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Polegrinder
Jul 24, 2007

All aboard the knuckle train to FIST PLANET!!


FactsAreUseless posted:

Check out Neko Case.

Yes! Thank you!

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FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011

Still totally okay with this situation.

Polegrinder posted:

Yes! Thank you!
Middle Cyclone is basically just an absurdly good album and everyone should buy it and listen to it.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

The last thing Killstealing sees before his mustache ride.

~*~Straight Balling~*~


Polegrinder posted:

What about alt-country? I like Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper and I'm looking for more stuff with a similar sound.

This is a bit more rockish country, but look for early The National (their later albums are pretty much straight up rock, but I can recommend Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers and their most country record: Cherry Tree EP) and Okkervil River (look for Black Sheep Boy).

MPLS to NOLA
Aug 14, 2010

i gotta little trigger
twitchin in my brain
and when that doesn't start
there's murder in my heart

Uncle Tupelo is the only essential alt country. Still Feel Gone is the most consistent album? Anodyne has the best songs.

Graveyard Shift is rocky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKo_1rVClOk

High Water is not but it isn't on youtube :facepalm:

Looking for a way OUt is somewhere between! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMagJdyWxQM

the guys who were in this band still make music sometimes but i wouldn't feel comfortable recommending it.

also listen to superlative country music dead man Gram Parsons. that goes for everyone (start with the stuff he did with emmylou Harris. Emmylou )

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




eithedog posted:

Tycho.

This hit the spot, as did a few of the others, thanks very much! Going to look into more of their material

Hooplah
Jul 15, 2006


fuck money
smoke bitches
get trees


Cumhand Luke posted:

The other guy who responded to you, I don't necessarily agree with his list. It seems to focus more on math-rock than this "Dischord/DC sound" that I personally tend to associate with Q and not U. I mean, you'll probably still like a lot of that music anyway but maybe not for the same reasons.

Fugazi's End Hits and The Dismemberment Plan are still your best bets, in my opinion. But you probably already know about them so I don't know what to tell ya!

Guilty as charged. My list was pretty much math-rock, because I'm really not too familiar with the scene Q and not U originated from, but I knew I liked that album. I basically listened to it and picked out things I liked, then went through my library and picked out other things that reminded me of them. That made it come out as a bit of a free association thing, not necessarily anybody that influenced them/were influenced by them or were related somehow. I thought about throwing a disclaimer at the beginning saying that, but decided not to. In hindsight I guess maybe I should have.

Whatever though, this just means we collectively covered more rec'n territory

dailydares
Aug 17, 2009



The National and Okkervil River are great bands and probably what you're looking for but they aren't exactly what I'd call Alt-Country. In addition to Uncle Tupelo and Gram Parsons, look into Whiskeytown and the Old 97s.

dailydares fucked around with this message at Dec 27, 2011 around 17:30

Koaxke
Jan 18, 2009


Koaxke posted:

What are some people who do good spoken poetry or something along the lines of The Doors' An American Prayer?

Anyone? I'm pretty sure that there isn't much stuff like this out there, but just figured I would ask.

Ur Getting Fatter
Jun 9, 2007

Fast Food Fight



I'm looking for what I can only describe as "melodious electronic music". It's mostly upbeat, and it could almost pass for pop music except that there are no vocals. There was virtually no scratching or crossfading or what, I think, people usually associate with electronic music; it was very easy to listen.

I'm sorry if this is a bit vague, I stumbled into a radio station that played it once, but I've never been able to find it again (seriously). In any case, I'm mostly looking for general recommendations so anything you can throw at me is welcome, at worst I might end up finding something different that I also like.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: a small reference of what I'm talking about is Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours, except imagine it without lyrics.

Ur Getting Fatter fucked around with this message at Dec 27, 2011 around 19:52

Sad Mammal
Feb 5, 2008

You see me laughin


Sounds like something that Justice may have made, with those disco themes.

Gamest Mook
Jun 22, 2011

by Ozmaugh


Ur Getting Fatter posted:

I'm looking for what I can only describe as "melodious electronic music". It's mostly upbeat, and it could almost pass for pop music except that there are no vocals. There was virtually no scratching or crossfading or what, I think, people usually associate with electronic music; it was very easy to listen.

I'm sorry if this is a bit vague, I stumbled into a radio station that played it once, but I've never been able to find it again (seriously). In any case, I'm mostly looking for general recommendations so anything you can throw at me is welcome, at worst I might end up finding something different that I also like.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: a small reference of what I'm talking about is Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours, except imagine it without lyrics.

That song is pretty much 80s-style electronic R&B/funk aka boogie. Instrumental stuff isn't particularly prevalent though, outside of some b-sides. Maybe Dam-Funk would be up your alley?

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.

A semi-related request—can someone recommend me more good synthy electronic jazz like '80s Herbie Hancock? I already listen to quite a bit of fusion—it's more that extremely '80s sound bordering on synthpop and hip hop that I'm looking for.

Rollersnake fucked around with this message at Dec 28, 2011 around 05:17

Not Very Metal
Aug 3, 2007

Shit Fuck Shit Fuck!

Not Very Metal posted:

I'm looking for turntablism albums similar to d-styles' "phantazmagorea" - something dark and brooding, but still with hard, heavy beats. Thanks!

Anybody?

Don Steps Out
Dec 27, 2011


Koaxke posted:

Anyone? I'm pretty sure that there isn't much stuff like this out there, but just figured I would ask.

Slint's album Spiderland has lots of spoken word and it is one of my favorite albums of all time. Not musically similar to the doors, but you might like it.

here's the opening track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29MBGwzEhMc

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

When life gives you lemons DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Paid in part by CF


Preface: I deleted a shitton of Armin Van Buuren mixes because, whoa cowboy, I don't care that much about trance.

I'd love a series, compilation (official or not), one disc per year kind of thing that can keep me up to speed with the latest in trance and/or club music like you might find in UK clubs. Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, that kind of thing. What's important to me is that it be the biggest hits and that it not be a poo poo ton. I don't need giant compilations, I'd just like quick hits, or even stuff like what Ministry of Sound did with their 3 disc Anthems 1991-2008 set which hits all the high points. I just don't need SO MUCH like I had before.

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




OK one more question.

Something similar to the Solaris soundtrack. Very ethereal, orchestral, ambient. Slightly electronic. Very sleepy. This soundtrack was basically perfect for imagining myself floating in space serenely with just a slight undertone of tension. Definitely no vocals necessary or even wanted.

An example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qw9ANrbIg

Anything off the top of anyone's head? I'm not even sure where to begin looking for a genre on this one. It's not ambient in the electronic sense, it's not chillout, not lounge.

Martytoof fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2011 around 07:03

LoudLoudNoise
Dec 29, 2008



Martytoof posted:

OK one more question.

Something similar to the Solaris soundtrack. Very ethereal, orchestral, ambient. Slightly electronic. Very sleepy. This soundtrack was basically perfect for imagining myself floating in space serenely with just a slight undertone of tension. Definitely no vocals necessary or even wanted.

An example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qw9ANrbIg

Anything off the top of anyone's head? I'm not even sure where to begin looking for a genre on this one. It's not ambient in the electronic sense, it's not chillout, not lounge.

Here are a few recommendations I think you might like:

Stars of the Lid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_kHO7M7Bzc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFtt4FZC_Bk

Eluvium:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNrpZGl7du4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We1I4iulqC8

Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) and Alex:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFB3B8l8x2A


Also there's a fellow goon who posted his music under the moniker Aetherius. His album Paradise Null has become an ambient staple for me. Bandcamp link

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Martytoof posted:

OK one more question.

Something similar to the Solaris soundtrack. Very ethereal, orchestral, ambient. Slightly electronic. Very sleepy. This soundtrack was basically perfect for imagining myself floating in space serenely with just a slight undertone of tension. Definitely no vocals necessary or even wanted.

An example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qw9ANrbIg

Anything off the top of anyone's head? I'm not even sure where to begin looking for a genre on this one. It's not ambient in the electronic sense, it's not chillout, not lounge.

Off the top of my head:

Lawrence English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfLUvfgQuCw

Klimek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LU-R_f0mKU

Celer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54-oG9gfaRU

Murcof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VinKuUab5ss

Sad Mammal
Feb 5, 2008

You see me laughin


Martytoof posted:

OK one more question.

Something similar to the Solaris soundtrack.not lounge.

Cliff Martinez is good for that kind of feel, as is Clint Mansell

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003



Awesome.

Awesome to
the MAX.




Delivered in spades, thanks! My wishlist grows every day.

wlokos
Nov 12, 2007

...


I love The Streets' first record, Original Pirate Material, and am wondering if people can recommend me more stuff in that vein? Obviously his manner of rapping is extremely unique, but I'm talking more about the general vibe of the record. I know it traces back to UK Garage, but that's absolutely all I know - so maybe I'm looking for an intro to that genre in general?

Cuttlefish Party
Mar 18, 2011

Cuttlefish: GO.
(They've advanced quickly.)


The Duke of Avon posted:

Can anyone recommend some bands with male/female vocal harmony? I'll take pretty much anything although I tend to prefer pop/rock/indie-ish stuff. Ones I already know and like, off the top of my head: The Forecast, The New Pornographers, Jenny & Johnny, Mates of State, The Narrative, The Morning Of. It seems way less common than it ought to be.

I know this is from a little while back, but if you're still interested . . . I like the male/female sound too, and find it a bit puzzling why it's not more common. Here are a few you didn't mention:

Winterpills
Seriously, listen to Winterpills. I don't think they get the love they deserve.
Take Away The Words
Broken Arm
Beesting
Hide Me <--particularly like the interplay of male & female vocals on this one

Stars
You mentioned the New Pornographers, have more Canadians.
Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Calendar Girl
Fixed
Elevator Love Letter

Imperial Teen
Danger: earworms.
Ivanka
Yoo Hoo
Runaway

More suggestions in this area would be fine by me!

funkybottoms
Oct 28, 2010

Funky Bottoms is a land man

Cuttlefish Party posted:

I know this is from a little while back, but if you're still interested . . . I like the male/female sound too, and find it a bit puzzling why it's not more common.

Dean and Britta (and the last few Luna albums), the Swirlies, Slowdive/Mojave 3, Low, Yo la Tengo, and Belle and Sebastian all have alternating/harmonizing male and female vocalists, though not necessarily on every song.

Cuttlefish Party
Mar 18, 2011

Cuttlefish: GO.
(They've advanced quickly.)


funkybottoms posted:

Dean and Britta (and the last few Luna albums), the Swirlies, Slowdive/Mojave 3, Low, Yo la Tengo, and Belle and Sebastian all have alternating/harmonizing male and female vocalists, though not necessarily on every song.

Thanks! I'm familiar with some of this stuff (Low is a favorite) but there are also some things I'll need to check out.

The Swirlies, forgot about them! They seem to have put a bunch of their albums online for free download, which is kinda crazy, but I'm not exactly complaining.

http://rcarchives.com/swirlies/discography/index.htm

try it with a lime
May 30, 2003



I'm looking for some sort of nihilistic post-rock cowboy blues with a lot of slow, whining pedal steel guitar.

eithedog
May 4, 2011



aliencowboy posted:

I'm looking for some sort of nihilistic post-rock cowboy blues with a lot of slow, whining pedal steel guitar.

I'm not quite sure what that means, but maybe you'll find this to your liking:
Grails, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Balmorhea, Japancakes, Dirty Three, Crippled Black Phoenix, Valley of Giants.

ServoMST3K
Nov 30, 2009

You look like a Cracker Jack box with a bad prize inside

Someone recommended Odessey and Oracle to me a few years back, and I was about to go buy it until I realized The Zombies was the same band I had heard for years as a kid (most notably Time of the Season) on the radio. I never liked that track for various reasons, mainly because it reminded me of a middling Bobby Darin song (I know this is a dumb opinion, I just can't help associating that song with Darin). Can anyone help me change my frame of mind so I can appreciate Odessey and Oracle on my first listen? I feel like I'm missing out on a great album.

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

When life gives you lemons DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Paid in part by CF


You're missing out on a great album and will appreciate Odessey and Oracle on your first listen

try it with a lime
May 30, 2003



eithedog posted:

I'm not quite sure what that means, but maybe you'll find this to your liking:
Grails, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Balmorhea, Japancakes, Dirty Three, Crippled Black Phoenix, Valley of Giants.

I'm not always sure what I mean either, but Grails is one of my favourite bands, so I think you got my gist. Thanks for the recommendations, I'm really digging Balmorhea so far.

global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



aliencowboy posted:

I'm looking for some sort of nihilistic post-rock cowboy blues with a lot of slow, whining pedal steel guitar.

Hrm, I didn't know I was either, until I read this post.

LoudLoudNoise
Dec 29, 2008



eithedog posted:

I'm not quite sure what that means, but maybe you'll find this to your liking:
Grails, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Balmorhea, Japancakes, Dirty Three, Crippled Black Phoenix, Valley of Giants.

Wow thank you for these links. These are scratching an itch I didn't know I had, especially Balmorhea. Funny enough their hometown is here in Austin and they're playing a show here in two weeks. Such great timing.

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



aliencowboy posted:

I'm looking for some sort of nihilistic post-rock cowboy blues with a lot of slow, whining pedal steel guitar.

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Farts Domino
May 8, 2004



aliencowboy posted:

I'm looking for some sort of nihilistic post-rock cowboy blues with a lot of slow, whining pedal steel guitar.
That's more or less exactly how I'd describe Friends of Dean Martinez or Spindrift

Selavi
Jan 1, 2010


Any recommendations for music acts with technically-skilled, blusey piano playing and a good sense of melody and harmony such as Elton John or Ben Folds Five?

Also, what about music with a strong double bass part? I like Pieces of a Man and also this Paul Chambers version of Yesterdays for its tone but am not necessarily looking for something in that style.

Sad Mammal
Feb 5, 2008

You see me laughin


I've been on a Klaus Nomi kick lately. One part of what I enjoy about him is something I'm looking for now: classical/operatic/"formal" singing in pop music. It's hearing the level of (what I presume to be) skill in his singing contrasted with the fairly cheap-sounding synths that I enjoy most.

thehandtruck
Mar 5, 2006

An alien race's sociological experiment.

I heard some really beautiful singing at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris a couple nights before Christmas done by a single woman and I was wondering if you guys might be able to suggest an artist/album/whatever. I checked out the album Masters of Chant by the artist Gregorian and didn't really like it with so many instruments and whatnot. Although in the cathedral there was 1 huuuuge organ playing with the singer. Thanks in advance!

thehandtruck fucked around with this message at Jan 3, 2012 around 19:57

slowdave
Jun 18, 2008



Maybe you're looking for actual church music, but you might still get something out of Julianna Barwick, especially her newest album "The Magic Place".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JkSVvMn5Sc

Check out Julia Holter too.

thehandtruck
Mar 5, 2006

An alien race's sociological experiment.

slowdave posted:

Maybe you're looking for actual church music, but you might still get something out of Julianna Barwick, especially her newest album "The Magic Place".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JkSVvMn5Sc

Check out Julia Holter too.

I listened to a handful of Julianna Barwick and Julia Holter videos on youtube and didn't like any of them. I think maybe you're right, I bet I'm just looking for church music. 1 Singer with or without an organ. Are there artists or albums that do that?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vdzA-82I-Q

That type of stuff is actually what I'm looking for. Thanks for the suggestions though.

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010

BUN


I like bagpipes but good pipe recordings are hard to find. Highland pipes are my favorite kind; anyone have any recommendations?

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Hypnolobster
Apr 12, 2007

What this sausage party needs is a big dollop of ketchup! Too bad I didn't make any.


That's a bitch of a question, because all the easily available albums are horrific bullshit like "Pipes at Christmas" or "Songs of Scotland" or something (I made those up but I'm sure they exist, and probably those exact titles). Some of those are probably actually recorded fairly well these days, but a significant amount are likely awful pipers, terrible music or arrangements and other silly bullshit. Albums of actual pipe bands playing their own sets tend to be the best you'll find on Amazon, but quality is super hit or miss.

In the way of solo pipers, check out:

Gordon Duncan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qurj...feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EwDlUHoDFo (this is the classic Gordon Duncan some people know, but the dude was so, so much more)

Alasdair Gillies
His actual albums are generally quite good, but slightly hard to find. He's (was) a very notable piper and he shows up on various legitimate recordings of solo competition and such. Everything of him on Youtube is live video. I'm pretty partial to The Northern Meeting cd, which includes various pipers doing solo sets.

Random others you can search for include Murray Henderson, Gordon Walker, Bruce Gandy and Robert Mathieson. That's about I can remember off the top of my head, but there are tons out there. Finding CDs or digital will be pretty mixed. Bagpipe supply websites generally have a bunch as do local places (you'd be surprised).


Competition Band stuff
All of the World Bagpipe Championships Volume (x) end up on CD's and are always absolutely excellent.
For individual bands to search around for, check out Shotts & Dykehead, Simon Fraiser University, Field Marshal Montgomery, Scottish Power, or any from this list in the last 15-20 years. Most good grade 1 and 2 competition bands record a CD or 10 to raise money.

Actual Bands
There's stuff like The Rouges, Wicked Tinkers and a bunch of others I know very little about.

Hypnolobster fucked around with this message at Jan 4, 2012 around 01:22

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