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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 18:38:07 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
This is my fave Red Snapper album

Prince Blimey

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 09:23:34 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Another recent find which i came across while on Last fm.

Kind of halfway between the softer end of the downtempo spectrum like Zero 7 and the more edgy stuff like Third Eye Foundation

again, can be downloaded from ivave cheap as chips

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 15:16:25 BDT
Hillsman says:
OH YES! My Elephant Talk : Live CD arrived yesterday! Just putting on now - very promising start!

Nuge - did you ever get to check these guys out?!

PS. Wouldn't bother with Revolvo. Me didn't like.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2012 09:21:01 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Not yet Paul. I'm going through a bit of an industrial phase at the mo and have downloaded a bunch of albums i had on tape way back but never got around to replacing, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM and the like. This thread aint exactly flying as I'd hoped. Just you and me as regulars plus occasional visits from Blastro, Foe, MC, Spacepig and errm that' s about it.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2012 09:40:45 BDT
Spacepig says:
I look every day to see what is happening, but I tend to get a bit lost as I don't understand all these different genres and things so I don't say very much. But I do listen to all the links that are posted so keep it up.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2012 09:46:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jul 2012 09:47:21 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Just say what kind of stuff might float your boat and what would sink it Spacey and the older lags here can give a few pointers. You know chilled or bangin', easy vs off-kilter, instrumental or vocal etc

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 17:22:44 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
I've lost interest in the music forum of late but do check all the recs that I think will enhance my collection of eMusic. These are some of my recent buys

Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Tri Repetae

Into The Great Wide Yonder

I think these 3 are fairly typical of my taste in electronica. Can anyone recommend other similar stuff?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2012 17:27:27 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Don't fret Nuge, I for starters have no intention of letting this thread go under; if there's been no life here for a day or so, I'll always put up a tune just to give it a bump.
With me not being into owt on the ambient side of things, I struggle to contribute but that's ok, I mean, apart from that I suppose I could sometimes be accused of having my head stuck in the 90's.
I've always been obsessed with 'club culture' if ya know what I mean, even tho I'm waay to old and broken to be going out anymore! : )
Had a visit from an old friend (who I used to go clubbing with back in 91) t'other day and he reckons that rather than being dead, the 'proper' club scene's more of a sleeping giant, being pushed back underground and soon we'll come full circle with warehouse parties and such, or something similar.
Tbh I could neither confirm or deny as I haven't been out in a long time.
That's the thing with us old timers; just cos WE don't go out anymore, we assume that the scene's dead or 'asleep' - maybe it still flourishes?
Would be interested to hear from anyone who still hits the dancefloors.

Posted on 20 Jul 2012 22:25:44 BDT
TheFoe says:
Thought you might like this advert. It takes place in Berlin, and as far as I'm aware is projected against a building, stunning!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2012 08:53:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jul 2012 17:15:26 BDT
Hillsman says:
Magic Foe - very impressive. Onlookers were genuinely amazed!

Posted on 23 Jul 2012 17:15:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jul 2012 17:16:22 BDT
Hillsman says:
Well, I finally got my hands on Elephant Talk's In a Big Sea and Head plus their "Live" album, which features live versions of tracks from both studio albums. I have high standards and to be honest, although there's some good stuff on there, it seems that the Amazon reviewers have gotten carried away once again. There's nothing on here to even touch ACSS Sound Magic Vols 1 & 2.

Just about everything is getting 5 stars and superlative reviews these days, yet there aren't many releases that deserve it IMHO. I may have been guilty of over-rating a couple of CDs in the past myself (and Amazon don't let you revise this) but I will be a lot stingier from now on.

I've checked out a LOT of downtempo music recently from groups I had never heard of before, but I would struggle to give anything 5 stars. I rather like Tosca's 'Suzuki', Biosphere's 'Substrata', Momma Gravy's 'Dribble It On' and Ulrich Schnauss' 'Far Away Trains Passing By'. But I reckon these, and quite a few others, need several more listens before passing judgement. I guess I am a little disappointed not to totally blown away by anything. I think Joris Voorn's Balance 014 & James Holden's DJ Kicks were the last CDs to do that.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 20:02:08 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Evening Paul. Not a lot of time to come on the MF right now but as I'm checking my CD sales I thought I 'd have a gander anyway. Agree with you fully and TBH there are very few few albums I'd give 5 stars to e.g. Orbital's' brown album, Leftism, Risotto by Fluke, Vertigo by Groove A, Hold Your Colour by Pendulum and a few others in the electronica genre. None in any others though.
Blastro - aint been clubbin in aeons though I've been to Global Gathering and Creamfields quite recently. Fave venue was the Fridge in Brixton back in the mid 90s where they used to cane a fair bit of psy trance. Sad fecker I am I still listen to all me old TIP, Flying Rhino, Return to The Source, Order Odonata stuff etc.

Red M - seeing as you like albums by two Warp acts there you may like to check out Black Dog and Plaid.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 21:30:04 BDT
Spacepig says:
I got the DVD of Ozric Tentacles playing The Fridge Nug. You weren't at that one were you? Think I might also have Gong playing there too.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 08:33:34 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
No Spacey but I might've seen their alter ego Eat Static

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 13:21:09 BDT
Hillsman says:
Anyone else got an album that truly deserves 5 stars? There's plenty of excellent mix compilations that merit it e.g. James holden's Balance 005, Chris Fortier's Balance 007, John '00' Flemming's Euphoria White Label, Dave Angel's X-Mix 4, Tiesto's In Search of Sunrise 4.....the list goes on.

But in terms of artist / band albums, I struggle to think of anything outside of Fluke, Leftfield, Afro Celts, Underworld, FSOL, Global Communication, The Orb, Orbital & The Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works ONLY) that deserve it! Never really got into the likes Daft Punk, Groove Armada or Basement Jaxx, all of whom are highly rated.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 13:39:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jul 2012 13:50:58 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Thought I'd lay another downtempo gem on ya Finndisc by Slowhill who are Finnish and one of Scandi's top laid back bands and have been sampled by loads of other artists, DJ Shadow etc. They have 2 other albums Fennika
and last years Muzak

For me the pick of Finndisc is Super Blue
Hope you like it.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 13:48:51 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Never ever got into the Jaxx apart from the debut and Daft Punk's albums are a mix of the excellent and the skippable. Oddly enough even though Underworld are one of my all time faves all their albums have the odd track that's skippable. I agree with what you said previously about Zon reviewers being a bit liberal with their 5 stars. For me a 5-star album is one where all tracks are excellent and which bears repeated plays over the decades. There are too many albums which I caned to death to start with but which have now gathered several inches of dust.
Among the few comps i'd give 5 stars
..Chilled Ibiza Vol.1
Zen CD: A Ninja Tune Retrospective
Weapons of Mass Creation Vol.3
Politics of Dance Part II

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 14:01:39 BDT
Hillsman says:
Some tracklisting on that Chilled Ibiza Vol 1 Nuge - reckon the wife would love that. Haven't got any of those other than Politics. Re: Underworld, I can remember that Beaucoup Fish had a couple of tracks that I quickly got tired of. Infants was the opposite - gathered dust for years before I started to really appreciate it! Never bought anything after Everything, Everything.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 14:15:31 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Viz Underworld, after Everything I'd say 100 Days Off is about 50% good and 50% so-so and Oblivion With Bells is about 70% good. Barking's much better, with just 2/10 skippable tracks. BTW Paul, mrs Dirt loves that Chilled Ibiza too. Not a weak track on either CD IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 19:43:56 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
I'm new to electronica PSH so I'm sure there'll be a few 5 star albums I haven't heard yet. I haven't heard anything that floats my boat quite like Autechre althought, thanks to N_D's rec, I'm currently checking out some of Black Dog's stuff. This deserves 5 stars imo. EPs 1991 - 2002 dark and complex, an excellent box set. I will eventually purchase all Autechre's albums/ EPs. Some are better than others but I haven't heard a duff one yet.

Posted on 25 Jul 2012 05:52:18 BDT
Hillsman says:
Well Red - you're in the enviable (and difficult) position of trying to suss out what is good currently, while trying to catch up on 20 years worth of brilliant electronic music. It's gonna take some time!! And this thread is a great place to start. It has introduced me to a lot of great stuff....and I've been around for a while!

I have spent much of the last 2 months checking out albums going back to the early 90s from artists including Biosphere, Cosmic Baby, Bent, Chicane, Elephant Talk, Fragile State, Lemon Jelly....the list goes on. I've also been re-living a lot of techno/trance from the early 90s (my raving days!) and making my way through the R&S catalog, not to mention the recently discovered Pork Recordings (Bullitnuts, Fila Brasillia, Baby Mammoth, Leggo Beast & Momma Gravy being the prominent artists on there) plus a load of Renaissance CDs!!

I've reached a point where I need to stop accumulating and spend some time really listening to my recent acquisitions (thank goodness for I haven't really been blown away by anything, but I have heard a lot that I am keen to go back to and really get to know as this can make a real difference (see my next post).

Re: Warp records, I only have Black Dog's "Bytes", Speedy J's "Ginger" and Artificial Intelligence 1 & 2. I have probably heard quite a few Autechre tracks over the years - but the catalog for both Black Bog & Autechre is fairly extensive. Feel free to give us some pointers :-)

Ironically, I couldn't tell you much about what is going around currently - my most recent purchases were Guy J's "1000 Words" last year (which I love) and Actress' "Splazsh" & "R.I.P.", neither of which left any lasting impact.

Posted on 25 Jul 2012 06:00:35 BDT
Hillsman says:
On the subject of 5 star albums, I have had the following 3 on repeat in the car for a number of weeks now: FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD, Behind the Sun and "D.I.Y" by Dousk (my wife prefers more uplifting stuff in the car). I bought all 3 quite recently and the fact that I am still enjoying pretty much every track after a thorough caning is a damn good sign!!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2012 08:58:51 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Here's my latest 5 star Paul. Being wary of remix albums I'd never bothered with this as the original is a bona fide 5 star example of cool trip hop..Reset: Remixes. So a big up to whoever suggested it here.
I had both pf these Chicane albums when they came out but I sold them thinking they were a bit too soft at the time, when my preference was for the harder stuff coming from Flying Rhino and TIP etc. Probably worth a revisit now.

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 13:20:42 BDT
Hillsman says:
Well Nuge - I have the original, but have still to really listen to it! Put it on the other night and was told to turn it off LOL! Maybe later today, though I also have that Purple Penguin CD.

I checked out Plaid's 'Double Figure' and 'Rest Proof Clockwork' this morning and wasn't impressed at all. Thankfully, they didn't cost me too much.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012 14:36:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jul 2012 14:43:13 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
That's the beauty of Ivave Paul. You need only shell out less than the price of a 2nd class stamp for an album so no big loss if it's not to your liking. Have to admit I'm not a huge Plaid fan. Much prefer them when they were part of the original Black Dog. Tried Elevator in full last night, recommended by MCW. It's pleasant enough in the background but not enough to grab you by the cojones. That's the thing about downtempo, there's a fine dividing line between the attention grabbers and dinner party muzak. TBH you have to dig through a lot of bland toot to find the gems. Also there are quite a few supposedly seminal downtempo albums that are distinctly average IMO like Simple Things, Moon Safari and Helium.
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