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Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...



feedmyleg posted:

I love Meat Loaf, and Bat Out of Hell specifically—big, brash, passionate, emotional power ballads that feel badass. Another song that nails the same feeling for me is Nowhere Fast from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. What are some other artists that nail that feel? Ideally with some storytelling chops, too.

Some of the Protomen's second album sounded very Meat Loafy to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkLvpt9Z3fA

And as far as storytelling goes, their two albums Act I and Act II are rock operas with one continuous story. You just have to be comfortable with the fact that they are (very loosely) based on the backstory of Mega Man.

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Beeswax
Dec 29, 2005



Grimey Drawer

teen witch posted:

Hey I’m in love with song below:




Disco Pope posted:

Ariel Pink, I never really got to know, but as a similarly disappointed John Maus fan, I'm finding Boy Harsher more than fills that hole.

I don't have anything to add off the top of my head but this all rules, and I appreciate both of you for posting it

Hooplah
Jul 15, 2006


fuck money
smoke bitches
get trees


feedmyleg posted:

I love Meat Loaf, and Bat Out of Hell specifically—big, brash, passionate, emotional power ballads that feel badass. Another song that nails the same feeling for me is Nowhere Fast from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. What are some other artists that nail that feel? Ideally with some storytelling chops, too.


coheed and cambria are very much that, but with more 80's hair metal/prog influence. if you're a dork and dont mind they're a bit heavier than meat loaf you'll probably like em. at least half their songs are ballads of one sort or another

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



feedmyleg posted:

I love Meat Loaf, and Bat Out of Hell specifically—big, brash, passionate, emotional power ballads that feel badass. Another song that nails the same feeling for me is Nowhere Fast from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. What are some other artists that nail that feel? Ideally with some storytelling chops, too.

Maybe Cowboy Song, by Thin Lizzy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66pE67m_Hf4

Also, Bruce Springsteen may be worth looking into.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jte9PzIu9T4

me your dad fucked around with this message at 15:14 on Jan 19, 2021

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


feedmyleg posted:

I love Meat Loaf, and Bat Out of Hell specifically—big, brash, passionate, emotional power ballads that feel badass. Another song that nails the same feeling for me is Nowhere Fast from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. What are some other artists that nail that feel? Ideally with some storytelling chops, too.

Apologies if this feels simplistic, but how much further have you looked into Jim Steinman's work? He worked with Meatloaf and on Streets of Fire, and that bombastic, theatrical take on rock is his whole thing, perhaps most famously on "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

Deeturbomber
Feb 12, 2011

Sometimes, a man just needs to get his Rock off.


So.... I've always liked Disco / House / that sort of thing, and a track from No Straight Roads (a music videogame) caught me pretty hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCMbw7y-sg

The type of (albeit stereotypical to the genre) instruments really smack to what I really enjoyed about Disco and House in particular, and I've been trying in vain to find some similar piano and synth driven tracks.

I've noticed a lot of Alex Metric remixes have this feel as well, to name an artist I quite like already.

prayer group
May 31, 2011

$#$%^&@@*!!!


First of all, that isn't disco. Anyway, you're asking for house tracks with piano and synth? That's like... all of them.

That song you linked just kinda sounds like French electro-house to me; if I can presume that you're as unfamiliar with this kind of music as you sound then you should just put on the first Justice album. It's a classic for a reason, and I felt like that song was really copying Justice's test answers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7cTUwPG-A

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


feedmyleg posted:

I love Meat Loaf, and Bat Out of Hell specifically—big, brash, passionate, emotional power ballads that feel badass. Another song that nails the same feeling for me is Nowhere Fast from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. What are some other artists that nail that feel? Ideally with some storytelling chops, too.

Some Avantasia maybe? Tobias Sammet really channels Jim Steinman in some of his songs, at least on the more recent Avantasia albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYvZOe6cmeM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjRq72ZBZxs

Erebus
Jul 13, 2001

Okay... Keep your head, Steve boy...



Deeturbomber posted:

So.... I've always liked Disco / House / that sort of thing, and a track from No Straight Roads (a music videogame) caught me pretty hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANCMbw7y-sg

The type of (albeit stereotypical to the genre) instruments really smack to what I really enjoyed about Disco and House in particular, and I've been trying in vain to find some similar piano and synth driven tracks.

I've noticed a lot of Alex Metric remixes have this feel as well, to name an artist I quite like already.

This may be stating the obvious, but the artist on that track is Funk Fiction, who has other work you can look up that sounds similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjAYQsLN0I

Beyond that I would look into one of the many nu disco/deep house mixes on Youtube and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Flaggy
Jul 6, 2007

Grandpa Cthulu needs his napping chair





Grimey Drawer

Love Oliver Tree, looking for more like it. I did the recommendation thing on Youtube and got someone named Jenji? Kenji? Something like that, wasn't good at all. Thanks!

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Whatever happened to big beat? Is there any big beat still being made?

I was really into Propellerheads, Hardfloor (the Da drat Phreak Noize Phunk stuff), Groove Armada, and the bigger sounding Chemical Brothers. I liked a little Prodigy but it was mostly too harsh for me.

Deeturbomber
Feb 12, 2011

Sometimes, a man just needs to get his Rock off.


Erebus posted:

This may be stating the obvious, but the artist on that track is Funk Fiction, who has other work you can look up that sounds similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjAYQsLN0I

Beyond that I would look into one of the many nu disco/deep house mixes on Youtube and see if anything strikes your fancy.

Their stuff is alright, but I was hoping for a few older tracks. A lot of stuff that's also close to what I'm looking for more of include Stylophonic (specifically their Man Music Technology album which I can no longer find, at least digitally), Ernst Saint Laurent (mostly his remixes, though some of his own stuff is quite good), previously mentioned Alex Metric (probably one of the more recent artists), and so on.

An old friend of mine from OverClocked Remix (Beatdrop/Dain Olsen) used to do some amazing house DJ sets (which were great because a lot of the more popular dj sets I always found at the time were more Trance- or Goa- focused), which have been impossible to find, and I really wish I could find his old tracklists for them to give better references. I've forgotten a lot of the track names and artists of my old favorite tracks from a decade or two ago, unfortunately.

kingcobweb
Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.


It sounds like you're looking for mixes like fabriclive 36, a mix of post-disco and related stuff https://www.fabriclondon.com/store/fabriclive-36.html

discount cathouse
Mar 25, 2009


Is there a good song for my tinder while the holy ghost makes my eyes shine matte?

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


discount cathouse posted:

Is there a good song for my tinder while the holy ghost makes my eyes shine matte?

https://youtu.be/lcOxhH8N3Bo

LionYeti
Oct 11, 2008





I really like Ghost and specifically "Dance Macabre" Heavy guitar and drum driving instrumentation but with a strong melodic sung vocal. Anything else like that that isn't 80s metal, bonus points for not gross lyrical content?

Kvlt!
May 19, 2012

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES
AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES



LionYeti posted:

I really like Ghost and specifically "Dance Macabre" Heavy guitar and drum driving instrumentation but with a strong melodic sung vocal. Anything else like that that isn't 80s metal, bonus points for not gross lyrical content?

Ghost has always just been theatrical Blue Oyster Cult to me, I'd check them out. Their greatest hits is a good record.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


It's 5am and I'm a bit sleep deprived due to the 7 week old currently sleeping on my chest. But I want to say Opeth would be worth checking out. They have metal tracks when they want to, but otherwise it's a nice dark melodic sound. I only have two albums of them now, so I could be far off.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9xBlCt7Tno-fpuUkX59ebHyJ0MQuz9Tk

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



LionYeti posted:

I really like Ghost and specifically "Dance Macabre" Heavy guitar and drum driving instrumentation but with a strong melodic sung vocal. Anything else like that that isn't 80s metal, bonus points for not gross lyrical content?

Is there a reason you don't want eighties metal? That Ghost song is rooted in eighties metal.

Helloween, for example:

https://youtu.be/ZUzpf3mMsxA

Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

~Breathe in Breathe Out~

If ya ICED UP
Pull ya SLEEVES OUT


I'm specifically looking for music with heavy trombone presence. I've been listening to a little Kai Winding and Mingus, and I love how sick and quasi-metal good bass brass licks can be. Any recs? Modern or vintage.

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Blue Labrador posted:

I'm specifically looking for music with heavy trombone presence. I've been listening to a little Kai Winding and Mingus, and I love how sick and quasi-metal good bass brass licks can be. Any recs? Modern or vintage.
Bonerama


Anything with Fred Wesley

Galactic

Corey “Bo Money” Henry

HenryJLittlefinger fucked around with this message at 14:46 on Feb 4, 2021

Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

~Breathe in Breathe Out~

If ya ICED UP
Pull ya SLEEVES OUT


I've only started listening to Fred Wesley so far but oh my god, this dude rips. Outrageous licks. Excited to try out the others! Thank you!

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Blue Labrador posted:

I've only started listening to Fred Wesley so far but oh my god, this dude rips. Outrageous licks. Excited to try out the others! Thank you!

He's basically The Funk Trombonist. He played with James Brown and did a bunch of work with Maceo Parker outside their James Brown stuff. Fred Wesley and the JBs was James Brown's band minus James Brown himself, I think, and a lot of his stuff is under that name. Also he was with P-Funk for a bunch of years and Bootsy Collins for a while too.
Yeah, he fuckin honks. I never thought of a trombone as being a band leader's instrument till I was introduced to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1N1E8nw5sE

LionYeti
Oct 11, 2008





me your dad posted:

Is there a reason you don't want eighties metal? That Ghost song is rooted in eighties metal.

Helloween, for example:

https://youtu.be/ZUzpf3mMsxA

I know most of the notable 80s metal acts, just wondering if there was anyone doing new music like it.

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


LionYeti posted:

I know most of the notable 80s metal acts, just wondering if there was anyone doing new music like it.

The Night Flight Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QdHI0if_xk

Brother Firetribe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5nXG_jmTBY

For just straight-up metal, uhhh Riot City's debut from 2019 is basically the best 80s metal made since the 80s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6FMRusftrI

Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


LionYeti posted:

I know most of the notable 80s metal acts, just wondering if there was anyone doing new music like it.

Spellcaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGv6Mryyv78

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



LionYeti posted:

I know most of the notable 80s metal acts, just wondering if there was anyone doing new music like it.

There are hundreds(I'm not exaggerating) of pretty good retro metal bands floating around, it's actually a bit difficult to recommend specific ones if you don't have a particular style in mind. Just at random here's two albums from last year that I liked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdtYGw-XVu0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3DKHHoCs5U

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



I know people have strong feelings about Cocteau Twins so this may start a slapfight, but I recently discovered Heaven or Las Vegas and am totally in love. Guessing that there aren't any other performers who are really "like this," what other Cocteau Twins albums should I grab?

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

I know people have strong feelings about Cocteau Twins so this may start a slapfight, but I recently discovered Heaven or Las Vegas and am totally in love. Guessing that there aren't any other performers who are really "like this," what other Cocteau Twins albums should I grab?

there’s a whole genre of music “like that” but for cocteau twins specifically, i’d look into blue bell knoll and victorialand as your next two stops

for other bands with that vibe maybe look into this mortal coil (which features guest appearances from members of the cocteau twins) and slowdive (especially just for a day for specifically cocteau vibes)

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



Blue Labrador posted:

I'm specifically looking for music with heavy trombone presence. I've been listening to a little Kai Winding and Mingus, and I love how sick and quasi-metal good bass brass licks can be. Any recs? Modern or vintage.

So this might not be what you’re after, but Fat Freddy’s Drop has a bit of trombone. Check out their live videos, the trombone player tends to jam more, and it’s extremely entertaining to watch because he’s a chubby guy who usually wears tight rhinestone tank tops, a cape, and tight short shorts, and dances like he ate a bunch of mdma right before the show. Like constant motion all over the stage dripping sweat, and he’s a good trombone player to boot.

funkybottoms
Oct 28, 2010

Funky Bottoms is a land man

Blue Labrador posted:

I'm specifically looking for music with heavy trombone presence. I've been listening to a little Kai Winding and Mingus, and I love how sick and quasi-metal good bass brass licks can be. Any recs? Modern or vintage.

No BS Brass Band

Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD posted:

I know people have strong feelings about Cocteau Twins so this may start a slapfight, but I recently discovered Heaven or Las Vegas and am totally in love. Guessing that there aren't any other performers who are really "like this," what other Cocteau Twins albums should I grab?

The Are Us Too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx7QsmtbWsI

KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Declan MacManus posted:

there’s a whole genre of music “like that” but for cocteau twins specifically, i’d look into blue bell knoll and victorialand as your next two stops

for other bands with that vibe maybe look into this mortal coil (which features guest appearances from members of the cocteau twins) and slowdive (especially just for a day for specifically cocteau vibes)
Thanks, really enjoying both of these albums. Love slowdive. Never tried this mortal coil but will.

Pirate Jet
May 2, 2010


Spotify tells me my taste for !!!, Holy Ghost!, and Todd Terje is defined as “alternative dance.” What’s some other stuff in that niche I wouldn’t find by just browsing the DFA Records catalogue?

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Pirate Jet posted:

Spotify tells me my taste for !!!, Holy Ghost!, and Todd Terje is defined as “alternative dance.” What’s some other stuff in that niche I wouldn’t find by just browsing the DFA Records catalogue?

Possibly Gramme: https://youtu.be/8S26DkTNJw0

You might even want to dig into some No-Wave and post-punk, like Pigbag:

https://youtu.be/DSk7muvdzuk

TooMuchAbstraction
Oct 14, 2012

Hubris

Fun Shoe

Can anyone recommend music similar to this track from Gitaroo Man? (note that for story reasons the track isn't complete)

I've listened to Satriani, which was kind of a mixed bag, and Gary Hoey, which was better.

Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


TooMuchAbstraction posted:

Can anyone recommend music similar to this track from Gitaroo Man? (note that for story reasons the track isn't complete)

I've listened to Satriani, which was kind of a mixed bag, and Gary Hoey, which was better.

Kinda reminds me of the track from th Ghost in the Shell series soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mtWRI1eL2I

Misc
Sep 19, 2008



Pirate Jet posted:

Spotify tells me my taste for !!!, Holy Ghost!, and Todd Terje is defined as “alternative dance.” What’s some other stuff in that niche I wouldn’t find by just browsing the DFA Records catalogue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL9jtjJ3zv0

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



Pirate Jet posted:

Spotify tells me my taste for !!!, Holy Ghost!, and Todd Terje is defined as “alternative dance.” What’s some other stuff in that niche I wouldn’t find by just browsing the DFA Records catalogue?

maybe the rapture

if you like the rapture i can recommend a lot more based on that

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Blue Labrador
Feb 17, 2011

~Breathe in Breathe Out~

If ya ICED UP
Pull ya SLEEVES OUT


Declan MacManus posted:

maybe the rapture

if you like the rapture i can recommend a lot more based on that

I'm not the guy you're responding to, but I love The Rapture, and am trying to get into dance, modern funk, and house music like it. I already love Leon Vynehall, Against All Logic, and Yves Tumor, so I would love any recommendations to help expand my palette, new or old. I love these specific artists, but I know nothing of House as a genre as a whole.

On a more niche level, I loving love the albums Black Terry Cat and Magic Trix by Xenia Rubinos, if someone can rec any music with off kilter vocals and groovy, syncopated rhythms like that to me, I'd be hella grateful. Thank you!

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