley, but I can't find any clips of 'em online :/ Keep an eye out though!! They perfectly match what you're describing!!

This is a great recommendation, definitely hits that moody desert vibe. Other things you should check out with a similar vibe:

Daniel Lanois - Belladonna
Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
Bruce Kaphan - Slider

kundalini rinsing
Jun 3, 2007



Black Griffon posted:

I just heard Bedouin Love Song by David Broza on SkyFM, and it's one of the coolest songs I've heard in a while, and I would love to hear more like it. So I guess I'm looking for high-energy music with a middle eastern hebew/arabic sound.

Edit: And can anyone figure out what album that rendition is from? Neither me nor the YouTube uploader seems to be able to.

And in the same vein I recently came across Shpongle, and I really dig the ethnic sound it has going on. Can anyone recommend other electronica (or other "modern genres" or whatever you want to call it) that incorporates ethnic instruments?

Banco De Gaia, DJ Cheb i Sabbah, Afro Celt Sound System, Thievery Corporation

scumble
Dec 10, 2005

It's Fozzie Bear, not fuzzy bear.


SylvainMustach posted:

And on another note, I've had a particularly hard time finding anything truly similar to Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.
Something more in the vein of their Americana Pieces, Like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK2O...feature=related

Thanks a lot.

Well, Carla Bley composed a lot of the music they've played over the years, so you might check out some of her stuff. She did a collaboration with Gary Burton (vibraphonist) called A Genuine Tong Funeral that I think is excellent. She has composed a lot of music throughout the years, and I think the LMO and this are my two favorite places to go for her. Also maybe Escalator Over The Hill, which was her first major work. If you dig the experimental large jazz ensemble, try the Jazz Composers' Orchestra or the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Both were formed in the late 60s around the time that Haden and Bley got the LMO together.


Diligent Deadite posted:

I'm hoping someone can recommend me some more bands with a 'Desert Noir' kind of sound. What I'm looking for is alternative rock/country with cinematic sensibilities. Think Ennio Morricone or Robert Rodriguez. The following bands do what I'm looking for really well: Calexico and Firewater

While they dabble in music from tons of other areas, I would say DeVotchKa could be a band you'd like. See if "The Enemy Guns" does anything for you, then jump headfirst into their albums. (that video has nothing to do with the song, it's just the first studio version I found on youtube)

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dgt
Jan 25, 2005
hey

Looking for any bands in the vein of In the Woods...

Or really any good American black metal that's different, or similar to Wolves in the Throne Room.

Also, any Kraut Rock that isnt Neu!, Faust, Can, Kraftwerk, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Ash Ra Tempel.

And quality postpunk (I like Joy Division, Killing Joke, Magazine, PiL, Birthday Party, TG, etc etc), and bands that are like Flipper???? Not necessarily in sound, but aesthetic.

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kundalini rinsing
Jun 3, 2007



dgt posted:

Also, any Kraut Rock that isnt Neu!, Faust, Can, Kraftwerk, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Ash Ra Tempel.

If you're into the more ambient, electronic style of krautrock check out Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh and Cluster, or pretty much anything Klaus Schulze was involved in. As far as more prog rock type bands, Cosmic Jokers, Triumvirat, Grobschnitt, Agitation Free and Eloy are good.

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