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Initial post: 18 Jun 2012 09:35:57 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Well at Blastro's suggestion why not have this corner of the MF for chinwagging viz all things guitar-free and full of 303s, 707s , 808s etc blah.. As for meself when there are no threads on electronica or funk I tend not to come on here much. So what shall we start talking about then....?

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 10:20:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jun 2012 10:20:49 BDT
Kraftwerk, although they had a guitar in the early daze. That rules them out :-(

Ponga have no guitar and I'll bet Blastro and yerself would really enjoy the remixes.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 10:26:00 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
I might've been a bit rigid in ruling out guitar completely as Underworld tunes feature occasional bits of guitar as do Groove Armada, Death in Vegas and a few others. What should be ruled out are powerchords and ALL widdling. Where can I hear these 'ere Ponga remixes?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:26:24 BDT
No idea, no-one seems to like them enough to put them on youtube. I unexpectedly got the cd of remixes as a bonus when I bought the album. If I figure out how to youtube them I will let you know...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:32:04 BDT
Ever listen to Agartha or Pangaea by Miles Davis you electroboppers? I reckon you might like them, very trance-y, spaced out, funky, quiet, heavy, all instrumental and with track lengths of 40+ mins enough to keep the mood going for quite a while.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:39:11 BDT
Spacepig says:
Send them to me Smitty, I have a youtube account, I can do it.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:41:46 BDT
Will do, Spacepig. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 15:47:46 BDT
Spacepig says:
Is this the one you have:

http://www.discogs.com/Ponga-The-Remixes/release/209674

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 16:12:40 BDT
Blastronaut says:
How ya doin' Smitty? Meself, I'm firmly stuck in electronica mid-late 80's onwards tho I realise the roots of it go a bit further back. Wouldn't mind hearing them there remixes meself.
I'll wager that quite a number of trance & tech tunes from the 90's are redone versions of - or at least lifted the odd sample from - the earlier stuff like Kraftwerk etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 21:32:20 BDT
Yes, that looks like the bizz, Spacepig.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jun 2012 21:35:05 BDT
This lot are using remixes of their own stuff, no outside samples, Blastro.

I am not really a remix fan, nor trance, nor techno, although there are always tunes that catch ones ear. So I dont knock the genres in general, as there will always be exceptions. I would say I hate rap, but then again I love The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Cypress Hills Black Sunday album.

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 22:56:38 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
Fracture Any thoughts on this? Cracking album imo

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 09:30:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2012 12:14:02 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Sure is RM. Have all their other stuff too. Also fine. As I said to you somewhere else I reckon the likes of The Black Dog and Plaid could also be up your street judging by what you say you like.

Blastro - have you tried much late 70s-early 80s electronica or stuff that had large electro elements e.g. 23 Skidoo, Yello, Young Gods and the Sheffield scene which gave us the Human League, Heaven 17, Cabaret Voltaire etc?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 10:31:44 BDT
Very partial to early Human League, Foxx helmed Ultravox, some Cabaret Voltaire, a lot of Yello.............

What about Magazine, Gary Numan, Tubeway Army??

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 12:16:11 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Fine a band as they were Magazine were heavy on 'real' instruments. GN/TU..of course. Viz the League I'm more into their first incarnation too fave track being Empire State Human.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 15:28:43 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Not too taken with stuff of that era Nuge (tho Heaven 17 have hit the spot on the odd occasion) but I reckon that's as much to do with where I was at the time; right up to the end of the 80's I wuz still listening to rock, metal, punk etc.
By the time I left school (87 I think) I'd fell in with a different crowd (a naughty crowd, some might say!) and my new best mate at the time would always be playing dance music, and tho tbh I wasn't too interested at the start, by the time we got to the start of the 90's - and dance/electronica had gone through another one of it's 'evolutions' - I wuz hooked.

Not sure I've heard owt by 23 Skidoo, or maybe CB so I'll check em out on youtube and see if owt sounds familiar.

Re Yello - pretty sure the classic 90's trance tune 'Bladerunner' by Remake is a Yello tune with a makeover?

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 16:26:01 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Just Like Everybody

Blastro, try this for starters. BTW the bassline from Block Rockin Beats by the Chems is sampled from Coup by 23 Skidoo, the nearest thing they had to a hit.
Like you I also used to listen to metal/hard rock before I realised it was mostly formulaic s*** but in my mid teens I got turned onto the first wave of House and from that point have hardly bought a rock album. The only hard rock I will listen to is the quirkier stuff like Faith No More or rock that features quite a bit of electronica like Rammstein.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 18:15:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2012 18:15:58 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
Williams Traffic And The Fugitive...; Blue Zero One & Seasons Change I think most of the eighties synth drum and white boy does funk stuff is total c*@p.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 18:48:09 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
My interest in electronic music started way back, followed by a 30 year hiatus however since posting on here I've been introduced to some absolutely stunning elecrtonca. Here's one from the archive. What do you think? Time Actor I was in a record shop on the day this was released Six Cups Of Rebel Loved it since the first time I heard it but I've read that even its creator doesn't think it's good. I'm puzzled, it sounds really good to my ears.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 22:36:26 BDT
What about this bit of Miles Davis when he was pushing things as far as he could in the studio. This was his last studio album for at least 7 years as he basically just put out live albums from 73 onwards, all huge funky free flowing trancey jazz behemoths, until he finally burned out in 1975. Give it the full listen before you decide to turn it off. Basically this is one long flowing piece that has funk and ambient all the way through it. I reckon a lot of the house/trance/electronic stuff could be traced back to this, or else Miles was years ahead of the pack anticipating this style of music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alA8sjIejRk

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 09:31:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2012 09:33:56 BDT
Nugent Dirt says:
Thought this thread would be a bit more buzzing. Anyway smitty, I reckon it was Tangerine Dream that created the blueprint for trance and ambient techno praps more so than Kraftwerk. You can hear this in the mighty fine
Blue Planet [VINYL] from which comes Micromega, one of my vote winning noms in the Electronica voting. Part psy trance, part ambient techno and part anthemic trance.

BTW I'd be interested to know who it was who voted down my OP. Why exactly, pray tell. I guess some metalhead /proggger who doesnt like electronica.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 11:32:01 BDT
Ahh, I bet Tangerine Dream loved Miles ;-)

Seriously, check out that link. It is not what you expect at all.

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 13:02:17 BDT
Spacepig says:
Right so, here's where I am:

Electronica for me was always the likes of Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, some Floyd, a lot of the krautrock stuff, and that was more or less it. Then the wonderfully amazing Dance/Electronica voting thread started up and a whole new world opened up to me.

So, I have started to find new favourites, and topmost of these are Future Sound of London. In particular, Dead Cities and Lifeforms. Not so much Accelerator. From there I have ventured into Amorphous Androgynous and a few others. But, I can't find that dark, creepiness that FSOL managed on those two CDs.

Does anyone have any ideas where to look?

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 14:03:26 BDT
2old4925 says:
You might like this Space if you don't already have it:The Woodlands of Old

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 14:05:50 BDT
I think the Brecker Brothers deserve a mention, as do Gap Mangione.
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