>ELM (Electronic Listening Music) instead of IDM
I could actually get behind this. I like brancedance too but it sounds a bit quirky to be taken seriously as a genre title. But anythings better than what we've got stuck with. What may have helped 'IDM' catch on is that it rolls off the tongue well though.
try Locust Toybox
Pic related, one of my favourite albums of the year. His 5 latest albums are all excellent.
i.e. 'everyone keep listening to the same 3 artists and don't branch out'. Rubbish.
Listening for first time now and it sounds dope.
Hi OP and everyone, I'm the guy that started the thread about this album cover yesterday. Thanks for sharing an interest; I really enjoy ELM, especially early- and mid-nineties stuff. I would like to recommend this pic related album. I don't think it's *purely* electronic but I get a lot of the same comfy feels and love it in the colder months.
Hell yes! That track is so subterranean. And the melody that comes in right before the 5 min mark has always been a gratifying moment in the music for me. Incunabula is a great album, you'll hear a differently mixed track on it called "Eggshell."
I'm not familiar with any of these artists but I will heed your warning.
I'm friendly to all music, and I don't think we should exclude anything that may be of interest. I see the genre as refreshingly open to interpretation. "Intelligent dance music" is inherently limiting, and in many cases I think the "dance" part is misleading. ELM has roots in dance music because of its means of production, but doesn't share much in spirit. Just my two cents.
I really love this album, Pop Polling by Accelera Deck. Never heard anything else by the guy...
yay. i've been searching for threads that include electronic ambient & drone and cud never find any. I was about to try to make a drone general or something tbh. but thanks for the responses. i'll be participating in ELM threads for now on.
Hell yes I love that album, found it on CD. I got my friend into it. She asked me for similar music and I rec'd Lifeforms by Future Sounds of London and Pop by Gas. Is there anything else I should have included?
808 State covers a wide band of the electronic music spectrum, but I would call a good portion of it ELM, especially some of ex:el
Holy Fuck OP I remember when this album first came out and I'm just listening to it now its absolutely perfect and timeless.
Around the same time as this album coming out >>51425953
I was pretty big into the Rising high Records label too for a lot of the ambient techno stuff.
Back then there wasn't a great deal of labels putting this sort of stuff out...alot of it was clustered onto labels such as warp/rephlex/rising high/R&S/Mute etc
I also had the VHS video for this and it was fucking epic on acid