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Who are your biggest musical influences, /mu/?

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Who are your biggest musical influences, /mu/?
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robbie basho
graham lambkin
young thug
mark hollis
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>>60185770
GG Allin
Madonna
Balinese Gamelan
Metallica
Kanye
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AFI
A Wilhelm Scream
Basement Jaxx
Daft Punk
Garbage
Jazz in general
Kylie Minogue
Peaches
Placebo
Poe
Portishead
Robyn
Ruby
Library music and 60s and 70s French/Italian/German film soundtracks
Italo disco
The B-52's
The Cure
The Misfits
Zero 7
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i pretty much sound like a bad mix of Barenaked Ladies and Jethro Tull
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Kevin Barnes.
I just want to do what he does.
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Right now it's probably Omer Klein. Other than that I guess Brian Wilson, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix.
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Talk Talk
Miles Davis
Alice Coltrane
Mark Hollis
Brian Eno
Bjork
John Fahey
David Bowie
Pat Martino
The Beatles
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>>60185804
noice

Otomo Yoshihide
Laurie Anderson
Coil
Luc Ferrari

maybe
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The Beatles
Beach Boys
The Doors
Jimi Hendrix
Sliver Apples
Soft Machine
Frank Zappa
The Shaggs
Captain Beefheart
Neil Young
Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Jethro Tull
Joni Mitchell
Tom Waits
Rush
The Congos
Augustus Pablo
Supertramp
Van Halen
Talking Heads
Minutemen
Prince
Meat Puppets
Beastie Boys
Simon and Garfunkel
Björk
Melvins
Pixies
Primus
Ween
Pearl Jam
Nirvana
Soundgarden
Alice In Chains
Dr. Dre
The Pharcyde
Sleep
Kyuss
Morphine
Wu-Tang Clan
Portishead
The Notorious B.I.G.
Beck
Digable Planets
Electric Wizard
Fishmans
DJ Shadow
Radiohead
Modest Mouse
Neutral Milk Hotel
Eminem
Boris
Aesop Rock
D'Angelo
cLOUDDEAD
Tenacious D
Queens of the Stone Age
Norah Jones
Dizzee Rascal
MF DOOM
The Flaming Lips
Nujabes
Weird Al
King Sunny Ade
Joanna Newsom
M.I.A.
J Dilla
Emancipator
Burial
Tobacco/BMSR
Onra
Grouper
Oneohtrix Point Never
Death Grips
Jon Gomm
Kendrick Lamar
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Toe
Modest Mouse
Cardiacs
The Dismemberment Plan
Melt-Banana
Zazen Boys
OKGO
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>>60187520
Biggest influences =/= every artist you listen to that you can think of off the top of your head
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>>60187565
That's a fraction of what I listen to
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My music sounds like a synthesis of Sgt. Pepper-era Paul McCartney and the kind of music that Yes were doing around 90125 (:
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Marina & the Diamonds
Oddisee
Milo
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>>60187577
so it sucks?
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Bob Dylan

Honestly, most of my tastes in general stem from tracing his influences, their influences, the people he's influenced, others both groups influenced, etc.
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God
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>>60187574
>off the top of your head
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RZA

reason I started producing
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>>60187622
Every one of those artists impacts my music in a major way, you simpleton
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these ugly fuckers
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the velvet underground
stooges
minutemen
the fall
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Scot Le Faro
The Grateful Dead
The Beach Boys
Duke Ellington
Charles Mingus
Louis Armstrong
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>>60187644
Give me a run down of how everyone does what then.
Surely if they're all huge influences it shouldn't be any trouble.
I will wait.
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thurston
patrick flegel
oliver ackermann
will anderson
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>>60187730
that would require more effort than I'm willing to put into convincing a nobody of something they're not going to accept anyway

nice talking to you :)
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>>60187730
>>60187780
>durr i gues your rong durr hurr

there, I already wrote your reply for you :)
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>>60185770
Coil
Nine Inch Nails
Oneohtrix Point Never
Dead Voices on Air
Autechre
Skinny Puppy
Throbbing Gristle
Clams Casino
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>>60187780
I mean if you actually listed why each of those bands influences you I'm pretty sure it would be accepted
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>>60187839
see >>60187780
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>>60187839
He won't because they all don't.
Most of the replies have just been people's favorite artists not who actually inspire or influence their music.
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>>60187600
what if i said i dont even make music
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>>60187607
I was wondering if someone would post this. Dylan gets very little love on /mu/ considering how good his late 60s-mid 70s period was.
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Boredoms and Lightning Bolt. I'm also tempted to say Glenn Branca even though I don't like his work very much aside from Gloria.

Tool would also be an acceptable choice since they introduced me to prog metal/rock, which lead me toward everything else.
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>>60185770

the beatles

minutemen

tool

king crimson

neutral milk hotel
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>>60187580
dear lord
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>>60185851
I want to hear your music senpai
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>>60187879
>The Beatles
Strong melodic songwriting and personal, introspective lyricism
>Beach Boys
Tight harmonies and unorthodox instrumentation
>The Doors
Atmospheric psychedelic soundscapes and daring lyrical poetry
>Jimi Hendrix
Integration of strong songwriting, instrumental gymnastics, and conceptual ambition
>Sliver Apples
>Soft Machine
Taking big risks and pushing the boundaries of your time
>Frank Zappa
Combining genres, humor, technical virtuosity, and legitimate feeling to become wholly original
>The Shaggs
>Captain Beefheart
Music doesn't always have to follow the rules, and anything can find a niche with enough conviction and dedication
>Neil Young
Folk can have an angsty side and rock can have a sensitive side, as long as the songwriting is solid and the lyrics are poignant and sung without artificiality
>Black Sabbath
>Led Zeppelin
Big riffs lmao
>Pink Floyd
Drama can be done tastefully if the compositions suit it
>Jethro Tull
Quirkiness can be both esoteric and accessible with intelligent songwriting
>Joni Mitchell
Creativity draws heavily from one's own reality
>Tom Waits
Like Neil Young, but with a lot more emphasis on experimentation and synthesizing your influences
>Rush
Like Jethro Tull, but with a bigger emphasis on technical proficiency and how it can still work for a "poppier" kind of song
>The Congos
>Augustus Pablo
Introduced me to the world of innovative dub music production, from which all electronic music has sprung
>Supertramp
Like Rush, but with a bigger emphasis on the pop aspect
>Van Halen
There's a way to make showboating tasteful
>Talking Heads
You shouldn't be afraid to tout your influences and combine them into something accessible
>Minutemen
Sometimes the "simplest" music can be the most creative
>Prince
Music can be tastefully hypersexual if the compositions are strong
>Meat Puppets
Some aspects of one's music can be so good that they make up for or even add charm to other shortcomings

shall I continue?
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Justin Bieber
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>>60188320
>I-I dont want to put in any effort
No not really.
I appreciate you being slightly better than a shitter though and actually giving me an answer.
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>>60188381
eat shit
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>>60187810
Kill thyself
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>>60188459
*tips reddit*
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If I had to really narrow it down, it'd be Yes, Moon Safari, Joe Satriani, and lots of videogame music.
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Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Daisuke Tobari
Elliot Smith
Alex G
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>>60185770
pretty much Brian Wilson, Nick Drake and The Beatles.
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charles cohen
paul bley
sun ra
hans joachim roedelius
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maurice ravel
claude debussy
richard strauss
sibylle baier
antonio carlos jobim

I'm big into arranging in a pop sensibility with a slightly french sound. Strauss is in there because he perfected counterpoint (in my eyes)
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As a guitarist (I play in a jazz fusion band):
Bluegrass in general, but I particularly like The Dillards, Yonder Mountain String Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Tony Rice
John Scofield
Ronny Jordan
Grant Green
Gabor Szabo
Dick Dale and surf rock in general
Ernest Ranglin
Alexi Laiho (lol I know)

For my electronic music:
Skinny Puppy
Underworld
Czarny Hifi
Lo Fidelity Allstars
Front 242
Conrad Schnitzler
The Prodigy
Hexentanz
Tangerine Dream
Vangelis (Blade Runner soundtrack)
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>>60189408
Those are some interesting influences
I like Roedelius, don't see him mentione much here
>>60189539
Also some very interesting influences, kind of all over the place
>>60187811
>>60189539
you guys should collab T B H
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>>60189619
yeah i''m trying to do synthesizer based improvisation/free jazz, not a huge pool of people to draw from
i also love people like m geddes gengras and keith fullerton whitman, but it was people like cohen and bley, but especially sun ra, who opened my eyes to the possibilities of my favourite instrument in my favourite genre of music
roedelius is fantastic, yeah i don't really see kosmiche stuff discussed here much - kluster/cluster especially

>tfw i will never afford an buchla music easel like charles
why even try
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>>60189796
How do you feel about Conrad Schnitzler's solo stuff?
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>>60189858
i honestly haven't explored that much of it, i've heard blau and rod but that's about it
never see his stuff on vinyl round me as well
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>>60189619
>>60187811
I'm up for collabing, with anyone who's interested, [email protected]
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>>60189978
You should listen to Conrad & Sohn when you get a chance
Also Ballet Statique
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Paul McCartney
Dead Kennedys
Cheap Trick
Dinosaur Jr.
Harvey Danger
Pixies
The Knack
The Beatles
UFO
Big Black
The Cars
Sparks
Black Sabbath
R.E.M.
The Smashing Pumpkins
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Main project:
NMH
>surreal lyricism, unique sound and instrumentation
The Front Bottoms
>very detailed lyrics, impassioned delivery, fantastic songwriting
Modern Baseball
>Great jams, feels, varied guitar tones, feels
Elliott Smith
>light instrumentation, whispery delivery,
Sufjan Stevens
>great implementation of sampling and electronic elements into folk composition, feels
Giles Corey
>existentialist and depressive themes
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(forgot this)
Side project:
RZA
>dark and dusty beats but also full and detailed
Sufjan Stevens
>see: Enjoy Your Rabbit and Age of Adz
Death Grips
>extremely varied delivery, different sounds for different projects.
MF DOOM
>tons of characterization, funny lyrics, clever sampling
Madlib
>Full-ass beats, fantastic talent of flipping samples
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>>60190749
>>60190869
You pretty much posted all the ones i was going to do except Fleet Foxes.
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>>60187879
Favorite artists can't be influential?
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>>60185770
Toshimaru Nakamura
Gustav Mahler
JS Bach (too easy I guess)
Steve Roden
John Fahey
Gavin Bryars
J Dilla

all always inspire me to think about music in different ways, and to never be close-minded, writing or listening

>>60185804
nice

>>60189408
also nice
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Jandek
Gary Wilson
Tonetta
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we basically sound a little bit like the velvet undreground and a lot like right said fred.
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>>60187520
as an anonymous , artist that we definitely don't care about, what do you even get out of divulging such a pretentiously huge list of influences?
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>>60189796
>Charles Cohen, growing tired of the knobs on his Buchla, decided to molest a 14 year old boy.
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>>60185770
jandek, grouper, low
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Colin Stetson
Trent Reznor
Aaron North
Jimi Hendrix
Lightning Bolt
Jordaan Mason
Fleetwood Mac
Swans
The Strokes
Dick Dale

To a limited degree:
St. Vincent
Doom/Stoner Metal
Djenty stuff like Meshuggah or Animals as Leaders
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>>60185770
the dodos
animal collective
and rei harakami
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Brian Wilson
Sawao Yamanaka
Johnny Marr
David Bowie
R.E.M
Johnny Greenwood
Rivers Cuomo
David Bryne
Tom Verlaine
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Cashmere Cat and Blondie
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EVH
Paul Gilbert
Yngwie Malmsteen
Marty Friedman
Dave Mustaine
Adrian Smith
Glenn Tipton
KK Downing
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>>60193129
>Djenty stuff like Meshuggah or Animals as Leaders
spotted the closeted fag
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Burial
Nick Drake
NMH
Xiu Xiu
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tom york
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>>60193715
Sorry for not knowing more bands like that? I don't know what the problem is
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The Mars Volta
Hella
Toe
mewithoutYou
Trenchmouth
Piero Piccioni
Miles Davis
Coltrane
The Mahavishnu Orchestra
As Cities Burn
August Burns Red
Underoath
Return to Forever
Tobacco
Carlos Jobim
Fugazi
Periphery
Animals as Leaders

It seems like I'm posting everything I can think of, but all of those elements end up in my music someway. Sometimes very small, but it's all there.
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>>60192696
>liking and being influenced by a lot of artists is pretentious

you did see Tenacious D on that list, right?
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For me by far has to be DAF, their combination of thick acid bassline sequences and live percussion makes me want to join punk and electronic together in creative ways.
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>>60192696
>being upset that someone has chosen to list off all of their influences on a Laotian fingertrap forum
If you don't care about him, why are you replying?
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>>60187666
>>60187811
>>60189539
>>60194689
Mah niggas
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>>60187306
Heheh
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Pixies
The Gories
Ging Nang Boyz
Scott h. Biram
The Pillows
R .L. Burnside
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>>60194671
>Doing ONE not pretentious thing
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Taylor Swift
Pink Floyd
Primus
Big Black

I don't know what the fuck I'm making
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>>60195037
see >>60194731
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