Post your favorite electronic albums. I'm just getting into electronic music, besides Flying Lotus and Boards of Canada this might be the only other album that has completely blown me away.
I've listened to half of those. I love the books, radiohead and tortoise but could you really call those albums electronic? I guess you could. how different is that bjork album from her others? I couldn't really into homogenic, it gave me an akwkward vibe.
I love that album. Everything else they made is so meh, though.
I've been listening to a lot of stuff on Kompakt lately, but have been sticking to comps. Haven't managed to totally branch out into the albums on it.
The Field is what got me into the label, though.
I'd say listen to his studio albums in order starting with Los Angeles. its chill, wonky, glitchy instrumental hip hop. then you step it up with cosmogramma which alienates a lot of people but if you make it through you will probably love it. until the quiet comes is jazzy like cosmo but slower and more ethereal. listen to that still if you couldn't into cosmo.
Venetian Snares – Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
Modern Classical, Breakcore
"COME BACK FAT AS A RAT..."
It's one of those albums I don't listen to a lot not to get tired of it
A few favourites that I've been listening to frequently within the last few months:
Velocity: Design: Comfort - Sweet Trip
Immunity - Jon Hopkins
Black Is Beautiful - Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland
Vocalcity - Luomo
Swim - Caribou
Glass Swords - Rustie
Also, if you're interested in listening to some very early electronic music I highly recommend Popular Electronics by Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan.
>Everything else they made is so meh, though.
No love for dubnobasswithmyheadman?
Im listening to that right now. on track 4 so far. feels like a more paranoid, disturbed Richard D James album but about on the same level if not the same. is this one of those undeservingly underrated albums?
check the electronic section of my chart
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica, Returnal, R+7, The Fall Into Time
Tim Hecker - Virgins, Haunt Me, Haunt Me, Do It Again
Gas - Gas, Zauberberg, Konigsforst, Pop
Laurel Halo - Quarantine
I don't really like Flying Lotus tbh. His stuff is too indebted to hip-hop. Which is fine, I just prefer hip-hop with actual lyricism (and I don't really like Kendrick Lamar or Snoop Dogg so I am not exactly excited about his new album). And I'm just now discovering how good Boards of Canada actually are - I used to write them off as bland a lot.
Pan Sonic is great stuff, sadly they don't do that violent stuff all that often and the only artist that does similar stuff, Emptyset, may be a little too minimal and abstract in comparison.
>I'm just now discovering how good Boards of Canada actually are - I used to write them off as bland a lot.
same. there is something interesting happening in between every beat. lots of layers and nice tones
Doesn't get nearly as much love around here as it should.
>MAKE A 100 ALBUMS
Good list, but nearly half of those are hardly "electronic".
>Electronic music doesn't work in album format.
>Try DJ MIXES
Mostly shit with some gems. They're albums too you know though.
Hey that's an album!
>IDM is boring
>he doesn't listen to idm exclusively
Moroder sucks, genres that evolved from Chicago are better.
Some random recommendations
>Sora - Re.sort
>Saul Stokes - Radiate
>Okihide - A Boy In Picca Season
>Bedouin Ascent - Science, Art And Ritual
>Brothomstates - Claro
>Vir Unis - Thermal Transfer
>Cobblestone Jazz - 23 Seconds
>Low Res - Approximate Love Boat (Mistaken Alien Interpretations Of Earth Music)
Decent list, though a tad generic.
Speaking of which, does anyone know any similar albums?
Is this one of the greatest electronic albums of all time?
› minimal techno:
Monolake – Momentum
Senking – Senking
Byetone – Death of a Typographer [+ glitch]
Kangding Ray – OR [+ IDM]
› techno that's too fun for purists:
Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
Laurent Garnier – Unreasonable Behaviour
Fluke – Risotto
› ambient techno:
Voices from the Lake s/t
Seefeel – Quique
Biosphere – Microgravity
› deep house x minimal techno:
Move D & Benjamin Brunn – Songs from the Beehive
› deep house:
DJ Sprinkles – Midtown 120 Blues
Session Victim – The Haunted House of House
Luomo – Vocalcity
› progressive house:
Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposure
Sasha – airdrawndagger
Deep Dish–Junk Science
Orbital – In Sides
The Future Sound of London – Dead Cities
Autechre – Tri Repetae; LP5
Download – III; The Eyes of Stanley Pain; Effector
Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
Global Communication –76:14
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Pjusk / Sleep Orchestra – Drowning in the Sky
Seefeel – Succour
… And ESCM by BT if you want trance, Wide Angle by Hybrid if you want breakbeat, The K&D Sessions™ and Lamb s/t if you want trip hop, Hangable Auto Bulb by AFX if you want acid techno, Basic Channel if you want dub techno, Carbon Based Lifeforms if you want psybient.
Best album of the 00s for me, hands down. Though I see it as synthpop, not really electronic music.
It was okay but the brickwalled mastering really disturbed me.
Many good albums here, but
1) no use for discoveries if you don't put the names
2) how the hell is Current 93 electronic?
Really good one too.
>Everything else they made is so meh, though.
I disagree; Second Toughest in the Infants is the best, but dubnobasswithmyheadman has some great tracks on it too — and Beaucoup Fish is very good.
Kesto is impressive. Disc one is very harsh, noisy techno; disc two is a bit similar but less harsh; disc three is eerie and often almost empty, close to lowercase in spirit; disc four is drone. Most of it is good, and the band really had a sound of their own. The thing is, it's so massive I rarely listen to it all in one session — and discs 3 and 4 really require you to be in the right mood. But I recommend it.
Alright, ambient techno then.
I like Multila very much, it's perfect for rainy days. I don't listen to it very often though, and it's the only one I've heard from him so far.
Why would you qualify IDM as something you can dance to and point out Boards of Canada not being IDM over Autechre? BoC is way more danceable than ae, but you're taking the genre out of context anyways
Why does everyone have such a fucking problem with the term IDM? Just because it sounds a tad pretentious doesn't mean it can't encompass a large variety of electronic music without getting overtly specific. You could use it to describe ambient techno, drill n bass, experimental techno, even some rave songs.
I mostly only like electronic infused rock/indie, like Radiohead for example.
My favorites are Supercar, iLL, I Monster (all three more electronic indie), Etherwood (drum and bass), and Kashiwa Daisuke (glitch)
I don't ever like music for appearances so I want to say that they make great music and really recommend them buddy
I swear to god I will hunt any of you down who says R Plus Seven isn't good. It's magnificent. Not saying that to discredit the rest of his discography, but god damn that album got me back into electronic in a big way
lol at least RA covers more than the 6 or so artists that people outside of bleep threads discuss. tbh using RA-core as an insult is contradictory because they cover pretty much everything in the electronic music world
here take this
in fact everyone take this, it's wonderful and obscure enough for nobody to shit all over it
just some electronic artists I've been getting into recently
Ital Tek, Nguzunguzu, Jam City, Egyptrixx, Om Unit, Machinedrum, Arca, Kuedo, Africa Hitech, Dro Carey, Girl Unit, Lapalux, Objekt
Siriusmo - Mosaik
80Kidz - This Is My Shit
Koan Sound + Asa - Sanctuary EP
Disclosure - Settle
Baths - Obsidian
Calibre - Even If...
LTJ Bukem - Journey Inwards
Daft Punk - Human After All
currently waiting for Flight Facilities - Down to Earth
What would you say it is then?
It's tagged as IDM and ambient techno on RYM and last.fm, that's good enough for me.
IDM is a vague catch-all term, but it's still the best way to describe albums like LP5.
Why are you even posting?
Burial - Untrue
Shy FX & T Power - Diary Of A Digital Soundboy
SBTRKT - SBTRKT
EPs and singles are much more common than albums in the electronic music world, so it's hard to recommend specific albums. You're better off looking for artists.
I can recommend some if you say what you're into