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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.

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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 23:01 on Jan 29, 2009

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Jesus, you guys really recommended some good stuff. I thank you, but my bank balance is going to hate your guts.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


theEZkill posted:

Need similar bands like
The Knife (mainly these guys)
Crystal Castles
Boys Noize
Black Kids

I tend to associate Four Tet and The Knife since I got into them at a similar time, but they don't sound as glitchy or electronic as Boys Noize or Crystal Castles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_POkOLy2rM

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Tweaker1 posted:

I'm sure it's out there, I don't really know any of it though. I do love the figurines a lot.

K recommend me something.

Lately I have been listening to

Sunny Day Real Estate
Rites of Spring
Moss Icon

Anything else in that more hardcore "emo" genre.

Try Dag Nasty for 'Rites...' type stuff. Texas is the Reason kind of fit and maybe some Hot Water Music?

They're all in my library at Last FM if you want a look:

http://www.last.fm/user/SADDeadite/library

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Camping.. Intense! posted:

Anyone recommend any indie or rock bands that use a lot of world music influences? Especially indian or middle eastern stuff.

Firewater are the obvious choice since their lead member/song writer recorded their last album by touring the middle-east and recording people he met with his laptop. Check out tracks from 'The Golden Hour' on their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/realfirewater

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Fame Throwa posted:

I'm learning Gaelic and I'm looking for some music so I can get a better feel for the language. What are some good bands? I don't like Enya sort of music so much but that's most of what I find.

I think Runrig often sing in Gaelic, but they're awful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runrig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj_srxNrQC0

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Interested in hearing the source for what bands like The Black Lips pastiche in "Trapped in a Basement" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu40tNnUuEE or what a lot of the music in House of the Dead: Overkill is based on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRuw...feature=related

Any suggestions you awesome people you?

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Farts Domino posted:

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but there are a couple of garage-psych bands that tend towards that dark fuzzed sound. Maybe try The Seeds or Electric Prunes. Not all of their songs are like that (and I swear I'm missing some obvious choices here) but they might work for you.

You might also like The Gris Gris or early Dr. John.

I didn't explain myself very well, but yeah, The Garage-psych thing's about right. I've been enjoying The Monks album I picked up the other day too, if that's any help.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


FateFree posted:

I'm looking for some recommendations for the mix of piano, keyboard synths, nintendo sounding noises, combined with either slow or fast music.

Here are some of my favorite bands that best fit the description:

Faster electronic:
Chiodos, The Faint, Panic At The Disco (first album), The Medic Droid, Metro Station, Machinae Supremacy

Slower electronic:
The Postal Service, Death Cab, Mates of State, The Anniversary, Play Radio Play

I'm drawing a blank now I'm sure theres a few more that I could throw in. But any band with synths that remind you of tetris or any 8 bit style sound would be perfect. If you were readin the list and thought of any bands that would fit in nicely, please let me know.

If you like The Faint, you might like some other Electroclash bands or electroclash influenced bands. Try maybe Tiga or Fischerspooner.

Tiga - Far From Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJ8prhLbtQ

Fischerspooner - Emerge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Jth4UtsY0

The chiptune movement seems to be made up of a lot of smaller, independent bands or individual artists with Crystal Castles being the obvious chiptune influenced cross-over act, but start with Anamanaguchi and then see if you're interested in 'pure' chip-tune from there if you like lo-fi, clearly synthetic 'nintendo' sounds.

Anamanaguchi - Sting Operation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApCvhwbXytM

EDIT: If you're looking for music that's fairly poppy but utilises lo-fi electonics, The Rentals have Moogs out the rear end:

The Rentals - Friends of P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuHw...feature=related

Disco Pope fucked around with this message at 20:21 on Dec 29, 2009

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


I saw 'Crazy Heart' the other night and quite enjoyed some of the downbeat country near the end. I'm already quite a big fan of Calexico and like the cinematic, world-hopping sound that they have too, so they might be a good 'guide band.' Basically I'm looking for some mournful country, ideally with some slide guitar because I'm a sucker for it, that steers clear of the cheese that I usually find off-putting.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


1mil Billy Mitchell posted:

A friend asked me about a recommendation and I've been thinking about it for a bit but I'm not sure where to go here. He asked me where he could branch out from by giving me Orbital - Halycon + On + On.

I'm not entirely certain where to go - The Orb, early Aphex Twin, Seefeel, System 7, Global Communication, Biosphere? I guess basically ambient techno, but I can't really find the middle ground between really ambient techno and the sort-of ambient techno with a hard 4/4 and rather catch.

A much newer band, but probably The gently caress Buttons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xWRi8O7gek

Edit: With hindsight, I agree with the mod. This is pretty off base, feel free to disregard.

Disco Pope fucked around with this message at 20:03 on Dec 7, 2010

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


het posted:

Okay, while it's entirely possible the dude's friend may very well like this, do you have any idea what ambient, techno, The Orb, Aphex Twin, Orbital, the track Halcyon+On+On or any of the other things mentioned sound like? This isn't the "Recommend the band that sounds slightly like what you think the person described Megathread".

Seriously, "probably"? Really?

Try Loop Guru - Amrita and Fluke - Risotto maybe.

Okay, hands up my post wasn't well written, and 'ambient' and 'techno' are really clouded terms, but it was a genuine recommendation based on the work of the artists listed that I've owned music by. With hindsight it was pretty off base and not well thought out. Sorry.

Disco Pope fucked around with this message at 20:31 on Dec 7, 2010

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Skilleddk posted:

Thanks a lot! Whole Rosso Corsa records label seems to be great for this kinda stuff

You may also enjoy 'Drokk' by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury. It's the imaginary soundtrack to a 1980s Judge Dredd movie, although it's more soundtrack-y that disco-y. Very easy to find and buy, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxR...feature=related

Apologies for the odd video.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


This two acts are maybe slightly disparate, but I'm looking for acts that have the slightly hypnagogic feel of Portishead or Chromatics; I not so interested in the ethereal as much as a slightly decayed, hauntological vibe.

Any suggestions? I know and like the likes of the Cocteau Twins, but the vibe I'm looking for is more haunted than haunting.

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.



You know what, they were a presence when I was a kid and probably way too young to appreciate them, so I hadn't thought about them. Good call!

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Some great recommendations, thanks folks. By sheer chance, I stumbled on the exact sound I was looking for this morning when messaging my partner about Ghost Box records in The Pattern Forms

https://youtu.be/marweWtJ3Pk

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


I bounce off metal hard, but "Reign in Blood" is one of the best albums ever. Where should I go next? I tend to bounce off Guitar Shop Employee "more notes = better" metal in particular, and Metallica dont seem to understand the value of not spending 4 minutes of a song making music for sad cowboys who ride a lonely steel horse before getting to the good parts.

Other metal I've enjoyed has included Ministry and Melvins, and maybe Dinosaur Jr if you are pushing the definition hard. I've also enjoyed the likes of Lightning Bolt, DFA 1979 and Deathscalator.

Disco Pope fucked around with this message at 14:46 on Aug 2, 2020

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


Lots of good recommendations above, currently enjoying Morbid Saint, so more along those lines would be cool. And yeah, you made the bell chime that I might be more of a noise guy, but weirdly have never properly explored Melt Banana! Thanks both!

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Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Spoiled Victorian Goon.


HenryJLittlefinger posted:

I'm looking for something with a real wide open spaces deserty sound, not too heavy and not quite all the way on the Ennio Morricone spaghetti western score end of things.

I really like Friends of Dean Martinez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah4n5W37QK0

and I'm pretty well tapped into desert rock, with Yawning Man being my favorite in that genre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Weip92Bno

But right now I want something not as fuzzy as desert rock, few vocals if any, and evocative of dust, far off horizons, perpetual stillness, etc.

This might be slightly obvious, especially as they're an associated act of Friends of Dean Martinez IIRC, so forgive me if that's the case, but have you tried some older Calexico?

https://youtu.be/xdLF998FA4Y

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