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Good electronic music

Good electronic music
November 25, 2011, 06:20:10 AM
It's about time we posted good non-ambient electronic music, no? What are the opinions on the following:





the best songs by daft punk are actually from the album Homework

Re: Good electronic music
November 25, 2011, 09:06:44 PM
Nothing to my liking in there.

B grade darkwave.

A+ sublime neoclassical music.

The best electronic music for some reason always ends up being ambient.


Re: Good electronic music
November 26, 2011, 11:32:31 AM
Chemically induced ramblings:

Interesting that the Dead can Dance song linked is one with a very positive message. Decoded; The Power We Entrust In Love, Advocated. The lyrics are a literal advocation of the power of love as a solution;

"The way lies through our love;
there can be no other means to the end,
or keys to my heart...
you will never find.
You will never find!"

A wonderful pick too, this is a great song.

The inevitable Beherit link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qKGgFLv8hk

Re: Good electronic music
November 26, 2011, 05:32:20 PM
Scorn - Evanescence. Highly recommended

Re: Good electronic music
December 03, 2011, 09:15:23 AM
Start with the originals, specifically Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream.

Then work your way into the modern stuff, but keep this in mind: 99% of music out there is radio rock/pop/folk tricked out to be something "different." Ministry and Nine Inch Nails come to mind, so do some very celebrated "neofolk" and black/punk bands.

Re: Good electronic music
December 09, 2011, 05:15:35 PM

The best electronic music for some reason always ends up being ambient.

Well said, I'm in total agreement. Either that or harsh noise. A lot of electronic music is, like Conservationist said, pop/rock with boops and beeps.


Play this at maximum volume to deter christians and liberals.

Re: Good electronic music
December 09, 2011, 06:06:32 PM
I used to listen to old stuff by Frontline Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Leaether Strip and maybe the first Nitzer Ebb. It's miles above techno but still becomes 'see-through' all too quickly.

Re: Good electronic music
December 10, 2011, 08:05:05 AM
When do we all throw in the towel, realize that with a handful of exceptions modern music is the same old pop/rock/country format, and just start listening to classical?

For electronic stuff, I can see the appeal of Beherit-style darkwave, Kraftwerk synthpop, Tangerine Dream, Eno, maybe a few others... but that's it. It's literally a handful of bands that are not transparent as aquarius says.

Then there's a metric fukton of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner and Schumann to explore... and all of it is more complex and more emotionally interesting. Even if I do have to throw on the Sisters of Mercy now and again.

Re: Good electronic music
December 10, 2011, 08:16:42 AM
After modern society collapses we'll all have to listen to Beethoven.

As to the OP:



Discovered them through anus.com/zine/music. Listened to them ever since.

Re: Good electronic music
March 13, 2012, 09:59:49 AM
I've found very few electronic records I throughly enjoy unless they veer closer to ambient. My list resembles very closely the list of "essential" ambient house that gets thrown out there:

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. II
Global Communication - 76:14
Biosphere - Substrata

Plus of course the obligatory mods to Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Manuel Gottsching, Wendy Carlos and the like.

Re: Good electronic music
March 13, 2012, 10:30:02 AM
Front 242!

Re: Good electronic music
March 13, 2012, 10:38:35 AM
My parents used to listen to a lot of Jean-Michel Jarre when I was a little kid. I think it probably had a significant influence on the way I hear music. It's not as complex as Tangerine Dream, but it's quite beautiful:



Re: Good electronic music
March 13, 2012, 11:57:48 AM
Oxegyne is a great record - I'm always amazed at how many copies of it I see in the used bins around here. Amazing to think how many people were buying his work along with Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream etc where now it's been relegated to new age fruitcakes and a small collection of synth freaks like Expo 70, Emeralds, Invisible Softwoods and the like....

Re: Good electronic music
March 15, 2012, 06:40:05 PM
I recently got Electric Doom Synthesis reissue on LP and it sounds awesome. It's like listening to it again for the first time, the track order is different, new material and generally different sounding mix of existing material. Has anyone heard it? and if so what's your take on it?