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Redington    4

Can't wait for that. I saw that he re-released the Analord series with a few more tracks on each last year. Or discogs is lying to me.

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ariScotle    1

So you havent listen to any melodic IDM like ametsub(snowy lava), kettel, wisp, Bluetech, plaid from 5 years ago, and THE flashbulb.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, I recently started listening to The Flashbulb, Plaid & Ametsub - and I'm really digging it.

I go in and out with IDM (I do a lot of rotational seasons with Goa-Techno-IDM-Psytrance-Ambient) and right now I'm back into an IDM swing

hence the long time since my last venture into this topic.

 

Great stuff though, so thanks for the recos.

 

Question:

What were some of the top albums (or stuff I really should give a go) from say, 2004-2007?

I'm familiar with a lot of the newer stuff. Hit me with some mid 2000s classics.

 

Cheers from USA

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ariScotle    1

Oh yeah, and are there any really great IDM VAs?

I'm always interested in checking out quality comps.

 

Peace

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Otto Matta    3

ariScotle - I recommend checking out the releases from the Toytronic label. Good artists and solid compilations from the mid-'00s. I can also recommend the underrated Boltfish label. Some real gems there, like Zainetica, for one. As far as classics are concerned, you'll get lots of different answers from different people. My addition would be stuff off of Attacknine, like Freescha's Head Warlock Double Stare and Casino Versus Japan's Hitori + Kaiso 1998-2001, for starters.

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rino    3

Holy crap, I guess the ever changing trends have left me a tad behind, but it wasn't up until a few days ago that I gave the remastered, 2xCD version of Ulrich Schnauss freshman album, "Far Away Trains Passing Buy" a proper listen... Damn. It sounds about four to five times better than it did back in 2001, and in addition to that, the extra CD is a treasure chest!

Some of his melodies are cherubic, and... nothing more, just that, as if it wasn't enough :)

The harmony he forges and evokes in his tracks at times even surpasses production from soulful electronic music luminaries such as Carl Craig or Suburban Knight. Really dreamy music this guy makes. Not for frequent plays, but when I am in the mood, I can hardly think of anything more suitable.

 

But I guess I ain't givin' any breaking news folks, am I?

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Redington    4

Oh yeah, and are there any really great IDM VAs?

I'm always interested in checking out quality comps.

 

Peace

 

Mind Tree and the Emerging Organisms Vols.

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yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

 

It certainly is.

 

Any more suggestions?

 

hey Ritual om, well my top 10 is pretty much the best i've heard in electronica IDM style and I've listen to mostly anything that's been released in IDM (I'm in a IDM forum too:

 

Look really into wisp, besides his new album, everything he have done is dope. you can find all of his first album free (he's giving them!): one word, well two: wisp makes CANDY music, really fun, addictive, corny, but fuck it, we all love corny sometimes. Best break beats artist I've heard, emotion on the rendez-vous!

 

Kettel: actually my favorite electronica artist of all time, his best albums are through friendly waters, whisper me wishes, my dogan, myam james part 1 and volleiyed iron, but honestly, everything he has done is a masterpieces , even his first super old school albums. You have to check out all of his remixes, such as Zalig zijn de armen van geest (Kettel remix) but he had done maybe 25 remixes, and they are mostly just perfect imo. Percussion and melodic wise, he's just unequaled. I cant listen to his song and only concentrate about his percussion, and I'm not even able to completely understand what he does, really special feeling, and then, when you start understand his percussion, his melodies are just epic really. Kettel is what I was waiting for to hear all my life, no joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZM6A6AgeTA&feature=related (listewn at the cybals from 3:05, wow!)

(this songs is my least favorite from through friendly waters, but still, pretty interesting isn't it! youtube and their taste hein :P)

 

Aphex twin: It takes time to really get it, at least for me, but once you do, you will have no choice but to say that he's a genius: really weird style, sometimes too hard, sometimes weird. Aphex twin uses something as I would qualify as sucky sounds, weird and not necessarily pleasant sound. Percussion wise, he's ALMOST as good as kettel, really unique melodies, creepy sometimes, fun fun fun. nothing fancy with aphex, he's throwing at you some kind of a weird but logic music, anyways. recommendation: I Care Because You Do, Drukqs, saw2 reworked

 

give me goosebumps!

 

 

heres a liost i've made of my favorite songs

Acrid Avid Jamshred

Mt saint michel mix+st michaels mount!

Start As You Mean To Go On

Mookid

Alberto Balsam

rhubarb (1159 mix)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lichen (1136 mix)!

cliffs (1043 mix)!!!

Xtal

Ageispolis

Z Twig!!

Crying in Your Face

Home Made Polysynth!!

Cilonen

I'm Self Employed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Backdoor.Berbew.Q

Wax the Nip

Backdoor.Spyboter.A

W32.Deadcode.A

Lisbon Acid!!!!!!!

Snivel Chew!!!!

2 Analogue Talks

AFX Acid 04!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pitcard!!!

Fenix Funk

Grumpy Acid!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crying in Yur Face

Boxing Day

Cilonen

 

really, some aphex twin stuff is just to weird for me, so a lot is crap as far as i'm concerned

 

Those 3 are my favorite.

 

 

Then, theres

Burial

the flashbulb (not perfect, he's trying too much) but from him, benn jordan, I simply LOVE his project human action network. This album is a classic one in the acid IDM side. the last 5-6 songs of his album is great!

Tycho

 

Finally, here's a wisp remix from an aphex twin song: this songs is the definition of IDM music for me, this is exaclty what I love about idm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IajlDKbqFAs&feature=related

cheers

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Holy crap, I guess the ever changing trends have left me a tad behind, but it wasn't up until a few days ago that I gave the remastered, 2xCD version of Ulrich Schnauss freshman album, "Far Away Trains Passing Buy" a proper listen... Damn. It sounds about four to five times better than it did back in 2001, and in addition to that, the extra CD is a treasure chest!

Some of his melodies are cherubic, and... nothing more, just that, as if it wasn't enough :)

The harmony he forges and evokes in his tracks at times even surpasses production from soulful electronic music luminaries such as Carl Craig or Suburban Knight. Really dreamy music this guy makes. Not for frequent plays, but when I am in the mood, I can hardly think of anything more suitable.

 

But I guess I ain't givin' any breaking news folks, am I?

 

yes you do, lol, i'll check him out!

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Wow this thread is old ;) But I am reviving it to gain some insights from your huge pool of knowledge.

 

I am specifically looking for some idm that is on the friendly side. A lot I find sounds rather cold, experimental and inaccesible. Any recommendations for some more funky friendly sounding IDM?

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well, kettel is my first recommendation. BOC, aphex twin, autechre, are pretty much my top list

 

my taste have quite changed since this thread, but Kettel remained number one

 

actual liste would be:

1-kettel

2- Boards of canada

3- Aphex

4-Autechre

5-Arca

 

cheers

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