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What is essential listening when it comes to electronic music?
Old 13th May 2018
  #181
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There are countless dance records and mixes that I won't get into now. What I will recommend here are essential albums.

Pet Shop Boys-Very/Relentless (2cd limited version)
Daft Punk-Discovery
Adamski-Adamski's Thing
Goldie-Timeless (US version)
AFX-Chosen Lords
Andrew Weatherall-Masterpiece (3CD)
Beirut Cafe Stockholm Vol1
Fabric 60: Dave Clarke
Terry Farley presents Acid Rain
Yoshiesque
Thievery Corporation-Radio Retaliation
Biosphere-Substrata
Breakbeat Era-Ultra Obscene
Chemical Brothers-Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Depeche Mode-Violator
Erasure-Erasure
Floorplan-Paradise
Grimes-Art Angels
Hell-Teufelswerk
High Functioning Flesh-Definite Structures
Human League-Dare/Love and Dancing
Jimi Tenor-Intervision
Josh Wink-20 To 20
KLF-The White Room
Laurent Garnier-Unreasonable Behavior
Leila-Like Weather
Liza Minnelli-Results
Madonna-Confessions On A Dance Floor
Moby-Move
New Order-Republic
Nine Inch Nails-Ghosts I to IV
Orbital-In Sides (2CD version)
Patrick Cowley-School Daze
Pet Shop Boys-Introspective
Plastikman-Consumed
Prodigy-Experience
Robert Hood-Internal Empire
Royksopp&Robyn-Do It Again
Tangerine Dream-The Virgin Years compilations
Tim Hecker-Love Streams
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-The Social Network soundtrack
Youth Code-A Place To Stand
Old 13th May 2018
  #182
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I tend to favor music with vocals and these bands are all over the electronic music map, so:

Massive Attack
Telepopmusik
Morcheeba
Air
Zero 7
Pretty Lights
Disclosure
Mura Masa
Oliver
Alabama 3 (A3 )
Sohn
Basement Jaxx
Future H
London Elektricity


Remixers:
Petko Turner ( Free DL on Soundcloud )
Latroit
Girl Talk

Kinda Historic classics
Moby-Play
Propaganda-A secret Wish
Fatboy Slim-You've come a long way baby
MC 900ft Jesus-Welcome to my Dream
Portishead-Dummy
Scritti Politti-Cupid and Psyche 85
Old 13th May 2018
  #183
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Originally Posted by sds1fs1r View Post
There are countless dance records and mixes that I won't get into now. What I will recommend here are essential albums.

Pet Shop Boys-Very/Relentless (2cd limited version)
Daft Punk-Discovery
Adamski-Adamski's Thing
Goldie-Timeless (US version)
AFX-Chosen Lords
Andrew Weatherall-Masterpiece (3CD)
Beirut Cafe Stockholm Vol1
Fabric 60: Dave Clarke
Terry Farley presents Acid Rain
Yoshiesque
Thievery Corporation-Radio Retaliation
Biosphere-Substrata
Breakbeat Era-Ultra Obscene
Chemical Brothers-Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Depeche Mode-Violator
Erasure-Erasure
Floorplan-Paradise
Grimes-Art Angels
Hell-Teufelswerk
High Functioning Flesh-Definite Structures
Human League-Dare/Love and Dancing
Jimi Tenor-Intervision
Josh Wink-20 To 20
KLF-The White Room
Laurent Garnier-Unreasonable Behavior
Leila-Like Weather
Liza Minnelli-Results
Madonna-Confessions On A Dance Floor
Moby-Move
New Order-Republic
Nine Inch Nails-Ghosts I to IV
Orbital-In Sides (2CD version)
Patrick Cowley-School Daze
Pet Shop Boys-Introspective
Plastikman-Consumed
Prodigy-Experience
Robert Hood-Internal Empire
Royksopp&Robyn-Do It Again
Tangerine Dream-The Virgin Years compilations
Tim Hecker-Love Streams
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-The Social Network soundtrack
Youth Code-A Place To Stand
some v good ones here. Acid Rain by Terry Farley is the best acid house compilation there is.
Old 14th May 2018
  #184
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Orbital - The Box (full EP):

Old 14th May 2018
  #185
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There are countless dance records and mixes that I won't get into now.

Pet Shop Boys- Erasure- Human leauge
No Eurythamics?

future city - only love (fulvio zafret)

pardon the dat error....
Old 3 weeks ago
  #186
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Originally Posted by John Difool View Post
The 3 first album's of YELLO is essential


if anyone can translate what dieter meier is saying here?

maisonvauge??


2:27m

Last edited by Preston135; 3 weeks ago at 04:21 PM..
Old 3 weeks ago
  #187
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Find something that you like on youtube, then follow the path (generally called a playlist) until you realise it's 2am and you need to get up for work at 5:30.

More often than not though you do get lucky with a broken link, usually a guilty pleasure that doesn't sit well with the rest of the playlist and you can often then escape the grip. The trick is to know when it's a bad idea to look for more great music that might drag you into another rabbit hole just before bedtime.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #188
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Listen to this one 100x.... in particular after 1:04m

Old 3 weeks ago
  #189
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James Holden - The Inheritors
Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal
Depeche Mode - Violator
Leftfield - Leftism
Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
David Bowie - Low
LTJ Bukem - Logical Progression
Luke Slater - Freek Funk
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Primal Scream - Xterminator
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
Aphex Twin - Richard D James
YMO - YMO
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Plastikman

Some classics off the top of my head.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Old 3 weeks ago
  #191
Lots of good one's listed so far!

Ed Rush & Nico - Torque. Mind blowing at the time, and was one of the classic early techstep albums from the mid 90's. Moody dark and sparse...
Old 3 weeks ago
  #192
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Scorn.

Essentially created an entire subgenre that still influences today. Never gets enough credit (hell, I work with younger self-described "bass heads" who have never heard of Mick Harris).
Old 3 weeks ago
  #193
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i'd suggest just starting at the beginning ... pierre schaeffer, stockhausen, toru takemitsu and the rest and go from there ... depending on how you define the genre - can't go wrong with that stuff though.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #194
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what's the essential is not caring much about listening to «essential» stuff.
seriously.
overloading one's brain with countless «essentials» is the approach of classical music. it's just ineffective nowadays, when total playing time of stuff considered «essential» is comparable with human lifetime.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Old 3 weeks ago
  #196
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Bananarama.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Bananarama.
Definitely this.

And any John Carpenter soundtrack.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #198
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Some random 'electronic' albums that I haven't seen mentioned yet in this thread;

Altern-8 - Full On Mask Hysteria

Dillinja - Cybotron

Gesaffelstein - Aleph
Old 3 weeks ago
  #199
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Somebody has already mentioned Massive Attack - Mezzanine, but I think their first 3 albums are all pretty special, so i'll add Blue Lines and Protection.

I can listen to them and my mind might focus on a particular percussive element, or a bassline, or some really clever effect. Their attention to detail even in choosing the right singer for a track is phenomenal imo, hence why I listened to Protection twice today. It would be the perfect album for a hot day zoning out from life and zoning into the music on a well balanced sound system with a few beers, or something recreational.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #200
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Here are some electronic music albums I like:

Aes Dana & MikTek - Far & Off
Alter Ego - Decoding the Hacker Myth
Anthony Rother - Simulationszeitalter
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Artifical Intelligence 2 (compilation)
Ash Ra - New Age Of Earth
Atom Heart - Morphogenetic fields
B12 - Electro Soma
Biosphere - Substrata
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to children & Geogaddi
Brian Eno - Shutov Assembly
Brian Eno - LUX
Carbon Based Lifeforms - Derelicts
Claude Larson - Plantlife
Com Truise - In Decay
Connect Ohm - 9980
Cristian Vogel - Beginning to understand & Absolute Time
Daisuke Tanabe - Before I Forget
Der Dritte Raum - Raumgleiter
Deru - 1979
Earth Nation - Terra Incognita
Electric Youth - Innerworld
Electronic Eye - Closed Circuit
Fila Brazillia - Maim That Tune
Future Sounds Of London - Lifeforms + ISDN
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Gas - Pop & 0095
Global Communication - 76:14
Goldie - Timeless
Haujobb - Solutions for a small planet
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green & Music For Nine Post Cards
Hypnosis - Hypnosis
Jam and Spoon - Tripomatic Fairytales 2002
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene + Equinoxe + Magnetic Fields
Kettel - Through Friendly Waters
Kidkanevil - My little ghost
Kraftwerk - Der Mix
LDC - Plasma
Leftfield - Rhythm and Stealth
LFO - Frequencies + Advance
LSG (Oliver Lieb) - The Unreleased Album
Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones & Music from The Edge of An Island
Marco Passarani - Sullen Look
Mouse on Mars - Autoditacker
Mr. Oizo - Analog Worms Attack
Plastik Man - Sheet One & Consumed
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics
Off And Gone - Everest
Orbital - In Sides
Qubism - Qubism 2294
Ralf Hildenbeutel & Sven Vaeth - The Harlequin, the Robot & the Ballet-Dancer
Ralf Hildenbeutel - Lucy's Dream + Wunderland
Saafi Brothers - Midnight's Children
Scann Tec - Unyt
Shuttle358 - Optimal.lp & Frame
Sphongle - Are you Sphongled ?
Speedy J - G Spot
Spicelab - Spy Vs Spice + A Day on our Planet
Spyra - Etherlands
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon, Stratosfear, Poland, White Eagle, Underwater Sunlight
Telefon Tel Aviv - Fahrenheit Fair Enough
The Advent - Elements of Life
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
The Sushi Club - Sakura
The Theory Of Evolution (compilation)
The Tin Box - Invisible Kin
Tipper - Surrounded
To Rococo Rot - Veiculo & The Amateur View
Tycho - Sunrise Projector
Underworld - Dark & Long, A hundred days off

also: Ott - The Invisible Landscape (mix, pt1)
Old 3 weeks ago
  #201
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John Cage.....!
Old 2 weeks ago
  #202
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Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine. Seminal album IMHO. Hard to believe it's 30 years old now.

Old 2 weeks ago
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Anybody dig FM synthesis?
Yes.

Old 2 weeks ago
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Yes.
Old 2 weeks ago
  #205
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Pioneers...

Strange nobody has mentioned these dudes, what with numerous AFX, BOC, B12 and Autechre mentions.

... and when people like Darude, Axwell, Tiesto, Aviici, ATB, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Paul Van Dyke, Armin Van Buuren or Fatboy Slim are mentioned in this context...it makes me furious. J'sayin.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Yes.
Yes.

Old 2 weeks ago
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Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite is a master work of goa/trance and ambient but goes well well beyond both.

Let me put it this way, I hate pretty much 99.9% of trance, even the classics, but I listen to this album in its entirety 4-5x a year.

It's definitely cheesy, but it's like double cream brie classy cheese.

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